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Bear Creek Genealogical Society 

P. O. Box 842661, Houston, TX 77284



Welcome to the Bear Creek Genealogical Society.  Our society meets on the second Thursday of each month at the Bear Creek Community Center, 3055 Bear Creek Drive.  We have approximately 40 members and hold our meeting from 1 to 2:30 PM.  All genealogical researchers, whether novice or expert, are welcome to attend.  Attire is casual.  We look forward to seeing you.  For further information, contact Gary Tober, President, 832-260-3635 or Tom Woltz, Vice-President, 832-754-2875.  Click here for a membership application.  Annual dues are $15.

Society Announcements

On Thursday May 11, Cary Lynne Hall will discuss "Organized or Trash--Organizing Methods to Keep Your Research from Clutter."

        Cary Hll

                                                           Cary Lynne Hall

There will be no meetings during the summer.  We will resume on Thursday, September 14.

Other Announcements

At Clayton Library at 10:30 on May 27, Irene Walters will present "Fáilte (Welcome to Your Irish Ancestry!)."  Call the library at 832-393-2600 to make reservations.

The Texas State Genealogical Society has announced their first Texas Institute of Genealogical Research (TIGR) to be held in Austin May 22-25, 2017.  This institute will concentrate on Texas records.  This year's annual meeting of TxSGS will be at the Westide Omni in Houston, October 20-22.  See the TxSGS website for more information.

At the May 13 meeting of Clayton Library Friends, the speaker will be Chris Daniel, Harris County District Clerk.  He will discuss the vast collection of records archived by Harris County.  The talk is in the Clayton Library Carriage House at  10:30 AM.

On Saturday May 6, Kelvin Meyers will give presentations on probate genealogy, tax records, and  the Texas State Archives.These talks begin at 10 AM at Bayland Community Center.  See the Houston Genealogical Forum website for more information and to purchase lunches.  The presentations are free, but the lunches are not.

Future conferences of the Federation of Genealogical Societies will be held August 30-September 2, 2017 in Pittsburgh PA, August 22-25, 2018 in Fort Wayne IN, August 21-24, 2019 in Washington DC, and September 2-5, 2020 in Kansas City, MO.  Registration for the 2017 meeting is now open.  

The International Germanic Genealogy Conference will be held July 28-30 in Minneapolis.  See for more information.  

The 2016 National Genealogical Society meet May 10-13, 2017 in Raleigh NC and May 2-5, 2018 in Grand Rapids MI.   See for more information.  Note that the NGS has issued a statement of concern about North Carolina HB 2.

Dick Eastman has written "A Genealogy Intro."  This article is full of advice on how to get started in genealogy.




 For a list of books, click here.


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Last revised by Alan Leeds, May 1, 2017