P. O. Box
842661, Houston, TX 77284
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 Dr., Houston, TX 77084. We have approximately 40
members and hold our meeting from 1 to 2:30 PM. All
whether novice or expert, are welcome to attend. Attire is
casual. We look forward to seeing you. For further
information, contact Gary
Tober, President, 281-398-0333 or Tom Woltz,
Vice-President, 832-754-2875. Click here for a membership
application. Annual dues are $15.
November 12, Dan Martin of Texas Photographics and Phyllis Frost of
Retouch the Past will present "The Latest in Preserving Your Treasured
December 10 will be our holiday Show and Tell event. Club members
will present items of interest from their own research. Details
will follow later.
of minimum ridership requirements for county buses, we will be unable
to continue our bus trips this year. Instead we will have an
increased number of regular programs.
Saturday October 10, George Memorial Library in Richmond will hold its
4th annual genealogy symposium. The speaker will be Amy Johnson
Crow, with talks on state government records, Civil War veterans,
census substitutes, and "How Do I Know That's My Ancestor?"
Check-in is at 9 A.M, with the presentations from 9:30 to 5:00.
Register at http://fortbendcountylibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails.aspx?EventId=31504&lib=0 .
TheMormon Church on Norwalk Drive, Katy will hold a free Family History
Fair on Saturday October 17 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
See katyfamilyhistoryfair.com for details and registration information.
Library is celebrating October as Family History Month with a wide range of talks. Two evening presentations on October
7 will discuss Mexican genealogy. Saturday October 10 is DNA day,
while Wednesday evening October 14 covers tips and tricks. Friday
October 16 is Genealogy After Dark, with the library staying open until
11 and a program of 8 classes. Saturday October 17 has DAR Day,
Louisiana genealogy, and the Hispanic Genealogy Society.
Wednesday October 21 has evening presentations on funerals and
cemeteries, while Saturday October 24 is Unusual Genealogy Day.
Are your ancestors unusual? All of these programs are free,
but preregistration is required at 832-393-2600. See the Clayton
website for more information.
On Saturday November 7, the speaker at the Houston Genealogical Forum will be Emory Webre, presenting "Marie-Louise Panis: A Louisiana Free Woman of Color: Her Life and Descendants.
Marje Harris will be giving a series of Saturday genealogy classes in January and February 2016. See the Houston Genealogical Forum website for details and costs. There are two major national genealogical conferences in 2016. The National Genealogical Society
will meet May 4-7 in Fort Lauderdale FL, while the Federation of
Genealogical Societies conference will be held August
31-September 3 in Springfield IL.
Our books are stored at the Bear Creek Community Center. For a list, click here.
revised by Alan
Leeds, October 9, 2015