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.
14, 2016 Jeannette Piecznski will present "To Merge or not to
Merge: Safely Merging Family Trees from Online." This presentation will
be at our regular time and place--Bear Creek Community Center at 1 P.M.
December 10 will be our holiday Show and Tell event. Club members
will present items of interest from their own research. Contact Tom Woltz if you wish to present something.
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.
registration is now open for the Federation of Genealogical Society
conference in Springfield IL, August 31-September 3, 2016. See https://www.fgsconference.org/ .
The program for the 2016 National Genealogical Society Conference is now available at http://goo.gl/w40zSO . Registration opens on December 1. Room reservations are already available.
Summerwood Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
will host a Family History Conference on Saturday February 27, 2016
near the northeast corner of Beltway 8. Details are not yet
Clayton Library Friends
is hosting PBS's Genealogy Roadshow Sunday November 22 at the Julia
Ideson Library downtown. In addition to learning about genealogy,
you may volunteer to help with setup, crowd assistance, etc. See
Friends website for more information. Broadcasts of the new episodes will begin May 16, 2016.
On Saturday December 5, Teri Flack will present "Topics to Kickstart Your Research" to the Houston Genealogical Forum
. This talk discusses strategies for overcoming brick walls in
your research. The meeting begins at 10 A.M. There is no
charge, although Forum membership is of course encouraged.
The third season of PBS's Finding Your Roots will start on January 5, 2016.
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. Note that the dates of these classes have been changed.
There are several major 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. The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies will meet August 7-12 in Seattle WA.
Our books are stored at the Bear Creek Community Center. For a list, click here.
revised by Alan
Leeds, November 20, 2015