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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 Dr., Houston, TX 77084.  However, the center is currently closed due to flood damage and we have moved our meeting place to the Westlake Fire Department building.  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 November 10, Debbie Parker Wayne will present "GATA GACC! DNA and Genetic Genealogy Today" at Westlake Fire Station.  Her blog is at  .

On Thursday October 13 at 1 PM, Lisa Toth Salinas will present "Telling the Tales of Your Family Tree: Sharing Your Research in Story Form."  This meeting will also be at the Westlake Fire Station.  For information about our speaker, see her website .

PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR MEETING PLACE HAS CHANGED!!.  Until further notice, we will be meeting at the Westlake Fire Department building, 19636 Saums Road.  This is a modern building on the north side of Saums just east of Fry Road.  Do not confuse it with the older metal building on the south side of Saums.


                                             Lisa Toth Salinas                                                                            Debbie Parker Wayne

Other Announcements

On Saturday November 5, Diahan Southard will give 3  presentations on the use of DNA in genealogy.  The presentations are hosted by the  Houston Genealogical Forum  at Bayland Community Center.  While the meeting is free, you may order a $10 lunch at the Forum website.  

The U. S. National Archives is holding a 2-day Virtual Genealogy Fair, Wednesday and Thursday October 26-27.  The presentations are free via YouTube.  For information see .

Sue Kaufman, Manager of Clayton Library, is presenting "Genealogy: Making the Most of Clayton" at Maud Marks Library.  The presentation is at 7 PM on Monday October 31, Halloween.  Preregistration is required.  See .

The Texas State Genealogical Society will meet October 28-30, 2016 in Dallas.  Featured speakers are Judy Russell and Cyndi Ingle.

Clayton Library has a very large number of activities planned for Family History Month in October.   These include lectures, webinars, an open house, and even a kids' scavenger hunt.  Click here for a list of activities.  

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.

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.

Kimberly Powell at has provided a list of Fifty Questions for Family History Interviews.

ABC's 20/20 has released a youtube video of the use of DNA for a rather complex genealogy question.

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, October 7, 2016