Bear Creek Genealogical Society 

P. O. Box 842661, Houston, TX 77284

Welcome

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.  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 also have several trips per year, departing from and returning to the Bear Creek Community Center.  Our most popular trip has been to the Clayton Library Center of Houston Public Library, one of the top genealogical libraries in the country.  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.

Society Announcements


Join us on our April bus trip.  On Thursday April 9 we will visit the San Jacinto Monument for a tour of Texas history, local artifacts, and a fine view of the surrounding area.  We will assemble at the Bear Creek Community Center at 8:45 and leave by 9 A.M.  We will have approximately 3 hours at the monument to view the movie "Texas Forever!!," tour the museum and the special exhibit "Making a Mark, Leaving a Legacy," and take in the view from the top.  Afterwards we will have lunch at the Monument Inn with a fine view of activity on the ship channel.  We should return to Bear Creek Community Center around 3 P.M.  Transportation will be provided by Harris County, and the club will cover the cost of the monument visit.  Participants will be responsible for the cost of lunch.  Please sign up as soon as possible, as we must guarantee seats on the bus.  You may sign up at the meeting or contact either Alan Leeds or Janie Cain.  

On Thursday March 12, we visit Clayton Library.  We will assemble at Bear Creek Community Center at 9:15 and carpool to the library.  We return to the Bear Creek center around 4 P.M.  An orientation at the library can be arranged if desired.  These two trips take the place of our regular March and April meetings.  





Other Announcements

The RootsTech/FGS convention in Salt Lake City has concluded.  However, some fascinating talks are now available for free on the RootsTech website.  

At the 
Clayton Library Friends meeting on Saturday May 9, Sue Kaufman will discuss the state of the library.  

On Saturday April 4, Sue Yerby will present an all-day series of classes on the features of the familysearch.org website at 
Clayton Library.  These classes are free, but preregistration is required.  

FamilySearch will be holding two Family History Fairs in the Houston area.  The Klein Stake will hold its fair on Saturday February 28, while the Summerwood fair will be on  Saturday April 25.  These will be similar to the Katy fair held last October.  Click here for more information.

There are at least two genealogy shows on TV this season.  
PBS began a new season of "Genealogy Roadshow" on Tuesday January 13, while TLC will broadcast "Who Do You Think You Are" beginning Sunday March 8.

Marje Harris is teaching a 6-class program on "Beginning Genealogy" starting Saturday January 10.  Classes will be from 10 A.M. to noon at Bayland Community Center.  You may sign up for individual classes or for all six.  See the Houston Genealogical Forum website for details and costs.  

Clayton Library will present "Women in the U. S. Military in WWI and WWII" on March 14 and "Texas Resources" on March 28.  All programs are free, but preregistration is required.

At the Saturday March  7 meeting of the the
Houston Geneological Forum Judy Russell, The Legal Genealogist, will present an all-day program.  Her talks begin at 10 A.M.  at Bayland Community Center.  This meeting is free, but you may wish to pre-order a lunch.  See the Forum website for more details.  

The National Genealogical Society meets May 13-16 in St. Charles, MO near St. Louis.  Click on the link for more information, including registration information and the speaker program..






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Our books are stored at the Bear Creek Community Center.  For a list, click here.


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Last revised by Alan Leeds, February 15, 2015