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, 832-260-3635 or Tom Woltz,
Vice-President, 832-754-2875. Click here for a membership
application. Annual dues are $15.
will be no regular meetings during the summer. Our Fall program
will begin on Thursday, September 8. We are currently looking for
a new meeting place until the flood damage at Bear Creek Community
Center can be repaired.
August 6, Clayton Library Friends and the Bay Area Genealogical Society
will host a symposium at Rice University. The speakder is Joshua
Taylor, best known as one of the hosts of Genealogy Roadshow on PBS.
His topices are "Finding the Roots of Your Family Legends,"
"State and Local Government Repositories for Family History,"
"Successful Searching Online: Clustering for Genealogists," and
"Putting It Together: A Case Study." Fees range from $45 to
$65 depending on membership status and registration date. Early
registration ends on July 4. For details, click here.
Katy Mormon Genealogy Group will meet at 7 PM Thurdsday May 26 at the
church on 1603 Norwalk Drive, Katy near Highland Knolls. The
speaker will by William Rothwell who will present "Determining Your
Family Ancestry Through DNA." The general public is welcome, but
please e-mail WPRothwell@comcast.net if you plan to attend.
Broadcast of season 3 of PBS's Genealogy Roadshow will begin Tuesday May 17. The episode filmed at the Julia Ideson Building in Houston willl be shown on May 31.
The first International Germanic Genealogy Conference will be hosted by the Germanic Genealogy Society May 28-29, 2017 in Minneapolis.
The Federation of Genealogical Society
conference will be held August 31-September 3, 2016 in Springfield IL. See https://www.fgsconference.org/ . Future FGS conferences will be August 30-September 2, 2017 in Pittsburgh PA and August 22-25, 2018 in Fort Wayne IN.
2016 National Genealogical Society conference in Fort Lauderdale
has been completed. Future meetings will be May 2017 in Raleigh
NC and May 2018 in Grand Rapids MI. See http://www.ngsgenealogy.org for more information. Note that the NGS has issued a statement of concern about North Carolina HB 2.
The Texas State Genealogical Society will meet October 28-30, 2016 in Dallas. Featured speakers are Judy Russell and Cyndi Ingle.
The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies will meet August 7-12, 2016 in Seattle. The 2017 conference will be in Orlando.
Kimberly Powell at about.com 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.
Our books are stored at the Bear Creek Community Center. For a list, click here.
revised by Alan
Leeds, May 20, 2016