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 Drive. We have
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.
Bear Creek Community Center has been flooded. See the new location and time for our meeting.***
On Thursday September 14, Sue Kaufman, Manager of Clayton Library, will present "Manuscripts and Collections--Below the Low-hanging Fruit." Sue Kaufman will be unable to attend. Instead we will have a family research workshop in the computer lab of Katy
Library, 5414 Franz Road. This session will be at 3 PM rather
than our usual time. While there are computers available, you may
wish to bring a laptop, tablet, or thumb drive along with your research
problems (if you have any). The library has wi-fi.
On Thurday October 12, Irene Walters, also from Clayton Library, will present "Genealogy Tips and Tricks
." The time and location will be announced later.
has extended the microfilm rental period to September 7, 2017.
After that, records will be available either online or in the
Family History Library in Salt Lake City. All films which have
been requested within the last 5 years
have already been digitized, and you may request priority digitization
if needed. All digitization should be completed by the end of
2020. For more information, see https://www.familysearch.org/ask/faq#overview
- Registration for the Texas State Genealogical Society Conference is now open. The meeting will be held October 20-22 at the Omni Houston Hotel Westside, near Eldridge and I-10. For program and registration form, see http://www.txsgs.org/conference
. NOTE!! The Omni Hotel had damage from Hurricane Harvey, but
they expect to have it repaired on time. The State Genealogical
Society will announce its plans on September 15. The early
registration deadline has been extended to October 6.
Bend Friends & Neighbors has a genealogy group in Fort Bend County
with meetings and field trips. For more information, contact
Sharon Miller at 281-796-8247.
- On Saturday September 9, Lisa Toth Salinas will address the Houston Genealogical Forum.
Her topic is "Finding Your Roots in Catholic Records." The
meeting starts at 10 A.M. at Bayland Community Center. Attendance
is free. Bayland Community Center was not damaged by the storm.
- Future conferences of the Federation of Genealogical Societies
will be 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
National Genealogical Society will meet May 2-5, 2018 in Grand Rapids,
MI. The 2019 meeting will be May 8-11 in St. Charles, MO.
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.
revised by Alan
Leeds, September 14, 2017