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.
March 9 speaker will be Marjorie Lowe, president of the Houston
Genealogical Forum. She will present "Beloved Rebel," the story
of a southern Cherokee woman who harbored a Confederate soldier, was
arrested, pardoned, and then solicited Abraham Lincoln for a pass to go
February 9 we will hold a member discussion of issues, brick walls, and
other roadblocks in our research. Members are encouraged to bring
materials and laptops. Wi-fi is available at the meeting place.
Please note that we are once more meeting at the Bear Creek
The Texas State Genealogical Society has announced their first Texas Institute of Genealogical Research
(TIGR) to be held in Austin May 22-25, 2017. This institute will
concentrate on Texas records. This year's annual meeting of TxSGS
will be at the Westide Omni in Houston, October 20-22. See the TxSGS website for more information.
The February 11 talk at Clayton Library will be "DNA and the African-American
Experience" at 10:30 AM. The presentation is free but requires registration
at 832-393-2600. Februray 4 is Hispanic Genealogical Society of Houston Day.
Harris is presenting a series of genealogy classes at Clayton Library
Guest House. While the classes started onJanuary 14, you may sign
up for individual classes through February. Classes run from 10
AM to noon. Please see http://hgftx.org/registration-for-genealogy-classes for information. Note that the Guest House is the building past the Carriage House.
Saturday February 4, Michelle Verret Johnson will present "The Hill
Texas Artisans and Artists Archive: A Tool for Researching 19th Century
Texas Ancestor by Occupation." The Houston Genealogical Forum meets at Bayland Community Center at 10
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.
2016 National Genealogical Society meet May 10-13, 2017 in Raleigh
NC and May 2-5, 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.
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.
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, January 27, 2017