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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.  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

There 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.


Other Announcements

The Atascocita-Kingswood Genealogical Society
will host an all-day presentation by Trevia Wooster Beverly on Saturday June 18.  If you wish to attend, please notify either or .  There will be a $20 fee if you register by June 10, $25 afterwards.

On August 6, Clayton Library Friends and the Bay Area Genealogical Society will host a symposium at Rice University.  The speaker 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.  

Broadcast of season 3 of PBS's Genealogy Roadshow began Tuesday May 17.   The episode filmed at the Julia Ideson Building in Houston was 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 .  Future FGS conferences will be August 30-September 2, 2017 in Pittsburgh PA and August 22-25, 2018 in Fort Wayne IN.

The 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 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 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.




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


Membership form
Current Calendar

Last revised by Alan Leeds, June 7, 2016