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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.  However, the center is currently closed due to flood damage and we have moved our meeting place to the Westlake Fire Department building.  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

On Thursday December 8, we will hold our annual holiday party.  Participants should bring a potluck snack.  The program will be "Show and Tell."  If you have an item to present, please contact our Vice-President Tom Woltz by e-mail or at 832-754-2875.  he meeting starts at 1 PM.

Please note that our December meeting will be at the Westlake Fire Department building, 19636 Saums Road.  This is a modern building on the north side of Saums just east of Fry Road.  Do not confuse it with the older metal building on the south side of Saums.  In January we will return to the Bear Creek Community Center.


Other Announcements

Clayton Library has two presentations on Saturday December 10.  At 10:30, Irene Walters will present "Long Live Your French Ancestors!"  This talk will be followed at 11:45 with "Polish Genealogy" by Steven Bychowski.  While these events are free, you should register at .  

On Saturday December 3, the speaker at the Houston Genealogical Forum will be Alan Leeds presenting "Tracing the Schoenemans in Pittsburgh and Germany."  The meeting is at Bayland Community Center at 10 AM.  

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.

The 2016 National Genealogical Society meet May 10-13, 2017 in Raleigh NC and May 2-5, 2018 in Grand Rapids MI.   See for more information.  Note that the NGS has issued a statement of concern about North Carolina HB 2.

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.




 For a list of books, click here.


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Last revised by Alan Leeds, November 27, 2016