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. 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
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.
Thursday November 10, Debbie Parker Wayne will present "GATA GACC! DNA
and Genetic Genealogy Today" at Westlake Fire Station. Her blog
is at http://debsdelvings.blogspot.com/ .
Thursday October 13 at 1 PM, Lisa Toth Salinas will present "Telling
the Tales of Your Family Tree: Sharing Your Research in Story Form."
This meeting will also be at the Westlake Fire Station. For
information about our speaker, see her website http://smallestleaf.com .
PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR MEETING PLACE HAS CHANGED!!. Until
further notice, we will be meeting 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.
Lisa Toth Salinas
Debbie Parker Wayne
November 5, Diahan Southard will give 3 presentations on the
use of DNA in genealogy. The presentations are hosted by the Houston Genealogical Forum at Bayland Community Center. While the meeting is free, you may order a $10 lunch at the Forum website.
U. S. National Archives is holding a 2-day Virtual Genealogy Fair,
Wednesday and Thursday October 26-27. The presentations are free
via YouTube. For information see https://www.archives.gov/calendar/genealogy-fair/ .
Sue Kaufman, Manager of Clayton Library, is presenting "Genealogy: Making the Most of Clayton" at Maud Marks Library. The presentation is at 7 PM on Monday October 31, Halloween. Preregistration is required. See https://host4.evanced.info/harris/evanced/eventcalendar.asp?libnum=16 .
The Texas State Genealogical Society will meet October 28-30, 2016 in Dallas. Featured speakers are Judy Russell and Cyndi Ingle.
Library has a very large number of activities planned for Family
History Month in October. These include lectures, webinars, an
open house, and even a kids' scavenger hunt. Click here for a list of activities.
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, October 7, 2016