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. We have approximately 40
members and hold our meeting from 1 to 2:30 PM. All
whether novice or expert, are welcome to attend. Attire is
also have several trips per year, departing from and returning to
the Bear Creek Community Center. Our most popular trip has
to the Clayton
Library Center of Houston Public Library, one of the top
genealogical libraries in the country.
We look forward to seeing you. For further
information, contact Gary
Tober, President, 281-398-0333 or Tom Woltz,
Vice-President, 832-754-2875. Click here for a membership
application. Annual dues are $15.
Join us on our April bus trip. On Thursday April 9 we will visit the San Jacinto Monument
for a tour of Texas history, local artifacts, and a fine view of the
surrounding area. We will assemble at the Bear Creek Community
Center at 8:45 and leave by 9 A.M. We will have approximately 3
hours at the mon tument. During this time we can tour the museum, the special exhibit "Making a Mark, Leaving a Legacy," and
take in the view fro m the top. At
noon we will view the movie "Texas Forever!!" followed by a
presentation on the research opportunities at the monument. Afterwards we will have lunch at
the Monument Inn with a spectacular view of the ship
channel. We should return to Bear Creek Community Center around 3
P.M. Transportation will be provided by Harris County, and the
club will cover the cost of the monument visit. Participants will
be responsible for the cost of lunch. Please sign up as soon as
possible, as we must guarantee seats on the bus. You may sign up
at the meeting or contact either Alan Leeds or Janie Cain.
Thursday March 12, we visit Clayton Library. We will
assemble at Bear Creek Community Center at 9:15 and carpool to the
library. We return to the Bear Creek center around 4 P.M.
An orientation at the library can be arranged if desired.
These two trips take the place of our regular March and April
RootsTech/FGS convention in Salt Lake City has concluded.
However, some fascinating talks are now available for free on the
At the Clayton Library Friends meeting on Saturday May 9, Sue Kaufman will discuss the state of the library.
Saturday April 4, Sue Yerby will present an all-day series of classes
on the features of the familysearch.org website at Clayton
Library. These classes are free, but
will be holding at least two Family History Fairs in the Houston area. The
Klein Stake fair was on Saturday February 28, while the
Summerwood fair will be on Saturday April 25. These
will be similar to the Katy fair held last October. Click here for more information.
There are at least two genealogy shows on TV this season. PBS began a new season of "Genealogy Roadshow"
on Tuesday January 13, while TLC will broadcast "Who Do You Think You Are"
beginning Sunday March 8.
Marje Harris is teaching a 6-class program on
"Beginning Genealogy" starting Saturday January 10. Classes will
be from 10 A.M. to noon at Bayland Community Center. You may sign
up for individual classes or for all six. See the Houston Genealogical Forum website for details and costs.
Library will present "Women in the U. S. Military in WWI and WWII" on March 14 and
"Texas Resources" on March 28. All programs are free, but
At the Saturday March 7 meeting of the the Houston Geneological Forum Judy
Russell, The Legal Genealogist,
will present an all-day program. Her talks begin at 10 A.M.
at Bayland Community Center. This meeting is free, but you
may wish to pre-order a lunch. See the Forum website for more
The National Genealogical Society
meets May 13-16 in St. Charles, MO near St. Louis. Click on
the link for more information, including registration information and the speaker program..
Our books are stored at the Bear Creek Community Center. For a list, click here.
revised by Alan
Leeds, March 1, 2015