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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 also have several trips per year, departing from and returning to the Bear Creek Community Center.  Our most popular trip has been 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.

Society Announcements

On Thursday, May 14, Melvyn Douglass will discuss Scottich Relatives and Royal Ancestors.  Mr. Douglass is the Executive Director of the Scottish Clan Council of Houston.  Click here for more information about him.

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.  

There are no other general meetings  planned until September.

Other Announcements

The RootsTech/FGS convention in Salt Lake City has concluded.  However, some fascinating talks are now available for free on the RootsTech website.  

At the 
Clayton Library Friends meeting on Saturday May 9, Sue Kaufman will discuss the state of the library.  

The program for the April 11 meeting of the Houston Genealogical Forum will be "Share and Be Inspired," with various members of the society presenting items of interest.  This meeting is from 10 to 12 at Bayland Community Center.  Note that this meeting is one week later than usual because of the Easter weekend.

On Saturday April 4, Sue Yerby will present an all-day series of classes on the features of the website at 
Clayton Library.  On April 11, Sue Kaufman will present "Gathering History: Family Cooking--Memories on Our Tastebuds."  Saturday May 30 will be "Court Day," with two presentations on legal records.  These classes are all free, but preregistration is required.  

Saturday April 18 at Clayton will be "Daughters of the American Revolution Day" from 10:30 to 4:30.  No reservations are required.

FamilySearch 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.

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.


Membership form
Current Calendar

Last revised by Alan Leeds, April 1, 2015