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.
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.
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.
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.
Saturday April 4, Sue Yerby will present an all-day series of classes
on the features of the familysearch.org website at Clayton
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
April 18 at Clayton will be "Daughters of the American Revolution Day"
from 10:30 to 4:30. No reservations are required.
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.
revised by Alan
Leeds, April 1, 2015