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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 October 13 at 1 PM, Lisa Toth Salines 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 .

Our first Fall meeting will be on Thursday September 8 at 1 PM.  Cari Taplin, CG will present "From Deeds to Dirt: Case Studies in Analyzing Research With Maps."  For more information on her talk, see her website Genealogy Pants.  

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.


                                 Cari Taplin                                                                                  Lisa Toth Salines

Other Announcements

On Saturday September 10, Irene Walters of Clayton Library will present "Genealogy Tips and Tricks: Finding Ancestors by Not Searching Known Information."  This presentation is at the Houston Genealogical Forum meeting, 10 AM at Bayland Community Center.

On Saturday October 1, Allen Peterson will present "Found It Online; Must Be True," also at the Houston Genealogical Forum meeting at Bayland Community Center.

The Federation of Genealogical Society conference will be held August 31-September 3, 2016 in
Springfield IL.  See .  Future FGS conferences will be 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 Grand Rapids, MI.

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.

The Texas State Genealogical Society will meet October 28-30, 2016 in Dallas.  Featured speakers are Judy Russell and Cyndi Ingle.

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.




Our books are stored at the Bear Creek Community Center.  For a list, click here.


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Last revised by Alan Leeds, August 25, 2016