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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 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 January 14, 2016 Jeannette Piecznski will present "To Merge or not to Merge: Safely Merging Family Trees from Online." This presentation will be at our regular time and place--Bear Creek Community Center at 1 P.M.

Thursday December 10 will be our holiday Show and Tell event.  Club members will present items of interest from their own research.  Contact
Tom Woltz if you wish to present something.

Because of minimum ridership requirements for county buses, we will be unable to continue our bus trips this year.  Instead we will have an increased number of regular programs.

      Jeannette Piecznski

                    Jeannette Piecznski                                      

Other Announcements

Hotel registration is now open for the Federation of Genealogical Society conference in Springfield IL, August 31-September 3, 2016.  See .

The program for the 2016 National Genealogical Society Conference is now available at .  Registration opens on December 1.  Room reservations are already available.  

 The Summerwood Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will host a Family History Conference on Saturday February 27, 2016 near the northeast corner of Beltway 8.  Details are not yet available.

 Clayton Library Friends is hosting PBS's Genealogy Roadshow Sunday November 22 at the Julia Ideson Library downtown.  In addition to learning about genealogy, you may volunteer to help with setup, crowd assistance, etc.  See Friends website for more information.  Broadcasts of the new episodes will begin May 16, 2016.

On Saturday December 5, Teri Flack will present "Topics to Kickstart Your Research"  to the Houston Genealogical Forum .  This talk discusses strategies for overcoming brick walls in your research.  The meeting begins at 10 A.M.  There is no charge, although Forum membership is of course encouraged.

The third season of PBS's Finding Your Roots will start on January 5, 2016.

Marje Harris will be giving a series of Saturday genealogy classes in January and February 2016.  See the Houston Genealogical Forum website for details and costs.  
Note that the dates of these classes have been changed.

There are several major genealogical conferences in 2016.  The National Genealogical Society will meet May 4-7 in Fort Lauderdale FL, while the Federation of Genealogical Societies  conference will be held August 31-September 3 in Springfield IL. The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies will meet August 7-12 in Seattle WA.




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


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Current Calendar

Last revised by Alan Leeds, November 20, 2015