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
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.
2015-2016 season will open at 1 P.M. on Thursday September 10 at Bear
Community Center. Sue Kaufman, the Manager of Clayton Genealogy
Library, will present "FamilySearch and HeritageQuest: What's New."
speaker for October 10 will be Amanda Hayes presenting "Immigration and
Naturalization: A Deeper Look at the Records and Available Resources."
On November 12, Texas Photographics will present "The Latest in Prserving Your Treasured Heirlooms."
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.
The Houston Genealogical Forum
has announced its program for 2015-2016. The list of speakers can
be viewed on their website. The season will begin on Saturday
September 12 with Franklin Smith of Clayton Library presenting
"Beginning African-American Genealogy Research." This program is
free, and no reservations are required.
On Saturday October 3, the Houston Genealogical Forum will host an all day presentation by John Philip
Colletta. Topics will include "Compiling a Reliable Record for
Future Generations," "Telling the True Story of Your Ancestors," and
"Using 19th-Century Newspapers." Note that there will be a fee to
cover the costs of this event. Members of the Houston
Genealogical Forum will be charged $10. For
non-members the fee will be $30, but this amount includes membership
through 2016. Lunches may be ordered for an additional $10.
Please pre-register for this event, as fees cannot be collected
at the door.
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.
The Clayton Library Friends Annual
Symposium will be held Saturday August 22 at the Asia Society Center
near Clayton Library. The speaker will be Deborah A. Abbott with
sessions on Cluster Genealogy, Manuscript and Oral Collections, Pre-1870
African-American Research, and Critical Thinking in Genealogy. See the website for details.
Library will hold Colonial Ancestry
Day on Saturday September 12. Presentations will include Colonial
Religions, Colonial Military Records, and Convicts to the Colonies.
As usual, these presentations are free, but
required. Yes this conflicts with the Houston Genealogical Forum meeting.There are two major national 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.
Our books are stored at the Bear Creek Community Center. For a list, click here.
revised by Alan
Leeds, August 20, 2015