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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

Our speaker for October 10 will be Amanda Hayes presenting "Immigration and Naturalization: A Deeper Look at the Records and Available Resources."

On November 12, Dan Martin of Texas Photographics and Phyllis Frost of Retouch the Past will present "The Latest in Preserving Your Treasured Heirlooms."

Thursday December 10 will be our holiday Show and Tell event.  Club members will present items of interest from their own research.  Details will follow later.

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.

            Amanda Hayes                                     Dan Martin                                           Phyllis Frost

Other Announcements

On Saturday October 3, t
he 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.  

The Mormon Church on Norwalk Drive, Katy will hold a free Family History Fair on Saturday October 17 from 8:30 AM to  12:30 PM.  See for details and registration information.

On Saturday November  7, the speaker at the
Houston Genealogical Forum will be Emory Webre, presenting "Marie-Louise Panis: A Louisiana Free Woman of Color: Her Life and Descendants.

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.  

Colonial Ancestry Day at  Clayton Library has been moved to Saturday September 26.  Presentations will include Colonial Religions, Colonial Military Records, and Convicts to the Colonies.    As usual, these presentations are free, but preregistration is required. 

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.


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Last revised by Alan Leeds, September 22, 2015