Bear Creek Genealogical Society 

P. O. Box 842661, Houston, TX 77284

Welcome

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 also have several trips per year, departing from and returning to the Bear Creek Community Center.  Our most popular trip has been 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.

Society Announcements


The April bus trip to San Jacinto Monument is now confirmed.  We will meet and return to Bear Creek Community center on Thursday April 9.  Details will be announced later.  This trip will take the place of our regular April 2015 meeting.  

On Thursday March 12, we visit Clayton Library.  We will assemble at Bear Creek Community Center at 9:15 and carpool to the library.  We return to the Bear Creek center around 4 P.M.  An orientation at the library can be arranged if desired.

On  Thursday February 12, 1 P.M. at Bear Creek Community Center, Nick Cimino will discuss "Finding Ancestors in the British Isles."  

On  Thursday January 8, Amanda Hayes will present "Our Ancestors and the Law," showing us how the laws of each generation affected our ancestors and how this can help us discover additional facts.  The meeting will be at the usual 1 P.M. time on Thursday January 8. at Bear Creek Community Center.  There will be a board meeting immediately afterwards.  


Other Announcements

TLC will broadcast a new season of "Who Do You Think You Are" beginning Tuesday February 24.  There will be 8 episodes.  In a stunning departure from previous seasons, none of the four celebrities announced so far are blond.

PBS will begin a new season of "Genealogy Roadshow" on Tuesday January 13.  With "Who Do You Think You Are" starting in February, there will be 14 consecutive weeks of Tuesday night genealogy.

Marje Harris will be teaching a 6-class program on "Beginning Genealogy" starting Saturday January 10.  Classes will be from 10 A.M. to noon at Bayland Community Center.  You may sign up for individual classes or for all six.  See the Houston Genealogical Forum website for details and costs.  

Clayton Library has announced many Saturday programs.  On January 10, Mary Matheny will present "They Worked Hard for the Money- Your Ancestors at Work."  This program will consist of two talks:  "Great-Grandaddy Was No Rockefeller!: Discover Your Blue-collar Ancestor at Work in the USA" at 2 P.M.  followed by "Paper Hangers and Harness Makers: Discover Your Ancestor Using City, Trade and Professional Directories in the USA" at 3:15.  On February 7, there will be three talks on African-American Research.  "Quick Start Your Genealogy!" comes on February 14, "Women in the U. S. Military in WWI and WWII" on March 14, and "Texas Resources" on March 28.  All programs are free, but preregistration is required.  For information, click here.

At the Saturday February 7 meeint of the the
Houston Geneological Forum Jeannette Piecznski will present "iGenealogy - The Good and Bad of Online Genealogy."This program will be at 10 A.M. at Bayland Community Center.  On March 7 Judy Russell - The Legal Genealogist will present an all-day program.  These meetings are free.

The National Genealogical Society has released its program for the May 13-16, 2015 convention in St. Charles, MO.  Click here.

There will be 3 major national conferences this year.  The Federation of Genealogical Societies will meet jointly with Rootstech Feb. 11-14 in Salt Lake City.  The National Genealogical Society meets May 13-16 in St. Charles, MO near St. Louis.  Click on these links for more information.






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


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Last revised by Alan Leeds, January 7, 2015