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.
speaker for October 10 will be Amanda Hayes presenting "Immigration and
Naturalization: A Deeper Look at the Records and Available Resources."
November 12, Dan Martin of Texas Photographics and Phyllis Frost of
Retouch the Past will present "The Latest in Preserving Your Treasured
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.
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.
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.
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 katyfamilyhistoryfair.com 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.
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
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.
revised by Alan
Leeds, September 22, 2015