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 also have several bus 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

On Thursday November 13 we will spend the day at Clayton Library.  This trip will replace our regular November meeting.  We will assemble at Bear Creek Community Center at 9:15 AM and leave for the library at 9:30.  We should be back to the center around 4.  This trip will be by carpool rather than bus.  Some of us will volunteer to drive to Clayton.

At our October 9 meeting, Jeannette Piecznski will present "Learning from Great Grandmother's Hope Chest."  Click here for more info..  

Other Announcements

The Katy Family History Center (1603 Norwalk near Highland Knolls) is holding a family history fair Saturday morning October 25.  Details are now available at .  Free registration is available at the website.

On Saturday, October 18, John Philip Colletta will present an all-day program at the George Memorial Library, Fort Bend County.  Topics will include passenger arrival records, military pensions, and how to write one's genealogy story.  While the program is free, registration is required.  Click on this link and select Calendar.  

Wholly Genes has announced that their genealogy software "The Master Genealogist" is being discontinued.  Support will end this year. has announced changes to Family Tree Maker that will affect users of Windows XP starting this October.  Affected users should see a warning when they run the program.  

PBS has announced a second season of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. starting Tuesday September 23.

For those of you already planning 2015, there will be 3 major national conferences.  The Federation of Genealogical Societies will meet jointly with Rootstech Feb. 11-14, 2015 in Salt Lake City.  The National Genealogical Society meets May 13-16, 2015 in St. Charles, MO near St. Louis.  Click on these links for more information.  Registration for the FGS/Rootstech conference is already open, while the NGS registration will begin in December.




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


Membership form
Current Calendar

Last revised by Alan Leeds, October 9, 2014