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
also have several bus trips per year, departing from and returning to
the Bear Creek Community Center. Our most popular trip has
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.
At our October 9 meeting, Jeannette Piecznski will present "Learning from Great Grandmother's Hope Chest." Click here for more info..
The Katy Family History Center (1603 Norwalk near
Highland Knolls) is holding a family history fair Saturday morning October 25. Details are not yet available.
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.
The Houston Genealogical Forum
will present an all-day program on New England genealogy by David Allen
Lambert of the New England Historical and Genealogical Society.
The presentation is Saturday October 4 at Bayland Community
PBS has announced a second season of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. starting Tuesday September 23.
Saturday September 13 is Hispanic Genealogy Day at Clayton Library. The program is free, but please contact the library at 832-393-2600 for registration.
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. Registitration for the
FGS/Rootstech conference is already open, while the NGS registration
will begin in Decembter.
Our books are stored at the Bear Creek Community Center. For a list, click here.
revised by Alan
Leeds, September 11, 2014