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

At our Thursday September 11, 2014 meeting , 1 P.M. at the Bear Creek Community Center, Phyllis Conheady Stem will present "Weighing the Family Evidence and Old John Brown."  At our October 9 meeting, Jeannette Piecznski will present "Learning from Great Grandmother's Hope Chest."  Click here for biographies of these two speakers.

Our next board meeting will be held Thursday August 21 at 1 P.M. at the Bear Creek Community Center.  Anyone is welcome.

Other Announcements

At the Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference in San Antonio, Saturday August 30 will be "Texas Genealogy Day."  Registration for this day will be only $49 which includes admission to all 35+ talks that day.  Entry to the exhibit hall alone is free all days.  The normal registration fee is $99 for one day or $250 for the whole conference.  The early registration deadline has expired. 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.  

Wholly Genes has announced that their genealogy software "The Master Genealogist" is being discontinued.  Support will end this year.

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

TLC began a new season of Who Do You Think You Are? on Wednesday July 23.  If you want to see the earlier episodes, they will be shown all afternoon on July 20 and again on July 23.  See Dick Eastman's blog
for the schedule.  Note that these times are for Eastern time zone.

The Katy Family History Center (1603 Norwalk near Highland Knolls)  is closed this summer and will reopen on August 26.

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 is now open for the Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference in San Antonio, August 27-30.  The program is also available at the conference website.  The deadline for early registration was July 1.




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


Membership form
Current Calendar

Last revised by Alan Leeds, August 20, 2014