are the second Monday of the month at 7:00 PM, September - May at the
Humble Senior Activity Center with the exception of December which is
the holiday party.
6:00 pm ~ Book Sale Begins
6:30 pm ~ Help Desk Opens
7:00 pm ~ Featured Speaker
8:00 pm ~ Society Business Meeting
Guests are invited to attend a meeting to learn more about our group before joining our society. To join THAGS, complete this membership form.
10 October 2016 ~ Family History in a Digital Future Stephanie Lynch
is a Legacy Maker consultant with Legacy Republic. She helps families
preserve and share their memories that are trapped on old formats.More
about Topic: As we shift toward an increasingly digital world,
relics from the past, like photo albums and vintage videos are at risk
of disappearing. We are at a pivotal point where bridging our tangible
past to our pixelated present is still possible, but it's our
responsibility to act now.
During this session, you'll learn
how to preserve the memories stored in family photo albums, scrapbooks,
videos and more as a means to enrich your family legacy, using online
technology and resources. Don't risk leaving future generations without
all the memories that make up where they came from.
14 November 2016 ~ Going to Clayton Library? Here's How You Get Prepared Before You Go
More about the topic:
is not your usual "Make sure you bring sharpened pencils, quarters, and
a sweater to the library" presentation. This presentation covers how to
systematically go through online resources to make your trip to Clayton
Library Center for Genealogical Research the most productive it can be
for your research success. This presentation is adapted to your
particular area for going to Clayton, and it also can apply to any
genealogical library in other areas.Caroline Pointer
is genealogist, a family historian, a freelance writer, a
nd a blog author. She has blogged stories about her ancestors since 2009 on Family Stories
Additionally, she's had 'epic results' combining family history,
genealogy, technology, tutorials, videos, and reviews on this blog
4YourFamilyStory.com. She loves helping people to learn how to
write and blog their family history on BloggingGenealogy.com
she's not blogging about dead people and coaching others on how to find
their dead people, sh can usually be found in an antique store
searching for papers, letters, post cards, tickets, photos, books, etc.
once owned by dead people.
9 January 2017 ~ What's Your Genealogy Goal for 2017 Amy Lenertz
has a Masters of Library and Information Science with a concentration
in Special Libraries. Extensive graduate-level training in sound
research principles and strategies.
Also experienced in
archives, library project management, and family history writing. Well
versed in the utilization of tech tools in information management
13 February 2017 ~ Finding Strangers in Your Pagjamas
Author of the humorous book How to Fail High School English With Style
, Andy Lee
loves to tell the stories of his life and the life of his ancestors. He
recently unraveled the mystery as to why his fraternal family line is
not really “Lee.” Much of this was found by combining ‘old fashioned’
genealogy with genetic genealogy to establish the connection and the
fascinating story behind his ancestor’s name change. Andy is a
presenter at RootsTech 2016 in Salt Lake City.
Andy grew up in
many parts of the country but claims Tulsa, Oklahoma as his hometown.
During college, he took a two year break to serve a Mandarin Chinese
speaking mission in Vancouver, British Columbia. After graduating from
Texas A&M University in engineering, he has worked in Texas, New
York, South Carolina, and Iowa.
13 March 2017 ~ DAR: Application Process Tips
10 April 2017 ~ Estate Planning for Genealogists Victoria Fair Woo
been practicing probate law for 20 years. She also became hooked on
genealogy at the ripe old age of 8 and has been working on her family
tree ever since. Victoria has been lucky to be able to combine her love
of genealogy along with her legal career in assisting the Court with
the identification of unknown heirs. When she’s not helping clients or
poking around a library she can be found volunteering at local schools
or traveling with her family.
8 May 2017 ~ What's Your Genealogy Goal for 2017 Linda Worsham
her genealogy quest in 1973 when she attended her new husband’s
family reunion. The family tree was drawn meticulously and carefully on
a roll of butcher paper and was on the wall for everyone to admire. As
she was studying it, she quickly came to the realization that she could
have married her cousin. That day is when her journey began.
has since acquired mounds of information, documents and pictures
regarding her family, made numerous trips to cemeteries, to libraries,
to nursing homes to interview relatives, attended funerals, marriages,
and gone to courthouses.