Bear Creek Genealogical Society P. O. Box 842661 Houston, TX 77284 www.bearcreekgenealogy.org
Welcome to the Bear Creek Genealogical Society. We are now meeting at the Westlake Fire Department, 19636 Saums Road just east of Fry Road. Meetings are on the second Thursday of each month from 1 until 2:30 P.M. Visitors are welcome, For further information, please see our Contact page.
ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR OUR SOCIETY
There will be no meetings during the summer. On Thursday September 13, Lisa Toth Salinas will present "Finding Your Roots in Catholic Records." Lisa is a freelance writer and genealogists with a focus on Catholic research and her Hungarian, Croatian, and Irish ancestors. Visit her at http://smallestleaf.com
On Thursday October 11, Carol Beauchamp of George Memorial Library, Richmond will discuss "Revolutionary War Records." Her presentation includes service records, pensions, and bounty land.
The next presentations at Clayton Library are "Discover Your Ancestry with DNA" by Sue Kaufman on September 22 and "Mine the Gold! The Freedmen's Bureau Records" by Franklin Smith on October 8. These events is free, but registration is required at 832-393-2600. This year the Federation of Genealogical Societies will meet August 22-25 in Fort Wayne, IN. Early bird registration is now over. The 2019 conference will be in Washington, DC.
The Houston Genealogical Forum opens its 2018-2019 season with a presentation by meteorologist Frank Billingsley. The talk, "A Genealogical Rollercoaster" is based on his book "Swabbed and Found" and covers his search for his biological parents. The talk will be at Bayland Community Center on Saturday September 8. There is no charge.