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
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.
On Thursday November 8, Annette Parker and Tom Woltz will present "Creating Family Photo Albums on Shutterfly."
On September 29, the Greater Houston Jewish Genealogical Society will hold a special research workshop at Clayton, with 15 minute consultation periods. They ask the participants submit their research questions in advance. Please see their website for details.
October is Family History Month at Clayton with a large number of presentations including Genealogy at Night. Franklin Smith will open things with "Mine the Gold! The Freedmen's Bureau Records" on October 3. There are too many more events to list here. See the Clayton website for the program and registration information. Don't forget to scroll to the additional pages.
Hotel registration for the May 8-11, 2019 conference of the National Genealogical Society is now open. The event will be in St. Charles, MO. The Houston Genealogical Forum speaker will be Carl Smith, the genealogy head at Montgomery County Library. His topic is "Discovering Your Scandinavian Ancestors." His talk will be at Bayland Community Center on Saturday October 6 at 10 AM. There is no charge. Attendees may join Carl for lunch and then attend the following talk.
The Houston Genealogical Forum's DNA Interest Group (DIG) meets at 1:30 on Saturday October 6, also at Bayland. This month's topic is "New Developments in Genetic Genealogy" such as DNA match labeling, the new Ancestry.com ethnicity estimates, and changes to DNAPainter. Again there is no charge. The timing allows attendees to join Carl Smith for lunch if they wish.