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 Greater Houston Jewish Genealogical Society has two events in September. On September 6, Sue Kaufman and Max Heffler will discuss the use of FamilySearch and JewishGen. This meeting is at the Evelyn Rubinstein Jewish Community Center, not Seven Acres.. On September 29, the society will hold a research workshop at Clayton. Please see their website for details.
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.
October will be Family History Month at Clayton with a large number of presentations including Genealogy at Night. There are too many events to list here. See their website. 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. 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.
The Houston Genealogical Forum's DNA Interest Group (DIG) will meet at 2 PM on Saturday September 8, also at Bayland. Dana Leeds will present "Color Clustering: Visually Sorting DNA for Adoptees and Traditional Genealogists." Again there is no charge. The timing allows attendees to join Frank Billingley for lunch if they wish.