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Houston Suffragists Project

Last fall, five HGF members, Rae Bryant, Monica Andersen, Mary Hollis, Ginny Douglas, and Barbara Richards,  inspired by the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment,  teamed-up to look for Houston suffragists from 1920. After scouring Houston’s archival closets looking for suffragists and with additional research help from HGF members Lynda Collins, Randy Pace, and Carolyn Shimek, they uncovered the story of the first women to vote in federal elections in Texas and data on several thousand 1920 suffragists. With the help of Walter Steets, they developed the Houston Suffragists Project website to tell the story of this election and allow you to search for women who were part of this history.


HGF Responds to the Covid-19 Virus


We hope that each of you is taking the necessary precautions to stay healthy and well during this difficult time.  HGF will carry on by offering you live on-line presentations by leading genealogists and opportunities to interact with your fellow HGF members. These include the April webinar with Nancy Loe, a special online DIG meeting with Dana Leeds in April,  and the May webinar on Scots-Irish Research with Amanda Epperson.  We may also create one or more Facebook groups where HGF members could pose questions and share answers about genealogy and sponsor online meetings on special topics.  


We'd also like to remind HGF members that you can find speaker handouts for meetings you might have missed by logging into the website, going to Member Resources and then Speaker Handouts.  There are also recordings of the webinars with Nancy Loe and Dana Leeds for those of you who might have missed one of them.


We’re very interested in how you think HGF could better serve you during this time so let us know at webmaster@hgftx.org

While we hope not, HGF recognizes that this virus or other medical problems may affect some of our members.  Please let our Corresponding Secretary, Keith Boone, know if you or members you know have become ill so that we can offer our wishes for a speedy recovery. You can contact Keith at kbboone1000@gmail.com or 832-723-8187 with this information.


Upcoming Events
September 25
10:00 am to 11:30 am
DNA Interest Group (DIG)
  The Genetic Help Desk   We all have DNA.  Many of us have questions about it: Why did I lose Matches on AncestryDNA over ...

October 3
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
US South with Diane Richard
  Researching the US South with Ledgers, Manuscripts and Post Office Records   So many manuscript collections, so little time!  Let’s take a visual journey ...

October 13
Roots Magic SIG
The next Roots Magic SIG will be held virtually on October 13.  Please contact Keith if you wish to attend

November 7
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Three Sessions on Genealogy Research Methodology with Nancy Loe
  Three Sessions on Genealogical Research Methods, and Organization   Nancy Loe, the well-received speaker from our April webinar, returns with three presenations.     Picture This: Cataloging ...

November 13
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
TxSGS 2020 Family History Conference
  Texas State Genealogical Society 2020 Family History Conference Remembering Your Heritage   The TxSGS state 2020 Family History conference is virtual this year with ...