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Return to Bayland

HGF has contingent plans to return to Bayland. We have reserved the large auditorium in our old meeting place, Bayland Community Center,  for our Saturday meetings for September through December.   A limited number of HGF members would gather at Bayland to view our Fall speakers who will be online.  These meetings will also be available live for our members who choose to attend over the internet. The return to Bayland will be conditional on the virus situation and we’ll have more details later, but we wanted you to know that HGF is committed to making our meetings available both online and in-person when medical conditions allow.  
 
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.  

 

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.

 


 

Bylaw Revisions

HGF is updating its bylaws to reflect changes in the Forum over past few decades.  Please review.
 

 

2021 Membership Renewal

HGF 2020 memberships expired on the last day of the year so its time to renew.  Membership entitles you to attend all HGF monthly meetings, seminars, and webinars as well as access to additional data and services. Membership fees are the same as last year at $25.00 for individuals and $35.00 for family memberships.   If you're not currently an HGF member, you may join by going to Join HGF.
 

 

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.


 

Subscribe to HGF Meeting Notices

Email notices of upcoming HGF monthly meetings, seminars, and SIG meetings are sent out twice monthly.  If you're not receving these notices and would like to, please click on subscribe HGF notices and complete the short form.   You don't have to be an HGF member to receive the meeting notices.

Upcoming Events
May 11
11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Roots Magic Special Interest Group
Roots Magic is one of the most widely-used family history software packages.  HGF offers the Roots Magic Special Interest Group for all of you ...

May 15
10:00 am to 11:30 am
DNA Interest Group (DIG)
  Whether it's help with new DNA tools or assistance with puzzling matches, we all have questions about genetic genealogy.  For the May meeting, we'll continue our study of chromosome ...