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HGF Board of Directors Elections

Nominating Committee
HGF ByLaws require that HGF elect a Board of Directors at the April meeting for the year starting in May.  The ByLaws also require that a nominating committee of five HGF members be formed at the March meeting to assemble a list of candidates for the Board elections in April. As provided for in the ByLaws, one member of the current Board is to form the nominating committee and call its first meeting. For this year, Director Susan Ruske will be the Board representative on the Committee.  Four more HGF members are needed to complete the Nominations Committee.  The committee will be created and complete its work in March so this is a very short-term task.  We ask those of you who could make a brief commitment to HGF to consider volunteering for this committee by contacting Susan Ruske or any other board member.
Board of Directors Nominations

A list of the Board positions and their responsibilities may be found on the HGF website under About Us and then Board Positions & Duties.  All Board positions are up for election, but the incumbents are standing for reelection for several positions and candidates have come forward for others. Remaining positions in need of more candidates include the Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, and one Director position.  These positions offer a great opportunity to become more familiar with the operation of HGF and to help HGF help educate and support Houston-area genealogists.  If you would like to find out more about serving on the HGF board, please contact Susan Ruske or any other board member.

Fall/Winter Edition of the Genealogical Record

The Fall/Winter 2022 issue of the Genealogical Record is now available with four engaging new stories demonstrating how the authors have used dilligent research and clever methods to solve mysteries of their famly history. 
In the first article, Cynthia Chappell explains that she was intrigued by the picture of a young Native American woman (shown below), part of her maternal grandfather's ancestral line, and shares with us some surprising history of nineteenth century Kentucky and Indiana that she learned in researching the woman's life.  In the next article, Deborah Turkleson tells about the unusual sources she used to research the sad story of her great-great-grandmother who died in a Lousianna hospital for the insane.  The final two articles by Malcolm McCorquodale describe the methods he has used to unravel the records for several previous Malcolm McCorquodales. 
HGF members can access this and all the other issues of the Genealogical Record by logging on, going to Member Resources and then Genealogical Records.


Membership Renewal

HGF Memberships need to be renewed for the new year.  Membership entitles you to the handouts from the speakers at our monthly meetings, the Genealogical Record, and other benefits.  It also helps cover speaker fees, website hosting, and other costs.
You may renew your membership for 2023 by loging into the HGF website, clicking on the Renew Membership button or clicking on Member Resources and then Profile, and following the directions on the screens to renew your membership.  You may pay online through PayPal using either a credit card or your PayPal account.  
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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.

Houston Suffragists Project

In 2019, 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.


Upcoming Events
April 1
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Researching Your Texas Ancestor at Home and On Site with Kelvin Meyers
  Researching Your Texas Ancestor at Home and On Site   Bayland Community Center 6400 Bissonnet Blvd. Houston, TX 77074 and  Online Webinar   This ...

May 6
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Taking a Genealogy Trip: Ready, Set, Let’s Go! with Patti Gillespie
  Taking a Genealogy Trip:  Ready, Set, Let's Go   Bayland Community Center 6400 Bissonnet Blvd. Houston, TX 77074 and  Online Webinar   Genealogy trips ...