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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.  To renew your membership, please log in, and follow the directions.  If you're not currently an HGF member, you may join by going to Join HGF.


Update on HGF Response to Virus

We hope that each of you is taking the necessary precautions to stay healthy and well during this difficult time.  HGF has continued with its monthly activites by offering you live on-line presentations by leading genealogists and opportunities to interact with your fellow HGF members. These have included the monthly two-hour webinars with leading genealogy speakers, the all-day November seminar with Nancy Loe, and online DNA and RootsMagic SIG meetings.  We've also created a Facebook group where HGF members can pose questions and share answers about genealogy.  More great meetings are planned for this Spring as shown in our Upcoming Events list.  If the virus situation this fall allows, we hope to be able to give members the option of attending meetings either in-person or online.
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.



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
March 6
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
15 Ways You May Not Be Using Census Records Correctly with Caroline Pointer
15 Ways You May Not be Using Census Records Correctly   Unless you’re an absolute beginner to genealogy, you’ve heard of and have used census ...

March 6
10:00 am to 11:30 am
DNA Interest Group (DIG)
  DNA Gedcom and the Shared cM Project   Whether it's help with new DNA tools or assistance with puzzling matches, we all have questions about genetic genealogy.  In this ...

March 9
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 ...

April 10
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Using Probate and Estate Records to FInd Answers with Terri Flack
Dead Men Talking: Using Probate and Estate Records to Find Answers Probate is a process in which every step creates potentially useful records. From ...

April 13
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 ...