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HGF Membership Renewal for 2020

All HGF 2019 memberships expire on December 31 of this year. 
 
HGF members receive a number of very nice benefits including significantly reduced registraton fees for our all-day Seminars, the ability to read and download copies of our speaker's handouts, and online acces to the HGF publication, "The Genealogical Record".  HGF's upcoming all-day Seminars for this Spring are Writing Your Family History and Organizing Your Family Reserach, two topics almost all genaealogists need a bit of help with.  Speaker handouts which members can access include those from our Fall speakers: Victoria Woo on planning your genealogical estate, Irene Walters on many methods for overcoming your brick walls, and James Beidler on resources for German genealogy.
 
Membership fees for 2020 are the same as for 2019:
  • Individual Memberships - $ 25.00
  • Family Memberships - $ 35.00
Renewing your membership online is straightforward:
  1. Log onto the website.  Once you've logged on, you'll see your name under the picture in the uppper right corner of the web page.
  2. Click on Member Resources in the left menu and then on Profile to take you to your membership page.
  3. Click on Renew Membershp to see your membership plan and payment options.
  4. Choose whether you wish to pay with a credit card through PayPal or by mail with a check.
  5. Click in the small grey box and enter the number which appears in the white box.  This is a web security feature.
  6. Proceed with you payment option


Seminar: Completing Your Family History

with Cari Taplan
Saturday, February 1
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
(Munchies and mingling start at 9:00 am)
Auditorium
Bayland Commuity Center
6400 Bissonnet
Houston, TX 77074
 
 
Family stories are more than censuses and vital records. To develop a complete family narrative you may need more information. In her first two lectures Cari will help you create a locality guide for your family's geographic area and find new and unusual sources. She will also provide tips to locate obscure or hidden records that can solve tough problems using digital books including Google Books, Internet Archive, Hathi Trust, and others. Her final lecture will examine a writing approach, Family History Piecework, using small assorted pieces in order to achieve a larger cohesive body of work. 
 
Please go to Spring Seminar with Cari Taplan for more information about the seminar and Cari Taplin and to Cari Taplin Seminar Registration to register.   If you'd like to order a box lunch from HGF, your order must be placed by Monday, January 27th.
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Events
February 1
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
HGF Spring Seminar: Completing Your Family History with Cari Taplin
Auditorium Bayland Community Center 6400 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77074

February 8
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Paper Trails: Tracing African American Ancestry
Holocaust Museum Houston 5401 Caroline Houston, TX 77004   This full day is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required.

March 7
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Telling Your Family Story with Tropy with Emily Vinson
Auditorium Bayland Community Center 6400 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77074

April 4
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Special Seminar: Organizing Your Family History Research with Nancy Loe
Auditorium Bayland Community Center 6400 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77074

May 2
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Webinar on Scots-Irish Research with Amanda Epperson
Auditorium Bayland Community Center 6400 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77074