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Video Recording of the March Meeting on the Census
A video recording of the HGF March meeting featuring Thomas MacEntee's deep dive into the 1950 census is now available. HGF members may log into the website, go to Member Resources and then Speaker Handouts to access the recording, the handout, and a copy of the chat session.
The Genealogical Record
Fall 2021 Genealogical Record
The Fall 2021 Genealogical Record is now available to HGF members. This issue contains five great articles by HGF members showing how they solved family history puzzles with careful genealogical research. Those of you who know long-time HGF member Carolyn Shimek may find her article on her great aunt Martha of special interest as it includes the story of how Carolyn began what is now over four decades of investigating her family history. The article also shows how Carolyn used the results of HGF-sponsored research, the Houston Suffragists Project, a project she contributed to, to discover that her great aunt had been one of the first women in Houston to vote in a federal election following the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. constitution.
HGF members can access this and all previous issues of the Record by logging into the HGF website, going to Member Resources, and then to The Genealogical Record
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.