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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

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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.


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September 10
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October 1
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Gravestone Conservation with Lowell Herzog
Gravestone Conservation   While researching cemeteries, genealogists routinely find gravestones in need of cleaning and restoration.  In this session, you will learn of methods for ...

November 5
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December 3
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Canadian Genealogy Online with Dave Obee
Canadian Genealogy Online   Many Americans have ancestors or cousins in Canada, and research north of the border can be rewarding. It is important to ...