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Return to Bayland
HGF has contingent plans to return to Bayland. We have reserved the large auditorium in our old meeting place, Bayland Community Center, for our Saturday meetings for September through December. A limited number of HGF members would gather at Bayland to view our Fall speakers who will be online. These meetings will also be available live for our members who choose to attend over the internet. The return to Bayland will be conditional on the virus situation and we’ll have more details later, but we wanted you to know that HGF is committed to making our meetings available both online and in-person when medical conditions allow.
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.
We’re very interested in how you think HGF could better serve you during this time so let us know at email@example.com.
While we hope not, HGF recognizes that this virus or other medical problems may affect some of our members. Please let our Corresponding Secretary, Margaret Schoener know if you or members you know have become ill so that we can offer our wishes for a speedy recovery. You can contact Margaret at firstname.lastname@example.org with this information.
New Editon of The Genealogical Record
The Spring issue of HGF's The Genaelogical Record includes some great articles on the World Wars including one by long-time HGF member Carolyn Shimek in which she shares her memories of World War II. HGF members may review this and previous issues of The Record by logging in, going to Member Resources, and then to The Genealogical Record.
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. If you're not currently an HGF member, you may join by going to Join HGF.
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.