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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 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, 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 schoener@sbcglobal.net with this information.


 

The Genealogical Record

Call for Submissions
 
The next issue of The Genealogical Record will be published this Fall. The theme will be “Finding and Honoring Women of the Past”. Articles for consideration must be submitted by September 30, 2021. Instructions for submitting articles for The Record may be found at Gudelines_for_Genealogical_Record_articles .   If you have any questions, please contact Susan Ruske at recordeditor@hgftx.org.
 

 
Spring, 2021 Issue of The Genealogical Record
 
The Spring issue of HGF's The Genaelogical Record includes some great articles on the World Wars by HGF members Doris Richardson, Carolyn Shimek, and Jean Huot Smooreburg. HGF members may review this and previous issues of The Record by logging in, going to Member Resources, and then to The Genealogical Record.
 
 
 

 
 
 

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
September 11
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Flesh Out Your Genealogy Using Digital Newspapers with Irene Walters
Auditorium Bayland Community Center 6400 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77074 and  Online Webinar   Flesh Out Your Genealogy Using Digital Newspapers   You've got the ...

October 2
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Create a Free Google Earth Map Collection for your Research with Lisa Louise Cooke
Auditorium Bayland Community Center 6400 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77074 and  Online Webinar   Create a Free Google Earth Map Collection for Your Research   Come ...

November 6
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Fall Seminar: A Grave Interest in Cemeteries with Joy Neighbors
Auditorium Bayland Community Center 6400 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77074 and  Online Webinar   Three Sessions on Cemetery Research   Session 1: A Grave Interest: Searching ...

December 4
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Intro. to U.S. Church Records with Sunny Morton
Auditorium Bayland Community Center 6400 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77074 and  Online Webinar   Introduction to U.S. Church Records: Why We Care Where Grandma Went to ...