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HGF 2024 Membership Renewals

We very much appreciate your support for 2023 which has enabled us to bring great speakers to HGF, both in-person and online, and support our other activities.  We thank all of you who have already renewed for 2024 and ask those of you who haven't to consider doing so.  HGF is planning new and updated member activities and features including: 
  • An expanded Genealogical Record with reviews of genealogy books and podcasts, a wider variety of articles, and news about the developments in genealogy all in a new format
  • Sharing Meetings in which you share the intriguing facts and interesting stories you've uncovered in your genealogy research.
  • New Special Interest Groups for more deeply exploring areas of genealogy research and new research methods.
  • Of course, more great speakers.
To renew, please log onto the HGF website using your HGF user id and password and follow the instructions in the red box at the top of the screen.

The Genealogical Record, 2024 Winter

The Winter 2024 issue of The Genealogical Record is now available to HGF members. In addition to family stories and a research article (see below), the publication has now been expanded to include features to keep you abreast of what’s going on in the HGF, state, and national societies.  Carolyn Shimek reflects on her longtime work with the HGF, and Rae Bryant tells about the wonderful things that have come out of the Houston Suffragists Project. There are also reviews of a book and a popular podcast, a step-by-step guide to help you keep accurate records in Family Tree Maker and RootsTech, and more.
The Coffee Ritual - Deborah Turkleson describes her Louisiana Cajun family's bonding and sharing ritual centered around coffee. Does this “ring a bell” in your family? Have we all lost something by not sitting around the kitchen table talking?
Resurrecting a Forgotten Cemetery – Little did she know what she would be drawn into when Marianne Jones set out to find her ancestors’ burial sites. The journey has led her into a surprising and challenging effort to honor them in their resting place.
Dorothy Alice (Dougherty) Greenhill, Yeoman (F) 2c World War I – Doug Greenhill shares his research on a remarkable ancestor. Dorothy Dougherty Greenhill was an extraordinary young woman for the early 1900’s. Her plan to pursue a university degree (already a notable path) was altered by the outbreak of World War I. She responded to our country’s need by becoming one of the first women to join the Navy. Read about Dorothy’s service and her life after the military.
HGF members may access The Genealogical Record by logging into the website, clicking on Member Resources, then The Genealogical Record.

Changes to the HGF Bylaws

Changes to the HGF ByLaws proposed by the Board of Directors were approved by the members at the February 3, 2024 general meeting.

The changes to the ByLaws include:
  • Membership Term - Change the term of membership for HGF from January through December to a rolling term of 12 months, commencing with the date that dues are received.
  • Technology Director - Change the title for the Webmaster to Technology Director. The list of job responsibilities for the Technology Director will be updated to reflect the true nature of that position.
  • Record Editor - Make the Record Editor position a Director position with a the option of serving 6 consecutive terms and outline the Editor’s job responsibilities in the bylaws.
To review the Bylaws, please go to Bylaws. Please send your questions or comments to webmaster@hgftx.org.


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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
March 2
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Crossing Wide Blue Seas: Passenger Lists of our Ancestors with Irene Walters
  Crossing Wide Blue Seas: Passenger Lists of Our Ancestors with Irene Walters   Bayland Community Center 6400 Bissonnet Blvd. Houston, TX 77074 and  Online ...

April 6
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
PERSIbilities: Better Research with ACPL’s Periodical Source Index with Cari Taplin
PERSIbilities: Better Research with ACPL’s Periodical Source Index Bayland Community Center 6400 Bissonnet Blvd. Houston, TX 77074 and  Online   This lecture will give the ...