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Intro. to U.S. Church Records with Sunny Morton
Saturday, December 4
Intro. to U.S. Church Records with Sunny Morton  (HGF Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
(Munchies and mingling start at 9:00 AM)
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 Church
 
U.S. church records of many denominations can reveal ancestors’ vital events, family relationships, overseas birthplaces and other residences and religious lives. From the co-author of the acclaimed book How to Find Your Family History in U.S. Church Records, learn what these records may look like, how to identify an ancestral church, locate extant records and access them. 
 
For more information and to register for the webinar, please go to Learn More.
 
 



Digital Organization For Everyone with Michael Cassara
Saturday, January 8, 2022
Digital Organization For Everyone with Michael Cassara  (HGF Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
(Munchies and mingling start at 9:00 AM)
Auditorium
Bayland Community Center
6400 Bissonnet
Houston, TX 77074
and 
Online Webinar
 
Digital Organization For Everyone

As genealogists, we are constantly seeking better ways to organize our treasures. Digital photos, scans, documents, family histories, and countless other items accumulate on our phones, computers, tablets, and other devices - how can we be expected to know what to do with it all!?
In this session, we will explore best practices towards digital organization, with a specific focus on the needs of today's family historian. With something for everyone (from the beginner to the advanced professional genealogist) this session will help you conquer your fears and get organized for once and for all.
 
For more information and to register for the webinar, please go to Learn More.



Finding Your English Ancestors with Paul Milner
Saturday, February 5, 2022
Finding Your English Ancestors with Paul Milner  (All-day Seminars)
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
(Munchies and mingling start at 9:00 AM)
Auditorium
Bayland Community Center
6400 Bissonnet
Houston, TX 77074
and 
Online Webinar
 
Three Sessions on English Genealogy
 
1. Effective Use of England's National Archives Website
 
Learn how to effectively use the research tools, indexes and catalogs on the English national archives website to find your ancestors and to put them into their correct historical context
 
2. English Parish Registers: How to Access, Use, and Interpret
 
Learn how to access, use and correctly interpret the information found in the christening, marriage and burial registers of the English parish church. See examples of the problems to watch for and the clues given for further research. Learn what to do when your ancestor is not found.
 
3. Buried Treasures: What’s in the English Parish 
 
The English parish was both an ecclesiastical and a civil jurisdiction. Both jurisdictions created informative records and kept them in the Parish Chest.  This presentation will examine the breadth and wealth of information that can be found, going well beyond the baptism, marriage and burial registers.
 
For more information and to register for the webinar, please go to Learn More.
 
 



Getting Ready for the 1950 US Census with Thomas MacEntee
Saturday, March 5, 2022
Getting Ready for the 1950 US Census with Thomas MacEntee  (HGF Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
(Munchies and mingling start at 9:00 AM)
Auditorium
Bayland Community Center
6400 Bissonnet
Houston, TX 77074
and 
Online Webinar
 
Getting Ready for the 1950 US Census
 
Thomas MacEntee will get us up to speed on the history of the 1950 US Census, why the 1950 US Census form is radically different than previous forms, and how the data will be accessed. In addition he’ll cover what you can do NOW to prepare for the release of the 1950 US Census as well as volunteer projects related to indexing and finding aids. Finally, he’ll explain how you can always get the latest information related to the release of the 1950 US Census data!
 
For more information and to register for the webinar, please go to Learn More.
 

 


Irish Genealogy with Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt
Saturday, March 26, 2022
Irish Genealogy with Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt  (All-day Seminars)
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
(Munchies and mingling start at 9:00 AM)
Auditorium
Bayland Community Center
6400 Bissonnet
Houston, TX 77074
and 
Online Webinar
 
Four Sessions on Irish Genealogy
 
1. Introduction to Irish and Scots-Irish research (including records relating to the different churches in Ireland) 
 
2. Census Substitutes for 18th Century Research 
 
3. Using Land Records: Griffith’s Valuation, Tithe and Estate records 
 
4. Using Printed Sources for Irish Family History: newspapers, street directories, Ordnance Survey Memoirs and British parliamentary papers on Ireland
 



Reconstructing Communities Using Sanborn Maps, Census Records, and City Directories with Ari Wilkins
Saturday, May 7, 2022
Reconstructing Communities Using Sanborn Maps, Census Records, and City Directories with Ari Wilkins  (HGF Monthly Meeting)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
(Munchies and mingling start at 9:00 AM)
Auditorium
Bayland Community Center
6400 Bissonnet
Houston, TX 77074
and 
Online Webinar
 
Reconstructing Communities Using Sanborn Maps, Census Records, and City Directories
 
Recreating neighborhoods can provide rich and insightful details about an ancestor’s life and surroundings. This lecture will demonstrate ways to build a map using Sanborn Fire insurance maps, census records, and city directories in Google Maps.
 
For more information and to register for the webinar, please go to Learn More.