Past Meetings

by Calendar Year

Jul 28, 2017 – Marjorie Lowe – Native American research
Jun 30, 2017 – Sue Yerby – Genealogy in Your Jammies – Part 2: Updates
May 26, 2017 – Thomas Green – Research resources and strategies for SAR and SRT membership.
Apr 28, 2017 – Gale French – Gold Star mothers
Mar 31, 2017 – Nancy Royce – Records and strategies for researching early Kentucky records.
Feb 24, 2017 – Jerry Ross – Transcribing Harriet Dillabaugh’s diaries
Jan 27, 2017 – Nick Cimino – Genealogical Proof Standard

Dec 10, 2016 – Members – BAGS Annual Holiday Party
Nov 18, 2016 – Andrew Shaner – Research at the National Archives: A Primer
Oct 28, 2016 – Fidel Ramirez – Genealogy To Go: apps and equipment to mobilize our research
Sep 26, 2016 – Kathleen Maca – Digging Up Clues In The Cemetery
Aug 26, 2016 – Members – Annual Show & Tell with Potluck Dinner
Jul 29, 2016 – Helen Mooty – My Enlightening Experience on the Genealogy Roadshow
Jun 24, 2016 – Bill Buckner – Digital Public Library of America genealogy resources via Go-To-Meeting
May 20, 2016 – Kevin Klaus – Record sources for early German immigration to Texas and other states
Apr 29, 2016 – Alana Inman – Texas Regional Historic Resource Depository System via Skype
Mar 18, 2016 – Kim Zrubek – Chronicling America: Free Online Historic American Newspapers
Feb 26, 2016 – Melissa Hayes – Adoption: Searching For Clues and Potluck Dinner
Jan 29, 2016 – Irene Walters – Modern Military Research

Nov 14, 2015 – Members – BAGS Annual Holiday Party
Oct 30, 2015 – Kim Zrubek – Review of free online resources
Sep 25, 2015 – LDS member Joseph Pergler discussing BillionGraves.com
Aug 28, 2015 – Members – Annual Show and Tell
Jul 31, 2015 – Michael McCown – Utilizing Your DNA test results
Jun 26, 2015 – Jeremy Balkin – Family Tree DNA testing
May 29, 2015 – Gale French – Self Publishing Your Family History
Apr 24, 2015 – Daniel Sample – Family History Research: World War I Records
Mar 27, 2015 – Jeannette Piecznski – A Harvest of Land is a Bounty of Records
Feb 27, 2015 – Bob Wegner and Nick Cimino – Achtung! Researching Your German Speaking Ancestors
Jan 30, 2015 – Irene Walters – Crossing the wide blue seas: Passenger lists of our ancestors

Nov 15, 2014 – Members – BAGS Annual Holiday Party
Oct 24, 2014 – Kim Zrubek – WWI history and stories from the audience
Sep 26, 2014 – Gay Carter – Following Smoke Signals: Using Circumstantial Evidence to Focus Research
Aug 29, 2014 – Members – Annual Show and Tell
Jul 25, 2014 – Melissa A Hayes – Second Wives Club
Jun 27, 2014 – Nick Cimino – Introduction to African-American Genealogy Research
May 30, 2014 – Gale French – Using Google Earth in Genealogy
Apr 25, 2014 – Sue Yerby – Family History Portal Resources
Mar 28, 2014 – Rene Armstrong – History Lost History Found: Researching and Writing a Memoir
Feb 28, 2014 – Nick Cimino – Research Techniques for the British Isles
Jan 31, 2014 – Anna Edwards – Awareness of Native Americans in the Military

Nov 16, 2013 – Members – BAGS Annual Holiday Party
Oct 25, 2013 – David Zwahr – Finding Your Relatives Masonic History
Sep 27, 2013 – Ron Lucas – Civil War Firearms
Aug 30, 2013 – Members – Annual Show and Tell
Jul 26, 2013 – Greg Boyd – His latest original landowner map tool available on HistoryGeo.com
Jun 28, 2013 – Lynn Kay Shuffield – Cemetery Research
May 31, 2013 – Sue Yerby – Court House Research
Apr 26, 2013 – Melvyn Douglass – Scottish Clans
Mar 22, 2013 – Lynn Brooke – Lineage Societies – Completing the Documentation
Feb 22, 2013 – Casey Edward Greene – The Rosenberg Library and Hurricane Ike
Jan 25, 2013 – Trevia Wooster Beverly – A Harvey Girl or a Soiled Dove

Nov 17, 2012 – BAGS Annual Holiday Party
Oct 26, 2012 – Cary Hall – The 1940s Census
Sep 28, 2012 – Charles Gardes – It’s A Gusher!
Aug 31, 2012 – Linda Reynolds – Annual Show and Tell – How to preserve and care for your records & family heirlooms
Jul 27, 2012 – Eric Sandife – The Escape and Suicide of John Wilkes Booth
Jun 29, 2012 – Jennifer Ross Nazza, Ph.D. – How the West was Won for Women
May 25, 2012 – Melody Hauch – The Importance of Cluster Genealogy
Apr 27, 2012 – Emily Croom – Seeing is Not Always Believing: Avoiding False Assumptions
Mar 30, 2012 – Gay Carter – More Than Headlines: Finding and Using Newspapers in Genealogical Research
Feb 24, 2112 – Irene Walter – A Nation of Immigrants: U.S. Naturalization and Genealogy
Jan 20, 2012 – Thomas Bruce Green III – Flags of Texas

Nov 19, 2011 – Members – Annual Holiday Party
Oct 28, 2011 – Jane Buck – New Avenues in Genetic Genealogy
Sep 30, 2011 – Deborah Cole – Tips & Tricks from the 2011 FGS Conference
Aug 26, 2011 – Members – Annual Show and Tell
Jul 29, 2011 – Linda Jamison – The Orphan Trains
Jun 24, 2011 – Eric Sandifer – Who Were the Hugenots?
May 27, 2011 – Anne Dunphey Becker – Houston after the Civil War and Before Oil – As Seen Throught Photographs
Apr 29, 2011 – Gay Carter – Who Knows…What Answers…Lurk on the Internet?
Mar 25, 2011 – Nick Cimino – How to Trace Your Ancestors in Italy
Feb 25, 2011 – Cary Hall – Wanted Dead or Alive, the parents of Eli Hugh Davis
Jan 28, 2011 – Financial Documents used by the Provisional Government of Texas (1835-1836)

Nov 13, 2010 – Members – Annual Holiday Party
Oct 29, 2010 – Blaine Hedberg – Researching Norwegian ancestry
Sep 24, 2010 – Sue Yerby – That record should exist, let’s try the last resort, the FHC
Aug 27, 2010 – Members – Annual Show and Tell
Jul 30, 2010 – Gay Carter – Everything Old Is New Again: Electronic Government Information and
Genealogy
Jun 25, 2010 – Jerry Woodman – The Master Genealogist – Don’t be Intimidated
May 28, 2010 – Susan Kaufman – Unusual resources…or…that is some cool stuff!
Apr 30, 2010 – Demolition Day Breaking down your research brick walls
Mar 26, 2010 – Dick Eastman – Putting the Genes in Genealogy
Feb 26, 2010 – Bruce Lockette – Discussed his current marine salvage projects
Jan 29, 2010 – Irene Walters – Researching Using Microfilm and Microfiche at Clayton Library

Nov 21, 2009 – Members – BAGS Annual Holiday Party
Oct 30, 2009 – David Bowles – 23 Tips for Writing a Family History
Sep 25, 2009 – Alecya Gallaway – Ike, One Year After: An Update on Galvestion County and Status Reports on Genealogical Points of Interest
Aug 28, 2009 – Members – Annual Show and Tell
Jul 31, 2009 – Burton Chapman – History of Telephone Road from Year One
Jun 26, 2009 – Cary Lynne Hall – Using City Directories in Genealogy
May 29, 2009 – Charlie Gardes – Researching in the International Order of Hoo-Hoo and Other Fraternal Organization Records
Apr 24, 2009 – Members – Demolition Day
Mar 27, 2009 – Emily Croom -Not a Brick Wall Until…
Feb 27, 2009 – Kathryn Black Morrow – Migration Trails
Jan 30, 2009 – Irene Walters – Using Newspapers to Flesh Out Your Genealogy

Nov 21, 2008 – Members – Munch and Mingle Annual Holiday Gathering
Oct 24, 2008 – Betty Crockford – Butch and Sundance – the Real Story with Outlaw Genealogy
Sep 26, 2008 – Meeting canceled – Due to Hurricane Ike
Aug 29, 2008 – Members – Annual Show and Tell
Jul 25, 2008 – Cary Lynne Hall – Scrapbooking your family history
Jun 27, 2008 – Casey Greene – Galveston’s Rosenberg Library collections and history.
May 30, 2008 – Bruce Lockett – Civil War Shipwrecks in East Texas Rivers
Apr 25, 2008 – Members – Demolition Day Breaking down those brick walls
Mar 28, 2008 – Trevia Wooster Beverly – Jean Lafitte…A Lifelong Obsession
Feb 29, 2008 – Jim Nonus – Jean Lafit – What You Don’t Know About The Census
Jan 25, 2008 – Kathryn Black Morrow – Stories from Local History: Ellington Field and Its people

Dec 7, 2007 – Members – Annual Holiday Banquet
Oct 26, 2007 – Alecya Gallaway – Past Reflections of a Watershed, A pictorial History of Clear Lake and Clear Creek
Sep 28, 2007 – Emogene Brummerhop – More Bay Area Roots by a Seabrook Native
Aug 31, 2007 – Members – Annual Show and Tell
Jul 27, 2007 – Ginny Toney – West Virginia History and Research
Jun 29, 2007 – Alice Braud-Jones – My Heroes: The Code Talker and the Commandant
Apr 27, 2007 – James Hodges, Ph.D. – General Sam Houston
Mar 30, 2007 – Sarah Jackson – Harris County Archives, a review of County Holdings
Feb 23, 2007 – Kathryn Black Morrow – Early Texas History Found in Slave Trade Records
Jan 26, 2007 – Gay Carter – Cite Your Sources

Dec 15, 2006 – James Hodges, Ph.D – George Washington reenactment “Against All Odds – Victory at Yorktown”
Nov 17, 2006 – Emily Croom – Lost in 1890? — What To Do When the Census is Missing
Oct 28, 2006 – Lynna Kay Shuffield – Value of Newspapers in Genealogical Research
Sep 29, 2006 – Irene Walters – Make Your Genealogy Roar with World
Aug 25, 2006 – Members – Annual Show and Tell
Jul 28, 2006 – Emogene Brummerhop – Seabrook Happenings
Jun 30, 2006 – Lesley Douthwaite – English Research
May 26, 2006 – Charles H. Russell – Undaunted, A Norwegian Woman in Frontier Texas
Apr 28, 2006 – Irene Walters – Searching Ancestry Plus and Heritage Quest
Mar 31, 2006 – Marje Harris – Migration and Naturalization
Feb 24, 2006 – Bruce Krewinghaus – Migration Trails and Using Maps
Jan 27, 2006 – Lesley Douthwaite – Passenger and Immigration Records

Dec 16, 2005 – Annual Holiday Party
Nov 18, 2005 – Emily Croom – For the Settling of My Temporal Estate: Using Probate Records in Genealogy
Oct 28, 2005 – Wolfram M. Von-Maszewski – German Research with Updates from Germany
Sep 30, 2005 – Kim Morton – American Revolutionary War Pensions
Aug 28, 2005 – Members – Annual Show and Tell
Jun 26, 2005 – Marje Harris – Library Resource and how our members can benefit from contributing to the DNA pool
May 29, 2005 – Emily Croom – Where in the World? Using Maps in Genealogy
Apr 24, 2005 – Tommy Burn – Land Records and Deed Finding Aids
Mar –, 2005 – No meeting
Feb 27, 2005 – Maje Harris and Robert de Berardinis – Finding Aids – Audience Question and Answer Session
Jan 30, 2005 – Kathryn Black Morrow – From Overwhelming Junk into a Written History

Nov 28, 2004 – Gay Carter – Follow the Yellow Brick Road: Tools for Planning a Successful Research Trip
Oct 31, 2004 – Gayle Workman – Railroads as an Important Historical Source for Migration
Sep 25, 2004 – Robert de Berardinis – Using English Language Finding Aids for Texas Research through the Civil War
Aug 29, 2004 – Members – Annual Show and Tell
Jul 25, 2004 – Kathryn Black Morrow – Seeing What Isn’t There, How to Ask Questions as You Research
Jun 27, 2004 – Emily Croom – Timely Tools for Genealogists
May 30, 2004 – Irene Walters – Researching in New York
Apr 25, 2004 – Loretta “Tommy” Burns – Finding Aids for our Confederate Ancestors
Mar 28, 2004 – Margie Lowe – Genealogy Research using Native American Indian Records
Feb 29, 2004 – Robert de Berardinis and Marje Harris – Genealogical (Research) Problem Solving
Jan 25, 2004 – Robert de Berardinis – New Materials for French Genealogy at Clayton

Dec 28, 2003 – Eric and Glenda Sandifer – The War between the States
Nov 30, 2003 – Don Pusch – How I got lost in the French Navy while researching an East Texas grandma
Oct 26, 2003 – Marje Harris – Stepping Back In Time – Problem Solving
Sep 28, 2003 – Karen Stanley – Genealogy Research Using Clayton’s Online Databases
Aug 31, 2003 – Members – Annual Show and Tell
Jul 27, 2003 – Kathryn Black Morrow – Family History Center Resources
Jun 29, 2003 – Charles Gardes – Virtual Research: Beyond Data-Bases and GEDCOM Files
May 25, 2003 – Marje Harris – Merry Olde England: How to Get There From Here
Apr 27, 2003 – Teri Little – Document Preservation, Our Gift to the Future
Mar 30, 2003 – Dan Cochran – How to Use GEDCOM Files to Pass Our Information to Others
Feb 23, 2003 – Emily Croom – The Other Half of the Story: Researching Your Female Ancestor
Jan 26, 2003 – Don Push – Working Without the 1890 Census

Dec 29, 2002 – Victor Lang – History of Galveston as Sin Capitol of the World
Nov 24, 2002 – Robert de Berardinis – Land Records
Oct 27, 2002 – Wolfram M Von-Maszewsk – Breaking Through the Salt Water Curtain
Sep 29, 2002 – Gay Carter – Using Manuscript Collections: NUCMC and Beyond
Aug 25, 2002 – Members – Annual Show and Tell
Jul 21, 2002 – Kathryn Black Morrow – Where Did They Come From and Where Do I Find Them
Jun 23, 2002 – Charlene Wilson – Oklahoma and Indian Research
May 19, 2002 – Gay Carter -Hidden Gold: Using a University Library for Genealogical Research
Apr 28, 2002 – Marje Harris – Special Collections at Clayton Library
Mar 24, 2002 – Robert de Berardinis – Periodical Source Index, What it is and How to Use it in Your Research
Feb 24, 2002 – James Reed – Finding Your Civil War Ancestors
Jan 27, 2002 – Bruce Krewinghaus – The Use of Maps in Genealogical Research

Dec 30, 2001 – Members – Holiday Dinner Party
Nov 25, 2001 – Mark Lambert – Preservation of Photos, Newspapers, Paper Records, etc
Oct 28, 2001 – Terry Smith-Bowers and Donald Pusch – First newsletter of the Society did not list their topics