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Our main purpose is Education.
It is our desire to create, foster, and maintain interest in genealogical research.

Our goals are to:
* schedule classes so people of all ages can learn how to research
* offer a support system for beginners to help them along the way
* have our members participate by sharing their knowledge
* promote speakers that can teach us new methods and ideas

We share this information with others at meetings, seminars, and through our publications.

** New ** BAGS Member Survey


COVID-19: Based on national and local guidance concerning the coronavirus pandemic, the BAGS Board has canceled all in-person activities until further notice. Please join us at any of the following:

  • Monthly General Meetings:
    Our monthly General Meetings will now be held online in a webinar format. For the most part, our guest speakers will remain the same. Members and visitors are invited to read about the next, upcoming monthly meeting. See the notes and links under “Upcoming Events” in the sidebar on the right side of this page. You will need to register for each webinar session. See the link in the sidebar notice for the next meeting.
  • Members Helping Members Genealogy Discussions:
    BAGS members are hosting two weekly online roundtable discussions as well as in-person meetings on select dates at the Friendswood Family History Center (Bring your own laptop and use their WiFi to access locked records or use one of their six available computers.)
    See the link in the sidebar notice for these meetings.
  • Help Getting Online:
    If you need practice or assistance with accessing our webinar meetings or Zoom meetings, please send an email message to us (info@txbayareagen.org) requesting help. We will try to schedule a time in advance of the meeting to contact you and guide you through a practice session. Please include your phone number.

We encourage you to be careful and follow the guidelines provided by our healthcare professionals. We care about you and hope to see you in the future when we are able to meet again in person. In the meantime, keep up with BAGS news on our Facebook page and this website.


If you are a member and not receiving our announcements, newsletters, and other emails,
please write to the E-mail Coordinator at emailcoord@txbayareagen.org

All articles in the BAGS journals are available online to members only. If you find an article you would like to have, please fill out our membership form above. Some journals/quarterlies may be available for viewing/copying at the Allen County Public Library or Houston Public Library, Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research.

There is a lot of material on this website, which is difficult to always make sure we are up to date. If you notice anything that needs attention, please email us: WebEditor@txbayareagen.org

Mailing address:
Bay Area Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 590853
Houston, TX 77259-0853
General Inquiries: Info@txbayaregen.org

Disclaimer: Please do not send suggestions to add content or links unless you are a member. BAGS has a comprehensive education program that provides our members with relevant up-to-date information. If you’d like to join our Society to have access to all of our resources, please click on the “Membership Application Page” link above.

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