Past Meetings

by Calendar Year

May 24, 2024 – Larry W. Thomas – Two Colonial Georgias: Understanding History Helps Finding Records
Apr 27, 2024 – Melissa Hayes – Cemetery Removal: Where Did it Go?
Mar 29, 2024 – Cheri Hudson-Passey – Someone to Watch Over Me: Guardianship Records
Feb 23, 2024 – Shannon Combs-Bennett – Creating a Research Plan with DNA Testing
Jan 27, 2024 – Irene Walters – Oral Histories: Remembering the Stories

Nov 17, 2023 – Sunny Morton – Baptists Methodists Presbyterians
Oct 28, 2023 – Nick Cimino – Got Lemons? Make Limoncello! – Building an International Genealogical Community
Sep 29, 2023 – Paula Stuart Warren – Finding Maiden Names: Let Me Count the Ways
Aug 26, 2023 – Annual Show and Tell with potluck luncheon
Jul 28, 2023 – Diana Crisman Smith – It Takes a Village: Community Research
Jun 30, 2023 – Judy Russell – Copyright Mythconceptions
May 26, 2023 – Patti Smith – Thrulines: Maximize Your Ancestry DNA Results
Apr 29, 2023 – Melissa Hayes – Insane Asylum Research
Mar 31, 2023 – Allison Singleton – Getting to Know The ACPL Genealogy Center and PERSI
Feb 24, 2023 – Cari Taplin – How’d You Find That? Tips for locating obscure or hidden records
Jan 28, 2023 – Fred Roe: History of New York

Dec 3, 2022 – Holiday Celebration at South Shore Grille in League City
Nov 18, 2022 – Diana Elder: Who’s Her Daddy? Testing an Ancestry DNA Thruline Hypothesis
Oct 28, 2022 – Shera LaPoint: Law Enforcement Use of Genetic Genealogy
Sep 30, 2022 – Gale French: Google Earth
Sep 01, 2022 – Mark Olsen: What’s New in Family Tree Maker
Aug 27, 2022 – Annual Show and Tell with potluck luncheon
Jul 29, 2022 – Tony Hanson: Paper in the Cloud
Jun 24, 2022 – John A. Sellers: The Other Courthouse – The District
May 27, 2022 – Diane Warmsley: The People of the West Indies and Their History
Apr 23, 2022 – Members Tips and Tricks with potluck dinner
Mar 25, 2022 – Bernard N. Meiser: Pushes, Pulls, and Records: The Waves of German Immigrants
Feb 25, 2022 – Thomas MacEntee: The US 1950 Census-Are you ready?
Jan 28. 2022 – Susan Kaufman: Senior Manager at Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research

Dec 11, 2021 – Holiday/20th Anniversary Celebration at the Lone Star Flight Museum
Nov 19, 2021 – Cari Taplin: Using Church Records to Find Ancestral Origins
Oct 29, 2021 – Diahan Southard: 4 Next Steps for your DNA Test
Sep 24, 2021 – Diane L. Richard: Early Migration In, Across, and Out of North Carolina
Aug 28, 2021 – Annual Show and Tell with potluck luncheon Pictures are in the Photo Gallery!
Jul 30, 2021 – Cyndi Ingle: Record As You Go, Cite As You Go, File As You Go
Jun 25, 2021 – Ari Wilkins: Reconstructing Communities Using Census Records, Sanborn Maps, and City Directories
May 28, 2021 – Lisa Smith: Genealogy from a Private Investigator’s Perspective
Apr 30, 2021 – Michael Strauss: The Road to Independence: Researching your Revolutionary War Ancestors
Mar 26, 2021 – Katherine Schober: Help! I Don’t Speak the Language: Tips and tricks for Deciphering Foreign Language Records
Feb 19, 2021 – Thomas MacEntee: Brick Wall Breakthroughs
Jan 29, 2021 – Diana Elder: The Family Search Catalog: A Researchers Best Friend

Nov 20, 2020 – Janine Cloud: Birds of a Feather: Y-DNA Research and Group Projects
Oct 23, 2020 – Sharon Batiste Gillins: Navigating the Freedmen’s Bureau Records
Sep 25, 2020 – Linda Worsham: Digital Scrapbooking Your Pictures and Data
Aug 28, 2020 – Elizabeth O’Neal: Using Digital Libraries: Search Strategies for Family Historians
Jul 31, 2020 – Linda Hudson: Quaker Ancestry Research
Jun 26, 2020 – Melissa Corn Finlay: Genealogy Nuggets and Pitfalls in Guardianship Records
May 29, 2020 – Devon Lee: Ancestry ThruLines: A Blessing, a Curse, or Both?
Apr 24, 2020 – Bernard Meisner: Techniques and Strategies for More Effective Online Searching
Mar 27, 2020 – Canceled due to Covid-19 concerns
Feb 28, 2020 – Nick Cimino: Using City Directories for Finding Ancestors
Jan 31, 2020 – Members’ Tips and Tricks

Nov 22, 2019 – Gale French: DNA Painter Tool
Oct 25, 2019 – Doryn Glenn: Searching Court Records and What Types Of Information Can Be Found
Sep 27, 2019 – Dana Leeds: DNA Basics
Aug 23, 2019 – Annual Show and Tell with Potluck Dinner
Jul 26, 2019 – Mitch Clendening: Going Mobile: Apps, Tips and Tricks for the Mobile Genealogist
Jun 28, 2019 – Kevin Kinney: Research Materials Available at the Rosenberg Library in Galveston
May 31, 2019 – League City Police Department: Research to Determine the Identities of Jane Doe and Janet Doe Unsolved Murder Cases
Apr 26, 2019 – Devon Noel Lee: Organizing Your Research Using Surname Charts and Other Helpful Forms
Mar 16, 2019 – Lois Gibson: Using Forensic Art to Locate Past and Present People of Interest
Feb 22, 2019 – Susan Kaufman: Preparation When Researching At a Repository
Jan 13, 2019 – Doryn Glenn: Immigration and Naturalization at the Turn of the Century

Dec 8, 2018 – Holiday Party at South Shore Grille in League City
Nov 30, 2018 – Mary Anthony Startz: The Cuban Papers An Overview to Researching this Treasure of Spanish Colonial Documents from the 16th, 17th and early 18th century
Oct 26, 2018 – Gay Carter: Kick-Start Your Enthusiasm: Genealogy Education on the Web
Sep 28, 2018 – Sue Yerby and Feliz Ramirez: Digitizing Your Family Records
Aug 31, 2018 – Members Show and Tell
Jul 27, 2018 – Melodey Hauch: The Removal of Campbell’s Bayou Cemetery and Re-interment in Forest Park East Cemetery
Jun 29, 2018 – Irene Walters: “Fáilte (welcome) – to your Irish ancestry!”
May 25, 2018 – Andrew Lee: Family Treasures: From Microfilm to Hyperspace
Apr 27, 2018 – Alice Braud-Jones: DAR Library Online Resources
Mar 29, 2018 – Gale French: GEDMatch.com Online Resources
Feb 16, 2018 – Nick Cimino: The Genealogy of Hidden Figures
Jan 27, 2018 – Frank Billingsley discussed his book Swabbed and Found

Nov 17, 2017 “Show and Tell” Program and BBQ Potluck Dinner
Oct 27, 2017 Reading Between The Lines, UK census records by David Talbot Gardiner
Sep 29, 2017 Long Live Your French Ancestors! by Irene Walters
Aug 25, 2017 Annual Show & Tell with Potluck Dinner – (Canceled)
Jul 28, 2017 Finding The Five Tribes: The Dawes Roll and Beyond by Marjorie J. Lowe
Jun 30, 2017 Researching In Your Jammies by Sue Yerby
May 26, 2017 SAR and SRT memberships by Thomas Bruce Green, III
Apr 26, 2017 Gold Star Mothers by Gale French
Mar 31, 2017 Early Kentucky Records by Nancy Royce
Feb 24, 2017 The Diaries of Harriet “Hattie” Dillabaugh 1889-1940. by Former Astronaut Retired USAF Colonel Jerry L Ross
Jan 27, 2017 Genealogical Proof Standard by Nick Cimino

Dec 10, 2016 – Members 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 Annual holiday party
Oct 30, 2015 – Kim Zrubek: Review of Free Online Resources
Sep 25, 2015 – Joseph Pergler: BillionGraves.com
Aug 28, 2015 – Member 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 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 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 – Members Annual Holiday Party
Oct 26, 2012 – Cary Hall: The 1940s Census
Sep 28, 2012 – Charles Gardes: It’s A Gusher!
Aug 31, 2012 – Members Annual Show and Tell and Linda Reynolds: 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 Huguenots?
May 27, 2011 – Anne Dunphey Becker: Houston After the Civil War and Before Oil – As Seen Through 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 – Members 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 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 Galveston 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 – Members 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 Pusch: 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: 1880 Census

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