Past Meetings

by Calendar Year

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 FoundA

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 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: the first newsletter of the Society did not list their topics

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