Past Meetings

by Calendar Year

Apr 23, 2022 – Pot Luck Dinner – Tips and Tricks by BAGS Members
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 – BAGS 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 – BAGS 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 – TxSGC sponsored Webinar: Katherine Schober – Help! I Don’t Speak the Language: Tips and tricks for Deciphering Foreign Language Records
Feb 19, 2021 – Thomas MacEntee’s Webinar – Brick Wall Breakthroughs
Jan 29, 2021 – TxSGS Webinar: Diana Elder, The Family Search Catalog: A Researchers Best Friend

Nov 20, 2020 – TxSGS Webinar: Janine Cloud – Birds of a Feather: Y-DNA Research and Group Projects
Oct 23, 2020 – TxSGS sponsored Webinar: Sharon Batiste Gillins – Navigating the Freedmen’s Bureau Records
Sep 25, 2020 – TxSGS sponsored Webinar: Linda Worsham – Digital Scrapbooking Your Pictures and Data
Aug 28, 2020 – TxSGS Webinar: Elizabeth O’Neal – Using Digital Libraries: Search Strategies for Family Historians
Jul 31, 2020 – TxSGS Webinar: Linda Hudson – Quaker Ancestry Research
Jun 26, 2020 – TxSGS Webinar: 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 – TxSGS Webinar: 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 discussed the 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 – Members – Annual Show & Tell and Potluck Dinner
Oct 27, 2017 – David Gardiner presented an In-Depth Look at UK Census Records
Sep 29, 2017 – Irene Walters – Long Live Your French Ancestors!
Aug 25, 2017 – Cancelled due to storm issues with Hurricane Harvey
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 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 – 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 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 – 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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