2007 Newsletters

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  • December 7th: 7th Annual BAGS Holiday Banquet
  • Let BAGS Help You Make Research Connections!
  • Congratulations to Melodey Mozeley Hauch
  • Research Assistance Available at the Moore Memorial Library
  • Membership Services – Future Workshops by Shirley Lindquist
  • Houston Genealogical Forum / Hispanic Genealogical Society: Records of Early Texas 1717-1835 Seminar
  • DAR Workshop Saturday, January 5, 2008 at 10:00 am
  • Genealogy Computer Programs Thursday, January 10, 2008 at 2:00 pm
  • Christine Rose Seminar, May 3, 2008 – description and advance registration form
  • Ancestors of Billy Bob Terrell submitted by Christina Ronshausen Terrell


  • November 16th Program: “Bullet Proof Your Genealogy: Making Friends With Your Computer — an Introduction to Automated Computer Backup and Protection” — presented by Dick Warren
  • “Bless Us, Every One” 7th Annual BAGS Holiday Banquet
  • NARA Increases  Reproduction Fees – by Alice Braud–Jones
  • Reflections on the Mayflower Compact (Thanksgiving – More than a Holiday) – by Dick Warren
  • BAGS Bulletin Board
    • More BAGS Tote BAGS are available
    • BAGS Wants to Put YOU in the Spotlight!
    • Attendance Report by Jeanine Lawrence
    • Membership – Tammy Frey, Registrar
    • Preservation Tip of the Month by Becky Schipper, from the Fort Wayne Library
    • Treasurer Report
    • Ancestors of Nancy Maynard Irle


  • October Program: “Reflections of a Watershed: A Pictorial History of Clear Lake and Clear Creek” — presented by Alecya Gallaway
  • Writing About Your Family History by Susie Ganch
  • The BAGS Quarterly needs your help! by Susie Ganch
  • Mt. Olivet Cemetery Project – Update by Neil Miserendino
  • BAGS 2007 – 2009 Officers (Photo & Names)
  • Historical Japanese and Native American settlers


  • September Program: “More Bay Area Roots by a Seabrook Native” — presented by Emogene Hoot Brummerhop
  • Items and Stories Shared at the August 2007 Show & Tell
  • 2007 Freeman Library Exhibit – “Our Women Ancestors”
  • Welcome New Members!
  • Officer Election Results
  • Basic Level Beginning Genealogy Workshop Registration Form
  • Historical Kemah Photos


  • August Program: “Annual Show & Tell” — presented by BAGS members; officer elections
  • “Genealogy for Kids”
  • “Our Women Ancestors”: BAGS Display at Freeman Library
  • Clayton Library’s New Internet Death Records Database
  • Texas State Genealogical Society 2007 Conference
  • BAGS 2008 Seminar Announced
  • Basic Level Beginning Genealogical Workshop
  • BAGS Board Election
  • Ancestors of Leona Merrell Jared
  • Photos fromprevious BAGS exhibit at Freeman Library


  • July Program: “West Virginia History and Research” — Ginny Toney
  • August is BAGS “Show and Tell” Meeting Dick Warren
  • “Basic Genealogy Workshop” by Shirley Lindquist
  • BAGS Display at Local Libraries by Shirley Lindquist
  • “Get Help with Your Genealogy Research: Anecdotes from Previous Bus Trips” by Mary Martin, County Coordinator
  • “Mt Olivet Cemetery Transcription Project – Status Report” by Alice Braud-Jones
  • Daughters of the Republic of Texas
  • At the Libraries…
  • Ancestors of Eric William Hennings
  • Famous West Virginians


  • June Program: “My Heroes: The Code Talker and the Commandant” — Alice Braud-Jones
  • “In Search of Unknown Generations” – Angelina College Genealogy Conference
  • “Clayton Town Crier”
  • Genealogy Research at Federal Depository Libraries?
  • Gems from Genealogists
  • Ancestors of Laura Belle Roberts
  • Navajo CodeTalker Photos


  • May Program: “Natural Disaster Preparedness” — Susan Kaufman, MLIS
  • Gems from Genealogists
  • BAGS Cemetery Transcription Project Progress — Alice Braud-Jones
  • Did Your Family Pass Through Nova Scotia? — Rose Mary Fritz
  • Items of interest —
    • Traveling This Summer?
    • What’s New at Clayton
  • Ancestors of Rose Mary McDaniel Fritz


  • April Program: “General Sam Houston” — James Hodges, Ph.D.
  • BAGS Cemetery Transcription Project — Alice Braud-Jones
  • Items of interest —
    • NIGR Director Brings Research Tips to Texas
    • BAGS Buys a Paver
    • BAGS Cookbook by Claudia Grafton
  • Ancestors of Edith Elizabeth Almond


  • March Program: “Harris County Archives – A Review of Holdings” — Sarah Canby Jackson
  • Seminar to feature genealogical speaker Claire Mire Bettag, CG, CGL
  • Items of interest —
    • BAGS Brags
    • Beginning Genealogy
    • Nominations
    • Recommended Seminars
    • NARA Proposed Fee Increase
    • Ancestors of Sharon Childers Alderman


  • February Program: “Texas History in Slave Trade Records” — Kathryn Black Morrow
  • Genealogy Cruise Conference — Resa Hennings
  • FamilySearch Indexing (FSI) — Doug Wilson
  • Items of interest — BAGS tote, Yearbook distribution, Kudos
  • Ancestors of Laresa Kay Evans
  • Photos of Friendswood exhibit
  • Inserts — Information sheet & Registration form on the 2007 Seminar.


  • January Program: “Cite Your Sources!” — Gay Carter
  • Information to members related to voting on changes to the BAGS Articles of Incorporation.
  • Items of interest — Beginning Genealogy class (Feb 17) and monthly meeting on The Master Genealogist (starts Jan 20)
  • Ancestors of Mary Thornton Olsen
  • Ballot on Articles changes
  • Inserts —
    • Information & Registration form on the 2007 Seminar.

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