2006 Newsletters

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  • December Meeting: Holiday Dinner Party.  Program: “Against All Odds – Victory of Yorktown, Summer 1781” A Tribute to George Washington’s Leadership – James Hodges
  • Quarterly Report – Interview/Reunion Resources – Susie Ganch
  • Want Ads & BAGS Brags
  • BAGS Featured in Friendswood Library Display
  • Gems from Genealogists — PERSI
  • Ancestors of Pauline Hartsfield Ohsie
  • Insert — Information on the 2007 Seminar.


  • November Meeting: “1890 Census Substitutes” – Emily Croom
  • Researching WesternMassachusetts — Mary Martin
  • National Gravesite Locator — submitted by Neil Miserendino
  • New Members — Shirley Lindquist
  • Bockstruck Tips to THAGS and BAGS — Alice Braud-Jones
  • U.S. Newspaper Program – Texas — Neil Miserendino
  • DAR Library Presentation by BAGS VP at Friendswood Public Library
  • Ancestors of Michael DeWitt McCown
  • BAGS Holiday Banquet Flyer
  • Information on the 2007 Seminar


  • October Meeting: “The Value of Newspapers in Genealogical Research” Lynna Kay Shuffield
  • Family Tree Maker Workshop Report
  • Library Exhibit: BAGS Salutes the Military Service of Our Ancestors — Shirley Lindquist
  • IGHR Registration Begins — Alice Braud-Jones
  • Texas State Library Renovation — Tracy Kuhn
  • Ancestors of Barbara Fox Stanley


  • September Meeting: “Make Your Genealogy Roar with WorldCat” Irene Walters
  • Family Tree Maker – Design, Part 2 – by Dick Warren
    • Reports Overview
    • Different Reports
    • Customizing Reports
  • “It Sounded So Easy” by Linda Carrington
  • “BAGS Quarterly” by Susie Ganch
  • FTM workshop
  • Ancestors of Constance Myers Ogden


  • August Meeting: Members’ Show & Tell and Recording Family History plus Potluck supper
  • Family Tree Maker – Design, Part 1 – by Dick Warren
    • Charts Overview
    • Different Types of Charts
  • Ancestors of Mary Springer Pearson


  • July Meeting: “Seabrook Happenings” Emogene Brummerhop
  • Family Tree Maker – Search, Part 4 – by Dick Warren
    • Overview of Search Results,
    • Successful Search Tips, and
    • How to Merge
  • Family Tree Maker Workshop on September 30
  • Ancestors of Shirley Hoppe Lindquist


  • June Meeting: “English Research” Lesley Douthwaite
  • “Family Tree Maker – Search, Part 2 – Star ranking in Pedigree View” by Dick Warren
  • In Memorium
  • “Fascination with Family History” by Connie Ogden
  • 2007 Workshop
  • Ancestors of Carole Lynn O’Neal


  • May Meeting: “Undaunted – A Norwegian Woman in Frontier Texas” Charles H. Russell
  • “Family Tree Maker – Search, Part 1” by Dick Warren
  • BAGS Hosting FTM Workshop – Dick Warren
  • “Can-Do Year” Loren Martin
  • Ancestors of Gloria Smith Dupuy
  • Memorial Day History


  • April Meeting: “AncestryPlus and Heritage Quest” Irene Walters
  • “Family Tree Maker” by Dick Warren
  • Marje Harris Retires as Clayton Library Manager
  • Ancestors of Gustav Homann


  • March Meeting: “Migration and Naturalization” Marje Harris
  • Briefs:
    • Online Survey of Research E-Genealogy
    • Online Access to ArchiveGrid
    • Everton Research Retreat
    • HGF Mini-Seminar
  • “Flea Market Rescue” by Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak
  • Ancestors of Edward James Dworsky


  • February Meeting: “Migration Trails and Using Maps” Bruce Krewinghaus
  • “Samford IGHR” by Alice Braud-Jones
  • “Fourteen Ways to Find a Maiden Name”
  • “BAGS to be Included in PERSI”
  • Sixth Annual Battle of San Jacinto Symposium
  • Ancestors of Shirley Van Vlierden Robbins


  • January Meeting: “Passenger and Immigration Lists” NOTE: The speaker for January changed after the newsletter was produced.  Lesley Douthwaite, Assistant Manager at Clayton spoke instead of Marje Harris.
  • New Internet Publication — Reviewed by Trevia Wooster Beverley
  • “Texas Stand to Arms!”
  • Sunday Meeting Alternate
  • The “GLO” Returns!
  • Ancestors of Tina Medlin-Chatham

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