2005 Newsletters

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  • December Meeting: Holiday Party “Home for the Holidays”
  • “Irish Research, A Timely Topic” by Alice Braud-Jones
  • BAGS Quarterly Update from Susie Ganch
  • “… and At a Really Good Price” – Forum Magazine – submitted by Alice Braud-Jones
  • Ancestors of Oletia Booker Teas


  • November Meeting: “For the Settling of My Temporal Estate: Using Probate Records in Genealogy” with Emily Croom
  • BAGS Annual Holiday Dinner Party by Claudia Grafton
  • “Hurricane Help” Society of Southwest Archivists
  • “Chasing our Tales, Thanksgiving on Plymouth Rock” by Hattie Axtell (Howland) McKinley
  • Ancestors of Renee Ambermann (Ball)


  • October Meeting: “German Research with Updates from Germany” with Wolfram M. Von-Maszewski
  • “A Final Note” by Neil Miserendino
  • Annual Holiday Dinner Party Planning (Dec 16)
  • Ancestors of Renee Amberman (Ball)
  • New Officers Sworn In


  • September Meeting: “American Revolutionary War Pensions” with Mr. Kim Morton
  • “George Washington’s Family Tree” by Neil Miserendino
  • BAGS Officers-Elect 2005-2007
  • “A VERY FOND FAREWELL” by Claudia Grafton
  • Special notice on BAGS meeting venue
  • Ancestors of Alice Wynn Braud (Jones)
  • Members Offer a “Show & Tell” Time Experience


  • August Meeting: Member Show & Tell and Potluck Supper
  • “Reference Guides to Newspapers” by Neil Miserendino
  • “Texas Pioneers Honored” by Bill Teas
  • Ancestors of Darwin Lee Gilmore
  • “From Polly’s Kitchen”


  • July Meeting: “The DNA Project” with Max Blankfeld
  • Election of Officers for 2005-07
  • “Reference Guides to Newspapers” by Neil Miserendino
  • “Why Volunteer?” by Susie Ganch
  • Ancestors of Emma Lou Cline (Gilmore)
  • Photos from Roy Hellen’s retirement reception


  • June Meeting: “Library Resources as Finding Aids for Genealogists” with Marje Harris
  • “Introduction to City Directories” by Neil Miserendino
  • “Posting of Queries” by Leo Waltz
  • Ancestors of Pauline Jual McGinnis (Wilson)


  • May Meeting: Using Maps in Genealogy with Emily Croom
  • “Texas Land Grant Search” by Neil Miserendino
  • “French-Canadian Research” by Richard Eastman
  • “Harris County Archives” by Judy Henderson
  • Ancestors of Paula Ann Hoskins (Sinning)


  • April Meeting: “Land Records and Deed Finding Aids” Loretta “Tommy” Burns
  • “Topographic Maps” by Neil Miserendino
  • “BAGS Website Activity” by Leo Waltz
  • Amendment to BAGS Constitution and Bylaws
  • “Thanks for the Memories”
  • Ancestors of Harriet Jane Axtell (McKinley)


  • Cancellation of March meeting
  • Freeman Library Exhibit “Genealogy is…” – March 2005
  • “How Do You Spell Your Name?” by Neil Miserendino
  • “The Restoration of Sandy Point Cemetery” by Melodey M. Hauch
  • Ancestors of Ronald G. Cox


  • February Meeting: Second Annual Question & Answer Session “Finding Aids: Around and Through Those Brick Walls” Marje Harris and Robert de Berardinis
  • “When WAS That Photo Taken?” by Neil Miserendino
  • Amendment to BAGS Constitution and Bylaws
  • “Jasper Redden McCoy” by Alice Braud-Jones
  • Ancestors of Lynda Kay Clegg (Cox)


  • January Meeting: Writing Your Family History – Beginning with the Box “From Overwhelming Junk into a Written History”
  • “Identifying Photographs” by Neil Miserendino
  • “2004 BAGS Holiday Celebration” by Linda Goerland
  • Seminar — Using Genealogical Records by Dick Warren
  • Ancestors of Betty Ann Cook (Little)

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