About Us

Back in 2001, Carolyn Hellen was teaching a beginners genealogy class at the University Baptist Church and dreamed of a genealogy society in the Houston Texas Bay Area. She realized the only way to make this happen would be to have genealogy meetings in our own area. Later that summer, an organizational meeting was held at the University Baptist Church with enthusiastic people willing to join and serve as officers, thus was born the Bay Area Genealogical Society.

The above article was a summary from two of our Quarterly articles by Carole Varnado.

In Memory Of Carolyn Traweek Hellen, November 4, 1937 – November 7, 2021

Past presidents were Carolyn Hellen from 2001 to 2003, Neil Miserandino 2003-2004, Ron Cox 2004-2005, Loren Martin 2005-2007, Resa Nichols Hennings 2007-2009, Tina Medlin-Chatham 2009-2011, Bill Mayo 2011-2013, Shirley Hoppe Lindquist 2013 to 2015, Loren Martin 2015 to 2017, and Nick Cimino from 2017 to 2020, Lisa Smith 2021 to present.


Lisa Smith

Jane Martin
1st Vice President

2nd Vice President

Kitty Olson
Recording Secretary

Susie Ganch

George Porterfield

Teresa Rundell
Corresponding Secretary


Kathleen Williams
County Coordinator

Kim Zrubek

Lisa Smith
Email Coordinator

Kim Zrubek

Todd Roberts
Journal Editor

Cindy Austin
Newsletter Editor

Anita Cooper
Pedigree Charts

Terri Myers

George Porterfield

Holly Carpenter

Polly Swerdlin
Web Editor

Lisa Smith
Yearbook Editor

Mailing address:
Bay Area Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 590853
Houston, TX 77259-0853
Contact us: Info@txbayaregen.org

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