THAGS...Time to mark your calendars

Hello THAGS members, now is the time to mark you calendars and start making plans for our fall meetings and events. Please take note of the dates and locations below.

THIS IS OUR NEW MEETING PLACE! The Philip Cezeaux Building in the heart of Humble, Texas. The address is 100 N. Houston Avenue.

It is right next to the city park seen in the second photo. As you can see there is plenty of parking. The building can hold 200 people, so we have room to grow.

We look forward to being with all of you again at our first meeting of our year on Monday, September 10, 2018, at 7 PM. Our speaker will be Lisa Toth-Salinas. Her topic is: "All I Ever Wanted to Know About Genealogy I Learned in Kindergarten: A Back-to-Basics Look at the Genealogical Research Process." Be sure to join us and plan to bring a friend.

Yearly dues are due and can be paid at this meeting. Or you can mail them in by check, payable to THAGS and sent to PO Box 2723, Humble, Texas 77347-2723. Dues are $17 single, $20 Family, $50 Sponsor, $100 Patron, $200 Benefactor, $500 Life. All dues must be paid by November 30, 2018.

You can always visit the website: for more information about meetings, trips, newsletters, etc.


Still looking for those interested in joining us October 17-24, 1018 on a research trip to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Contact Patsy McLaughlin 832-429-8045 if you are interested.


In order to keep producing a society newsletter, we need contributions from you. Please submit your articles to Devon Lee.


We already have two bus trips scheduled for this fall--Tuesday, September 18 and Tuesday, October 16. Make plans now to join us.


All members are welcome to join us at any board meeting. Board meetings will be held in the room on the 2nd floor of the Kingwood Library on (generally) the 1st Monday of the month at 7 PM. Because of holiday, our first board meeting will be August 27th. Board members please submit your agenda items now.


--Frank Billingsley will be speaking on Saturday September 8, 2018 with the Houston Genealogical Forum If you want to carpool, let us know.

--The Texas State Genealogical Society’s 2018 Conference is now open for registration. The conference takes place Friday, November 2-Sunday, November 4, 2018 at the Omni San Antonio at the Colannade in San Antonio, Texas. Here is the link for anyone interested: you are going to the conference and are interested in manning a booth for our society, let us know.

--From: Family History Finatics: “A Summer of DNA” eConference, 4 August 2018.


- Your Tree is Full, There is Still Room for DNASam Williams

- Ancestry DNA ToolsMichelle Leonard

- Adoption and Unknown ParentageKitty Cooper

- Segment Triangulation

The online sessions will begin at 9am Central Time on August 4th.

Some answers to common questions that people have asked us:

1. Yes the sessions are live. These are not pre-recorded, so if you have questions, then please ask them in the chat during any of the sessions and we'll get them answered.

2. Yes there are door prizes.

3. No you don't have to be logged on to the live session to win.

4. Yes recordings of the sessions will be available for 30 days after the eConference so even if you can't make the live session, register so that you can watch the recordings.

5. Yes we use our webcams. You don't have to watch slides all the time. You also get to see people.

Register and get your questions answered by some of the most popular genetic genealogy educators! Price is only $19.99 until July 21st and then it will be $24.99. More information is available on the website:

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