THAGS Bus Trip and other news

February 17, 2019

 

THAGS BUS TRIP

Reminder for our trip on Tuesday. Our number right now is 13.  So we hope everyone is able to attend

 

 

The Humble Area Genealogical Society Outing

Trip:   Clayton Library 
Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Place: Stein Mart parking lot 1153 Kingwood Dr. 
            Park over toward Kingwood Dr so 
           we won’t take up customers spaces. 
Time: Load bus 9:15 AM       Bus leaves for Clayton at 9:30 AM
          Leave Clayton: 3:30 PM     Please be on the bus at 3:30 PM
Arrive: 4:15 PM. Stein Mart parking lot.

 

There is a snack room at the library and vending machines and also lockers for those who bring their lunches. Park Plaza is close by for dining. You can also pick up a lunch at Jason's before we leave if you order in advance. there is a $1 donation for the the bus.

 

You must email or call me only if you plan to come. Please don't sign up until you are sure you can go. We need a minimum of 10 to have the bus.

If at the last minute you are unable to make it due to illness or an emergency CALL me. I do not check my emails the morning of the trip. I do not have a cell phone.

 

I hold the bus until 9:30 for those that have signed up on the list. Please be kind and let me know if you have to cancel.  If you need more information, contact Pam Walton

 

Pam Walton

281-358-6449

pj1976@embarqmail.com

 

 

Nominating Committee:

Thank you again to Ronnie Janecka for acting as our nominating committee this year.

We will have a voice vote on our new board nominees at the April 2019 meeting.

Proposed 2019/2020 Board:

President Nominee: Robert Meaux

Vice-President: Devon Lee

Treasurer: Andy Lee

Secretary Nominee: Gloria Miller

Board Member #1 Nominee: Bill O'Bar

Board Member #2 Ed Miller

Board Member #3 Nancy Derby

 

THAG Dates to Remember:

March 4, 2019: Board Meeting, 7 PM, Kingwood Library

March 11, 2019: Monthly Meeting, Virtual Meeting on Internet Archives

March Bus Trip

July 8, Summer Social, Spring Creek BBQ

 

From other societies:

  1. Texas Institute of Genealogical Research

TIGR 2019 features five days of intense learning, taking research skills to a new level. This in-depth institute is slated Monday, June 10 – Friday, June 14, 2019, at the Crowne Plaza Austin, 6121 North Interstate Highway 35, Austin, Texas.

Two courses focus on either Texas or Southern US research. Texas Research Essentials, coordinated by noted Texas records expert Kelvin Meyers, guides attendees through myriad intricacies of Texas records and research spanning early Spanish exploration and colonization through the Texas Republic and beyond. Advanced Southern Research Techniques, led by nationally recognized author,  lecturer, and genealogist, J. Mark Lowe, CG®, FUGA, introduces participants to more complex records necessary to substitute for missing vital records as well as how to find and use these obscure and valuable resources.

Who Should Attend TIGR?

  • Any genealogist seeking a way to get past a Texas or Southern US ancestor brick-wall problem

  • Intermediate and Advanced genealogists wanting insight into difficult and hard-to-understand records

  • Genealogy speakers and writers wishing to develop greater depth in their topics and articles

  • Professional genealogists seeking to advance their knowledge and expand their expertise

If you yearn for more advanced courses at the TxSGS Annual Family History Conference, TIGR is for you!
 

 

 

TIGR Registration

Registration is now open for TIGR 2019! Register during early bird registration (through midnight April 30, 2019) and save. TxSGS members automatically receive an additional discount when they register through their online account. Not a member? Join now!

Institute Courses

For a list of topics presented in each course, see TIGR 2019 Schedule.
 

TIGR Faculty

Visit our Faculty Page to get to know our TIGR 2019 faculty, which includes well-known experts on Texas and Southern records:  Teri E. Flack, Patti Gillespie, Theresa Howell, J. Mark Lowe, Kelvin L. Meyers, Laurel Neuman, John Sellers, Patrick Walsh, and Ari Wilkins.

TIGR Venue & Hotel

TIGR 2019 will be held at the Crowne Plaza Austin, 6121 North Interstate Highway 35, Austin. The Crowne Plaza Austin is conveniently located near top Texas records repositories such as the Texas General Land Office, the Texas State Library and Archives, the Dolph Briscoe Center for History, and the Bullock State History Museum.

TIGR attendees should book their room no later than May 18, 2019.

Visit our Venue & Lodging page for more details and instructions on how to book your room at our discounted TIGR rate.

  1. My Heritage LIVE 2019

Following the resounding success of our first-ever user conference, MyHeritage LIVE, three months ago in Oslo, we are thrilled to announce that we've decided to host it again in 2019!  My Heritage LIVE will take place September 6–8 2019 in Amsterdam.

Our second MyHeritage user conference will bring together MyHeritage staff, internationally renowned genealogy and DNA experts and speakers, along with hundreds of genealogy enthusiasts and MyHeritage users from around the world for a weekend of illuminating genealogy and DNA lecture tracks and hands-on workshops.

Conference tickets include access to lectures, workshops, lunches on Saturday and Sunday, a Friday night drink reception, and the MyHeritage party on Saturday night.

We'd be delighted if you would share this announcement (and the visual below) with your followers especially as space is limited and we encourage everyone to register before the Early Bird discount ends! For more information, please see the MyHeritage LIVE website and our official blog post.

I look forward to seeing you in Amsterdam! 

  1. Texas State Genealogical Society, DNA Experience

Your DNA Experiences needed!

The editors of Stirpes are focusing on DNA for the March 2019 issue, and they'd love to know your experience. If you've taken a DNA test, please take a few minutes and fill out this survey (click on DNA Discoveries Survey):

DNA Discoveries Survey

Please respond by Tuesday, February 20th. There are only a few questions—it won't take but a minute or two. We plan to print some of the answers in this next issue and perhaps include comments in future issues as well. Thanks for your help!

Questions? Contact the Stirpes editors at stirpes@txsgs.org.

 

Subscribe to our TxSGS Email List to keep up-to-date on the latest TxSGS and Lone Star State genealogy news and events, including announcements about the Texas Institute of Genealogical Research slated June 10-14 in Austin. You will receive our monthly eNews email newsletter, a well as periodic TxSGS announcements. Sign up for the TxSGS Email List today!http://www.txsgs.org/publications/enews/

 

 

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