About Randy Whited

Randy Whited is a science, genetic genealogy, and technology geek and has been avidly researching his family history for over thirty years. In addition to serving as the 2016-2017 President of the Texas State Genealogical Society, Randy also serves on the Board of Directors of the Federation of Genealogical Societies. A native Texas, Randy earned his BA in Natural Science from the University of Texas at Austin with a major in Astronomy.

TxSGS 2017 Conference Cancelled Due to Hurricane Harvey Damage

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As posted on our website last week, the Omni Westside Hotel in Katy, the site of our 2017 Family History Conference, was not spared from damage during the recent landfall of Hurricane Harvey in Houston. It is with disappointment and regret that we must cancel the 2017 TxSGS Family History Conference.

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TxSGS 2017 Conference & Hurricane Harvey Update

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As many of you are aware, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Houston a couple of weeks ago, causing widespread damage. Our host hotel, Omni Westside in Katy, was not spared and the ground floor did take on some water. While closed for repairs, they currently expect to reopen 1 October, well in advance of our scheduled 2017 Conference.

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2016 TxSGS Family History Conference Registration Opening Soon

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The growth of TxSGS has resulted in the need to more efficiently manage memberships and the automation of conference registration. While the original timeline was for registration to begin in July, we have decided to take some extra time to ensure that the new registration portal has been properly tested and can easily handle the influx of registrations. We believe the added convenience, for both our volunteers and for attendees, will be worth the short wait.

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