Partner Societies

Following is a list of organizations that are Partner Societies of the Texas State Genealogical Society.

If you are a Partner Society and your information is missing or incorrect, please contact your District Representative.

Amarillo Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 2171, Amarillo 79189-2071 

Angelina County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 150631, Lufkin, TX 75915-0631

Arlington Genealogical Society, c/o Cherry Williams, 1000 Rocky Canyon Rd., Arlington, TX 76012-4121

Atascosa County Genealogical Society, Library Inc., P.O. Box 93, Poteet, TX 78056-0093

Austin Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 10010, Austin, TX 78766-1010

Bay Area Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 891447, Houston, TX 77289-1447
Web site:  www.TxBayAreaGen.org

This Society is located in the Houston/Galveston Bay Area. Monthly meetings (except November & December) are held at 7:00 p.m. on the last Friday of the month at University Baptist Church, 16106 Middlebrook Dr., Houston (Clear Lake City) 77059.  Various speakers provide interesting and educational genealogical programs. Come for coffee and fellowship at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit their website at www.TxBayAreaGen.org or email President@TxBayAreaGen.org

Brazos Genealogical Association, P.O. Box 5493, Bryan, TX 77805-5493

Burnet County Genealogical Society, c/o Herman Brown Library, 100 E. Washington, Burnet, TX 78611-3114.

Camp County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1083, Pittsburg, TX 75686-3083.

Cass County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 880, Atlanta, TX 75551-0880
Web site:  www.rootsweb.com/~txcass

This society was organized in 1973 and currently has 107 members. Patsy Livingston can be contacted at 903-796-2107 or for pines@attglobal.net for information. The society meets the second Tuesday each month at 7:00 p.m. at Home Enterprises, intersection of 77 and 43 in Atlanta. They support the Cass County Family History Room at the Atlanta Public Library, 101 W. Hiram in Atlanta. They provide volunteers for the room when the library is open Monday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Central Texas Genealogical Society, Inc., c/o Waco Public Library, 1717 Austin Ave., Waco, TX 7601-1794

Chaparral Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 606, Tomball, TX 77375-0601.

Cherokee County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1332, Jacksonville, TX 75766-1332.
Website:  www.rootsweb.com/~txcherok/

Organized in 1976, this society has 139 members and meets at 7:00 p.m. the second Monday September through May at Bonner Place, 421 S. Bonner St. in Jacksonville. bill Hermes of Rusk is the current president and can be contacted at 903-743-5443 and mhayes@eastex.net. The society's email address is ccgs@suddenlink.net. They support the Jacksonville Public Library and have donated a computer with genealogy software, a vertical file housing about 250 family files, exchange publications, CDs and DVDs. The library is open Monday and Thursday noon until 8:00 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Historian Sylvia Acker and Tree Talk Editor Gordon Bennett answer queries for patrons.

Clayton Library Friends, P.O. Box 271078, Houston, TX 77277-1078

Email:  info@ClaytonLibraryFriends.org
Website:  www.ClaytonLibraryFriends.org

Clayton Library Friends [CLF] was formed in 1987 as the support group of the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, a unit of the Houston Public Library. With a yearly average of 900 members, their mission is to enrich the resources and facilities of the Clayton Library.

Since its inception, CLF has raised nearly $9,000,000 for the library. Its recent 5-year project was the renovation of the William Clayton House which was the genealogy library before the current building was built.

CLF meets on the second Saturday of the months of February, May, August, and November at the Clayton Library, 5300 Caroline in Houston. The group also publishes a quarterly newsletter, The Clayton Advocate.

Coastal Bend Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 2826, Corpus Christi, TX 78403-2826

Collin County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 865052, Plano, TX 75086-5052
Website:  http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcolcgs/

Collin County Genealogical Society is committed to helping all researchers discover their roots by presenting educational programs on topics ranging from computer-aided research, genealogy software, and DNA testing to teaching the time honored standards of "citing sources," judging reliability of "evidence," and discovering techniques for finding that elusive ancestor; hosting workshops and seminars to provide individuals with hands-on research; recording, preserving, and publishing Collin County records of interest to genealogists; supporting the Plano Public Library System's Genealogy, Local History and Texana Archives Collection (GLHTA) through purchases and donations of books and materials that aid in genealogical research.

CCGS program meetings featuring guest speakers are held on the second Wednesday of each month September through June from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Details are included on our calendar page. Meetings are free and open to the public.

For more information on CCGS, please send email to CCGS Membership Chair at ccgs.members@gmail.com or write to CCGS-Membership, PO Box 865052, Plano, TX 75086-5052

Comal County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 310160, New Braunfels, TX 78131-0160

Coryell County Genealogical Society, c/o Gatesville Public Library, 111 N 8th St, Gatesville, TX 76528-1461

Cross Timbers Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 197, Gainesville, TX 76241-0197

President Ronnie Howser reports that this society was organized in 1977 and currently has 44 members. They publish a quarterly Cross Timber Post and meet the first Monday each month at 7:00 p.m. at North Central Texas College Library at 1525 W. California St. in Gainesville.  In addition to supporting the NCTC library they also assist the Cooke County Library in Gainesville and the Muenster Library in Muenster. Their current project is copying all the obituaries in the Cooke County Library for files at the NCTC Library. Contact information includes telephone 940-665-4430 and email to hob2gen@yahoo.com.

Dallas Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 12446, Dallas, TX 75225-0446
1-866-YOU2DGS (1-866-968-2347)
Email:  info@dallasgenealogy.org
Website:  www.dallasgenealogy.org

Publications: The Dallas Journal (annual): DGS Newsletter (4-6 issues yearly); website, genealogical blog and other print and electronic publications featuring Dallas County records.

The purpose of the Dallas Genealogical Society is to educate by creating, fostering, and maintaining interest in genealogy; to assist and support the Genealogy Section of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library in Dallas, Texas, or to its legal successor; and to collect, preserve, copy, and index information relating to Dallas County and its early history.

General meetings are held on the first Saturday for the months of January through May and from September through November. There are also monthly meetings for several Special Interest Groups. DGS arranges workshops, lectures and a Summer Institute to help educate and to raise funds for the benefit of the Genealogy Section of the Dallas Central  Library, recognized as one of the top 10 libraries in the United States for genealogy research.

DGS was founded in 1955, is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation and a member of the National Genealogical Society (NGS), the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), and the Texas State Genealogical Society (TxSGS).

Denton County Genealogical Society; c/o Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St., Denton, TX 76201   

Duncanville Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 381147, Duncanville, TX 75138-1147

East Texas Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 6967, Tyler, TX 75711-6967
Website:  www.etgs.org

El Paso Genealogical Society, c/o Sandra K. Lewis, Treasurer, 10768 Janway Dr., El Paso, TX 79935-2906

Ellis County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 479, Waxahachie, TX 75168-0479

Erath County Genealogical Society, 206 W. Blackjack St., Dublin, TX 76446-2204

Fannin County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 576, Trenton, TX 75490-0576

Five Hills Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1723, Copperas Cove, TX 76522-5723
Website:  www.rootsweb.com/~txfhgs

Three projects currently supported by this society include selling historical afghans to purchase books for the Cooperas Cove Public Library, documenting an old pioneer cemetery for an historical marker, and coordinating with the Senior Citizens Center on a cookbook that features families and their recipes. The society was organized in 200w, has 27 members and meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday each month at the Copperas Cove Public Library. Beverly Kittinger at walkabout@hot.rr.com is the society's contact person.

Fort Worth Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 9767, Fort Worth, TX 76147-2767

Franklin County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1563, Mt. Vernon, TX 75457-1563
Website:  www.fcgensoc.org

Organized in 1997 the society now has 177 members with Donald Easterling serving as interim president. He can be contacted at fcgensoc@mt-vernon.com. The society operates its own independent library located at 110 E. Main St. in Mt. Vernon just across the square from the courthouse. The library is open to the public Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and on Saturday 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The library is staffed by 15 to 20 volunteers. The Society meets at 7:00 p.m. on the third Monday in their library, and they publish a quarterly newsletter of about 10-12 pages.

Frisco Genealogical and Heritage Society of Frisco, P.O. Box 263, Frisco, TX 75034-0005

Galveston County Genealogical and Historical Society, P.O. Box 1141, Galveston, TX 77550
Website: www.rootsweb.com/~txgalves/gcgs.html

Betty Monk Ryman is the contact person and Betty Hendricks Dunquez serves as the web site coordinator. The society was organized in 1979, has 25 members, and meets at 7:00 p.m. the first Thursday at Rosenberg Library, 2310 Sealy Avenue in Galveston. For more information email ryman1936@gmail.com

Genealogy and Historical Society of Caldwell County, 215 S Pecan Avenue, Luling, TX 78648-2607

Genealogical Society of Kendall County, P.O. Box 623, Boerne, TX 78006-0623
Website:  www.rootsweb/com/~txgskc

Contact: President Nancy McLarry, npm@gvtc.com or GSHKC, P.O. Box 623, Boerne, TX 78006.


GSKC is dedicated to preserving and making accessible historical and family records. The First Families of Kendall County program recognizes descendants of families who were either founding or early settlers in the county. Each year descendants completing new applications are recognized in an annual Reunion and Awards ceremony. GSKC also operates a research library, The Family History Place, which includes access to online genealogy programs and houses over 100 volumes of the popular First Family program. Hours are Mondays: 1:00 to 4:00 and Tuesday through Friday: 10:00-4:00 and other times by appointment. Volunteers are always there to help in your search. The Family History Place, 114 East Blanco Road, Boerne, Texas 78006, 830-331-8730, is located less than a block from the Old County Courthouse and the current County Courthouse.

The society hosts an annual seminar featuring a nationally known expert in genealogy. Meetings are the 3rd Saturday of September through May at The Patrick Heath Public Library in Boerne. Come early and stay late to visit. In addition to meetings, GSKC sponsors an annual trip to the library in Salt Lake. The society also has a tombstone photo project in Boerne. The journal, Keys to the Past, is produced semi-annually. Our online presence is through out website and Facebook. Please like us!

GSKC was founded in 1981 as a non-profit, tax exempt corporation. The society is a member of the Federation of Genealogical Societies as well as Partner Society within TSGS.

Grand Prairie Genealogical Society, P. O. Box 532026, Grand Prairie, TX 75053-2026
Website:  www.gpgstx.org

Organized in 1967 GPGS currently has about 60 members. The society meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday at the Grand Prairie Memorial Library on Conover Dr. Visitors are always welcome. Besides publishing a monthly newsletter, Roots 'n Branches, this active society is indexing scrapbooks and other archival information at the Grand Prairie Library and working on surveying the cemeteries in the city to publish an updated cemetery book. All inquires should be directed to gpgstx@yahoo.com.

Grapevine Historical Society, P.O. Box 995, Grapevine, TX 76051-0995

Gregg County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 2985, Longview, TX 75606-2985
Website:  www.txgenes.com/TxGregg/gsgs.html

Organized in 1984 this society of 71 members meets the first Tuesday each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Longview Public Library. The society supports the genealogy collection at the library and provides one regular volunteer. The library hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday; and 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoons. For more information contact Suzy Burt at sas@sydcom.net.

Hamilton County Genealogical Society, 209 W. Henry St., Hamilton, TX 76531-1813

Harrison County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 597, Marshall, TX 75671-0597

Heart of Texas Genealogical Society of Mills County, P.O. Box 1363, Goldthwaite, TX 76844-1343

Hi-Plains Genealogical Society, c/o Unger Memorial Library, 825 Austin St., Plainview, TX 79072-7235

Society volunteers are on call for genealogy patrons at the Unger Memorial Library in Plainview. The society meets the first Tuesday each month at 7:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. during winter months) at the library. Boyce Bryan can answer questions about the society. He can be reached by telephone at 806-293-3718 or by email at bejeban@nts-online.net

Hill County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 636, Hillsboro, TX 76645-0636
Website: www.rootsweb.com/~txhcgs

Hood County Genealogical Society, P. O. Box 1623, Granbury, TX 76048-8623

Hopkins County Genealogical Society, Inc., P.O. Box 624, Sulphur Springs, TX 75483-0624
Website:  http://gen.1starnet.com/Hopkins

This active society operates its own independent genealogical library and archives at 212 Main Street in Sulphur Springs just one block from the county courthouse. Twenty volunteers staff the library during the week from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Saturday. The society has published more than 25 books and also operates the Texas Heritage Bookshop inside the library. In addition to a large Texas collection of numerous original courthouse record books dated pre-1940 are on permanent loan from courthouse offices. Other archived original material includes school records, Bible records, funeral home records, estate papers, birth and death records, photographs, and newspapers. The society meets the third Thursday each month except June and July at its library. The library telephone number is 903-885-8523 and email is hcgs@verizon.net. Contact:  marynellabryant@verizon.net

Houston Genealogical Forum

Since its establishment in 1958, Houston Genealogical Forum has been committed to being a valuable source for the newly interested to the certified genealogist. Our free general meetings and seminars feature topical issues by local and nationally known experts in all fields of genealogy and history. The Forum's general meetings are held on the first Saturday of each month from September through May (dates may change on holiday weekends) at Bayland Community Center, 6400 Bissonnet, Houston, Texas, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Members and guests are welcome to come early and enjoy the refreshments!

In addition, the Forum has a wide calendar of activities throughout the year. Classes for the beginning genealogist offer a wealth of information and are held each year for a nominal fee. Free or low-cost one day bus trips offer members a chance to do research at various libraries and archives throughout Central and Southeast Texas. Our free or low-cost mini-seminars bring in recognized experts to share their knowledge with our members. Members have formed special interest groups like our Native American group, who meet to share information and sources.

The Forum is dedicated to assisting in the preservation and accessibility of historical records. Members can work with local repositories on special projects. Presently, The Forum is photographing and transcribing hundreds of family Bibles donated to the Dunham Bible Museum at Houston Baptist University, making these records accessible on our website for the public to view. The HGF website offers information and links that can be helpful in your family search. HCG's publication, The Genealogical Record, offers members articles from state and national sources along with information shared by our members.

For more information, visit our website at www.hgftx.org or phone our "Genealine" at 713-968-9750.

Come join us at HGF and let us assist you in your family journey!

Humble Area Genealogical Society, 3227 Hickory Brook Ln., Kingwood, TX 77345-1134

Huntington Genealogical & Historical Society, P. O. Box 102, Huntington, TX 75949-0102
email:  2welders@vanbenschoten.net
phone  936-422-3019

Johnson County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1256, Cleburne, TX 76033-1256

This society is currently compiling an inventory of Green Acres Cemetery in Cleburne with photos of gravestones and hopes to have this project available online. The 57 member society publishes a quarterly, Finders Keepers, and provide three volunteers on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. until noon at the public library to assist genealogists. The society meets the second Tuesday at the Cleburne Public Library, 302 W. Henderson Street in Cleburne.

Kerrville Genealogical Society, 425 Water Street, Kerrville, TX 78028
email: kerrvillegensoc@gmail.com
phone: 830-258-1278

This society was organized in 1974 and is located at the Kerr Regional History Center. They are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Help is available for resarch. The Center houses five computers and a collection of over 4,500 booksd and records. They recently acquired the Camp Verde Camel files which are over 900 pages of handwritten documents pertaining to the U.S. Army at nearby Camp Verde, Texas. This is the only place other than the National Archives where these records can be viewed. A quarterly newsletter keeps members informed. Meetings are on the third Wednesday of each month at 2:00 p.m. except in June, July, August and December. Guest speakers and details be can be found at rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txkerrgs/

Kingsland Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 952, Kingsland, TX 78639-0952

Meetings held 2nd Tuesday of every month at the Kingsland Community Center, 2:00 p.m.  Dues $12/$18 (couples)

Lamar County Genealogical Society, 1125 Bonham St., Paris, TX 75460-4056

Lamesa Area Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1264, Lamesa, TX 79331-1264

League City Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 423, League City, TX 77574-0423

This small society of 25 members was organized in 1988 and meets at 7:00 p.m. the second Monday at 1411 W. Main in League City. President Melodey Hauch can be contacted at 281-554-4250 or by email at rhauch@comcast.net. The society supports the Helen Hall Public Library at 100 W. Walker in League City.

Matagorda County Genealogical Society, 1100 7th Street, Bay City, TX 77414.

Website:  http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/mcgs.htm

Organized in 1981 this society meets fourth Mondays September through May (excluding December) at the Bay House on the Legacy Campus, 700 12th Street, Bay City, TX 77414. The MCGS Publication, Oak Leaves, is published in February and August. The society, with the Matagorda County Historical Commission, co-sponsors the Matagorda County TXGenWeb site at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/. The genealogy collection of MCGS is located at the Bay City Public Library, 1100 7th Street, Bay City, TX 77414. The 2010-2012 president is Carol Sue Gibbs, carolsgibbe@yahoo.com.

Mid-Cities Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 407, Bedford, TX 76095-0407
Website:  http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmcgs/

My Journey from Yesterday is the title of the monthly newsletter of this society organized in 1978. Sandra Crowley serves as the president and can be reached at 817-571-9939 or by email at sandrac@tx.rr.com. The society supports the Euless Public Library at 201 N. Ector Dr., Euless, TX 76039 and meets there at 7:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month. Come at 6:30 p.m. for "meet and greet" time!

Midland Genealogical Society, 301 W. Missouri Ave., Midland, TX 79701-5108

Milam County Genealogical Society, c/o Lucy Hill Patterson Library, 201 Ackerman St., Rockdale, TX 76567-2901

Montgomery County Genealogical and Historical Society, P.O. Box 867, Montgomery, TX 77305-0867

North Collin County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1822, McKinney, TX 75070-8160
Website:  www.geocities.com/nccgs1822
email address:  nccgs1822@yahoo.com

The McKinney Memorial Public Library, 105 E. Hunt St. in McKinney is the benefactor of this society's genealogy collection. The society meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the library. They publish a monthly newsletter for their 40 members. Fay Chism, the current contact person, can be reached by telephone at 972-924-3818 and by email at chmtraildixie@aol.com

North Texas Genealogical Assoc., P.O. Box 4602, Wichita Falls, TX 76308-0602

Paluxy Valley Archives and Genealogical Society, P. O. Box 1097, Glen Rose, TX 76043-1097

Panola County Historical and Genealogical Society, 213 N. Shelby St., Carthage, TX 75633-1811

Pecan Valley Genealogy Society, 213 S. Broadway St., Brownwood, TX 76801-3107
The Pecan Valley Genealogical Society is located in Brownwood, Texas. Monthly meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of the month at the Genealogy & Local History Branch of the Brownwood Public Library, 213 S. Broadway St., Brownwood, Texas 76801. Various speakers provide interesting and educational programs. And genealogy educational classes are scheduled at various times throughout the year. Our organization staffs the Brownwood Public Library's Genealogy & Local History Branch, open Tuesday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For more information, visit their webwite at www.browncountytexasgenealogy.com or either email genealogy@browncountytexasgenealogy.com or call within the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 6:0 p.m., 325-646-6006.

Permian Basin Genealogical Society, 321 W. 5th Street, Odessa, TX 79761-5024

Polish Genealogical Society of Texas, P. O. Box 432, Montgomery, TX 77356-0432

Rains County Genealogical Society, P. O. Box 905, Emory, TX 75440-0905

This society operates the Rains County Genealogical Research Center on Tawakoni Drive in Emory. The library is open Thursday morning from 10:00 a.m. until noon and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Volunteers are transcribing the 1930 Rains County census for publication and planning a web site. They just celebrated the 10th anniversary of the society in September. JoAnna Pound is president of the 47-member society which meets at 1:00 p.m. the third Saturday at the Rains County Library, 150 Doris Briggs Parkway in Emory. She can be contacted at 903-473-8735 or by email at Joanna@koyote.com. The society publishes a monthly newsletter and a journal.

Red River County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 516, Clarksville, TX 75426-0516
Website:  www.rootsweb.com/~txrrcgs/

Organized in 1986 this society has 95 members and meets the second Monday at 7:00 p.m. at the library at 315 N. Walnut in Clarksville. They publish a 16-page quarterly. Cynthia Samples can be reached by email at samples@1starnet.com for more information.

San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society
Website:  http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txsaghs/
President: Susan Ball

San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society, P. O. Box 790087, San Antonio, TX 78279-0087
Website:  http://www.rootsweb/com/~txsaghs2/

Scurry County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 195, Snyder, TX 79550-0195

Joanne Sterling reports that this society organized in 1988 has 30 members. They meet at 7:00 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month at the Scurry County Library on 23rd Street in Snyder. The society publishes an annual journal, The Buffalo Tales.

South Plains Genealogical Society, Inc., P.O. Box 607, Lubbock, TX 79493-6607
Website:  www.rootsweb.com/~txspgs

This society provides daily volunteers to assist researchers at the Lubbock Public Library, Mahon Building, 1306 Ninth St., in Lubbock, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. They publish a monthly newsletter from September through May and meet at 9:30 a.m. on the second Saturday after the second Monday in the library. They organized in 1961 and have 120 members led by Vieta C. Zeeck. She can be reached at 806-794-6849 or by email at chasviz58@sbcglobal.net. This year the society sponsored Bill Utterback, C.G. from Amarillo, in an all day seminar on "Court Records and Law Libraries." Beginning in January the society sponsors a free beginning genealogy class at the library from 9:30 a.m. until noon. Contact Zeeck for dates.

Southwest Texas Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 295, Uvalde, TX 78802-0295

The society was organized in 1985, currently has 144 members, and meets the first Saturday of March, June, September, and December. They publish a quarterly entitled Branches and Acorns and are currently compiling one large alpha list of all burials in the area which includes more than just Uvalde County. Volunteers also support the El Progreso Library and Archives at 301 W. Main Street in Uvalde. The library is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.; Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Stephens County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 350, Breckenridge, TX 76424-0350

Approximately 20 members support this society's genealogy collection at the Swenson Memorial Museum Research Center, 116 W. Walker St., Breckenridge. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a one hour lunch from noon to 1:00 p.m. The society meets the first Thursday each month at 7:00 p.m. at 301 W. Walker St. in Breckenridge. Publications include a quarterly and a newsletter. Shirley Nelms serves as the current president and Fred Mitchell can assist researchers at 254-559-8471.

Texarkana USA Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 5825, Texarkana, TX 75505-5825
Website:  www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txusa/gensoc.html

Organized in 1974 this society now has 59 members and meets at 7:00 p.m. on the fourth Monday except December at the Texarkana Public Library, 600 W. 3rd St., in Texarkana. The society provides a volunteer one day per week at the library and publishes a journal of approximately 50 pages twice a year. For more information contact Doris D. Lindblad at hstryhntr2@aol.com.

Texas Czech Genealogical Society, 1231 County Road 201A, Angleton, TX 77515-7629

Texas City Ancestry Searchers, P.O. Box 3301, Texas City, TX 77592-3301
Website:  www.rootsweb.com/~txtcas

Ten volunteers provide assistance at the Moore Memorial Library, 1701 Ninth Avenue in Texas City. This society was organized in 1976 and has 62 members. They meet at 1:00 p.m. the third Wednesday at the library. For more information, contact Debbie Cothern at 409-938-6014 or by email at dcothern@com.edu

Timpson Area Genealogical and Heritage Society of Shelby County, P.O. Box 726, Timpson, TX 75975-0726
Website:  www.timpsongenealogy.org

This large society boasts a membership of 170 under the leadership of Nora Patterson, president, The society meets at 2:00 p.m. in the third Wednesday each month at the Timpson Area Genealogy Library at 191 Bremond Street. The society provides eight volunteers to help genealogists researching at the library Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. They also publish a quarterly, Tap Root. For more information, contact the society by email at timpsgen@sbcglobal.net or by calling Patterson at 936-254-3406.

Tip-O-Texas Genealogical Society, 410 - 76 Drive, Harlingen, TX 78550-5072

The Harlingen Public Library receives support from this society of 35 members who meet there at 10:00 a.m. on the third and fourth Thursdays. The library is open Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. The society publishes a quarterly Genealogical Tips. For more information, contact Mary Torres at 956-345-4756 or email tooresmaro@att.net.

Van Zandt County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1388, Canton, TX 75103-8064
Website:  www.rootsweb.com/~txvzcgs/vzgs.htm

More than 18 volunteers staff the Library of Genealogy and Local History at the courthouse annex in Canton from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:00 to 1:00 on Saturdays. Organized in 1980 this society boasts more than 500 members and meets at 2:00 p.m. on the fourth Saturday of each month. The quarterly is entitled Our Heritage. Cherl Vaughn, current president, can be reached at 903-8296-2250.

Victoria County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 413, Victoria, TX 77902
Website:  www.rootsweb.com/~txvicto2/vcgs.html

West Bell Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 851, Killeen, TX 76540-0851

Gail Hughling is the current president of this small society of 16 members that was organized in 1982. They meet at 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday at the Killeen Public Library, 205 E. Church St. The library is open 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Gail's email address is gailhughling@aol.com

West Texas Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 2307, Abilene, TX 79604-2307

Williamson County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 585, Round Rock, TX 78680-0585

Wimberley Valley Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 2102, Wimberley, TX 78676-7002
Website:  www.rootsweb.com/~txwvgs/wvgs

This society of 30 members has been in existence since 1994 and meets the third Thursday each month at 10:00 a.m. at the Wimberley Village Library. They maintain family files at the library. For more information contact Sarah J. DellaCorte by email at sjdellacorte@austin.rr.com.

Wood County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 832, Quitman, TX 75783-0932