Listed below are TSGS Partner Societies for 2016 with contact information, the TxSGS district, and more. Click on the district number to see where a society is located in Texas. If information for your Partner Society is missing or incorrect, please contact your District Representative or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Albuquerque Genealogical Society, PO Box 24412, Albuquerque, NM 87125-0012
President: Marianne Eaton
Meetings: 2nd Wednesday of each month, 10:30 a.m.
Location: Main Library, Albuquerque
The Amarillo Genealogical Society meets the first Monday of each month, September through May in the HCL Room of the downtown Amarillo Public Library, 413 SE 4th Avenue, to hear fascinating presentations and share genealogical tips and triumphs. Cindy Wallace, Genealogy Librarian for the Amarillo Public Library, teaches free beginning and intermediate genealogy classes on a weekly basis. Contact email@example.com for more information.
AGS meets 6:00 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of the months, September thru June. Meetings are held in the community room at the West Arlington Police Service Center. Check the AGS website, or the Arlington Public Library website calender page for additional place, time and program information.
The Arlington Public Library genealogy reference collection (6,000 plus titles) is available for family history research at the Northeast Branch Library while the new central library is under construction.
The Austin Genealogical Society is devoted to advancing genealogy through wide-ranging research and education and to preserving the heritage of Austin, Travis County, and Texas.
The society offers monthly meetings on a variety of family history topics, annual seminars with leading genealogists, hands-on technology and research workshops, twice-yearly intro classes for new researchers, guided tours of local resources, and research trips to major repositories. Members also enjoy a monthly newsletter and our award-winning Quarterly.
The society’s website provides numerous resources for out-of-area researchers, such as transcribed vital, church, and school records for Austin and Travis County. We have an ongoing project, begun in 1999, to transcribe the tombstones for all of the cemeteries in Travis County. The society is also active in local records access and preservation initiatives.
Monthly meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month except December from6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public. For more information, please visit http://austintxgensoc.
Bartlesville Genealogical Society, c/o Bartlesville Public Library, 600 S. Johnstone, Bartlesville, OK 74003-4630
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
Organized in 1991, the society holds meetings on the third Tuesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., in the McLane Room (third floor) at Temple Public Library, 100 West Adams Avenue, Temple, TX 76501. The meeting opens with the introduction of new members and visitors and a short general session, followed by a speaker on a topic of genealogical or historical interest.
New!! Borden County Historical Commission and Museum, PO Box 71, Gail, TX 79738
Organized in April 2007, the BCGS is a non-profit, tax deductible organization with current membership of about 35. It is a member of the Texas State Genealogical Society. Bosque County is a rural county and members and guests attend meetings from Hill, Erath, Johnson and Hamilton counties. The society meets on the fourth Thursday of the month, September through June at various sites in Clifton and Meridian, depending upon the program. The current president is Renda Carter; publicity and workshop chair is Abby Birdwell; either may be contacted regarding information and for the society’s brochure.
This society has had success with computer and genealogical software workshops as well as member-tutor hands-on workshops. The December program is a timed Round Table program allowing members to show and tell or ask questions. Other programs include field trips, speakers and demonstrations. The society supports the Nellie Pederson Civic Library in Clifton with a partnership for Ancestry for Libraries (ALE), and houses a small, but comprehensive genealogy reference library. (http://www.cliftonlib.com/) Several members are volunteers for FindaGrave and two members are chair and co-chair for the Bosque County Historical Commission’s Cemetery Committee with other members as volunteers.
California Genealogical Society & Library, 2201 Broadway St – Ste LL 2m, Oakland, CA 94612-0301
Serving Central Texas since 1958, this society has over 300 members and meets on the fourth Monday (Except for May, on the 3rd Monday) at 7:00 p.m. in the meeting room of the West Waco Library & Genealogy Center, 5301 Bosque Blvd., Suite 275. . The Society helps support the Genealogy Center of the Waco-McLennan County Library through donations and volunteering. Society publishes a quarterly, “Heart of Texas Records” and exchanges publication with other Societies. Society co-sponsors a quarterly Genealogy Beginners Class as well as a Genealogy Lock-in. The annual Lock-in is held on the 3rd Friday in October of each year and includes programming, research assistance, hereditary groups, and more. The Library/Genealogy Center is open Monday (10 am-9 pm), Tuesday and Wednesday (10 am-6 pm), Thursday (10 am-9 pm), Friday and Saturday (10 am-6 pm).
Chaparral’s library: 31350 Friendship Drive, Magnolia, Texas 77355
Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM
Closed 4th Saturday of each month.
The Chaparral Genealogical Society meets the 4th Saturday of every month: 10:00 a.m. at Amegy Bank, 28201 Business 249 at Medical Complex Drive, Tomball, Texas.
Organized in 1976, this society has 83 members and meets at 5:00 p.m. the second Monday September through May at First United Methodist Church, 1031 SE Loop 456 in Jacksonville. Gordon Bennett of Jacksonville is the current president and can be contacted at 903-586-0135. 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 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Tree Talk Editor Gordon Bennett answers queries for patrons.
Clayton Library Friends, P.O. Box 271078, Houston, TX 77277-1078
Clayton Library Friends [CLF] was established in 1987 to support the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, the largest genealogical research center in Texas and named one of the best in the United States by Family Tree Magazine and USA Today. The collection is housed within a newer, two-story building which is adjacent to the 1917 historic William L. Clayton Mansion, which also houses some of the library research collection, including the Family History Library (FHL) of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). CLF is very proud to have provided $5.6 million from grants and funds that were donated to CLF that were used toward the restoration of the Clayton historic building, designated as a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark as well as a Protected Landmark of the City of Houston.
With a yearly average of 700 members, the mission of CLF is to enrich the resources and facilities of the Clayton Library and also to provide a host of volunteers whereby freeing the professional staff at the library to provide more time to assist patrons. CLF meets the second Saturday during the months of February, May, August, and November at the Clayton Library, 5300 Caroline Avenue, Houston, Texas 77004. Educational speakers are highlighted at CLF general meetings which are free to the public. CLF also publishes for its members a quarterly newsletter, The Clayton Advocate. CLF also hosts an Annual Spring Educational Seminar for a fee, featuring a State or Nationally known speaker.
Coastal Bend Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 2826, Corpus Christi, TX 78403
CBGS meets at 2:00 p.m. on the second Saturday of January, March, April, May, July, September and November at the Central Library of Corpus Christi, Texas. Guests and visitors are welcome!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or write to CCGS-Membership, PO Box 865052, Plano, TX 75086-5052
Coryell County Genealogical was organized March, 1979. We meet at the Gatesville Public Library on the second Tuesday of January, March, May, July, and September. We have our own room at the library with a good selection of local, state, and other materials.
Dade County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 155, Greenfield, MO 65661-0155
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).
Denison Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 194, Denison, TX 75021-0194
DCGS meets 6:30 p.m. on the 2nd Thursday of the month, January through May and September through November at the Denton Public Library, Emily
Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St., Denton, TX.
ECGS meets on a quarterly basis on the 3rd Saturday in January, April, July and October at the Dublin Public Library.
FWGS meets at 6:30 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month except December. Meetings are held at the Fort Worth Central Library (Downtown), 500 West 3rd Street, Fort Worth, Texas.
Organized in 1997 the society now has almost 200 members. The society operates its own independent library located at 110 E. Main St. in Mount 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 10-15 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.
Genealogical Society of Aransas County, 2603 Encina Drive, Rockport, TX 78358-1642
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.
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 email@example.com.
Gregg County Genealogy Society, P.O. Box 2985, Longview, TX 75606-2985
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 Linda Laminack at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Formerly the Wimberley Valley Genealogical Society, 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.
The Hi-Plains Genealogical Society meets at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month, September through May, at the Unger Memorial Library, 825 Austin Street (corner of 9th & Austin), Plainview, Texas.
Hogar de Dallas welcomes all who are interested in the research of their Hispanic ancestors! We meet quarterly throughout the year on the second Saturday of March, June, September, and December at the Lochwood Branch of the Dallas Public Library, 11221 Lochwood Blvd., Dallas, TX. See our website for the meeting schedule and speakers.
This active society has published more than 25 books and also operates the Texas Heritage Bookshop. The HCGS library has recently moved to the Hopkins County Public Library at 611 North Davis, Sulphur Springs, TX. 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. The library telephone number is 903-885-8523 and email is email@example.com.
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!
The Johnson County Genealogical Society was founded in 1984. Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month, except December, at 6:30 p.m. in the Cleburne Public Library, 302 W. Henderson St., Cleburne.
New! Hunt County Genealogical Society, PO Box 398, Greenville, TX 75403-0398
Kerrville Genealogical Society, 125 Lehmann, Suite 102, Kerrville, Texas 78028
The Kerrville Genealogical Society was established in 1970 and is located at 125 Lehmann, Suite 102, Kerrville, Texas 78028. We are open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10 to 4. Help is available for research. The Society has 4 computers with genealogy websites and over 4,000 books, periodicals, vertical files, city & county records, cemetery records, U.S. state & foreign country books, and family histories. We meet on Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. the third week of each month except June, July, August, and December. We meet at the Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library. Guest speakers and details can be found at our website listed above.
Meetings held 2nd Tuesday of every month at the Kingsland Community Center, 2:00 p.m. Dues $12/$18 (couples)
This society operates its own independent genealogical library and archives at 1135 Bonham Street in Paris (in the south end of the old Santa Fe Depot). Volunteers staff the library during the week from 12:00 noon – 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday and 8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. on Thursday. Research help is now available at the library on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, from 4 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. The society has published more than several books which are available in the library and on the website. The award-winning website features an outstanding Cemetery and Death Records database which includes obituaries, headstone pictures, biographies and other family research information. The society meets the second Tuesday of each month, September – May at its library. The library telephone number is 903-784-5020 and e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org .
Meetings are normally held at 9:30 a.m. every first Saturday of the month on the first floor, Main Auditorium, of the San Antonio Public Library, 600 Soledad Street, San Antonio, Texas. Visitors are always welcome to attend. Membership is not required. Speakers at the meetings are people with a passion for history, professional historians, genealogists, archaeologists and researchers.
MCGS meets at 6:30 p.m. on the 4th Monday of September through November and January through April. The meetings are held at the Legacy Bay House, 720 12th Street, Bay City, Texas.
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 email@example.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!
Milam County Genealogical Society, c/o Lucy Hill Patterson Library, 201 Ackerman St., Rockdale, TX 76567-2901
MCGS meets 7 p.m. on the 4th Tuesday of each month except November and December. Meetings are held at the Citizens National Bank in Rockdale.
MCG&HS meets the first Tuesday of every month, 7 p.m., at the Montgomery Central Library, 104 I-45 North, Conroe, TX, 77301-2720.
New Boston Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 104, New Boston, TX 75570-0104
North San Diego County Genealogical Society, c/o Georgina Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92008-1991
Panola County Historical and Genealogical Society, 213 N. Shelby St., Carthage, TX 75633-1811
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 website at www.browncountytexasgenealogy.com or either email firstname.lastname@example.org or call within the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 6:0 p.m., 325-646-6006.
Ponton Family Heritage, 10738 County Road 1, Hallettsville, TX 77964-5328
RCGS meets at 1:00 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month at the Meadows Room of the Rains County Library, Hwy 69 (150 Doris Briggs Parkway), Emory, Texas.
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 email@example.com for more information.
Robson Ranch Genealogy Club, 11008 Balentina Street, Denton, TX 76207-8641
Meetings are held in the Robson Ranch Arts and Crafts Building on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m., the second Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m., and the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. An Executive Meeting and Planning takes place the fourth Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m.
Serving the 13 county region of the Concho Valley, the San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society is a growing and thriving society of over 180 members. We welcome anyone interested in researching family or solving historical mysteries who lives or researches in Coke, Concho, Crockett, Glasscock, Irion, Kimble, Menard, Reagan, Runnels, Schleicher, Sutton, Sterling, or Tom Green counties. Pioneer certificates are available for persons who prove descent from an early settler of any of our 13 counties.
SAGHS meets the first Tuesday of the month, September through May at 7:00 p.m. for refreshments and an educational and entertaining presentation on a historical or genealogical topic. Our meeting location is the fellowship hall of Trinity Lutheran Church, 3536 YMCA Drive in San Angelo, Texas. All meetings are open to the public and visitors are always welcome.
Ongoing projects include abstracting burials at the Lawnhaven Cemetery, indexing marriage records, the Tom Green County civil court docket, the Tom Green County criminal court docket, and more. An annual Genealogy Fair produced by SAGHS brings over 50 genealogical and historical exhibits to San Angelo for the enjoyment of Concho Valley historians and genealogists alike.
Meetings are held the 1st Tuesday of each month, 6:30 p.m.. at 125 South College Ave. in Tyler.
This society provides a volunteer most days to assist researchers at the Lubbock Public Library, Mahon Building, 1306 Ninth St., in Lubbock, from 9:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. SPGS publishes a monthly newsletter from September through May and meets at 10:00 a.m. on the second Saturday after the second Monday in the library. Organized in 1961, SPGS has 120 members led by Carla Moore. She can be reached at 806-794-3320 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If interested in beginning genealogy classes, email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
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 except December 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Patterson at 936-254-3406.
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 email@example.com.
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.
West Texas Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 2307, Abilene, TX 79604-2307
Since 1959, the West Texas Genealogy Society has promoted interest, research and preservation of family histories in Abilene and the surrounding counties. With over 50 members, our aim is to continue helping individuals interested in their genealogy research.
WTGS holds meetings on the second Thursday of every month, from January through November, at the Rose Park Senior Activity Center, located at South 7th and Barrow in Abilene, Texas. Meetings start at 6:30 p.m. with presentations and discussion on topics designed to benefit individuals involved in their family research. All meetings are open to visitors with an opportunity to become a member of WTGS. Membership includes information and involvement in active genealogical research.
Wisconsin Historical Society, 816 State Street, Madison, WI 53706-1482
WCGS meets at 6:30 p.m. on the 3rd Thursday of each month except June, July, August and December at the Decatur Church of Christ, 2601 Hwy 51 South & Preskitt Rd., Decatur, Texas.