TxSGS Programs & Services

The Texas State Genealogical Society is proud to provide the following programs and services to our members and the larger genealogical community.

Recognition Programs

  • Heritage Certificates: A program to recognize those with direct descent from Texas pioneers, and those with direct or collateral descent from a Texas Ranger.
  • Awards: TxSGS recognizes excellence in the genealogical community with several awards, grants and a scholarship. The awards are announced each year at the Annual Conference.

Educational Services

  • Annual Conference: TxSGS is proud to host an annual conference.
  • Speakers Bureau: TxSGS maintains a speakers bureau directory to assist Texas societies with identifying speakers who are available to teach at society events.

Financial Programs

  • DNA Partnership: This partnership with Family Tree DNA provides reduced group rates for TxSGS members to test their DNA for genealogical purposes.
  • Scholarships & Grants: TxSGS-funded student scholarships, and grants to partners societies.

Advisory Services

  • Preservation & Access: The Records Preservation and Archives Committee (RPAC) advises TxSGS on issues related to records preservation and access.
  • DNA Project Selection: Once you have tested, TxSGS can help you find projects appropriate for your surname, geographic origins, or DNA haplogroup.