Texas Family History Societies(Statewide)

This section lists the state-wide associations from Central to West giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Statewide and Regional Societies

Catholic Historical Society

The association holds an extensive number of archives which include:

  • Manuscripts
  • Maps
  • Newspapers
  • Organisational Records
  • Personal Memorabilia
  • Personal Papers
  • Photographs
  • Sacramental and Catholic School Registers
  • Vestments
Website:
https://txcatholic.org/archives-2/


Central Texas Genealogical Society

The association was established in 1958. Some databases are available on their site, which include Funeral Home Records and Early Waco Obituaries.

Databases also incorporate Index to McLennan Co. Deaths and McLennan Co. Cemetery Records.  Some Cemetery Photographs are available.

Many publications are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • Boykins, Fall and Puckett Funeral Home Books
  • Early Waco Obituaries
  • Falls Co. Divorces 1906-1945
  • Hill Co. Divorces
  • Index to Early McLennan County Deaths
  • Katy Railroad Papers
  • McLennan Co. Cemetery Books and Transcripts
  • McLennan Co. Marriages 1871-1916 spread over 3 Volumes
  • McLennan Co. Tax Rolls
  • Newspaper Abstracts

A list of surnames currently being researched by Members is on the site, along with a Message Board.

Website:
http://www.ctgs.org


East Texas Genealogical Society

The association represents the Counties of Henderson, Anderson, Smith, Gregg, Rusk and Panola.

Some Indexes are on the site, which comprise:

  • 1890 Tax Rolls of Gregg, Panola and Rusk Counties
  • Abstracts for the Probate Files and Archives of Rusk Co. 1843-1878
  • Panola Co. Obituaries 1921-1935
  • Supplement to Pioneer Families of Anderson Co. before 1900

A number of publications are available for sale.  They sell the following archives for Anderson Co.:

  • 1850 and 1870 Censuses
  • 1890 Tax Records
  • 1930 Census Index
  • Pioneer Families
  • Weddings 1846-1912

They also sell 1890 Tax Record Abstracts for Gregg and Henderson Counties.

Volumes for sale also incorporate the 1890 Tax Record Abstract and Obituaries 1873-1949 for Panola Co.

Volumes also incorporate:

  • 1890 Tax and Marriages etc
  • Probate Files and Records Abstracts 1843-1878
  • Civil Suits 1845-1905
  • Death Ledger 1903-1917
  • Commissioner's Court Minute Book 1843-1870
These are all for Rusk Co.

In addition, they also sell:

  • 1850-1870 Census Returns
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Census Indexes
  • District Court Minutes Abstract 1847-1857
  • Lloyd James and Burks-Walker-Tippit Funeral Home Books 1929-1950 (Burks-Walker-Tippit from 1936)
  • Obituaries
  • Weddings 1846-1926
These are all for Smith Co.

Website:
http://www.etgs.org


North Texas Genealogical Association

Some Indexes are on the site, which comprise:

  • Hines Funeral Home Books
  • Marriage Announcements 1907-1911
  • Obituaries 1907-1909
  • Stonewall Jackson Camp United Confederate Veterans Roster and Minutes
Website:
http://www.ntgatrailtracers.org


Southeast Texas Genealogical and Historical Society

An on-line subject index to information found in their publication Yellowed Pages is on the site, which include:

  • Bible Records
  • Cemetery Inscriptions
  • Censuses Transcripts
  • Deeds
  • Family Information
  • Marriages
  • Mortality Schedules
  • Postal Documents
  • Probate
  • Tax Rolls

For further information regarding information found in the publication, please visit their site.

Many publications are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • Back Issues of their publication, 'Yellowed Pages'
  • Cemetery Transcripts for Chambers, Hardin and Orange Counties
  • Weddings for Hardin and Jasper Counties
  • Voter Registration Lists for 1867-1869

A list of Surnames currently being researched by Members is also available.

Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txsetghs/?cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0001231185&o_lid=0001231185&o_sch=Affiliate+External


Texas Wendish Heritage Society

The Lillie Moerbe Caldwell Memorial Library holds a large collection of archives, which comprise:

  • Church Registers
  • Genealogies
  • German and Sorbian Language Publications
  • Institutional Records
  • Manuscripts
  • Maps
  • Newspapers
  • Obituaries
  • Pamphlets
  • Photographs
Website:
http://www.texaswendish.org


West Texas Genealogical Society

The association covers the Counties of:

  • Callahan
  • Comanche
  • Eastland
  • Fisher
  • Haskell
  • Jones
  • Mitchell
  • Nolan
  • Scurry
  • Shackleford
  • Stephens
  • Stonewall
  • Taylor

A list of Surnames currently being researched by Members is on the site.

Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txwtgs/