Texas Family History Societies(B)

This section lists associations from Bastrop to Brown giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County and Other Societies

Bastrop County Historical Society

Many archives can be accessed in their Museum and Visitor Centre, including:

  • Books
  • Cemetery Records
  • Family Files
  • Genealogical and Biographical Material on the history of Bastrop County
  • Letters
  • Maps
  • Newspapers
  • Publications

Numerous items are available for sale, including:

  • Bastrop T-Shirts
  • Blue Donkey Pottery
  • History of Bastrop County 1846-1865 (Ken Kesselus)
  • History of Bastrop Throw
  • Linda Neubauer Kiln Arts Studio Magnets and Mugs
  • Medium Chicken/Cotton Wreath
  • Texas Cattle Trails Poster
  • World War II Postcards

Informational guides are accessible for the following subjects:

  • Birds
  • Butterflies
  • Snakes
  • Trees
  • Wildflowers
Website:
http://www.bastropmuseumandvisitorcenter.org

Bellville Historical Society

A Photo Gallery is accessible, and Historic Tour Guides can be downloaded in PDF Format.

Many archives can be accessed, which include:

  • Austin Co. Census Returns
  • Bellville History
  • Cemetery Trasncripts
  • Church Registers
  • Civil War Records
  • Historical Pictures
  • Jail Records
  • Law Enforcement Records
  • Maps
  • Newspapers
  • School Registers

For a full list of resources available, please visit their site.

Website:
http://bellvillehistoricalsociety.com/

Big Bend Genealogical Society

Some Databases, Information and Indexes are accessible, which incorporate:

  • Brewster, Jeff Davis and Presidio Co. Census 1860-1920
  • Early Settlers and Biographies
  • Known Veterans buried in Elm Grove Cemetery
  • Short Histories of Big Bend Area Counties

Information regarding Surnames currently being researched by Members is also on the site.

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

Brazos Genealogical Association

Numerous databases are accessible, which include:

  • Bibliographies
  • Business Papers
  • Cemetery Inscriptions
  • Census Returns
  • Community Histories
  • Church Histories
  • City Directories
  • Ethnic Histories
  • Government and Civil Records

Databases also incorporate:

  • Land Papers
  • Lodge and Club Histories
  • Magazines
  • Maps
  • Military Sources
  • Newspapers
  • People and Families
  • School Registers
  • Vital Records

Many publications are available for sale, which include:

  • Brand and Mark Registrations for Brazos Co. 1849-1900
  • Descendants of Joshua Jones of Alabama and Solomon King of North Carolina 1771-1994
  • Index to Births, Marriages and Deaths 1876-1909 from St Joseph Catholic Church
  • Italians of Steele's Store in Texas
  • Recorded Births in Brazos Co. 1850-1910

A list of Surnames currently being researched by Members is available and they also have a Search Engine which makes it possible to search the files stored in the organisation's Digital Archives hosted by USGenWeb.  A list of Repositories is also available.

Website:
http://www.brazosgenealogy.org

Brown County Historical Society

Many publications are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • Cemetery Inscriptions
  • Civil War Veterans
  • Early Communities of Lake Brownwood
  • Funeral Home Books
  • History and Genealogy of Brown Co. Sheriffs 1858-2008
  • Marriages 1880-1920
  • Pioneer Women of Brownwood 1956-1976
  • Scrapbooks
  • World War II Veterans

Links to other sites you may find of use are also accessible.

Website: 
http://browncountyhistory.org/bchs.html