Texas Family History Societies(B-C)

This section lists associations from Burnet to Collin Genealogical giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County and Other Societies

Burnet County Historical Commission

Their aim is to protect and interpret the history of Burnet County.  To this end, the society conducts surveys of historic buildings.  They also wish to promote and encourage an interest in local and state history through public education.

Some publications are sold by the society, which incorporate:

  • Burnet Co. Cemetery Transcripts 1852-1982
  • Burnet Co. History: A Pioneer History 1847-1979
  • North of Joppa Vol I (Rachel Bryson)
Website:
https://sites.google.com/site/burnetcohistcomm

Caldwell County Genealogical and Historical Society

The aims of the society are to maintain an association for the study of genealogical records and to collect and preserve records, making them available in their Historical Research Centre, Luling Public Library.  An extensive collection of resources are available in this Centre, which relate to the area and further afield. 

Some databases and indexes are available on the site, which incorporate:

  • 1850 Census of Caldwell County
  • Births 1873-1876
  • Convict Ledger, Penitentiary in Huntsville 1849-1899
  • Dr Watkins' Birth Records
  • Family Histories of Pioneers
  • Funeral Home Records
  • Marriage Records
  • Obituaries
  • Pioneer Businesses
  • Pioneer Churches
  • Probate Index - Book 'A'
  • Tax List 1848

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

Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcaldwe/socpage.htm

Calhoun County Genealogy Society

The aim of the society is to preserve the history and genealogy of Calhoun County.  They also hope to provide more genealogical research materials for Calhoun Co. Public Library, situated in Port Lavaca.

The association has a Newspaper Database which includes an Alphabetical List of people mentioned. This index is compiled from obituaries, engagement announcements, marriage announcements, birth announcements and courthouse records.

There is also an Index to Burials at Six Mile Cemetery.

Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcalcgs/ccgs.html

Chaparral Genealogical Society

Labour of Love Genealogical Society was established on 4 May 1972 by seven women who felt a genealogical society was required.  It became known as Chaparral Genealogical Society in September 1974.  Their aim is to promote and encourage interest in genealogy and family history.

Many archives are available in Chaparral Library, which include over 2100 Books, more than 280 Rolls of Microfilm, Family Histories and Computers giving access to Federal Census Returns, Marriage Records and Land Records.

Website:
http://www.chaparralgensoc.org

Collin County Genealogical Society

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

Website:
http://www.collincountygenealogicalsociety.com/index.html