Texas Family History Societies(H)

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

County Societies

Henderson County Historical Commission

Some resources are accessible, which incorporate some Slave Owners of Henderson Co. and a List of Teachers who taught at the Old Athens Grammar/Elementary School(Also known as West Athens Elementary).

Resources also incorporate an Index of The Southland Volume XI, Index to the Old Settlers' Edition of Athens Review(Published 2 August 1901) and Confederate Service Pension Applications filed in the area.

Many publications are sold by the society, which comprise:

  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Defenders - A Confederate History of Henderson Co.
  • Genealogies
  • Lost Marriage Book of Henderson Co. 1847-1852
  • Marriages
  • Old Settlers Edition - Athens Review
Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhchc/

Hill County Genealogical Society

Many archives are accessible in Hillsboro City Library, which incorporate:

  • Hill Co. Newspapers
  • Censuses
  • Old South-western Bell Phone Directories

Transcriptions of the Phone Directories from 1932, 1940, 1942 and 1944 are available.

Many databases are accessible, which comprise:

  • Cemetery Maps, Indexes and Transcripts
  • Deeds
  • Hill Co. Funeral Directors
  • Hill Co. Public Schools 1875-1980
  • Hillsboro High School Seniors and Juniors 1947
  • Marriage Records 1883-1887
  • Mattox Grocery Store Ledgers
  • Obituaries
  • Photographs

Church Histories are also accessible.

There are also links to other sites you may find of use.

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

Hi-Plains Genealogical Society

Many archives can be accessed in their Library, which include:

  • Census Returns
  • City Directories
  • Pedigree Charts
  • PHS and Wayland Yearbooks
  • Plainview Daily Herald for 1908
  • Telephone Directories

They have also compiled a Marriages Index covering 1888-1941 which is available for sale.

Website:
http://unger.myplainview.com/geneal.htm

Hood County Genealogical Society

The association has a Research Library which is located at the Granbury Depot. 

Numerous databases can be accessed, which comprise:

  • Births 1903-1928
  • Cemeteries and Headstone Records
  • Census Returns Transcripts
  • Church Registers
  • Divorces
  • Election Returns
  • Funeral Home Books
  • Loose Court Papers 1873-1941(Civil)
  • Loose Court Papers 1879-1957(Criminal)
  • Marriages
  • Masonic Lodges
  • Military Sources

Databases also comprise:

  • Miscellaneous Gleanings
  • Miscellaneous Governmental Papers
  • Mortality and Death Records
  • Naturalisation Papers
  • Newspaper Excerpts
  • Obituaries
  • Scholastic Records 1878-1919
  • Tax Lists
  • Tax Receipts
  • Treasurer's Account Books
  • Voter Registrations
  • Warrants

They also have Lists of Hood Co. Families and Notable Citizens, Hood Co. Legends, Hood Co. Colleges and Hood Co. Communities and Places.

Website:
http://www.granburydepot.org/home/HCGShomePage.htm

Hopkins County Genealogical Society

Many archives can be accessed in their Library, which include:

  • Bible Records
  • Census Returns
  • Court Papers
  • Genealogies
  • Marriage Records
  • Newspapers
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks

Some databases are available, which incorporate:

  • 1850 Census
  • Births 1926-1945
  • Business and Professional People 1884-1885
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Cemeteries Map
  • Histories of People and Places
  • Land Grant Returns 1846-1855
  • Military Sources
  • Place Names

Many publications are available for sale, which include:

  • 1850-1930 Census Return Transcriptions(Excludes 1890)
  • Cemetery Inscriptions
  • Court Minutes 1846-1859
  • Day Funeral Home Books
  • Deaths 1903-1987
  • Pioneers
  • Probate Minutes 1846-1857

Publications available for sale also incorporate:

  • Jail Records 1875-1890
  • Marriage Books 1846-1901
  • Murray Funeral Home Books
  • Newspaper Abstracts
  • Probate Births
  • Restlawn Memorial Park Burials
  • Sulphur Springs City Cemetery Master Index
  • Tapp Funeral Home Burials
  • Tax Rolls
Website:
http://www.hcgstx.org

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