Texas Family History Societies (V-Z)

County and Other Societies

This section lists associations from Van Zandt to Wood giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Van Zandt County Genealogical Society

A number of archives are accessible at the Library of Genealogy and Local History which is located at the Co. Courthouse Annex, Terrell St. and Hwy 19, Canton, Texas. 

These archives include a Surname File, Civil War Files, Vertical Family Files which incorporate Family Research Material gathered over 10 years, Books, Periodicals, Quarterlies, Microfilm, Microfiche, CDs and Oral Histories.

Many publications are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • Biographies
  • Census Returns
  • Civil War Veterans
  • Court Minutes 1848-1881
  • Desperate Characters of Van Zandt Co.
  • Divorces
  • Early Obituaries and Death Notices 1874-1926 (Over 6 Volumes)
  • Graveyards
  • Marriages
  • Reconstruction Documents
  • School Days
Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txvzcgs/vzgs.htm?cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0001231185&o_lid=0001231185&o_sch=Affiliate+External


Victoria County Genealogical Society

A Table of Contents for Past Issues of their Quarterly Publication is accessible on the site.

A number of publications are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • Funeral Home Books
  • Genealogies
  • The History and Heritage of Victoria Co. 1824-1999
  • Victoria Co. Cemeteries

A list of Surnames currently being researched by Members is also available, along with the Society's Mailing List.

Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txvicto2/index.html#vcgs


Walker County Genealogy Society

A number of archives are available in Huntsville Public Library, which comprise:

  • 1850-1930 Taxes Census on Microfilm
  • 1867 Voter Registration Lists
  • 1880 US Federal Census
  • 1930 Tax Census
  • Bible Records
  • Civil War Records
  • Early Newspapers
  • Family Papers
  • LDS Name and Locale Records
  • Roster of Confederate Soldiers
  • Texas Births and Deaths
  • Texas Prison Inmate Records 1850-1954

As the association is an Affiliate of the LDS Library in Salt Lake City, it is possible to order Microfilm and Microfiche from the LDS Library and view it at the Facility.

A number of Databases and Indexes are on-line, which include Cemetery Indexes, Walker Co. History Books and the Texas Tides Project.  

Some publications are available for sale, which incorporate Cemetery Books and a Surname Index of the 1870 Census for the area.  

Some Publications are also available through Dickenson Research, which comprise:

  • 1850 and 1860 Census Returns
  • Forrest Masonic Lodge 1844-1994
  • Huntsville Funeral Home Books
  • Probate Records

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

Website:
http://www.wcgen.com


Waller County Historical Commission/Society

The association has newspapers dating from 1896 to 2010.  They are in the process of making these available on the site.  Obituaries from 1918, 1927-1969 and 1993-1995 are also available, along with Marriages 1873-1917, indexed by both Bride and Groom. 

There is also a list of Military Men and Women mentioned in Waller Co. Newspapers 1940-1969.  In addition, some Historical Pictures and other Documents are available on the site.

A number of publications are available for sale, which include Forgotten Places, Directory of Historical Markers, Little of Six Shooter Junction and Former Post Offices.

Website:
http://www.wallercountyhistory.org


Webb County Heritage Foundation

An Archives Table of Contents is available, which includes the following indexes:

  • Legal Size Research File
  • Obituaries
  • Photo Collection
  • Research Files
  • Video Collection

There is also a Library Index which lists the Books and Documents in their Library, which covers:

  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Education
  • Fundraising
  • Historic Preservation
  • Law
Website:
http://www.webbheritage.org


Williamson County Genealogical Society

It is possible to view a list of WCGS Pioneer Certificates, issued to those people who could prove they are directly descended from anybody who resided in the area before 31st December 1880, on the site.

Website:
http://www.williamsontxgenealogy.org


Wood County Genealogical Society

The association is based in Quitman Public Library where an extensive number of archives are available, which incorporate:

  • Bible Records
  • Births
  • Census Returns
  • Church Registers
  • Genealogies
  • Marriages
  • Newspapers
  • Obituaries
  • School Yearbooks
  • Wood Co. Cemeteries

They also have numerous Genealogy CD's which include:

  • Immigrants to the New World 1600s-1800s
  • Marriage Indexes for other US States
  • Social Security Death Index 1937-1996
  • World Family Tree 1600-Present

There is a list of Surnames in the Library's Vertical Files on the site.

Some Publications are available for sale, which comprise:

  • History of the Tenth Texas Cavalry
  • Minutes of Mt. Enterprise Baptist Church 1890-1934
  • Wood Co. All Name Index 1850-1900
  • Wood Co. History
  • Wood Co. Newspaper Abstracts prior to 1920
Website:
http://woodtxgene.com