Welcome to Central Texas Genealogical Society!


18th Annual Genealogy Lock-In                  
UPDATE:  The Lock-In was a huge success with lots of positive feed back from those attending.  There were 173 visitors in Waco and over 1100 overall in the 41 libraries from across the state joining in at their own location.  A big thank you to all volunteers and library staff!!

Search Engine Now Fully Functional
GOOD NEWS- The problem we had where the Google Search Engine was not looking at the indexes of the CTGS books and Quarterlies under Publications has been fixed! If you click on "Search CTGS Website" on the left menu, Google will search all databases and publications on CTGS.org. Keep in mind that if it finds anything  in the Members Only area, you will have to log in and go directly to the database or publication to see the full information. 

Marriage Book 2 Added
McLennan County Marriage Book 2 has been added to the "Members Only" Publications area. This book covers marriages in McLennan County from 1871-1892.

What's Behind "Members Only"?
The Members Only portion of this website is home to lots of interesting and helpful data.  Join CTGS at a single membership of $20 to view the following information:

CTGS Needs You!!!!
Volunteers are the heart of CTGS!  Would you consider several of the following ways you can help make CTGS a more effective, vibrant organization?  Contact the volunteer coordinator for more information. 
  • Enter data records into the website
  • Write an article for the quarterly publication
  • Volunteer at the annual lock-in
  • Submit articles for the website
  • Volunteer at the Genealogy Center
  • Lead or start a NEW Special Interest Group
  • Do research for others from home or the library
  • Monetary donations
  • Present a program on a topic you are interested in


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A person emigrates when they leave a country to reside in another country.

In addition to the federal census population count, there are a number of special censuses: Slave, Industry & Manufacturing, Agriculture, Mortality, Social Statistics, Union Veteran & Widow, Defective, Dependent & Delinquent.

In the Virginia Militia, a Company was suppose to consist of 40 to 64 men, who mustered 56 times a year for drill and training.

Nebraska held a state census in the following years: 1855 and 1885.

In early American History, a daughter-in-law was a step-daughter or the wife of their son.

Looking for a Native American ancestor? It's important to learn the history of the Indian tribe you think your ancestor belonged to.
[Native American Research]

Book to consider for your personal genealogy reference library: How to Find Your Family History in Newspapers by Lisa Louise Cooke.

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