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!!

Submissions For Next Quarterly                

Articles for the next Heart of Texas Records must be submitted by November 1st.  The topic is “My Family’s Christmas Traditions.”  (Submit Here)

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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The Bureau of Land Management is a Federal government office with responsibility for buying, selling and managing public lands.
[Land Records]

You need to start to collect pictures of your family and the places they have lived.

Microfilmed pension records are available from the National Archives, HeritageQuest Online and the Family History Library.

Genealogy is a lot like being a detective!
[Basic Information]

Haplotype is a set of numbers that represent your Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA results. It is often referred to as a DNA signature. Male ancestors pass down their haplotype to their sons while female ancestors pass down their own haplotype to their daughters.

Rhode Island conducted a state census in: 1774 (Colonial census), 1777 (Military census), 1782, 1865, 1875, 1885, 1905, 1915, 1925 and 1935.

Marriage records may be corroborated with church records. Check everything for correctness.
[Vital Records]

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