Welcome to Central Texas Genealogical Society!

 

Heart of Texas Records                   
 
Congratulations to former editor, Jerry Kirkpatrick, for a third place award received for the publication of the CTGS quarterly Heart of Texas Records.  Job well done!  Debbie Ferguson will become the editor in 2019.  Looking forward to great information about Central Texas!!

Web Site Changes                   
 
Member Submissions has now become Submissions and Requests. We have added a forum that allows member to responds to requests from site visitors for genealogical assistance. Submit mystery pictures and road blocks and see if we can help!

Search Engine Tips
 
Have you tried the CTGS Search Engine? It's a great tool to get the most out of your visit to CTGS.ORG, even if you are not a member! The whole web site is searchable by any user. However if you are not a member, the search engine may point to areas that require membership for full access. To gain full access, just purchase an inexpensive CTGS membership. A "Research Membership" (for users from outside of Texas) is only $10 per year. That averages less than a $1 per month!
 
Members- If you will log in BEFORE doing your search, then the search will take you straight to the document or resource you need. Once in the document, press Ctrl-F to search for occurences of your information within the document.
 
The CTGS Search Engine is powered by Google, so all the search techniques (like wild cards) you normally use in Google Searches will work the same way here.
 

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 Michigan 1810 Territorial Census Records are missing.
[Census]

Book to consider for your personal genealogy reference library: How to Do Everything: Genealogy by George G. Morgan.
[Books]

Prepare a Genealogical Memorandum to Your Last Will and Testament to make arrangements where your research goes, other than the circular file.
[Basic Information]

Because the study of our ancestors' lives provides us with a long-term view of humanity, it also reassures us, generation after generation, that people survive.
[Basic Information]

D.S.P. (died sine prole) means died without offspring.
[Definitions]

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

Your immigrant ancestors had to register for the draft regardless of their citizenship, and draft records may tell you where they came from.
[Military]

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