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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Ellis Island was owned by a New Jersey merchant-farmer named Samuel Ellis during the American Revolution. After his death the State of New York purchased the island for $10,000.00.It was later sold to the U.S. Federal government.

Going to the library to research? Don't forget to take money for photocopies.
[Basic Information]

New York State took a state census in the years: 1790 (Albany County), 1825, 1835, 1845, 1855, 1865, 1875, 1892, 1905, 1915 and 1925.

The most important type of land record is a deed. The deed is a document conveying title of property from one party to another.
[Land Records]

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

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]

DO NOT take original documents on your rsearch trips. Make copies instead.
[Basic Information]

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