Welcome to the Bell County Genealogical Society (BCGS) website. Be sure to explore our Research tab for information about local genealogy research facilities and tips that might be helpful to you, and visit our Events tab for information about various upcoming genealogy-related conferences and workshops.
We invite you to attend a BCGS meeting. Our meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., in the McLane Room (third floor) at Temple Public Library, 100 West Adams Avenue, in Temple. Each meeting includes a program of interest to genealogists. While our focus is on Bell County, we do not limit our programs or discussion to topics about the area. A program schedule is available at our Meetings tab.
Our society is for everyone, from the beginner to the advanced genealogist, and we hope you will consider becoming a member. A link to our membership form is available at the Join tab.
David Yeilding, BCGS President
BCGS, formed in 1991 under the Texas Non-Profit Corporation Act, promotes genealogical research and preservation of genealogical records to perpetuate the memory of our ancestors and their contributions to the cultural heritage of our country. BCGS is a partner society of Texas State Genealogical Society. Locally, BCGS supports Temple Public Library.
The society meets on the third Tuesday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., in the McLane Room (third floor) at Temple Public Library, 100 West Adams Avenue in Temple. Each meeting opens with an introduction of new members and visitors followed by a general session and a speaker or activity of genealogical or historical interest.
An elected Executive Board is the governing body of the society, and standing and special committees are appointed by the society's president.
Officers for 2018-2019
President: David Yeilding
First Vice-President, Programs: Nancy Kelsey and Kathy Taylor
Second Vice-President, Reporter: Linda Judd
Secretary: Becky McEntire
Treasurer: Terry Tyler
Historian: Juanita Jones
Committees for 2018-2019
Membership: Judy Tyler
Door Prizes: Richard Trautman
Refreshments: Jalenn Ellis
Research: Mary Duke
Facebook: James Bozeman
Website and Newsletter: Ginny Parsons