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. 

Judy Tyler, BCGS President


About Us

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 2020-2021
President:  Judy Tyler
First Vice-President:  Amy Gibson and Gloria Harris
Second Vice-President:  Linda Judd
Recording Secretary:  Becky McEntire

Corresponding Secretary:  Mary Duke
Treasurer:  Terry Tyler
Historian:  Joy Solomon

Immediate Past President:  David Yeilding

Committees for 2020-2021

Door Prizes:  Richard Trautman

Membership:  Linda Judd

Programs:  Amy Gibson and Gloria Harris

Refreshments:  Jalenn Ellis

Research:  Mary Duke
Website and Newsletter:  Ginny Parsons​


Contact Us

By email:  txbcgs@gmail.com

By mail:  
Bell County Genealogical Society
c/o P.O. Box 1493
Temple, TX 76503-1493

100 West Adams Avenue, Temple, Texas 76501, United States