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. The society meets on the third Tuesday of each month, 5:30 - 7:00 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. View our program schedule at the Meetings tab.
Our society is for everyone, from the beginner to the advanced genealogist, and we hope you will consider becoming a member. Our membership form is available for download at the Join tab.
Judy Tyler, 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, 5:30 - 7:00 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. The president appoints standing and special committees.
Officers for 2022-2023
President: Judy Tyler
First Vice-President: Gloria Harris
Second Vice-President: Kathy Taylor
Recording Secretary: Olivia Graham
Corresponding Secretary: Mary Duke
Treasurer: Lumen Wetzel
Historian: Joy Solomon
Committees for 2022-2023
Door Prizes: Richard Trautman
Refreshments: Jalenn Ellis
Website: Ginny Parsons