East Texas Genealogical Society Photo: Bullard Women


We are excited to share our interest in genealogy with you!  Join us as we search out the past together. 
The East Texas Genealogical Society serves six counties in educating both members and the public on topics that are relevant and timely.  Whether you have ancestors in East Texas or elsewhere, you will develop the skillset to search out your ancestors.
The East Texas Genealogical Society holds monthly meetings on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 2:00 pm, both in-person and virtual, to accommodate our members.  The in-person meetings take place at the Tyler Public Library - Taylor Auditorium, unless there is a tour scheduled elsewhere. Each meeting has a local expert or nationally known speaker who provides opportunities for the members and the community to learn how to better research and locate their family.  There are also Special Interest Groups that meet to cover topics such as DNA, led by specialists, and Computer Technology, led by Dr. Rochell McWhorter, Professor at UT-Tyler and Technology Director of ETGS..   
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Proudly serving Anderson, Gregg, Henderson, Panola, Rusk and Smith counties

August 13
Regular Monthly Meeting
Language of Tombstones: A Look at the Victorian Era Symbols and Meanings on Tombstones presented by W. Michael Hurley. Zoom entry details in August newsletter.

August 16
Power Hour
Do you need help finding your ancestors? Join us for tips, tricks, and research methods. Zoom workshop. See entry in August Bulletin.

August 24
FamilySearch Help and Resources
Did you get stuck using FamilySearch? Do you have a research question? This class will cover the different help features including the Help Center and ...

September 10
20th Annual Family History Fair
Save the Date!!! DNA for Beginners - Cool Tools for Organizing Genealogical Research - Advanced DNA Cool Tools for Customizing Browser Pages - Free Online Training & ...