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

July 5
Adding Memories
Photos, interviews, and stories are an important part of getting to know and remember your family. Learn how to upload pictures, recorded interviews, and stories. ...

July 9
Regular Monthly Meeting
Paper in the Cloud: Preserving Records Digitally presented by Tony Hanson. Learn a digitizationn strategy that will presserve for future generationsthose precious documents you've worked so ...

July 9
Investigative Genetic Genealogy presented by Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D. Blaine is a professional genealogist specializing in DNA evidence. He is the author of the long-running blog The ...

July 11
Using the FamilySearch Catalog
As one of the most useful tools in family history research, the FamilySearch Catalog is extremely valuable. Come learn about some tips and tricks to ...

July 12
Exploring Your Ethnicities on MyHeritage
The MyHeritage DNA test offers the most detailed ethnicity report on the market, pinpointing your origins across thousands of genetic and geographic regions. Learn how ...