HCGS welcomes you to explore our new website and consider becoming a member of our society. There are several newly added databases consisting of thousands of entries that sometimes take time loading. The site works best on Google Chrome or the most current version of Internet Explorer. HCGS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping everyone discover their family’s history.
Hopkins County Texas Research Guide
Professional genealogist and former Hopkins County resident Cyndi Harlin has graciously shared her Hopkins County Texas Research Guide. This expertly created guide gives numerous tips and areas to explore to help aid your research in Hopkins County. Check our this useful and beautiful booklet by clicking here.
Texas State Genealogical Society
Texas State Genealogical Society will host its 2017 Family History Conference in Houston, Texas on October 20-22. There will be extraordinary lecturers and lots of great genealogical information. For more information click here.
Sulphur Springs Montage
The Society was one of four Sulphur Springs locations chosen to sell the amazing new Sulphur Springs montage. It is approximately 17 1/2 inches x 22 1/2 inches. The montage depicts businesses, events, and many historic buildings along with several early civic leaders. The artist created it in two versions. The prints sell for $10 and the signed & numbered Collector’s Edition sells for $100. Please come by the HCGS library to see this beautiful work of art!
HCGS will have its annual joint meeting with the Hopkins County Historical Society on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel at Heritage Park. Paula Altenbaumer will be portraying another influential Hopkins County woman to be announced that evening. You do not want to miss the unveiling!
HCGS will present a two hour workshop at the Sulphur Springs Senior Citizen’s Center on Tuesday August 29, 2017 located at 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The workshop is free and lots of great information will be shared.
Please stop by our booth Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:00 at the Senior Citizens Center; 150 Martin Luther King Drive; Sulphur Spring, Texas. This fair will help match interested people with available opportunities in Hopkins County. Volunteering helps many ways. It helps you feel healthier and happy by connecting you to others. It is good for mind and body. And it brings joy and fulfillment to your life. Learn how you can become a volunteer. We are always looking for energetic and enthusiastic people!
Books On Sale
We are pleased to announce that the following two books Civil War Shadows and Hopkins County Pioneers, Vol. 2 are On Sale until September 30th. Civil War Shadows normally sells for $60 but for this limited time will be $50. Authored by June England Tuck this book is hard to find. This is the last of June’s personal inventory and will probably not ever be reprinted.
Pioneers of Hopkins County, Texas -Volume 2 by Sylvia M. Kibart and Rita M. Adams normally sells for $40 is also reduced to $30. Pioneers chronicles the lives of many early families. Both are hardbound editions. So purchase your copies early by contacting the Genealogy library. HCGS is now able to accept Paypal payments for purchases.
Ever want to learn how to research your WWI ancestor?? Then do not miss Earl Pogue’s presentation as part of the October 20th lock-in and podcast series. HCGS is partnering with the Sulphur Springs Public Library and Waco – McClendon County Library to bring exciting genealogy speakers and topics to our area. This event is free. The list of topics is located on our Events page under Genealogy Seminars. So Mark Your Calendars!!!!