Fourth Wednesday

The Hopkins County Genealogical Society invites members and nonmembers who want to learn more about doing genealogical research to join us on the fourth Wednesday of each month for a lunch and learn. Bring your sack lunch, salad or drive-through meal and meet with us from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the genealogy library, 611 N. Davis St., Sulphur Springs, Tx. Coffee, tea, water, and soft drinks will be available for purchase.

Each month various speakers will present topics intended to advance your genealogical research skills. Advanced registration is not required. Note that the group does not meet in November or December. For questions about this or other HCGS events, please contact us at

2023 Lunch & Learn Topics

Oct 25CarolAnn Dixon will be presenting the fifth part in HCGS’s series’ using FamilySearch entitled,  Non-Population Schedules: The “Other” Censuses.

When we say we used “the census,” what we usually mean is that we used one specific part of the US federal census—specifically, the population schedule. It’s the population schedule that lists everyone by name (beginning in 1850) or the name of the head of household with an age/gender breakdown of the house (1790-1840).

But some federal censuses have other schedules that are useful in our genealogy. These “non-population” schedules don’t enumerate everyone like the population schedules do. Instead, they are focused on specific segments of people.

Please join CarolAnn as she walks you through this topic. You’re welcome to bring your laptop.

Sep 27 – CarolAnn Dixon will be presenting the fourth part in HCGS’s series’ on using entitled, Digital Library and Other Features. Please join CarolAnn as she navigates through this topic. You’re welcome to bring your laptop.