Bell County Genealogical Society
Temple, Texas

D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS, a genealogical author, lecturer, and researcher, and a co-host of the popular PBS program Genealogy Roadshow, presented four sessions during the Clayton Library Friends and Bay Area Genealogical Society Symposium at the campus of Rice University in Houston on August 6, 2016.

BCGS committee members Troy Brooks, Nancy Kelsey, Kathy Taylor, and Jalenn Ellis (committee chair) prepared records for placement in the new cabinet.

With D. Joshua Taylor at the symposium are BCGS members (from left) Kathy Taylor, Nancy Kelsey, and Judy Tyler.

At the Commissioners Court on August 1, 2016, the Texas Historical Commission presented a Distinguished Service Award to the Bell County Historical Commission.  The commission won the award for its history and preservation projects.

BCGS members (from left) Nancy Kelsey, Judy Tyler, Kathy Taylor, Doris Kemp, and Michael Kelsey (not pictured) attended the ceremony.  These members are also members of Bell County Historical Commission.


Bell County Genealogical Society recently received a grant from Bell County Historical Commission to purchase a file cabinet and archival supplies for preservation and storage of the society’s records in a central location.

The society sincerely appreciates the commission's generosity and support.

Enjoying their time at the Texas State Genealogical Society 2016 Family History Conference held October 28-30 in Dallas are (from left) Kathy Taylor, Judy Bell, Eileen Heape, and Ora Penn.


Jalenn Ellis placed the first record in the new cabinet.