Bell County Genealogical Society
The society, formed in 1991 under the Texas Non-Profit Corporation Act, promotes genealogical research and preservation of genealogical records to perpetuate the memory of our ancestors and their contributions to the cultural heritage of our country. Locally, the society supports Temple Public Library, Belton Public Library, Temple Railroad and Pioneer Museum, and Bell County Museum. The society is a partner society of Texas State Genealogical Society.
The society meets on the third Tuesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., in the McLane Room (third floor) at Temple Public Library, 100 West Adams Avenue. Each meeting opens with an introduction of new members and visitors followed by a general session and a speaker or activity of genealogical or historical interest.
An elected Executive Board is the governing body of the society, and standing and special committees are appointed by the society's president.
Officers for 2016-2017
President: Kathy Taylor
1st Vice-President, Programs: Juanita Jones
2nd Vice-President, Reporter: Crystal Calbreath
Recording Secretary: Nancy Kelsey
Treasurer: Troy Brooks
Corresponding Secretary: Becky McGuire
Historian: Jalenn Ellis
Committees for 2016-2017
Newsletter: David Yeilding
Web Page: Ginny Parsons
Bell County Genealogical Society Executive Board meeting (from left): Jalenn Ellis, Crystal Calbreath, Juanita Jones, Troy Brooks, Kathy Taylor, and Nancy Kelsey.