Bell County Genealogical Society (BCGS), 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. BCGS is a partner society of Texas State Genealogical Society. Locally, BCGS supports Temple Public Library.
The society meets on the third Tuesday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., in the McLane Room (third floor) at Temple Public Library, 100 West Adams Avenue, in Temple. 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 2018-2019
President: David Yeilding
First Vice-President, Programs: Nancy Kelsey and Kathy Taylor
Second Vice-President, Reporter: Linda Judd
Secretary: Becky McEntire
Treasurer: Terry Tyler
Historian: Juanita Jones
Committees for 2018-2019
Door Prizes: Richard Trautman
Facebook: James Bozeman
Refreshments: Jalenn Ellis
Website and Newsletter: Ginny Parsons