Bell County Genealogical Society
Temple, Texas



January 17, 2017 - Heraldry

February 21, 2017 - Historical Romance - "A Presidential Love Story"

March 21, 2017 - DNA Discussion

April 18, 2017  - How to Begin Family Research Discussion

May 16, 2017 - Historical Perspectives and Resources
Alan Lefever will make history come alive for us as he does for Baylor freshmen, and he will share information about useful resources for research.  Professor Lefever is Director of the Texas Baptist Historical Collection and Adjunct Professor of Church History, Truett Seminary, Baylor University.

June 20, 2017 - Texas Early Schools
Welba Dorsey will take us back to the school experience in early Texas.  Ms. Dorsey is a Texas native and enjoys sharing stories about life in the early years of the state.

July 18, 2017 - Work in Computer Lab of Temple Public Library
Reference Librarian Liz Graves Smith will speak about conducting genealogical research at the library and the resources available.  Members and guests will have access to library’s computers, books, and microfilm.  Take advantage of this opportunity to do research independently or with assistance from other members/guests. 

August 15, 2017 - The Stage Stops Here!
Author Carol O’Keefe Wilson will discuss her book The Stage Stops Here: The History of the Stagecoach Inn, Salado Texas, which provides intriguing historical insight into one of Salado's most treasured institutions.

September 19, 2017 - BCGS member David Yeilding will discuss his book First Baptist Church of Temple: The Beginnings.

October 17, 2017 - Organizing Your Research
BCGS member Linda Judd will share interesting ways to organize your research efforts and the information you find.

November 21, 2017 - BCGS member Nancy Kelsey will discuss how to publish a family history book.

December 12, 2017 - Christmas party and installation of officers.


The society holds meetings 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, Temple, TX 76501.

NOTE:  An exception to the regular meeting schedule in 2017 -
the December meeting is scheduled for Tuesday - December 12