Bell County Genealogical Society
Temple, Texas

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.

AFTER THE GENERAL MEETING AND PRESENTATION OF DONATED BOOKS AND MAPS TO TEMPLE PUBLIC LIBRARY ON APRIL 21,2015, MICHAEL KELSEY LED ATTENDEES ON A TOUR OF THE LIBRARY'S ARCHIVE AND GENEALOGY COLLECTION.  

Already putting the maps to good use, the ladies discussed Temple's roads prior to the routing of  Interstate 35 through the city.

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Several society members and Temple Public Library staff during presentation of books and maps the society donated to the library.  Several of the items donated were in memory of Claud Tate, a former member and president of the society.

Jalenn Ellis placed the first record in the new cabinet.  

Beverly Hadley, Director, Bell County Museum, spoke on the Chisholm Trail at our meeting on January 19, 2016.

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.

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

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.

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

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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.

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