Welcome

HCGS welcomes you to explore our new website and consider becoming a member of our society. There are several newly added databases consisting of thousands of entries that sometimes take time loading. The site works best on Google Chrome or the most current version of Internet Explorer. HCGS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping everyone discover their family’s history.

Hopkins County Texas Research Guide

Professional genealogist and former Hopkins County resident Cyndi Harlin has graciously shared her Hopkins County Texas Research Guide. This expertly created guide gives numerous tips  and areas to explore to help aid your  research in Hopkins County. Check out this useful and  beautiful booklet by clicking here.

Texas State Genealogical Society

Texas State Genealogical Society’s 2017 Family History Conference originally scheduled to be held in Houston, Texas on October 20-22 has been cancelled. Unfortunately, Omni the host hotel was damaged during Hurricane Harvey and efforts to repair the damage in time were unsuccessful.

Sulphur Springs Montage

The Society was one of four Sulphur Springs locations chosen to sell the amazing new Sulphur Springs montage. It is approximately 17 1/2 inches x 22 1/2 inches.  The montage depicts businesses, events, and many historic buildings along with several early civic leaders. The artist  created it in two versions. The prints sell for $10 and the signed  & numbered Collector’s Edition sells for $100.  Please come by the HCGS library to see this beautiful work of art!

Books On Sale

We are pleased to announce that the following two books Civil War Shadows and Hopkins County Pioneers, Vol. 2 are On Sale until September 30th.  Civil War Shadows normally sells for $60 but for this limited time will be $50. Authored by June England Tuck this book is hard to find. This is the last of June’s personal inventory and will probably not ever be reprinted.

Pioneers of Hopkins County, Texas -Volume 2 by Sylvia M. Kibart and Rita M. Adams normally sells for $40 is also reduced  to $30. Pioneers chronicles the lives of many early families. Both are hardbound editions.  So purchase your copies early by contacting the Genealogy library. HCGS is now able to accept Paypal payments for purchases.

October Podcast

Ever want to learn how to research your WWI ancestor?? Then do not miss Earl Pogue’s presentation as part of the October 20th lock-in and podcast series. HCGS is partnering with the Sulphur Springs Public Library and Waco – McClendon County Library to bring exciting genealogy speakers and topics to our area. This event is free. The list of topics is located on our Events page under Genealogy Seminars. So Mark Your Calendars!!!!