Texas Genealogy Societies and Organizations

Note: check the county listings for local genealogy groups. This page mainly focuses on larger or statewide societies and organizations.

SouthEast Texas Genealogical & Historical Society – covers that part of Texas that was originally the Atascosito District, Spanish Territory. It represents Chambers County, Hardin County, Jefferson County, Jasper County, Polk County, Orange County, Liberty County, Newton County, San Jacinto County, & Tyler County..
Texas State Genealogical Society

By ethnic group:
The Czech Heritage Society of Texas – “A non-profit organization founded in 1982, dedicated to preservation of Texas Czech heritage: genealogy, history, music, customs, food, costumes, language.”
Greater Houston Jewish Genealogical Society – Promotes research and interest in Jewish genealogy.
Hispanic Genealogical Society – Focused on research of Hispanic ancestors, including data bases on families from Northern Mexico, South Texas, California, and New Mexico. Based out of Houston and meeting at the Clayton Library for Genealogical Research. Started in 1983.
Polish Genealogical Society of Texas – non-profit organization founded in 1982, dedicated to researching Polish ancestors as well as Poles in Texas. Based out of Houston.
Swedes in Texas – documents genealogy data of Swedish people who emigrated from Sweden to North America between 1850 – 1930. Has an online copy of “Swedes in Texas book that was printed in Swedish in 1918.
The Texas Jewish Historical Society – established to “collect, preserve, publish and disseminate materials having reference to the settlement and history of Jews in Texas and their participation in its social, economic, religious, political, professional and cultural growth.” Based out of Austin.

By region or city:

Central Texas – Genealogy Societies and Related Groups:
Central Texas Genealogy Society – Based out of Waco, Texas
Save Austin’s Cemeteries – non-profit organization set up to help preserve, document, and promote historic cemeteries in the Austin area.

Collin County / Plano
Genealogy Friends of Plano Libraries, Inc.

Walker County
Walker County Genealogical Society – Covering Huntsville and Walker County, Texas