Welcome to the Franklin County Genealogical Society's Website!

Welcome to the award-winning website for the Franklin County Genealogical Society (FCGS) in Mt. Vernon, Texas. FCGS was founded in 1997.

Front display window and sign of the Franklin County Genealogical Society Research Room
Front display window and sign of the Franklin County Genealogical Society Research Room

FCGS Mission

FCGS was formed to aid those persons researching their families who have lived in Franklin County, Texas. As FCGS has continued to grow, its members and volunteers do research worldwide; this website's objective is to extend the Society's mission to an online audience. Please explore our website for more information about FCGS, as well as more information about Franklin County and additional genealogical resources. 

FCGS Publications

FCGS publishes many books and research materials relating to Franklin County and surrounding counties. Below are a few samples of titles FCGS members have compiled and published. Please visit the FCGS Publications page for the complete publications list and order form, as well as more info about each available title.

FCGS Programs

FCGS meetings and programs are held every third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. All events are free and open to the public. View our Event Calendar for the latest program info.

Crescent Club

The Crescent Club was formed October 7, 2015, by the FCGS Board of Directors, to raise funds for the renovation of the adjacent building on Main Street to expand its facilities and to better serve the community. You can read more about the Crescent Club here.


FCGS Crescent Club Charter Members Plaque, 2018
FCGS Crescent Club Charter Members Plaque, 2018

FCGS News & Updates

The quickest way to get FCGS news and updates is through the FCGS Facebook page! Below, you can scroll through our latest posts. Also, if you have a Facebook account of your own, simply click the "Like" button to follow us on Facebook and get updates sent directly to your personal Facebook news feed.