Society and Services


The Society was established in 1997, first as the Genealogy Division of the Franklin County Historical Association. It officially became the Franklin County Genealogical Society in 2000.  


Interested in becoming a member of the Society? Please visit our Membership page

Society Publications

FCGS publishes and sells many books and research materials relating to Franklin County and surrounding counties, which are available to browse and order through the Society Publications page

Meetings and Programs

Unless otherwise indicated, meetings are held the third Monday of each month in the Genealogical Research Room at 7:00 pm. Meetings are open to the public. Please view our Events Calendar page for current program information.

FCGS Genealogy Research Room sign
FCGS Genealogy Research Room sign

Research Room

Our research room is located at 110 East Main Street, on the Square in Mt. Vernon. Please see the footer below for current hours.

Heritage Certificate Support

We have years of experience helping community members conduct genealogical research and collect documents necessary for application for county- and state-level Heritage Certificates. These certificates recognize those directly descended from Texas pioneers or for those with notable service to Texas in their lineage. Visit our Heritage Certificate page for more information on the different certificates and who to contact for help.


The research room is also available online! We have several genealogical records and resources available via our website, including unclaimed marriage certificates, information about local cemeteries, lists of valedictorians and salutatorians from Mt. Vernon schools, and more!


In Fall 2010, the Society's web presence separated from the Franklin County TXGenWeb Project website. In Summer 2014, the Society moved to its current website platform and updated its website address. You can view the awards the Society's website has earned on the Society Awards page.


Please see the footer below for current contact information.


Please click here for a full listing of officers, past and present, of the Franklin County Genealogical Society.

Charter Members

Please click here for a full listing of charter members of the Franklin County Genealogical Society.