About the Society

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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


Meetings and Programs:

Meetings are held the third Monday of each month in the Genealogical Research Room at 7:00 pm. Meetings are open to the public.


Research Room
Our research room is located at 110 East Main Street, on the Square in Mt. Vernon. The room is open Monday through Friday 10 am - 4 pm and Saturday 10 am - 2 pm.


Crescent Club:
Named for the drug store that once occupied the space, the Crescent Club was formed October 7, 2015, by the FCGS Board of Directors, offering memberships to the first 50 individuals or families to donate $1000 to the Building Fund since the date of the Club’s inception. You can read more on the Crescent Club page.


Web Site:
The research room is also available online. In Fall 2008, the Franklin County Genealogical Society earned the Third Place Partner Society Website Award, presented at the Texas State Genealogical Society Annual Conference 2008. 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 to http://www.fcgensociety.org


The society's email address is fcgensoc@suddenlinkmail.com. Our phone number is (903) 537-3931.


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.

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This is the official website for the Franklin County Genealogical Society, a partner society of the Texas State Genealogical Society.

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(903) 537-3931


Open 6 days a week!

Mon - Fri, 10 am - 4 pm
Sat, 10 am - 2 pm 


Physical Address:

110 E. Main St.

Mt. Vernon, TX  75457


Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 1563
Mt. Vernon, TX 75457

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Society Programs:

Society meetings and programs are held every third Monday of the month @ 7pm. All events are free and open to the public.


View our Event Calendar for the latest program info.

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