Franklin County Genealogical Society

Franklin County, Texas | Climbing your family tree can be fun!

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The Franklin County Genealogical Society was founded in 1997 as a part of the Franklin County Historical Association. Within three years, the Society became large enough to separate from the Historical Association. Thanks to dedicated volunteers, the Society was able to obtain and refurbish the Parchman-Meredith building on the town square in Mount Vernon, the county seat of Franklin County, Texas. The Society's location at 110 East Main Street serves as the research library and meeting room for the Society, and is open six days a week. We have been told that the research material now in the Society's library is among the best in Northeast Texas. Anyone wishing to do family research is welcome to use the facility. Membership dues are only $15.00 per year.

Wayne and Linda Bryan and Vernonica Jordan accepting the book award

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The Society was formed to aid those persons researching their families who had lived in Franklin County. As the Society has continued to grow, it can now do research worldwide; this web site's objective is to extend the Society's mission to an online, global audience. Please explore our web site for more information about the Society, as well as Franklin County and genealogical resources.

Last Updated on Monday, 06 January 2014 03:30

Where to Find Us

Research Room:
110 East Main Street, on the Square in Mt. Vernon. Click here for Google map and directions. Or give us a call at (903) 537-3931.

Open 6 days a week!
Mon - Fri, 10 am - 4 pm
Sat, 10 am - 2 pm

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Publication Spotlight

Special sale price for 3 first editions of Traylor Russell titles! Save $10 total by purchasing all 3 titles for $30.

Visit our Society Publications section (Miscellaneous Titles) for ordering info, plus more Society publications.

Society Programs

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

Visit our Calendar of Events page for this month's program and more info.