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TEXAS STATE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY. The Texas State Genealogical Society was organized on November 28, 1960, in Fort Worth by Edna Perry Deckler, president of the Fort Worth Genealogical Society. By 1965 there were 690 individuals and libraries receiving the genealogical quarterly, Stirpes. The objectives of the TSGS are to stimulate interest in the local history and genealogy departments of libraries, including the Texas State Library and the Texas State Archives; to develop and conserve genealogical and historical research material in Texas and to make it more readily available to the public; and to distribute genealogical records. In addition to Stirpes, the TSGS publishes a quarterly newsletter and hosts an annual conference. In 1995 the society had over 700 members, and Jean Heggemeier served as president.

Jean Heggemeier


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Jean Heggemeier, "TEXAS STATE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 06, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.