For information regarding this page or the Lancaster Genealogical Society
email: Judy Baugh, Webmistress & LGS member
Sylvia Smith, LGS Board Member
The Lancaster Genealogical Society, Lancaster Veteran's Memorial Library, 220 W. Main Street, Lancaster, Texas 75146 meets at 7:00 PM on the 2nd Tues. of each month, Oct-Sept. Visitors are welcome.
20 years ago in 1977, 17 "want-a-be" genealogists gathered at the Lancaster Veterans Memorial Library. It was their express aim to promote interest in genealogy and preserving family histories. They chose to call this group the Lancaster Genealogical Society. Now, the roster includes members from Cedar Hill, Dallas, DeSoto, Duncanville, Hutchins, Lancaster, Midlothian, Ovilla, Red Oak, Oklahoma, and Tennessee.
In the beginning, 4 books on genealogy were found on the library shelf. LGS funds are pledged to genealogical material to enhance the Welton and Mildred Fail Research Center of the Library. The shelves now hold an inventory of over 12,000 items, which includes: 3,337 volumes in print; 2,646 microfilm; 5,927 microfiche; 61 CD ROM; and the microfilm includes 36 rolls of a local newspaper, The Lancaster Herald, the beginning is issue dated January 3, 1908 and continues through the next 60 years.
LGS has experienced a rewarding association with the City of Lancaster and its Library over the past 20 years, and look forward to the future.
For more information, just e-mail the Lancaster Genealogical Society.
If you have any reference material on or related to Lancaster and would like to volunteer as a resource, or if you know of a Lancaster link that would be appropriate to add to this page, please e-mail Judy Baugh
When contacting a resource volunteer, please do not forget to thank them for their time and effort.
Information about Lancaster
Don Brownlee and Judy Baugh both have the book History of Lancaster, Texas 1845-1945. It was compiled in 1978 by the Lancaster History Society and would be happy to do lookups.
Early Settlers of Lancaster
The History of Lancaster, Texas
National Register Properties in Lancaster.
Company I, 18th Texas Cavalry (Darnell's Regiment), later Company H, Granbury's Consolidated Texas Brigade, recruited primarily in and around Lancaster (Wilmer, Patrick, Ferris, Red Oak, etc.), mustered in April, 1862.
Company F, 6th Texas Cavalry (The Lancaster Guards) recruited primarily in and around Lancaster, mustered in September 9, 1861.
Yellow Pages or White Pages
If you have ancestors who lived in Lancaster and you would like me to add their surnames to this section, please send me your surnames and email address, indicating that you would like them added to the Lancaster page.