The Wood County Genealogical Society was organized in 1983, to provide a meeting ground for folks looking for ancestors. Members of the Society are interested in helping others to find “roots” in Wood County, Texas.
The Society cooperates with the Quitman Public Library in maintaining the society’s genealogy research room which is housed at the library and adds books, CD’s and microfilm as funds permit. Volunteer members are available at the library or by appointment or by email to aid researchers with their family history.
How to Find Us
The Genealogy Research Room of the Wood County, Texas Genealogical Society is located at the Quitman Public Library, 202 E. Goode Street (SH 154), Quitman, Texas, 903-763-4191 (library phone).
Hours of the library and genealogy research room are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Tuesday through Friday excluding holidays.
Society monthly meetings are held the third Monday night of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Shamburger Meeting Room. Consultation with members on starting a family tree search or help with search problems or brick walls is available from 6 p.m. until the meetings start.
Purposes of the society are to further the development of genealogical research by (1) collecting and preserving historical data relating to members and their families, (2) collecting and preserving early records of the area including church and family records of a genealogical nature, (3) promoting historical and genealogical research and supporting the genealogical section of the Quitman Public Library, (4) cooperating with other societies and associations interested in history and genealogy, and (5) acting as a training agency for persons interested in genealogical research
President Ronnie Vance
Vice-President Deason Hunt
Secretary Shirley Patrick
Treasurer Wayne McCluney