Van Zandt County Genealogical Society

P.O. Box 1388

Canton, TX 75103

Beth Gordon: Membership Chairman, 2013

The Van Zandt County Genealogical Society was organized in 1980. From just a handful of members that lived locally, the society has grown to a membership of approximately 500 annually with members from all over the United States. From the beginning, the society has published a quarterly publication "Our Heritage" which has received several first place awards for excellence through the Texas State Genealogical Society's annual writing competitions.

Members receive this fine publication by joining the society. "Our Heritage" is published in February, May, August and November each year. The term of membership runs from January to December. Those joining after March 15 must include an extra $5 for mailing quarterlies.

Memberships are $10 for an individual; $12 for a family; and $20 for out of USA

Queries are always welcomed, and are published in the quarterly free of charge for members and non-members alike. Just send to: Van Zandt County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1388, Canton, TX 75103, attn: Query Editor.

The Van Zandt County Genealogical Society has many projects but maintaining and manning the Library of Genealogy and Local History is the most important. The library is an offsite department of the main library and is totally supported by the society. It is located in the VZ County Courthouse Annex Building on Hwy 19 and Terrell St. in Canton.

Hours are: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Members of the VZ County Genealogical Society are volunteer librarians and there is always someone there to assist you with your research.

Monthly meetings of the Van Zandt Genealogical Society are held on the Fourth Saturday of the month except December) at 2 p.m. in the Van Zandt County Library on First Monday Lane, Canton, Texas (the Main Library) located on FM 859 in Canton. For program information and coming events, check the Coming Events Page. Visitors are always welcomed!

Membership Form

If you have questions regarding the society or the library, you can Email for more information.

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