Welcome to the Amarillo Genealogical Society!
Amarillo Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization formed in 1957. Everyone is welcome from beginner to expert genealogist. We meet in the Amarillo Downtown Library, located at 413 SE 4th Avenue, Amarillo, the first Monday of every month. We have guest speakers, conference information, genealogy tidbits to assist in your search.
Please explore our website and consider becoming a Member of our Society.
Research at the Downtown Amarillo Public Library
Is made possible by the members of J.U.G. Club (Just Us Girls) Library Committee are shown in this photograph taken about 1903 on the left. In the back row are Floriede Ware (Mrs. Sam Vaughan), Iva Nobles (Mrs. Frank Storm), and Trulie Works (Mrs. Bailey). In the front row are Bernice Russell (Mrs. Hayes), Mamie Trigg (Mrs. B. W. Owens), and Corrie Brower (Mrs. Jim Richardson). In 1902 the members of the J.U.G. Club, with the help of Mrs. Margaret Wills, started a small library that eventually became the Amarillo Public Library. The picture on the right was taken September 1977 in the home of Helen Lutz. This group is the Junior J.U.G.'s. From left to right seated are: Geneive Scott, Mabel Lutz, Louise Russell, Myrtle Kuykendall. Standing (from left to right) are: Beulah Stanberry, Mary Coleman, Frances Nobles, Hortense Woodburn. Not present are Alma Dodson and Irene Gentry. The first permanent women's club in Amarillo, the J.U.G. Club, was organized October 16, 1900 in the home of Floriede Ware. The selection of a name came after much discussion. The ladies decided to call the club the J.U.G. (Just Us Girls) Club, though their friends only knew them as "Jugs." The group started a library in 1902 which eventually became Amarillo Public Library.
Plus resources at the tip of your fingers and individuals willing to assist you in your quest.
*Note some of these subscriptions must be used at the library and/or you must have a designated password. You will need TexShare login information to access the databases.
In addition we have three microfilm reader/printers and you can download your information to a USB and not to mention periodicals, maps and other resources.
The library also has a KIC Scanner which will allow you to copy two face-up, full color pages up to 17x24 with a single touch, create full color electronic images and/or paper copies, review electronic images before saving or printing copies, collate by dragging images into proper order with your fingertip, select file formats such as PDF, JPEG, PNG & TIFF, create audio (MP3) output with the touch of a button, transfer images directly to your tablet or smart phone using its camera, Output to google Docs/Google Apps for Education and other cloud-based tools can be simplified with preprogramed hot-keys, insert a USB flash memory device and "oh the places you will go." Stop by and you never know what you will discover.
We are a Member of Texas State Genealogical Society
The Texas State Genealogical Society (TSGS) was founded on November 28, 1960, in Fort Worth, Texas, and is incorporated under the laws of the State of Texas as an educational and literary corporation.The purpose of TSGS is to promote, assist, develop, and conserve the genealogical and historical resources of Texas and to cooperate with local, regional, and statewide groups in promoting an awareness of the need to preserve family heritage. (Please click on the icon to connect)