Grand Prairie Genealogical Society

Mission Statement

The Grand Prairie Genealogical Society is an Educational and Cultural organization whose purpose is the fostering of education in genealogical research, encouraging new interest in research and compiling, collecting and encouraging the preservation of research materials.
 
 
 
 
 
 


Operating Year: September 2017 - August 2018


Officers
President: Richard Waller
President Elect: Pam Knight
Secretary: Kay Dunbar
Treasurer: Marilyn Waters
Newsletter Editor: Lee Ann Ayars Stone
Program Manager: Barb Wylie
Web Manager: Lynn Shumaker
 
Directors
Historian/PR Coordinator: John Cockrum
Hospitality Coordinator: Becky Garland
Library Liaison: John Wylie
Membership Coordinator: Regina Shumaker
 
Committee Chairman
Cemetery Chair: Regina Shumaker
Obituaries: Sharon Wilson
Volunteer Help: John Wylie
 

Society Goals

  • To bring together people who are interested in researching family history and to encourage, educate and promote fellowship and cooperation.
  • To further the development of genealogical research through the exchange of ideas.
  •  To educate, create, foster and maintain interest among the people of Grand Prairie and the members of the Society in their history.
  •  To assist and support the Grand Prairie Memorial Library genealogical section by collecting, copying and donating original source materials relating to the history of this area and to genealogical interests in general.  The genealogical collection is located at the Main Branch, 901 Conover Drive, Grand Prairie, TX  75051.  The phone number is 972.237.5700.  
  •  To encourage those officials in charge of public records and genealogical collections to preserve them and make them readily accessible to interested persons through printed media and the Internet.