Cedar Hill Genealogical Society

CHGS Programs   

Cedar Hill Genealogical Society -- January 12th program

Brandon Murray from the Texas & Dallas History Archives department from the Dallas Public Library will visit and tell us what resources are available to benefit family historians researching either Dallas or the state of Texas. Some of those items may include: City directories, Historic photographs, Civil court records, Newspapers & school yearbooks.


On 29 April 1856, a powerful tornado destroyed the village of Cedar Hill, Texas.  When the storm had passed, nine people were dead, nine seriously injured and many more were less seriously injured.  The twister leveled nine of the town’s eleven shops and homes. 

Gone with the Wind, The 1856 Cedar Hill Tornado describes the town, the damage, and how it recovered and prospered after the storm nearly blew it off the face of the earth.  We name the victims, describe their lives and tell their family histories for family historians to connect their families with these pioneers.

gone with the wind

You may purchase this book from the Cedar Hill Genealogical Society for $25, cash or check, only, or from the Cedar Hill Museum of History at 607 Cedar Street, Cedar Hill.  You also can order the book by mail.  Please send $25 plus $10 for shipping and handling in check, only, to The Cedar Hill Genealogical Society, 225 Cedar Street, Cedar Hill, TX 75104.  Please include your name, address and email address with your order.


Recommended Genealogy Websites


The Cedar Hill Genealogical Society (CHGS) meets monthly on every second Thursday. At 6:30 p.m. there is a general meet and greet social time with light refreshments. At 7 p.m. there is a membership meeting and program time, which lasts approximately 1 hour.  (CHGS) Board meetings are on the 4th Thursdays of the month at 2:00 PM.

Board of Directors

  • Dave Klauck , President
  • Phyllis Stewart , Publicity
  • Carol Hanson, Vice President
  • Wesley Quandt, Secretary
  • Pat Miller, Treasurer/CHGS Membership
General Questions
Any questions about our meetings, programs, labs or other issues can be communicated via our email at CHGenealogicalSociety2012@gmail.com . A board member will respond to you.   

Mission Statement
The Cedar Hill Genealogical Society’s mission is to provide education and training in genealogical research.

Genealogy Labs
Anyone can request personal assistance with a CHGS Board member at the library, by contacting us via the CHGS email at CHGenealogicalSociety2012@gmail.com.  Membership questions may be directed to CHGSmembership@hotmail.com.