Margo Kimp


Wanda Tilley

Recording Secretary

Gloria Falls

Corresponding Secretary

Shirley Gross


Frieda Romine


Society Goals


The Polk County Genealogical Society was founded in 1986 for the purposes of collecting and preserving Polk County resource materials; promoting ethical standards, accuracy and thoroughness in genealogical research; and providing education in genealogy to the citizens of Polk County.


The Society is actively involved in maintaining and expanding the genealogy collection of the Polk County Library. The collection includes reference books, census and newspaper microfilm, and materials on Polk County as well as on surrounding counties in Arkansas and Oklahoma.


Our current emphasis is on increasing the number of local members who attend meetings and get involved in such Society projects as transcribing census records, reading cemetery stones, indexing obituaries, and publishing resource materials.


These projects take time, effort, and money. You can help by becoming a member of the Society. Annual dues are only $15.00. Please print out the membership application and mail it with your check today.


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Meeting Schedule


The Polk County Genealogical Society meets on the 2nd Monday of every month at the Polk County Library in Mena, Arkansas, located at 410 Eighth Street. A short business meeting is usually held at 1:30 p.m., followed by an informative program, a book review, or a special report of interest to genealogists. Visitors are welcomed and encouraged. Please join us!


Watch the Star Beams in the Mena Star for announcements as to program topics.


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PCGS Membership Benefits


¨      Members of PCGS may submit queries to be posted on the PCGS Website.

¨      Members of PCGS receive Polk County Pioneers, the Society’s journal/newsletter published each spring and fall.

¨      Members of PCGS who donate a copy of their family history to the Library’s Genealogy Room will receive a book review in Polk County Pioneers.

¨      Members of PCGS have the opportunity to submit family group sheets to the Library’s Vertical Surname File.

¨      Local members of PCGS have the opportunity to associate with other genealogists in the community and share research ideas.

¨      Members of PCGS will be kept notified of new material in the Library relevant to Polk County and the surrounding area.

¨      New members of PCGS will have their Polk County surnames printed in Polk County Pioneers.

¨      All members may list the Polk County surnames they are researching on the PCGS Website’s Surname List, soon to be added.



Questions? Send an e-mail to the Society at:


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