The SPGS purpose is to provide the public with education and information related to family genealogies and local, regional, and state history. Its primary activity is to assist the City of Lubbock in the support and operation of the genealogy section at the Mahon Building of the Lubbock Public Library. SPGS provides a knowledgeable group of volunteers who staff the library’s genealogy section on an organized and continuing basis. These volunteers advise the general public on matters related to genealogy and local history. In addition, the SPGS makes numerous gifts of genealogy materials such as books, periodicals, microfilm, and CD’s to the Mahon Library on a continuing basis. All of these gifts and services are made available to the general public without regard to library users’ association with SPGS. SPGS is also involved in the publishing of regional articles and books of interest to genealogists with the proceeds of the sale benefiting the genealogy department at Mahon Library. A newsletter is sent to regular members, prospective members, genealogy societies and libraries in the months of September - November and January - May. SPGS membership conducts virtually all of the activities of the SPGS organization on a strictly volunteer basis without anyone receiving monetary compensation for their work.