Genealogical Society of Kendall County, Texas

Family History Fundraiser!

 
W C Westermeier and Sisters
W C Westermeier and Sisters
 
It is time for our fundraiser without having a barbeque, garage sale, or raffle.  Since many members don't participate in these kinds of labor intensive fundraiser, we have created an event that everyone can participate in with minimum effort. 
 
It is our GSKC Family History Fundraiser!
 
Make a donation in the name of an ancestor, pioneer, family member, or friend.
  • Donations of $25.00 and above will have the name of those honored published in a Book of Honor.
  • Donations of $250.00 and above, in addition to the Book of Honor, those honored will have an engraved nameplate included on a plaque at The Family History Center.
  • Donations over $500.00, in addition to the Book of Honor and and an engraved nameplate, those honored will have a glass paperweight engraved with the honoree and donor's name and given to the donor.
Please know that any donation will be appreciated!  We all have a stake in supporting our beloved society as we are able.  Since membership dues cover less than our annual operating expense, personal donations, along with those from local businesses and other entities make up the difference.  Please support our organization through a donation by 30 November 2015.
 
You can make your donation by clicking here and printing the form and mailing to GSKC, PO Box 623, Boerne, TX 78006 or make your donation online by clicking here.  Your payment can be made by credit card online, or you can mail a check to the GSKC address.
 
Picture used with permission from James Westermeier.

Welcome to our website!

 
 
The Genealogical Society of Kendall County, Texas was founded in 1981.  We are located in Boerne in the beautiful Hill Country of Texas.  
 
1925 Boerne Football Team
Our purpose is to promote the study of family research, to collect and preserve biographical data and records of the people of the community and their ancestors, to build and maintain a genealogical library, and to offer programs of genealogical and historical interest to our members and to the general public.
 
We invite you to explore our new website.  Be sure to look at our library.  We have reference material for the entire United States in addition to an excellent collection of Kendall County publications.  If you have family ties in Kendall County look at our First Families of Kendall County.  It is an excellent way to document your family 
 
Picture:  1925 Boerne Football Team
 

Genealogy for Children

 
Want to know about your ancestors?  Did one of your Great Grandpas fight in the Civil War?
 
Come to the Patrick Heath Public Library (PHPL) on September 12th and 19th from 2:00pm to 3:45pm and learn how to research to find your ancestors.  The Genealogical Society of Kendall County is partnering with PHPL to present an entry level genealogy program for children.  Free and open to all children ages 6 to 11.  Must be accompanied by an Adult.
 
Sign up with Miss Constance at keremes@boernelibrary.org.  Class is limited to the first 20 to register.

First Families Celebration

 
Mark your calendars - Our First Families of Kendall County celebration and reunion will be held this year on Saturday, October 3, 2015, at St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 208 W. Bandera Road, Boerne, begining at 10:30 AM.  See the Events for more details.

TSGS 2015 Family History Conference

 
Texas State Genealogical Society will hold its 2015 Family History Conference Oct 30 to Nov 1, 2015 in Austin, Texas, and everyone is invited! This three day event will include wonderful research opportunities, insightful family history sessions for all skill levels, and a full exhibit hall.
 
Austin’s rich historical and genealogical resources promise all TSGS 2015 Conference attendees will have a memorable learning experience allowing them to explore their family history.
 
Visit the TSGS website for more information about the speakers, hotel information, keynote speaker announcement, exhibitors, and registration.

Family History Place

Family History Place
 
Be sure to visit our excellent research facility, The Family History Place.  We are located at 114 E. Blanco Street in Boerne, Texas.  Our hours are Monday, 1 pm to 4 pm; and Tuesday through Friday, 10 am to 4 pm.  We are closed on Saturday and Sunday.  If you are visiting from out of town, other hours can be arranged by appointment.
 
The research facility is open to the public and free.  Our volunteers can help you get started or assist with a research problem.  In addition to books and other on-site materials, we also offer Ancestry and Fold3.


Last Updated on August 31, 2015

Some of the historic pictures are courtesy of Dietert Historical Archives, Patrick Heath Public Library

September, 12
Genealogy for Children
Want to know about your ancestors?  Did one of your Great Grandpas fight in the Civil War?   Come to the Patrick Heath Public Library (PHPL) and learn how to research to find your ancestors.  The Genealogical Society of Kendall County is partnering with PHPL to present an entry level genealogy program for children.  Free and open to all children ages 6 to 11.  Must be accompanied by an Adult.   Sign up with Miss Constance at keremes@boernelibrary.org.  Class is limited ...
September, 19
General Meeting
Speaker:  Peter Baron Topic:      "Establishment of the Continental Army and Genealogical Research in the Colonial/Revolutionary Period"   Peter Baron is an avid historian and genealogist. He has served as the President and the Genealogist of the San Antonio Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. He has memberships in numerous genealogical, historical, and lineage societies. Peter has proven lineage to the Sons of the American Revolution, the Sons of the Revolution, the Descendants of Washington’s Army at Valley Forge, the Jamestowne Society, and ...
September, 19
Genealogy for Children
Want to know about your ancestors?  Did one of your Great Grandpas fight in the Civil War?   Come to the Patrick Heath Public Library (PHPL) and learn how to research to find your ancestors.  The Genealogical Society of Kendall County is partnering with PHPL to present an entry level genealogy program for children.  Free and open to all children ages 6 to 11.  Must be accompanied by an Adult.   Sign up with Miss Constance at keremes@boernelibrary.org.  Class is limited ...
October, 3
First Families of Kendall County
First Family Renunion and Awards Ceremony. Join the celebration as we honor past and new recipients of First Families of Kendall County.  The celebration begins at 10:30 AM and the doors will open at 10:00 AM.  An informative presentation of current First Families will be given and First Families certificates and pins will be presented to descendants.  We will have music for entertainment and a light lunch will be served.
October, 17
Annual SAGHS Genealogy Seminar
Meet Patti Hobbs, CG Patti Hobbs is a Certified Genealogist with a BA in biology.  She works part time in the Local History & genealogy department of the Springfield-Greene County Library District in Springfield, Missouri, as well as researches as a professional genealogist.  Patti has taught numerous classes for the library and local and regional genealogical societies on a variety of topics with special emphases on accessing original records and DNA analysis.   Seminar Program: "Autosomal DNA: Testing for All ...