Genealogical Society of Kendall County, Texas

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.  
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 
 

 

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.  We are happy to announce a new partnership between The Family History Place (FHP) and the Family History Center (FHC) of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS).  The FHC has relocated to the FHP at 114 E. Blanco Street.  This partnership has increased the number of free genealogical databases and websites available to all visitors, in addition to the ability to order films from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.  We have also expanded our hours:
Monday, 1 pm - 4 pm
Tuesday, 10 am - 4 pm, 5 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday, 10 am - 4 pm, 7 pm - 9 pm 
Thursday and Friday, 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday and Sunday, closed 
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.  Volunteers are available to assist you with your research questions and problems.
 

 

Seminar Registration Is Now Open

 
Registration for the 12th Annual Hill Country Family History Seminar is now open. The date is Saturday, April 30, 2016.  Our speaker is the nationally known Dr. Michael Lacopo.  You are also invited to join Michael at the pre-seminar dinner to be held Friday, April 29, 2016.  
 
 


Salt Lake City 2016 Trip

 
Each year The Genealogical Society of Kendall County takes a group of researchers to Salt Lake City to spend a week at the Family History Library.  This has become a regular trip for some members.  We hope that you will join us in 2016 when we will again travel to Salt Lake City from Sunday, June 5 through Sunday, June 12.  We stay at the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel which is located next door to the Library.  In addition to spending many enjoyable hours doing research, we usually have a little time for socializing during the day or evening.  You do not need to be a member of the society to join our research trip.  If you want to join our group this year, notify Gwen Adrian (contact information follows).  Each traveler is responsible for making their own hotel reservation and travel arrangements.  We have reserved a block of rooms at a discounted rate of $87.00 per night plus tax.  Contact the Plaza Hotel at 801-521-0130 and request a reservation under the group name of The Genealogical Society of Kendall County.  For more information, contact our trip coordinator, Gwen Adrian, 830-377-9012 or email.
 

 


Last Updated on March 30, 2016

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

April, 30
Twelfth Annual Hill Country Family History Seminar
Guest speaker will be Michael Lacopo, D.V.M.   Dr. Lacopo is a life-long resident of northern Indiana.  He began his genealogical research in 1980.  His first published work appeared in 1985 with several books, journal articles and published contributions following.  He appeared in USA Today in 2000 and has lectured locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.  Dr. Lacopo has a varied and interesting ancestry and is a self-described “all-American mutt.”   Dr. Lacopo has research experience in numerous fields with particular ...
May, 21
General Meeting
Speaker:  Bruce Shackelford Topic:      "History of Texas Ranches"   Bruce Shackelford is director of the South Texas Heritage center at the Witte Museum.  He will be speaking on the History of Texas Ranches.  This presentation is in conjunction with the Hillington Ranch Photographic Exhibit at the library.   Visitors are welcome at General Meetings.  Membership is not required to attend.
June, 5
Family History Library Research Trip
Annual reserach trip to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.  Join us for a week of research and fellowship.  This trip is open to all members and non-members.  Details will be posted at a later date.
September, 17
General Meeting
Speaker:  Judge Ed Butler Topic:      "If it wasn't for Spain, We would still be flying the British Union Jack"   Judge Ed Butler is a native of Memphis, TN.  He attended high school with Elvis Presley and even played in a dance band with Elvis.  He was a drummer in the college band at Ole Miss, where he graduated in 1958, with honors.  He was commissioned as a U.S. Navy Reserve Intelligence Officer in 1963.  He retired in ...