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.  
 
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
 

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.

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.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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

September, 19
General Meeting
Speaker:  Peter Baron Topic:      TBA   Visitors are welcome at General Meetings.  Membership is not required to attend.
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.
November, 21
General Meeting
Our program will be presented by The National Museum of the Pacific War.   Visitors are welcome at General Meetings.  Membership is not required to attend.
December, 19
Christmas Party
Bring your favorite Holiday Dish and enjoy each others company. Visitors are welcome.  Membership not required to attend General Meetings.
January, 16
General Meeting
Speaker:  Brantley Hightower, author of The Courthouses of Central Texas Topic:      "The Kendall County Courthouse and the Courthouses of Central Texas"   Brantley Hightower founded HiWorks, a San Antonio architecture firm, after studying architecture at the University of Texas at Austin and Princeton University. He has taught at schools including the University of Texas at Austin, Texas Tech University and Trinity University.  Brantley produces "The Works," an architecture podcast, and is a regular contributor to Texas Architect magazine. His first book, ...