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.  
 
Changing a Flat Tire
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 
 

Seminar Registration Is Now Open

 
Registration for the 11th Annual Hill Country Family History Seminar is now open. The date is Saturday, March 28th.  Our speaker is the nationally known Lisa Louise Cooke.  You are also invited to join Lisa at the pre-seminar dinner to be held Friday, March 27th.  

Do You Want To Go To Salt Lake?

 
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 2015 when we will again travel to Salt Lake City from Sunday, April 19 through Sunday, April 26.  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 $85.00 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.

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

March, 27
Pre-Seminar Dinner with Lisa Louise Cooke
Come join us as we welcome Lisa Louise Cooke to our Family History Seminar and enjoy a wonderful meal at the Helene House.  Registration will be available starting January 5, 2015.  Registration forms will be available either at the Family History Place or on-line at the GSKC website.  Tickets are $35 for GSKC members, seminar attendees, and guests.  Seating is limited so register early! 
March, 28
Eleventh Annual Hill Country Family History Seminar
Guest speaker will be Lisa Louise Cooke. Doors open at 8:15.  Lunch is included, along many door prizes. Registration will begin on 5 January 2015.  Registration forms will be available at the Family History Place and on the GSKC website. Early registration before March 9 will be $45 for GSKC members and $50 for non-members.  Late registration after March 9 and at the door will be $60 for everyone. Register early!
April, 18
General Meeting
Speaker:  Susan Ball Topic:      "Identify the Entoruage:  Use FANs to Find Your Family"   Do you swear your ancestors were abducted by aliens?  Was the last item on their GTT to-do list to torch the courthouse on their way out of town?  If you're having trouble tracking those elusive patriarchs, it's time to focus on their Friends, Associates and Neighbors to identify previously overlooked information and shine a light on your elusive ancestor.   Visitors are welcome at ...
April, 19
Salt Lake City Research 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 2015 when we will again travel to Salt Lake City from Sunday, April 19 through Sunday, April 26.  We stay at the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel which is located next door to the Library.  In addition to ...
May, 16
General Meeting
Speaker:   Peggy Munson Topic:       "The Last Two Civil War Widows" Visitors are welcome at General Meetings.  Membership is not required to attend.