Genealogical Society of Kendall County, Texas
Proclamation
Family History Month
 
WHEREAS, throughout the history of Kendall County, Texas, families have been the cornerstone of stability and compassion for every generation; and
 
WHEREAS, the study of family history gives individuals a sense of their heritage, their responsibility in carrying out a legacy their ancestors began, and patriotism; and
 
WHEREAS, the Genealogical Society of Kendall County will hold its 17th Annual First Families of Kendall County award ceremony on Saturday, October 1, 2016, to honor over 100 descendants of the Founders and Early Settlers of Kendall County and recognize their contributions to our history; and
 
WHEREAS, the Genealogical Society of Kendall County will partner with the Patrick Heath Public Library to hold a free Symposium which will debut, At A River, a dramatic narrative of early Kendall County Settler Christian Friedrich Bergmann's letters sent home to Saxony. This is sponsored by the Friends of Guadalupe River/Honey Creek and will be presented on October 29, 2016; and 
 
WHEREAS, the Genealogical Society of Kendall County is celebrating its 34th year of community service by assisting individuals and families in the preservation and pursuit of their family history; and
 
WHEREAS, the Genealogical Society preserves and shares the family records for the Founders and Early Settlers of Kendall County through creation of books, currently numbering 170, kept in its genealogical library with the originals secured in an off-site location;
 
NOW, THEREFORE I, Darrel L. Lux, County Judge of Kendall County, Texas, do hereby proclaim October 2016 to be Family History Month.
 
Signed this 26th day of September 2016.
 
Darrel L. Lux              .
Kendall County Judge 



 
"The purpose of the Genealogical Society of Kendall County Texas shall be 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 its members and to the general public."
Genealogical Society of Kendall County Texas Constitution, Article III


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Last Updated on September 26, 2016


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


October, 1
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.  A light lunch will be served.
October, 15
General Meeting
There will be no General Meeting in October.  See you in November.
October, 29
Symposium - Debut of Dramatic Narrative, At A River
 Genealogical Society of Kendall County’s Symposium To Debut Dramatic Narrative At a River Ever wondered what life would have been like as an early German immigrant pioneer in the Hill Country…in an era where much of the terrain was natural, all local routes were unpaved, and transportation usually involved at least one mule or horse?  When the Genealogical Society of Kendall County (GSKC) debuts At a River, a window will open into the 19th century experiences of an 1854 ...
November, 19
General Meeting
Speaker:  To Be Announced Topic:       To Be Announced     Visitors are welcome at General Meetings.  Membership is not required to attend.
December, 17
Christmas Party
GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY of Kendall County’s Annual Awards and Christmas Social will be at 10:30 A.M. on December 17. Bring a favorite Christmas dish to share and meet the new officers and board. All are welcome.