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