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

Family History Fundraiser!

W C Westermeier and Sisters
William Casper Westermeier and sisters, Carlinville, Illinois
It is time for our fundraiser without having a barbeque, garage sale, or raffle.  Since many members are unable to participate in these kinds of labor intensive fundraiser, we have created an event that everyone can participate in with minimum effort. 
It is our GSKC Family History Fundraiser!
Make a donation in the name of an ancestor, pioneer, family member, or friend.
  • Donations of $25.00 and above will have the name of those honored published in a Book of Honor.
  • Donations of $250.00 and above, in addition to the Book of Honor, those honored will have an engraved nameplate included on a plaque at The Family History Center.
  • Donations over $500.00, in addition to the Book of Honor and and an engraved nameplate, those honored will have a glass paperweight engraved with the honoree and donor's name and given to the donor.
Please know that any donation will be appreciated!  We all have a stake in supporting our beloved society as we are able.  Since membership dues cover less than our annual operating expense, personal donations, along with those from local businesses and other entities make up the difference.  Please support our organization through a donation by 30 November 2015.
You can make your donation by clicking here and printing the form and mailing to GSKC, PO Box 623, Boerne, TX 78006 or make your donation online by clicking here.  Your payment can be made by credit card online, or you can mail a check to the GSKC address.
Picture used with permission from James Westermeier.

TSGS 2015 Family History Conference

Texas State Genealogical Society will hold its 2015 Family History Conference Oct 30 to Nov 1, 2015 in Austin, Texas, and everyone is invited! This three day event will include wonderful research opportunities, insightful family history sessions for all skill levels, and a full exhibit hall.
Austin’s rich historical and genealogical resources promise all TSGS 2015 Conference attendees will have a memorable learning experience allowing them to explore their family history.
Visit the TSGS website for more information about the speakers, hotel information, keynote speaker announcement, exhibitors, and registration.

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.

Last Updated on October 5, 2015

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

October, 17
Annual SAGHS Genealogy Seminar
Meet Patti Hobbs, CG Patti Hobbs is a Certified Genealogist with a BA in biology.  She works part time in the Local History & genealogy department of the Springfield-Greene County Library District in Springfield, Missouri, as well as researches as a professional genealogist.  Patti has taught numerous classes for the library and local and regional genealogical societies on a variety of topics with special emphases on accessing original records and DNA analysis.   Seminar Program: "Autosomal DNA: Testing for All ...
October, 24
Family History Symposium - Who Are You?
Interested in exploring your family history, but don't know how?  Join us at the Patrick Heath Public Library for an interesting morning of beginning genealogy.  We will begin with a "Beginning Genealogy" class lead by Sharon Wolff.  Following that, you will be able to work one-on-one with one of our volunteers to explore your family history.  Space is limited so registration is required at
October, 30
TSGS 2015 Family History Conference
Visit the TSGS website for more information about the speakers, hotel information, keynote speaker announcement, exhibitors, and registration.
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.