Genealogical Society of Kendall County, Texas
Boerne Livery

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.  
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.

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 November 20, 2015

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

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, ...
February, 20
General Meeting
Speaker:   William Patrick "Pat" Blackman Topic:       "Immigration 1890-1920:  Lady Liberty Beckons"   Pat is a native Texan, born in Brownsville, who grew up in New Orleans where he met his wife of 55 years, Jackie, who also is a native Texan.  He and Jackie are graduates of Louisiana State University and remain rabid Tiger fans.  Pat retired in 2003 after a 40-year career in business-to-business advertising, public relations and corporate marketing in Houston. He and Jackie ...
March, 19
General Meeting
Speaker:   To Be Announced Topic:       To Be Announced     Visitors are welcome at General Meetings.  Membership is not required to attend.
April, 29
Pre-Seminar Dinner with Michael Lacopa, D.V.M.
Come join us as we welcome Dr. Michael Lacopo to our Family History Seminar and enjoy a wonderful meal at the Helene House.     Details will be announced later.