Genealogical Society of Kendall County, Texas

Genealogy T-Shirts

GSKC Genealogy T-Shirts $20
Available to buy at the FHP or Made to Order
5 Logos
Choose your color: Navy, Grey, Dark Grey, Dark Red, Purple, Green, Color Upon Request
Sizes: Small to 4XL
Karla Abbott:  (813) 503-1647 kjthurner@yahoo.com

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.  We are happy to announce a new partnership between The Family History Place (FHP) and the Family History Center (FHC) of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS).  The FHC has relocated to the FHP at 114 E. Blanco Street.  This partnership has increased the number of free genealogical databases and websites available to all visitors, in addition to the ability to order films from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.  We have also expanded our hours:
 
Monday, 1 pm - 4 pm
Tuesday,  10 am - 4 pm
Wednesday,  10 am - 4 pm
Thursday,  10 am - 4 pm
Friday,  10 am - 4 pm
2nd Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday, closed 
If you are visiting from out of town, other hours can be arranged by appointment.
 
Phone: 830-331-8730
 
We are back to our normal schedule.
 
The research facility is open to the public and free.  Volunteers are available to assist you with your research questions and problems.

 

The Sheriffs of Kendall County, Texas

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At the annual meeting of the Texas State Genealogical Society our book won first place in the category "Books Published by Partner Societies"
Now Available!
Order your copy now.
Cost of Book - $20.00 includes Texas Sales Tax
If you want the book shipped to you - Shipping and Handling Charge $5.00
 
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Fall/Winter 2020 Issue of Keys to the Past

The current issue of Keys to the Past (November 2020) can be downloaded under the "Journal" section.


Volunteers Needed!!

 
The Family History Place is currently open from Monday from 1 - 4 pm, Tuesday through Friday from 10 am - 4 pm, and the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10 am - 4 pm. We need volunteers to fill the spots for the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Fridays and the 2nd Saturdays. If you can help with any olf these time slots please sign up in the "Volunteer Opportunities" section near the bottom of this page or contact either James Hurst or Jennifer Bishop.


Volunteer Opportunities

 
We are always in need of volunteers.
In addition to our Research Center, we have other opportunities.
Click on the SignUp button to see all of the opportunities.
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"The only truly dead are those who have been forgotten"

 
 

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

October, 1
Educational Class
Topic: Some Family Search Strategies Speakers: Brooks Boye & Martha Boye This presentation will review some of the key features of Familysearch.org– some you may know and some you may not know - and show you some of the strategies that our presenters commonly use when doing research. The goal is to help make your time on FamilySearch.org as fruitful as possible.   Registration is required to attend the Zoom meeting. Register Here!    You will received a confirmation email from Zoom ...
October, 11
GSKC Board Meeting
   
October, 15
Tour of Boerne Cemetery
   
November, 5
Educational Class
Topic: Researching Early American Families Speaker: Jan Carr, president of GSKC       “American Ancestor (formerly the New England Genealogical Society) was one of my earliest sites to search for New England ancestors in the mid 60’s. They offer a limited free service that gives access to records, educational videos, and publications. The paid service gives access to their abundance of digital and archive records from the 1600’s forward. We will look at different ways to search the many ...
November, 8
GSKC Board Meeting