Genealogical Society of Kendall County, Texas

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:
 
New Hours
Monday, 1 pm - 4 pm
Tuesday,  10 am - 4 pm
Wednesday,  10 am - 9 pm 
Thursday,  10 am - 9 pm
Friday,  10 am - 4 pm
Saturday and Sunday, closed 
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.  Volunteers are available to assist you with your research questions and problems.
 

 


"The only truly dead are those who have been forgotten"


 
 
 
 
 
 


Last Updated on November 15, 2018


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


November, 17
General Meeting
Speakers:            Margaret Sosa Schiess and Wynn D. Schiess Topic:                   The Canary Islanders:  Laying the Foundations of San Antonio Tracing the origins of the original Canary Islanders.  Motivation to journey to San Antonio.  Trials and accomplishments in San Fernando (San Antonio) de Bexar. Margaret is an 11th generation Texan and traces her direct family line to 11 of the original Canary Islander Families.  Wynn loves Texas History (especially San Antonio’s).  Both are involved in the ongoing effort of tracing their family histories. ...
December, 15
Christmas Party
GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY of Kendall County’s Annual Awards and Christmas Social will be held Saturday, December 16th begining at 10:30 A.M.  Bring a favorite Christmas dish to share. All are welcome. 
January, 19
Monthly General Membership Meeting
Speaker:  Dean Sprowl and Paul Barwick Topic:  Historic Kendall County Jail Museum   Paul will give an interesting talk about the new museum that is being created at the Historic Kendall County Jail.  They will be speaking on the artifacts found in this area by Dean Sprowl and other artifacts which tell a story about our surrounding area.  Paul works for the City of Boerne and has spent many hours working with the Kendall County Historic Commission. ...
February, 23
Fifteenth Annual Hill Country Family History Seminar
Speaker - Cari Taplin. Cari is a native of Wood County, Ohio, but migrated to Wyoming, Colorado, and then to Pflugerville, Texas, just outside of Austin.  She is a Certified Genealogist (CG) and has served in a wide variety of volunteer and leadership positions for state, local, and national genealogical societies.  She currently serves on the boards of the Association for Professional Genealogists (APG) and the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS).  As the owner of GenealogyPANTS, she provides speaking, research, ...
March, 16
General Meeting
Speakers:           TBA Topic:                  TBA ‚Äč   Visitors are welcome at General Meetings.  Membership is not required to attend.