Genealogical Society of Kendall County, Texas

Seminar Registration Is Now Open

Registration for the 15th Annual Hill Country Family History Seminar is now open. The date is Saturday, February 23, 2019.  Our speaker will be 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, and consultation services.
 
 
 



Salt Lake City 2019 Research Trip

 
Each year The Genealogical Society of Kendall County takes a group of researchers to Salt Lake City to spend a week at the Family History Library.  Many records have been digitized and put on-line on FamilySearch, however, there are still many records only available at the library in Salt Lake.  Plus you have access to one of the largest genealogical book collections in the world. This has become a regular trip for some members.  We hope that you will join us in 201 when we will again travel to Salt Lake City from Sunday, May 5 through Sunday, May 12.  We stay at the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel which is located next door to the Library.  In addition to spending many enjoyable hours doing research, we usually have a little time for socializing during the day or evening.  You do not need to be a member of the society to join our research trip.  For more information, click here.
 

 


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 - 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.
 

 


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.
Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

 


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


 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Last Updated on January 18, 2019


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


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, ...
February, 26
Genie Night Out
We will meet at a different restaurant the last Tuesday of the month for dinner and socializing.  Join us for an enjoyable evening with friends.  Contact The Family History Place to make your reservation:  830-331-8730.   Location:  To Be Announced
March, 2
Family History Tips and Tricks
Topic:           GTT (Gone to Texas) : Researching Your Texas Pioneer Ancestors Presenter:    Judy McVay   Judy will discuss various groups of people who settled Texas and methods and resources for learning about them.   Judy is a proud sixth generation Texan. She grew up in San Angelo and graduated from Texas Woman's University in Denton. She is a member of the Genealogical Society of Kendall County, Daughters of the American Revolution and Daughters of the Republic ...
March, 4
Family History Tips and Tricks
Topic:           GTT (Gone to Texas) : Researching Your Texas Pioneer Ancestors Presenter:    Judy McVay   Judy will discuss various groups of people who settled Texas and methods and resources for learning about them.   Judy is a proud sixth generation Texan. She grew up in San Angelo and graduated from Texas Woman's University in Denton. She is a member of the Genealogical Society of Kendall County, Daughters of the American Revolution and Daughters of the Republic ...
March, 16
General Meeting
Speaker:           Hanna Davidson Pankowsky ‚Äč Hanna Pankowsky is a resident of San Antonio and author of “East of the Storm: Outrunning the Holocaust in Russia” and a holocaust survivor. She will be speaking about her earliest memories of the invasion of the German Nazi’s into the town of Lodz, Poland and her escape into and her experience in Soviet Russia, reaching Mexico and finally resettling in Texas. She has been a guest speaker for the Boerne SAR ...