Genealogical Society of Kendall County, Texas

Sheriffs of Kendall County

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Official Notice

The Family History Place is open Monday -  Friday from 1-4 pm.  We are also open on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10 am - 1 pm.
State guidelines for museums and libraries will be in effect. We will provide social distancing, face masks and gloves. We hope to announce a full schedule of operations soon.

2021 Salt Lake Research Trip

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City is still closed and there is no opening date at this time. The current thinking is that the library will not open until mid to late summer, and then with limited hours and attendance. Therefore, our 2021 trip scheduled from April 25 to May 2 has been canceled.
This is the second year in a row that we have had to cancel due to COVID 19. There is an old saying, “Third time is a charm.” Therefore, a trip will be held in 2022. Details of the trip will be announced when they are finalized.

2021 Seminar

The Annual Seminar for this year wil be held on the 21 August 2021. To learn more select "Annual Seminar" in the left column.


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 through Friday from 1 - 4 pm, and the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10 am - 1 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.


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.
We Have Reopened, initially with afternoon hours only.
[See notice above.]
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.
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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

August, 7
Monthly Education Program
Topic: GTT: Researching Your Texas Ancestors Instructor: Judy McVay
August, 9
GSKC Board Meeting
August, 21
Annual Seminar
Guest Speaker: Andew Lee
September, 4
Monthly Education Program
Topic: Scandinavian Genealogical Research Instructor: Karla Abbott
September, 18
General Meeting
Topic: TBA