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:
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
4th 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
The research facility is open to the public and free.  Volunteers are available to assist you with your research questions and problems.


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

Fifty First Families of Kendall County, Texas

A collection of fifty First Family Friday essays compiled by the Genealogical Society of Kendall County, Texas. These biographical sketches cover 33 Founding Families, who settled in the area now encompassed by Kendall County before 1863, and 17 Early Settler families, who arrived before 1901.
Now Available!
Order your copy now.
Cost of Book - $21.65 includes Texas Sales Tax
If you want the book shipped to you - Shipping and Handling Charge $5.00
You can order your book by downloading the order form here and mail in with a check.  If you prefer to order online, please go to the Store section.

The Sheriffs of Kendall County, Texas

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
For more information and to order,

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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.

"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

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Salt Lake Family History Library Research Trip
Explore the world’s largest genealogical library.   The Family History Library contains vast resources of genealogical data from all parts of the world – many are not online or available online to the public.                 The research trip package includes:                Library orientation Monday morning                Research assistance from trained library staff                Six days of research at the Family History Library Monday: 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Tuesday–Thursday: 9:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. Friday–Saturday: 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.                Two (2) one-hour lectures ...