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 11.  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, contact our trip coordinator, Gwen Adrian, 830-377-9012 or email.
 

 


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.
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"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


January, 29
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:  Cypress Grill, 170 S Main St, Boerne, TX 
February, 2
Family History Tips and Tricks
Topic:  Probate Records Presenter:  Jack Gatewood, former member of the Texas Bar Jack Gatewood will give a class on probate records.  Topics covered will be: wills, intestate (no will), and guardianship proceedings.  Outlined will be the process of creation of various types of will, functions of will, chronology of events from creation of the will to final distribution, significance of legal jargon, functions of the court, and location of probate records.  The difference between testate and intestate secession will ...
February, 4
Family History Tips and Tricks
Topic:  Probate Records Presenter:  Jack Gatewood, former member of the Texas Bar Jack Gatewood will give a class on probate records.  Topics covered will be: wills, intestate (no will), and guardianship proceedings.  Outlined will be the process of creation of various types of will, functions of will, chronology of events from creation of the will to final distribution, significance of legal jargon, functions of the court, and location of probate records.  The difference between testate and intestate secession will ...
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