Genealogical Society of Kendall County, Texas

Family Photo Fund Raiser

Professional Photographer Jason Abbott will take family photos with all revenue going to GSKC. Call 813-503-1647 to set up an appointment. For $25 receive one digital image and a starter family tree chart. See our Facebook page for more details.

 







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 November 27, 2019


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


December, 21
Christmas Awards and Social
GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY of Kendall County’s Annual Awards and Christmas Social will be held Saturday, December 21st begining at 10:30 A.M.  Bring a favorite Christmas dish to share. All are welcome. 
January, 4
Is Copyright Law of Interest to Genealogy Researchers?
Copyright Law and Licensing need to be of interest to all genealogy researchers!  Both your research and your genealogy publications can be affected regardless if a narrative family history or a simple pedigree family line.  Jack Gatewood, member of GSKC since early 1980s, has a career background with Copyright and Licensing knowledge, application and inappropriate usages.  You will learn much in the two hours on Saturday, January 4th or Monday, January 6th.  Jack will provide the same information on either of the ...
February, 1
Using DNA to Find Ancestors
Congratulations...you have taken your DNA test!  Now you have your list of matches – thousands of them.  How can you use these matches to find missing ancestors, parents of adoptees, non-parental events, and break down brick walls?  Lloyd Shenberger, a very accomplished researcher and GSKC Board member, will discuss some basic DNA principles, examine the matching methodology, look at some third party tools, and use a case study to demonstrate what you can do with your DNA test.  Join us Saturday, February 1st ...