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:
New 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 July 9, 2018

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

October, 13
First Families of Kendall County
First Family Renunion and Awards Ceremony. Join the celebration as we honor past and new recipients of First Families of Kendall County.  The celebration begins at 10:30 AM and the doors will open at 10:00 AM.  An informative presentation of current First Families will be given and First Families certificates and pins will be presented to descendants. 
October, 13
Family History Month Open House
October is Family History month.  Come and celebrate at the GSKC open house.  We will have our research center open from 10 AM to 2 PM.  Stop by and see what is new and exciting!
November, 17
General Meeting
Speakers:            Margaret Sosa Schiess and Wynn D. Schiess Topic:                   The Canary Islanders:  Laying the Foundations of San Antonio Tracing the origins of the original Canary Islanders.  Motivation to journey to San Antonio.  Trials and accomplishments in San Fernando (San Antonio) de Bexar. Margaret is an 11th generation Texan and traces her direct family line to 11 of the original Canary Islander Families.  Wynn loves Texas History (especially San Antonio’s).  Both are involved in the ongoing effort of tracing their family histories. ...
December, 15
Christmas Party
GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY of Kendall County’s Annual Awards and Christmas Social will be held Saturday, December 16th begining at 10:30 A.M.  Bring a favorite Christmas dish to share. All are welcome. 
May, 5
Family History Library Research Trip
Annual reserach trip to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.  Join us for a week of research and fellowship.  This trip is open to all members and non-members.