Genealogical Society of Kendall County, Texas

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

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
Sunday, closed 
If you are visiting from out of town, other hours can be arranged by appointment.
Phone: 830-331-8730
We are back to our normal schedule.
The research facility is open to the public and free.  Volunteers are available to assist you with your research questions and problems.


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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The GSKC Book Award

Congratulations to the first two recipients of GSKC’s Ed Mergele Book Award, Donna Jonas and Janice Brazil. Donna Jonas was recognized in the Local Genealogy Category for “Kendalia Family Histories”. Janice Brazil received the award in the History Category for her book, “Voices Among the Leaves”.
The award is named in honor of long-time member and historian, Dr. Ed Mergele. Dr. Mergele, who has authored numerous books and hundreds of newspaper articles, attended the awards ceremony. He told us that although he is ninety-five, he is still writing; just not as much.
Pictured from left, Donna Jonas, Ed Mergele, and Janice Brazil.

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

July, 9
Educational Class
Topic: Introduction to WikiTree- Where Genealogists Collaborate Speaker: Stuart Awbrey   If you want to attend by Zoom, click on the link below to register and you will receive a confirmation email from Zoom with the link to join the meeting.     
July, 12
GSKC Board Meeting
August, 6
Educational Class
Topic: Finding Military Heroes in Fold 3 Speaker: Jennifer Bishop  
August, 9
GSKC Board Meeting
September, 10
Educational Class
Topic: How to Use Newspapers in Genealogical Research Speaker: Sheryl Tierney