Genealogical Society of Kendall County, Texas

2018 Salt Lake Research Trip

An invitation to join the Genealogical Society of Kendall County (GSKC) on our annual research trip to the Family History Library (FHL) in Salt Lake City, Utah.  The FHL holds the worlds largest collection of family history records.  Everything is not online!  The trip is open to all GSKC members and non-members.  The trip of 2018 is scheduled from Sunday, June 3 to Sunday, June 10.  Click here for more information.


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 March 22, 2018

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

April, 21
General Meeting
Speaker:  Frank Faulkner, Jr. Topic:       "In Small Things Forgottern:  Art, Archaeology, and Ancestors"   Frank will discuss how works of art and archaeological finds can help us better understand the lives of our ancestors.   Visitors are welcome at General Meetings.  Membership is not required to attend.
May, 19
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 San Antonio 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 ...
June, 3
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.
September, 15
Monthly General Membership Meeting
Speaker:  Paul Barwick Topic:  Historic Kendall County Jail Museum   Paul will give an interesting talk about the new museum that is being created at the Historic Kendall County Jail.  He will be speaking on the artifacts found in this area by Dean Sprowl and other artifacts which tell a story about our surrounding area.  Paul works for the City of Boerne and has spent many hours working with the Kendall County Historic Commission.