Genealogical Society of Kendall County, Texas

Sheriffs of Kendall County

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At the annual meeting of the Texas State Genealogical Society this book won first place in the category "Books Published by Partner Societies".
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Cost of Book - $20.00 includes Texas Sales Tax
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Official Notice

The Family History Place is open Monday -  Friday from 1-4 pm.  We are also open on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10 am - 1 pm.
State guidelines for museums and libraries will be in effect. We will provide social distancing, face masks and gloves. We hope to announce a full schedule of operations soon.

Seminar Online Registration

You can now register online for our 2022 Seminar. Click on "Seminars" in the left column.

The GSKC Book Award

The GSKC Publications Committee is proud to announce our first-ever annual book award.  The criteria are as follows:
The book must:
  1. Make a significant contribution to ocal area genealogy or history.
  2. Fit into one of the following categories:
    1. Biography
    2. History
    3. Genealogy
    4. Historical Fiction
    5. Resource (ex. Cemetery survey)
  3. Still be in print.
  4. Be well documented with source citations.
The GSKC Publications Committee will select the winner.
Authors do not need to submit their work to be considered.
Winners will receive a small cash prize to be determined annually by the GSKC board.
Works multiple authors will share a single award.
The submission deadline is Monday, November 1, 2021.  An application for submission can be downloaded here or may be picked up at the Family History Place.  The winner will be announced at the December 2021 meeting.
Questions? Contact Kathryn Adam Hurst,


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 through Friday from 1 - 4 pm, and the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10 am - 1 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.


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,  1 pm - 4 pm
Wednesday,  1 pm - 4 pm
Thursday,  1 pm - 4 pm
Friday,  1 pm - 4 pm
2nd Saturday 10 am - 1 pm
Sunday, closed 
If you are visiting from out of town, other hours can be arranged by appointment.
Phone: 830-331-8730
We Have Reopened, initially with afternoon hours only.
[See notice above.]
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.
Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on


"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

December, 4
Monthly Education Program
Topic: Researching Across the Pond in the UK Instructor: Jack Gatewood A Zoom link will be sent to all GSKC members. Others wanting to attend may contact Judy McVay by email at and request a Zoom link.
December, 8
GSKC Board Meeting
December, 8
Presentation on "Sheriffs of Kendall County"
Kathryn Adam-Hurst and Dick Tomlinson will be doing a presentation about GSKC's  Prize-Winning "Sheriffs of Kendall County Texas" on Wednesday Dec. 8 at 3 pm at the the Patrick Heath Public Library Community Room. We will be discussing the book and some of the "back story" about the book. We hope you can be there. Invite your friends.  
December, 18
General Meeting
Topic: Christmas Party
January, 12
GSKC Board Meeting