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.
In Response to Requests Family History Place Is Temporarily Not Open to the Public As of March 12th.  We Hope to Reopen as Soon as Permitted.
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"

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

April, 18
Planning and Taking a Family Heritage Tour (To be rescheduled when FHP reopens)
The Family Heritage Tour allows us to find more about our family history and ancestral origins.  Your Speaker, Jim Westermeier, and his wife, Carol, have taken more than forty trips to many parts of the world.  The favorite trip of all is the 2015 "heritage trip" to Germany tracing Jim's paternal roots.  There is something magical about walking in the steps of your ancestors!   The Westermeiers are longtime active members of the Genealogical Society of Kendall County (GSKC).  Both have served as ...
May, 2
Joining a Lineage Society and What You Need
You may be asking yourself "What is a lineage society?"  It is an organization created to honor a specific heritage or event. Members of of one must prove their descent of that heritage or event through the approved genealogical proof standards.  Sounds interesting, doesn't it?  Our speaker, July McVay, is a sixth generation Texan and has experience following her lineage paths right to the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT).  She is also a member of Daughter of American Revolution (DAR) society ...
May, 16
Meet the First Sheriffs of Kendall County
Mark your calendars to attend.  More details to come.  Great tour!!