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.


"The only truly dead are those who have been forgotten"


Last Updated on September 26, 2018

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

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. 
February, 23
Fifteenth Annual Hill Country Family History Seminar
Speaker - Cari Taplin. Cari is a native of Wood County, Ohio, but migrated to Wyoming, Colorado, and then to Pflugerville, Texas, just outside of Austin.  She is a Certified Genealogist (CG) and has served in a wide variety of volunteer and leadership positions for state, local, and national genealogical societies.  She currently serves on the boards of the Association for Professional Genealogists (APG) and the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS).  As the owner of GenealogyPANTS, she provides speaking, research, ...
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.