Genealogical Society of Kendall County, Texas

Seminar Registration Is Now Open

 
Registration for the 14th Annual Hill Country Family History Seminar is now open. The date is Saturday, February 24, 2018.  Our speaker is John Sellers. John is a 5th generation native of Hopkins County, Texas.  He as thirty years of research experience and has been lecturing for over twenty five years.  John has served as the President of the Hopkins County Genealogical Society and as the Mayor of Sulphur Springs.  He has spoken extensively throughout Texas and nationally.   
 
 



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.
 
Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

 


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


 
 
 
 
 
 


Last Updated on January 10, 2018


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


January, 20
General Meeting
Speaker:  Scott Billingsley  Topic:       "Genealogy and Real Estate"    With a detailed deed history combined with census records, you can now create a fairly accurate history of the property and the people who owned it and lived there using websites like Ancestry.com, Familysearch.org, and online county records.   Visitors are welcome at General Meetings.  Membership is not required to attend.
February, 17
General Meeting
We will not have a membership meeting this month.  Come and enjoy the seminar.       Visitors are welcome at General Meetings.  Membership is not required to attend.
February, 24
14th Annual Hill Country Family History Seminar
Guest Speaker:  John Sellers   John Sellers is a fifth generation native of Hopkins County, Texas, living in Sulphur Springs.  He has twenty-six years of research experience and has been lecturing for over twenty years. John has served as both the President of the Hopkins County Genealogical Society and as the Mayor of Sulphur Springs. He specializes in courthouse research as well as a myriad of other topics.  John has spoken extensively throughout the region and nationally.    Topics will ...
March, 17
General Meeting
Speaker:  TBA Topic:      "TBA"   We will have a special treat - a performance by the Friends In Harmony, a men's barbershop ensemble.   Visitors are welcome at General Meetings.  Membership is not required to attend.
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.