Genealogical Society of Kendall County, Texas

Gone, But Not Forgotten:

 
A Historic Tour of the Boerne City Cemetery
Saturday, May 18, 2019
 
This walking tour, first of its kind, is a joint project with three local partners - Genealogical Society Kendall County (GSKC), Patrick Heath Public Library and City of Boerne Parks and Recreation.   The purpose of this tour is to honor those who made Boerne what it is today and to increase the public's awareness of the town's past and its rich heritage. 
 
There will be intriguing stories to be heard at each of the ten gravesites with recognition given to Boerne's early founders and notable persons "resting in peace".  The orators, dressed in period clothing, will share life details for each founder and notable person noted below. (You probably recognize some of the names already.) 
 
The tour begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, May 18th at the cemetery's east entrance on School Street and is expected to end by 11:30 am.  Guides will lead small groups throughout the tour.  Wear comfortable shoes!  If needed, the Rain Date is May 25, 2019. 
 
This tour is free! The number of attendees is limited though. 
Registration is required. Call GSKC at (830) 331-8730 to register.
 
George Wilkins Kendall (1809-1867)
Caroline de Valcourt (1796 -18730
Douglas William Kuebel* (1910-1971)
Frances Jerusha (Miller) Kuebel* (1912-2002)
Bruno Phillip (1887-1918)
Mary Anna Schertz Becker (1854-1947)
James Monroe Saner* (1855-1923)
Johann Franz Stendebach*(1826-1930)
George August Zoeller*
Helwig Ludwig Adolph Zoeller* (1855-1910)
 
 *Served as Sheriff of Kendall County
 


Salt Lake City 2019 Research Trip

 
Each year The Genealogical Society of Kendall County takes a group of researchers to Salt Lake City to spend a week at the Family History Library.  Many records have been digitized and put on-line on FamilySearch, however, there are still many records only available at the library in Salt Lake.  Plus you have access to one of the largest genealogical book collections in the world. This has become a regular trip for some members.  We hope that you will join us in 201 when we will again travel to Salt Lake City from Sunday, May 5 through Sunday, May 12.  We stay at the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel which is located next door to the Library.  In addition to spending many enjoyable hours doing research, we usually have a little time for socializing during the day or evening.  You do not need to be a member of the society to join our research trip.  For more information, click here.
 

 


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.
 
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 18, 2019


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


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Family History Tips & Tricks: "Genealogy Detective" Class
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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.
May, 13
Family History Tips & Tricks: "Genealogy Detective" Class
Learn the TIPS & TRICKS STRATEGIES to help you track down that illusive ancestor and find missing information on his or her life.   Sharon Wolff, "#1 Genealogy Detective", has presented programs on Genealogy all over the state of Texas and at The Texas State Genealogical Society annual conference.  She was named Volunteer Genealogist of the State of Texas by the Daughters of American Revolution (DAR).  Sharon is a member of the Genealogical Society of Kendall County since 1998 and served ...
May, 18
Boerne City Cemetery Tour
Details will be annouced at a later date.
June, 5
"Lineage and Lemonade" makes great genealogy partners!
Find your family lineage through genealogy this summer!  “Lineage and Lemonade” nights are each Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. beginning on June 5 - July 24, 2019 at the Family History Place located at 114 E. Blanco, Boerne, TX.   The Genealogical Society Kendall County (GSKC) is partnering with Patrick Heath Public Library which encourages us to come together and share some lemonade, stories plus an introduction to genealogy basics.  For additional information, please check the website at www.gskctx.org.   ...