Kendall County Local and Family History
Our Dietert Historical Archives department is filled with excellent resources for those who wish to learn more about their local and family history! We have physical materials as well as online databases that can help you with your research, please stop by during library business hours and we'll be glad to assist you.
ARCHIVES NEWSLETTER INDEX: You can find a link to our quarterly newsletter index to Echoes from the Archives by clicking HERE.
BOERNE ISD PARENTS/3RD GRADE STUDENTS!
Archives policies: We ask for a driver's license to hold while the file is out on the library floor. You are welcome to make copies of anything you like. Copies are .25 for B/W and $1.00 for color. Archives files cannot be taken from the upstairs or checked out. Research Assistance is by appointment only. Please contact Robin at 830-249-3053 or firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or to make appointments.
We have digitized 20 yearbooks from Boerne High School. If you have a yearbook that we could borrow for digitization, please call us at the library and let us know! Click below to read through a digital version of these yearbooks:
New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) has more than 1.4 billion genealogical records for users to look through, as well as two periodicals available for in-library use: American Ancestors Magazine and The New England Historical and Genealogical Register.
America's GenealogyBank has many resources for family history research, including over 230 years of historical U.S. newspapers, 11,700 other printed materials, and historical records from 1789 to 1994. This source also includes modern data such as American obituaries dating back to 1977 and a Social Security Death Index from 1937 to 2014.
HeritageQuest allows users to search through U.S. Census records as well as historical documents such as military and immigration records, city directories, and revolutionary war pensions. They also provide research aid articles with tips about ancestry search, creating timelines, finding information on family "blacksheep", and Cemetery research.
FamilySearch has over 1 billion records that help users piece together their family history and create a complete family tree. Creating an account on this site is free and allows the option to save family trees and gathered data about members in a family tree.