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Guide to '''Kendall County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
 
Guide to '''Kendall County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
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== Courthouse  ==
 
== Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.co.kendall.tx.us/ips/cms Kendall County Courthouse]<br>201 E. San Antonio St. <br>Boerne, Texas 78006<br>County Clerk - Darlene Herrin<br>Phone: <span class="skype_c2c_print_container">830-249-9343</span><span dir="ltr" class="skype_c2c_container"><span dir="ltr" class="skype_c2c_highlighting_inactive_common"><span class="skype_c2c_textarea_span">[[Image:]]<span class="skype_c2c_text_span">830-249-9343</span><span class="skype_c2c_free_text_span" /></span></span></span> ext. 230<br><br>County Clerk has marriage, probate and land&nbsp;records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kendall County, Texas. Page 667 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://www.co.kendall.tx.us/ips/cms Kendall County Courthouse]<br>201 E. San Antonio St. <br>Boerne, Texas 78006<br>County Clerk - Darlene Herrin<br>Phone: <span class="skype_c2c_print_container">830-249-9343</span><span class="skype_c2c_container" dir="ltr"><span class="skype_c2c_highlighting_inactive_common" dir="ltr"><span class="skype_c2c_textarea_span">[[Image:]]<span class="skype_c2c_text_span">830-249-9343</span><span class="skype_c2c_free_text_span" /></span></span></span> ext. 230<br><br>County Clerk has marriage, probate and land&nbsp;records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kendall County, Texas. Page 667 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
'''County Clerk'''
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'''County Clerk'''  
  
201 E. San Antonio St.Suite 127<br>Boerne 78006<br>Phone: 830-249-9343 ext. 230<br>Fax: 830-249-3472
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201 E. San Antonio St.Suite 127<br>Boerne 78006<br>Phone: 830-249-9343 ext. 230<br>Fax: 830-249-3472  
  
'''District Clerk'''
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'''District Clerk'''  
  
201 E. San Antonio St.Suite 201<br>Boerne 78006<br>Phone: 830-249-9343 ext. 260<br>Fax: 830-249-1763<br>
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201 E. San Antonio St.Suite 201<br>Boerne 78006<br>Phone: 830-249-9343 ext. 260<br>Fax: 830-249-1763<br>  
  
Kendall County has been home to two Courthouses. The first one, built in 1870, is still in use, across the street from the current courthouse, built in 1998.
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Kendall County has been home to two Courthouses. The first one, built in 1870, is still in use, across the street from the current courthouse, built in 1998.  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Bandera County, Texas Genealogy|Bandera]] {{•}}
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[[Bandera County, Texas Genealogy|Bandera]] {{•}} [[Bexar County, Texas Genealogy|Bexar]] {{•}} [[Blanco County, Texas Genealogy|Blanco]] {{•}} [[Comal County, Texas Genealogy|Comal]] {{•}} [[Gillespie County, Texas Genealogy|Gillespie]] {{•}} [[Kerr County, Texas Genealogy|Kerr<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1228771914515_778" />]]  
[[Bexar County, Texas Genealogy|Bexar]] {{•}}
 
[[Blanco County, Texas Genealogy|Blanco]] {{•}}
 
[[Comal County, Texas Genealogy|Comal]] {{•}}
 
[[Gillespie County, Texas Genealogy|Gillespie]] {{•}}
 
[[Kerr County, Texas Genealogy|Kerr<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1228771914515_778" />]]
 
 
 
 
 
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
Kendall County provided soldiers to both the Confederate and Union armies.
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Kendall County provided soldiers to both the Confederate and Union armies.  
*1838 - 1900 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2059 Texas Muster Roll Index Cards 1838-1900] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*1838 - 1900 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2059 Texas Muster Roll Index Cards 1838-1900] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $  
 
*1845 - 1848 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War 1845-1848] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
 
*1845 - 1848 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War 1845-1848] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
  
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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'''Online Probate Records'''  
  
*'''1800 – 2000''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2115 Texas Wills and Probate Records 1800-2000] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1800 – 2000''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2115 Texas Wills and Probate Records 1800-2000] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $  
 
*'''1800 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas Probate Records 1800-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
 
*'''1800 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas Probate Records 1800-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
  
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===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
  
*1814 - 1909 and 1966 - 2011 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795 Texas Marriage Collection 1814-1909 and 1966-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*1814 - 1909 and 1966 - 2011 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795 Texas Marriage Collection 1814-1909 and 1966-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $  
 
*1837 - 1977 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60183 Texas Select County Marriage Index 1837-1977] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
 
*1837 - 1977 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60183 Texas Select County Marriage Index 1837-1977] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
  
 
''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''  
 
''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''  
  
''Original Marriage Records on Microfilm''
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''Original Marriage Records on Microfilm''  
  
 
===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.  
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index] - 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates of a million people who have died since 1964.  
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index] - 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates of a million people who have died since 1964.  
*1977 - 1986 {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths 1977-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1977 - 1986 {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths 1977-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index  
*1903 - 1973 {{RecordSearch|1681049|Texas Deaths and Burials 1903-1973}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1903 - 1973 {{RecordSearch|1681049|Texas Deaths and Burials 1903-1973}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index  
 
*1903 - 1982 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2272 Texas Death Certificates 1903-1982] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
 
*1903 - 1982 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2272 Texas Death Certificates 1903-1982] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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''Original Death Records on Microfilm''  
 
''Original Death Records on Microfilm''  
  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records 1968 - 2005&nbsp;] (index)&nbsp; - Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records 1968 - 2005&nbsp;] (index)&nbsp; - Hidden Ancestors  
*1968-2010 {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index 1968-2010}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1968-2010 {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index 1968-2010}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index  
 
*1968 - 2011 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8794 Texas Divorces 1968-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
 
*1968 - 2011 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8794 Texas Divorces 1968-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
'''Genealogical Society of Kendall County''' <br>114 East Blanco Road<br>Boerne, Tx 78006<br>830-331-8730<br>[http://www.gskctx.org website]<br><br>
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'''Genealogical Society of Kendall County''' <br>114 East Blanco Road<br>Boerne, Tx 78006<br>830-331-8730<br>[http://www.gskctx.org website]<br><br>  
  
'''Boerne Area Historical Preservation Society'''<br>P.O. Box 178<br>Boerne, TX 78006<br> [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbahps/ website] <br><br>
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'''Boerne Area Historical Preservation Society'''<br>P.O. Box 178<br>Boerne, TX 78006<br> [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbahps/ website] <br><br>  
  
'''Kendall County Historical Commission''' <br>P.O. Box 993<br>Boerne TX 78006<br>[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txkendall/comm.htm website] <br><br>
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'''Kendall County Historical Commission''' <br>P.O. Box 993<br>Boerne TX 78006<br>[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txkendall/comm.htm website] <br><br>  
  
*Boerne Public Library [http://www.ci.boerne.tx.us/index.aspx?nid=197 website]<br>210 N. Main St.<br>Boerne, TX 78006<br><span class="skype_c2c_print_container">(830)249-3053</span><span class="skype_c2c_container" dir="ltr"><span class="skype_c2c_highlighting_inactive_common" dir="ltr"><span class="skype_c2c_textarea_span">[[Image:]]<span class="skype_c2c_text_span">(830)249-3053</span><span class="skype_c2c_free_text_span" /></span></span></span><br>Fax (830)249-8410
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*Boerne Public Library [http://www.ci.boerne.tx.us/index.aspx?nid=197 website]<br>210 N. Main St.<br>Boerne, TX 78006<br><span class="skype_c2c_print_container">(830)249-3053</span><span dir="ltr" class="skype_c2c_container"><span dir="ltr" class="skype_c2c_highlighting_inactive_common"><span class="skype_c2c_textarea_span">[[Image:]]<span class="skype_c2c_text_span">(830)249-3053</span><span class="skype_c2c_free_text_span" /></span></span></span><br>Fax (830)249-8410
  
 
*Comfort Public Library [http://www.comfort-library.txed.net/ website]
 
*Comfort Public Library [http://www.comfort-library.txed.net/ website]
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Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Kendall County Courthouse
201 E. San Antonio St.
Boerne, Texas 78006
County Clerk - Darlene Herrin
Phone: 830-249-9343[[Image:]]830-249-9343 ext. 230

County Clerk has marriage, probate and land records[1]

County Clerk

201 E. San Antonio St.Suite 127
Boerne 78006
Phone: 830-249-9343 ext. 230
Fax: 830-249-3472

District Clerk

201 E. San Antonio St.Suite 201
Boerne 78006
Phone: 830-249-9343 ext. 260
Fax: 830-249-1763

Kendall County has been home to two Courthouses. The first one, built in 1870, is still in use, across the street from the current courthouse, built in 1998.

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1862--Kendall County was created 10 January 1862 from Blanco and Kerr Counties. County seat: Boerne [2]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

See an interactive map of Kendall County border changes.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

Places / Localities[edit | edit source]

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Boerne | Bergheim | Comfort | Kendalia | Sisterdale | Waring | Welfare

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Bandera  • Bexar  • Blanco  • Comal  • Gillespie  • Kerr


Gillespie CountyBlanco CountyHays CountyComal CountyKendall CountyKerr CountyBandera CountyMedina CountyBexar CountyTX KENDALL.JPG

Resources[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

Family History Library

Findagrave.com

Interment.net

WorldCat

Names in Stone

USGenWeb


Billion Graves

Billion Graves


Cemeteries of Texas



Names in Stone



See Texas Cemeteries for more information.
Additional Cemetery Sources[edit | edit source]

Church[edit | edit source]

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death/burial date and place. For general information about Texas denominations, view the Texas Church Records wiki page.


Court[edit | edit source]

Land[edit | edit source]

After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions, including deeds and mortgages, have been recorded by the county. You can obtain copies of these land records by writing to the county clerk at the county courthouse. For more information, see Texas Land and Property.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many counties.


Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Kendall County, Texas Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Texas Local Histories.

  • A History of Kendall County, Texas, 1984, by Kendall County Historical Commission.
  • Historic Images of Boerne, Texas, 1982, by Garland A. Perry.
  • A Hundred Years of Comfort in Texas, 1954; rev. ed. 1974, by Guido E. Ransleben.
  • Death on the Nueces: German Texans Treue der Union, 2002, by Rodman L. Underwood.
  • Kendall County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.

Maps[edit | edit source]

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Military[edit | edit source]

Kendall County provided soldiers to both the Confederate and Union armies.

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Kendall County, Texas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

TX Newspaper Abstracts (For instructions see WorldCat Online Catalog).

Probate[edit | edit source]

Probate records of Texas have been kept by the probate clerk in each county courthouse. You can obtain copies of the records from the clerk's office. In most counties, all information pertaining to a probate case is recorded in the "probate minutes."

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their places of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records.

See the Wiki page Texas Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Online Probate Records

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Texas tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Texas Taxation.

1846-1910 Texas County Tax Rolls lists FHL films with county tax lists. The lists vary by county and year. Most records are between the years of 1846 - 1910.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

Certified birth and death certificates or birth and death verifications can be ordered online or by mail at the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health. Copies can also be obtained from the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred and are often less expensive. You can also order them online through a third party company.

Marriages records can be obtained from the county the marriage occurred. Only marriage verifications can be obtained from the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health.

See Texas Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Texas.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Original Birth Records on Microfilm

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Original Marriage Records on Microfilm

Death[edit | edit source]

Online Death Indexes and Records

Original Death Records on Microfilm

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Genealogical Society of Kendall County
114 East Blanco Road
Boerne, Tx 78006
830-331-8730
website

Boerne Area Historical Preservation Society
P.O. Box 178
Boerne, TX 78006
website

Kendall County Historical Commission
P.O. Box 993
Boerne TX 78006
website

  • Boerne Public Library website
    210 N. Main St.
    Boerne, TX 78006
    (830)249-3053[[Image:]](830)249-3053
    Fax (830)249-8410

Family History Centers
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Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kendall County, Texas. Page 667 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).