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Contents

Courthouse

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]

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

Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Kendall County border changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

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

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

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

Church

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

Land

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

Local histories are available for Kendall County, Texas. 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

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Military

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

Newspapers

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

Probate

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.

Taxation

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.

Texas County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910 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

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. United States Vital Records has additional research guidance on researching and using vital records. See Texas Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Texas or How to order Texas Vital Records


A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health, the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred, ordered electronically online or download an application for Texas Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Verification Application to mail.

Birth

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Original Birth Records on Microfilm

Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Original Marriage Records on Microfilm

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

  • Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
    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.
  • Texas Death Index - 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates of a million people who have died since 1964.

Original Death Records on Microfilm

Divorce

Societies and Libraries

  • Genealogical and Historical Society of Kendall County
    114 East Blanco Road
    Boerne, Tx 78006
    830-331-8730[[Image:]]830-331-8730
    website
  • Boerne Area Historical Preservation Society website
    P.O. Box 178
    Boerne, TX 78006
  • Kendall County Historical Commission website
    P.O. Box 993
    Boerne TX 78006
  • 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

Websites

References

  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).

 

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