Local & Family History
Our Dietert Historical Archives department is filled with excellent resources, whether you use our library materials or whether you access our online databases. Please stop by during library business hours and we'll be glad to assist you.
We produce a quarterly archives newsletter. If you are interested in being added to the email distribution list, please email us. For most recent back issues, see the following links:
Many of our resources are listed below:
- New England Historic Genealogical Society. The library's subscription provides unlimited searching of the secure NEHGS online databases through the American Ancestors website, which can be accessed from all the public computers within the library. Patrons also have online access to the NEHGS's two periodicals, American Ancestors magazine and The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. This valuable subscription is offered as in-library use only. Please ask for assistance next time you visit.
- Boerne History Timeline
- Boerne Cemetery Plot Map (PDF)
- Boerne History LibGuide
- Findagrave A resource for anyone in finding the final disposition of family, friends, and 'famous' individuals.
- GenealogyBank, the largest newspaper archive for family history research - Must have library card in order to access remotely. Call us at 830-249-3053 or email us for more information.
- Greatest Generation in Boerne. Click here to see our World War II Veterans' interviews. Their stories are poignant, and at the same time a look at America's history through their eyes.
- HeritageQuestOnline, a comprehensive database of American genealogical sources - rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids - Must have library card in order to access remotely. Call us at 830-249-3053 or email us for more information.
- Historic Buildings of Boerne - These files are also located in-house. Please ask for assistance next time you visit.
- Historic Families of Kendall County and Surrounding Areas (PDF) - These files are located in-house only. Please ask for assistance next time you visit.
- Portal to Texas History - Access to The Boerne Star Years 1940 to 1965
- Portal to Texas History - Kendall County Historical Documents
- Kendall County Deed Records from Sovereignty to 1982 can now be researched online via the Kendall County Clerk's Office.
- To contact the Genealogical Society of Kendall County, please visit their website at Family History Place.
- To contact the Boerne Area Historical Preservation Society, please visit their website at BAHPS.