Texas Family History Societies(K-O)

This section lists associations from Kendall to Montgomery giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County and Other Societies

Kendall County Genealogical Society

The association was established in 1981 and is located in Boerne.  Boerne Cemetery Inscriptions including Photographs are on the site.

Many archives are available at their Library, which incorporate approximately 2250 books, 44 journal titles, manuscripts, topographic maps and some County Courthouse Records. 

They have many volumes available for sale, which include:

  • Abstracts from Kendall Co. Probate Records
  • Back Issues of Keys to the Past
  • German Settlements in Texas Hill Country
  • Kendall Co. Tax Rolls 1880-1890
  • US 2nd Cavalry - Its Last Days in Texas 1861
  • War Dead of Kendall Co. 1862-2010
Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgskc/?cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0001231185&o_lid=0001231185&o_sch=Affiliate+External


Kerr County - Kerrville Genealogical Society

A large collection of resources are available at Kerr Regional History Centre and Archives, which incorporate:

  • Cemetery Publications
  • Cemetery Surveys
  • Census Returns
  • Early Court Registers
  • Funeral Home Books
  • Local Newspapers
  • Marriage Records
  • Obituaries
  • State Death Indices
Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txkerrgs/?cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0001231185&o_lid=0001231185&o_sch=Affiliate+External


Kingsland Genealogical Society

The association sells the book Families of Early Kingsland and Nearby Communities in Llano and Burnet Counties and an Index of Surnames in this Book is available on the site.

A number of archives are available in the Kingsland Library, which comprise:

  • Army Muster Rolls
  • Census Returns
  • Church Registers
  • Court Documents
  • Early Settlers
  • Emigrants from Ireland 1847-1852
  • Genealogies
  • Land Documents
  • Newspaper Abstracts
  • Obituaries
  • Passenger Lists
  • Tax Lists
  • Vital Records
  • Will Abstracts

These archives do not only cover Texas, but other States of America and further afield. 

Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txkgs/index.html?cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0001231185&o_lid=0001231185&o_sch=Affiliate+External


Lake Jackson Historical Museum

The Museum has an Archives where a number of resources are available, which comprise:

  • Archaeological Artefacts
  • Early Dow Publications
  • Letters
  • Manuscripts
  • Memorabilia
  • Newspapers
  • Photographs

They also have Lake Jackson Oral History DVD's.

Website:
http://www.lakejacksonmuseum.org


Lamar County Genealogical Society

The association has a Library where some archives are available, which comprise:

  • Family Group Sheets
  • Family Pedigree Charts
  • Genealogies

They also have Books helpful to people who have American Indian and Afro-American Heritage.

Some databases are accessible, which include Death and Cemetery Records of Lamar Co., Marriages 1841-1910 and 1860-1870 Lamar Co. Census Transcriptions.   

They also have Indexes to Back Issues of their Quarterly Publication.

Many volumes are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • Camp Maxey World War II Layout Map
  • Census Books
  • Hunt Co. Marriages
  • Lamar Co. History
  • Lamar Co. Land Headright Map
  • Lamar Co. Marriages 1841-1937
  • Providence Baptist Church 1868-1983
  • Red River Co. Land Headright Map
Website:
http://gen.1starnet.com/lamargen.shtm


Mesquite Historical and Genealogical Society

Some publications are available for sale, which include 1860 Dallas Co. Census, A Stake in the Prairie(History of Mesquite) and Mesquite City Cemetery.

There are also links to other sites you may find of use.

Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmhgs/page1.htm?cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0001231185&o_lid=0001231185&o_sch=Affiliate+External


Montgomery County Genealogical and Historical Society

Many volumes are available for sale, which include:

  • Bible Records
  • Cemetery Inscriptions
  • Census Returns
  • Death Dates and Marriages 1838-1900
  • Deaths 1903-1940
  • Deed Abstracts 1831-1840
  • District Court Documents
  • Early Settlers of Montgomery Co.
  • Funeral Home Books

Publications available for sale also incorporate:

  • Marriages
  • Members Ancestor Charts
  • Mortality Schedules
  • Naturalisation Papers
  • Probate Documents
  • School Registers
  • State Docket District Court 1857-1894
  • Tax Rolls
  • Texas Cattle Brands
  • Treasurer's Claim Register
  • Various Court Records 1840-1896
Website:
http://mcgandhs.com