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Registration opens for family history seminar


Early registration is open for the Ninth Annual Hill County Family History Seminar featuring J. Mark Lowe, a well-known national genealogy speaker, who specializes in Tennessee and Kentucky research. The all-day seminar, sponsored by the Genealogical & Historical Society of Kendall County, will be held Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Boerne Convention and Community Center. Lowe will also speak at the annual pre-seminar dinner on Friday evening at Kendall Halle at Ye Kendall Inn.
In addition to offering research tips for those who have ancestors in Kentucky and Tennessee, in two of his four lectures, Lowe will discuss a lesser used groups of genealogical materials: Divorce Records, and Use of Jury Selection and Road Crews lists as substitutes for missing census records. Lowe is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and a full time researcher and educator.
Registration forms are available on the Society Website,, or at The Family History Place, 114 E. Blanco Road, Boerne. Seminar cost for non-members is $50 per person and members $45, if the registration is received before Jan. 21. The cost after that date and at the door is $60 for everyone. Dinner, which requires a reservation prior to Jan. 21 and pre-payment, is $35. To attend the dinner, the person must be registered for the seminar, a guest of a registrant, or be a member of GHSKC.
Books and Things, a genealogical and historical book vendor, will be present with books and supplies. All attendees will receive a free online genealogy course from the National Institute of Genealogical Studies. For other information, contact Lisa Buchanan at