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Comal County Genealogy Society

P.O. Box 310160
New Braunfels, TX 78131-0160

The Comal County Genealogy Society is dedicated to preserving and publishing genealogical information in Comal County and environs to assist our members and others in the pursuit of their family Histories.

New Braunfels, the County Seat of Comal County, has a wealth of historical data in the various churches, the County Clerk's Office, and the Sophienburg Archives.  The Society accesses all of these and more to compile and publish interesting and informative books, which we hope, save genealogist, present and future, vast amounts of time.

 
All regular Membership meetings held on the second Tuesday of the month will meet at 7:30 p. m. in the meeting room of the Sophienburg Museum and Archives, located at 401 West Coll, except for September and October 2007.  A Board of Directors meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. precedes all regular meetings. Other months we go on tours or visit other Genealogy Societies.  Visitors are encouraged to attend.

Finally, we encourage you to join our Society to assist us in helping others while enjoying the benefits of membership.   Our "Family Footsteps" magazine is published three times a year carrying articles gleaned by our members from many sources. 
 

VISIT THE RESEARCH COLLECTION
at the
Sophienburg Archives
401 West Coll St., New Braunfels,
Texas  78130

Primary Sources for Genealogical Information

County Clerk's Office, Courthouse Annex, 150 N. Seguin, Suite 101, New Braunfels, TX  78130
*  1845 to present; land records (name of buyer & seller), deeds of trust, Power of Attorney, proof of heirship, foreclosures (Sheriffs' sale), right-of-way (road, utilities, etc.), maps and plats of towns and property in Comal County.
*  Index to naturalization records and other records if done in probate or commissioners court.
*  1846 to present:  marriage records.  1903-present birth and death records.
*  Records of Marks and Brands, 1845-present.
*  Estray Animals, 1847-present; Military Discharge, 1919-present; surveyor's records, 1846-present.
District Clerk's Office, Courthouse Annex, 150 N. Seguin, Suite 304, New Braunfels, TX  78130
*  Naturalization records, unspecified dates.
*  Civil & Criminal Court records, 1846-present.
First Protestant Church, 172 W. Coll, New Braunfels, TX 78130
*  Church  records from 1845 to present (translated from German).  Records include baptism, marriage, confirmation, death, and communion.
*  Neighborville & Hortontown church records, 1850-1905 (not translated)
*  Family trees of church members (1856)  
*  Some family research
*  Reverend Ervendburg's records (some translated) 1836-1845
Catholic Chancery Archives, 2718 W Woodlawn, San Antonio, TX  78228
*  Baptisms: 1849-present; marriages, deaths, 1852-present.
Sophienburg Archives, 401 West Coll Street, New Braunfels, TX 78130
*  German Language Local newspapers from 1852-1957 (New Braunfelser Zeitung) partially indexed.
*  English Language newspaper from 1905-present.
*  Oral history by many "old-timers", 1,000+ at this writing.  Most transcribed and indexed.
*  Photographs-Seidel / Braunfels Studio collection  1928-1980.  Others from Herald Zeitung, and private collections totaling nearly  1  million.
*  Family Bibles and books.
*  Solm-Braunfels Archives Collection (German).  Indexed.
*  All Comal County Genealogy Society holdings located here.
A small fee may be charged for research.

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