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 KEYS TO THE PAST, 2006
CONTENTS

Keys to the Past
Contents Page
Vol. XXV(Spring/Summer, 2006) NO. 1

In This Issue..
We Are the Chosen..author Unknown..submitted by Mary Lou Mergele . . . . . . . .. 1
GSKC Officers . . . . . . . .. 2
Committee Members . . . . . . . .. 3
Membership Roster . . . . . . . .. 5
President's Message.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 8
Editorial.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 9
GSKC News and Information
Computer Genies . . . . . . . . . .. 7
Obituaries. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . .
Library Committee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Genealogy Library Volunteer Project. . . . . . . . . . . . 14
2004 Genealogy Course. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Computer Genies. . . . 15
Boerne Area Historica Preservation Society. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Kendall County Historical commission. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Kendall County Citizens Historical Document Preservation Project. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
2004 GSKC Award Winners. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Salute to Past Officers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Local Genealogy
First Families Project. . . . . . 22
First Family - Stendebach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Antique Memories of a Child of five. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Then & Now, comfort High School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
General Genealogy
Paths of the Patriots
Randolph Cheek. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
32
Obituaries
Cora Feike. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Lloyd Keith Strange. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Books
Books added to Collection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Orphan Trains, Two New Books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Research
Timeline of America's Wars. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
NARA Military Records. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Confederate Tombstones. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
1890 Kendall County Tax Records. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Kendall County Genealogy
First Family Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Bergmann Letters (2nd Series) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
1955 Boerne Hospital Campaign . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Texas Genealogy
Social Life in Old Texas.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
1933 Obituary R. D. Agee . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
United States & International Genealogy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paths of the Patriots - Benjamin Gilbert.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Don Evans Bio & Pedigree . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Coming Events, Conferences and Seminars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Index. .. . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

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