Field Trip: July 26, 2024 (New Date)

The Comal County Genealogy Society will be taking a field trip to see the Comal County Courthouse and the Comal County Clerk’s Office. The address of the Courthouse is 100 N Seguin Ave, New Braunfels, TX, 78130.

The Courthouse tour begins at 10:00am in the 2d floor courtroom. This is accessible by stairs or elevator.
Then at 11:00am, we will go next door and get a tour of the Comal County Clerk’s Office.

Afterwards, the group will decide on a place to have lunch.

Field Trip: June 1, 2024 (New Date)

The Comal County Genealogy Society will be taking a field trip to see the Headwaters at the Comal. This will be a guided tour from 9:00am to 10:00am on Saturday, June 1. Headwaters is located at 333 E Klingemann St, near downtown New Braunfels.

The Comal River is the heart and soul of New Braunfels. They are rejuvenating 16 acres at the headwaters of the Comal River where people can learn, have fun, and experience history and nature. They’re strengthening the relationship between the community and nature by showcasing the significance of the Comal Springs.

You MUST purchase your ticket ahead of time for this event ($5.00 or FREE for June 1, 2024) at (this link also contains a map.)

Afterwards, the group will decided on a place to have breakfast/lunch.

Visitors are welcome! (Just remember to buy your ticket ahead of time!)

2024 Officers and Directors

2024 Officers and Directors (left to right) John Coers, President & Director of Genealogy; Wendel Voigt, Vice President; Mary Simone Hierholzer, Treasurer & Director of Membership; Vince Collier, Secretary; Alton Rahe, Director of Publications; Tommy Daum, Director of Publicity. Not pictured: Connie Krause, Director of Footsteps

2023 Officers and Directors

(left to right) Lynn Thompson, President; Ray Reininger – Treasurer; Amy Howell – Secretary; Alton Rahe – Director of Publications; Simone Hierholzer – Director of Membership; John Coers – Director of Genealogy; Tommy Daum – Director of Publicity. Not pictured: Connie Krause – Director of Footsteps

40th Anniversary of the Comal County Genealogy Society

We’re turning 40! Join Comal County Genealogy Society members for our fall picnic and anniversary celebration, September 13, from 6-9 pm at Landa Park, Pavilion #16. All food will be catered by Granzin’s; just bring yourself! We’ll have cake for dessert! John Coers will relate highlights of our 40 years! 

RSVP by Friday, September 9 to Vice-president Lynn Thompson (

If you need to re-up your membership, please mail a check for $20 (individual) or $25 (family) to Comal County Genealogy Society, PO Box 310160, NB, TX 78131

Activities Resuming

Now that the Covid-19 scare has subsided and things have returned closer to normal, the CCGS Board has decided to resume activities and meetings when possible. See the Events Calendar for more information on each meeting.

If you are a member, please renew for 2022. If you are not a member yet, please consider joining. A membership form is at

The Sophienburg Archive reopened for research on Feb. 1. This will be by appointment only; please call 830-629-1572 to make a reservation.

175th Celebration of New Braunfels Founding

The 175th Celebration of New Braunfels Founding events scheduled from 14 to 22 March 2020 are postponed. This is not the first time in the celebration of its Founding that there has been a postponement, although for very different reasons.

Items from the time capsule may be picked up now however from the Sophienburg Museum.

More information can be found at

To ensure that the items in the New Braunfels 125th Anniversary Time Capsule did not partially or entirely deteriorate, the Capsule was open in advance under the supervision of the Sophienburg Museum and Archives.  They reported all items survived and an inventory was made of the contents. See this link for a list of the contents, including who provided it and who the object was intended.