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.

Surrounding Counties

Counties Surrounding Comal
Comal Hays Blanco Kendall Bexar Guadalupe Gillespie Kerr Bandera Medina Wilson Gonzales Caldwell Bastrop Travis Williamson Burnet Llano
County Website TXGenWeb Site Genealogical and Historical Societies
Comal County Comal County TXGenWeb Comal County Genealogy Society
Bexar County Bexar County TXGenWeb Canary Island Descendants

The Siege of Bexar Descendants

African American Genealogical & Historical Society

Los Bexarenos Genealogical Society

Los Bexarenos Quarterly Register Publications

Hispanic Genealogical Society

San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society

Bexar County Czech Heritage Society

Blanco County Blanco County TXGenWeb
Guadalupe County Guadalupe County TXGenWeb Guadalupe County Genealogical Society
Hays County Hays County TXGenWeb
Kendall County Kendall County TXGenWeb Genealogical Society of Kendall County
Bandera County Bandera County TXGenWeb
Bastrop County Bastrop County TXGenWeb
Burnet County Burnet County TXGenWeb Burnet County Genealogical Society
Caldwell County Caldwell County TXGenWeb
Gillespie County Gillespie County TXGenWeb Fredericksburg Genealogical Society
Gonzales County Gonzales County TXGenWeb
Kerr County Kerr County TXGenWeb
Llano County Llano County TXGenWeb
Medina County Medina County TXGenWeb
Travis County Travis County TXGenWeb Austin Genealogical Society
Williamson County Williamson County TXGenWeb Williamson County Genealogical Society


Wilson County Wilson County TXGenWeb Wilson County Historical Society