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

Bibliography for the Hill Country and German-Texan Heritage

Bethune, Pearl Elley. Forward to the Past!. (Austin, Texas: Bethune Publications, 1990.) ISBN:0-9620124-1-6 282 pages
This book includes the journal From Bremen to Texas in the Fall of the Year 1845 by Carl Blumberg. Much of the book is in German and English — with the German on the left page and the English translation on the right.

Biesele, Rudolph Leopold. The History of the German Settlements in Texas 1831-1861. (San Marcos, Texas: German-Texan Heritage Society, 1987.)

Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. Research in Texas!. (Arlington, Virginia: National Genealogical Society, 1992.) ISBN:0-915156-70-9 36 pages

Dearden, Fay & Dearden, Douglas. The German Researcher: How to Get the Most Out of an L.D.S. Family History Center. (Minneapolis, Minnesota: Family Tree Press, 1989.)

Driskill, Frank A. & Grisham, Noel. Historic Churches of Texas: The Land and the People. (Austin, Texas: Eakin Press, 1980.) ISBN:0-89015-267-5 352 pages

Friederichs, Heinz F., Dr.. How to Find My German Ancestors and Relatives. (Neustadt/Aisch, Germany: Verlag Degener & Co., Inh. Gerhard Gessner, 1985.)

Geue, Chester W. & Geue, Ethel Hander. A New Land Beckoned: German Immigration to Texas 1847-1861. (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc., 1982.) ISBN:0-8063-0981-4 178 pages
Many of Comal County’s early settlers are listed with their passenger ship.

Geue, Ethel Hander. New Homes in a New Land: German Immigration to Texas 1844-1847. (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc., 1982.) ISBN:0-8063-0980-6 166 pages
Many of Comal County’s early settlers are listed with their passenger ship.

Hatfield, Dot Ferguson. Texas Hill Country Interesting Faces & Fascinating Places. (1994.)

Jordan, Tery G.. German Seed in Texas Soil: Immigrant Farmers in Nineteenth-Century Texas. (Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press, 1966.) ISBN:0-292-72707-0 261 pages

Konrad, J.. German Family Research Made Simple. (Munroe Falls, Ohio: Summit Publications, 1982.)

Lich, Glen E.. The German Texans. (San Antonio, Texas: The University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures, 1996.) ISBN:0-86701-072-X 232 pages

Malsch, Brownson. Indianola: The Mother of Western Texas. (Austin, Texas: State House Press, 1988.) ISBN:0-938349-26-0 351 pages

Kopleck, Horst. Harrap’s German Phrase Book. (New York: Prentice Hall, 1989.) ISBN:0-13-383191-4 128 pages

Seele, Hermann. The Cypress and Other Writings of a German Pioneer in Texas. (Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press, 1979.) ISBN:0-292-79014-7 217 pages

Shefelman, Janice Jordan. A Paradise Called Texas. (Austin, Texas: Eakin Press, 1983.) ISBN:0-89015-375-2

Sweet, Alexander Edwin. Alex Sweet’s Texas: The Lighter Side of the Lone Star History. (Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press, 1986.) ISBN:0-292-70390-2

Tetzlaff, Otto W. The Emigrant to Texas: A Handbook and Guide. (Burnet, Texas: Eakin Press, 1979.) ISBN:0-89015-230-6
This is an English translation of the 1846 guide for Germans interested in going to Texas. Many Germans moved to Texas and Comal County after reading such a guide.

von Schweinitz, Helga. Helga’s Corner: Musings About German Language and Culture. (Austin, Texas: Priority Copy, Inc., 2003.) ISBN:9744459003

Von-Maszewski, W. M.. A Sojourn in Texas, 1846-47: Alwin H. S?rgel’s Texas Writings. (San Marcos, Texas: German-Texan Heritage Society, 1992. ) ISBN:0-944779-05-0 357 pages

Von-Maszewski, W. M.. Handbook and Registry of German-Texan Heritage. (Austin, Texas: Eakin Press, 1989.) ISBN:1-57168-526-X

Wolf, Carl & Wolf, Leonora. German Expressions: A Compilation of German Expressions, Proverbs, Sayings. (New Braunfels, Texas: Comal County Genealogy Society, 1992.)

Zelade, Richard. Hill Country. (Austin, Texas: Texas Monthly Press, Inc., 1987.) ISBN:0-87719-082-8 509 pages