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RESEARCH

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RESEARCH LIBRARY / FAMILY HISTORIES / ORAL HISTORIES

The Gillespie County Historical Society(GCHS) houses archives pertaining to the life and culture of German settlers in Gillespie County. GCHS encourages the public to take advantage of the information found in these unique resources.

45,000+

Over 45,000 images from both individual families and from the Radio Post newspaper

40 YEARS

Bound copies of over forty years of the Radio Post

1850's

Justice of the Peace court records from the 1850s through the 1920s

4,000

4,000

3-dimensional objects

Research

RESEARCH MATERIALS ON-HAND INCLUDE:

  • Copies of Pioneers in God’s Hills Vol. I & II which include biographies of some Gillespie County natives, as well as the 1850 and 1860 census, ship lists, and the original town lot owners

  • Copies of both Old Homes and Buildings of Fredericksburg and Historic Homes In and Around Fredericksburg by Elise Kowert

  • Copies of The Material Culture of German Texans by Kenneth and A Guide to the Historic Buildings of Fredericksburg and Gillespie County by Kenneth Hafertepe

  • Family histories of over thirty Gillespie County families

  • Over forty oral histories done for the 150th celebration of Fredericksburg in 1996

  • On-site access to our collections database

RESEARCH LIBRARY

List of Books Available Soon.

GCHS accepts requests for digital copies of photographs, dubbed copies of recorded oral histories and accepts requests for document reproduction services for research.

CONTACT INFO

The GCHS Research Department is available by appointment only. For more information or to schedule an appointment contact Carter Robertson, crobertson@pioneermuseum.org.

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