Each year SAGHS honors families who prove their descent from an ancestor who was in Bexar County no later than the enumeration of the 1850 Bexar County census. If one or more of your ancestors lived in the county when the 1850 U.S. census was taken or prior to that date, you can qualify.
SAGHS will be recognizing all newly proven First Families of Bexar County and the applying descendent at our annual SAGHS Founders Day luncheon in June of this year. In order to be recognized at our Founders Day Luncheon, applications must be received no later than 29 February 2020.
The SAGHS Fiesta Medals are now on sale for $10 each. We will have a total of 150 medals for 2020 and we now have orders for 20. These have always been very popular items so make sure to order yours today.
When the 150 medals are sold, they are gone!
Medals will arrive sometime in March
Stop by the library during library hours to order from any of our Librarians or mail a check along with a note with your order information.
2020 Fiesta Medal
911 Melissa Drive
San Antonio, TX 78213
New Book Now Available
First Families of Bexar County, Texas, edited by Larry W. Luckett
In four sections, covering historical eras of settlementin Central Texas:
Republic of Texas
The book offers a collection of descendant lineages, personal histories, and family narratives from residentsof Béxar, San Antonio, and Bexar County prior to 1850.
The book includes lineages on 51 ancestor families of 103 First Family descendants recognized in the first 20 years of the SAGHS rogram.
Ancestors include Spanish presidiosoldados, Mexican familias, Tejano pioneers, European colonizers, and Anglo-American immigrants.
Biographical sketches, historical narratives, photographs, and maps supplement the lineages.
Lineages are fully documented with source citations conforming to current genealogical standards.
Soft cover, 330 pages, full color covers,illustrated throughout;indexed by full namesand locations.
- Save the dates - This year's Founder's Day will be the second Saturday, June 13th, with speaker, Paula Allen and our Annual Seminar the fourth Saturday, October 24th, with speaker J. Mark Lowe.
- New to SAGHS in 2020 - all meetings, classes/workshops will be held in the Dwyer Center beginning 1 January 2020. The only exceptions to this are the DNA Consultation Hour and Beginning Genealogy classes which will continue to meet in the SAGHS Library. The only other exception is when a specific meeting decides to meet in the SAGHS Library.
- To learn more about the specific programs listed below, please view the listings in the Events Section.
- Please remember that SAGHS General Membership Meetings are held January - May and September as referenced in The Membership Yearbook! Also, as a reminder, the Library is closed for research until after the meetings.
Saturday, February 29 - Final day to forward Your First Families of Bexar County Applications
Saturday, March 7 - DNA Consultation Hour for those registered
Sunday, March 8 - Finding Your Ancestors in Virginia by Using 18th Century Records Class - 2 - 4pm
Days closed: New Years Day, Easter Sunday, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Founders’ Day, Father’s Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Fall Seminar, Thanksgiving Eve and Day, Christmas Eve and Day
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Those of you without Instagram may have questions...
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DNA Consultation Hour
Moderator: Annette Graham. When DNA became another avenue to research our Ancestors, its newness created many questions. This one-on-one program is designed for individuals with question(s) on how to interpret or to use one's DNA results. These one-hour sessions are offered on the 1st and 2nd Saturday of ...
Finding Your Ancestors in Virginia Research by Using 18th Century Records
Speaker: Nancy Brennan. Today's class focuses on Virginia's 18th Century records during 1700-1799. The class provides information on sources, books, websites, etc. for Virginia county development, westward migration, etc. It further identifies what records are available as many records are lost or diffucult to find. The program does not ...
Moderator: Scott Atkinson. Since developing the Family Tree Maker Workshop in 2014, the 2019 program added an additional genealogy documentation tool - the Wikitree.com. Thus the regular monthly Workshop continues to assist in answering questions or solving problems in their use. Laptops are encouraged but not required to attend. Contact Scott ...