Video Replay of January Membership Meeting

Members - login to view the video replay of January's Meeting.
Look for the "Jan 2022 Membership Meeting" link under "Members Only" in the left navigation.

SAGHS Activities: A quick look for upcoming events

  • Saturday, January 29 - Find-a-Grave Consult Hours by Barbara Johns
  • Saturday, February 5 - Why Use 4 hour class by Scott Atkinson
  • Wednesday, February 9 - FamilyTree Maker/WikiTree Workshop with Scott Atkinson
  • Saturday, February 12 - DNA Consult Hours by Annette Graham
  • Saturday, February 12 - SAGHS Board Meeting
  • Sunday, February 13 - Fold-3 Class by Julia George
  • Wednesday, February 16 (10 am - 12 pm) - Basic Computer Files and Tools to Manage Computer SIG by Scott Atkinson and Barbara Holmes
  • Wednesday, February 16 (1 - 3 pm) - The 1950 Research Class by Laura Grover and Barbara Holmes
  • Saturday, February 19 - SAGHS General Membership Meeting
  • Sunday, February 20 - Paleography Class by Melissa Aylstock
  • Saturday, February 26 - Quaker REsearch Consult Hours by Barbara Johns

New Members - Join Now for $20

From now until the end of June, new members can join SAGHS for the prorated fee of $20. New joint memberships are now only $30.  Former members are also eligible for these prorated fees, provided they have not been members of the society for one full year (in other words, not since June 30, 2020 or earlier).

To become a member, select "Join SAGHS" in the Left Navigation Bar.

Book Now Available

First Families of Bexar County, Texas, edited by Larry W. Luckett

The book offers a collection of descendant lineages, personal  histories, and family narratives from residents of Béxar, San Antonio, and Bexar County prior to 1850.   


More details and how to order


Methods and Sources articles access

Members have asked for easy access to all "Methods and Sources" articles written by Leslie Tomlinson, CG.  These articles have appeared in some of our past newsletters.  All of these articles have now been uploaded to our website and will soon be available in the library.  To access them, click on the Events & Education tab and then choose Methods and Sources.

Use this link when shopping on Amazon and Amazon donates to San Antonio Genealogical & Historical Society.

Obituaries update
The obituaries list from San Antonio newspapers has been updated to include deaths in 1961.

Come and visit our library!

Library Hours:
Monday 10 am - 4 pm    
Wednesday 10 am - 7 pm
Saturday 10 am - 4 pm  
Sunday 1 pm - 5 pm
We are located at:
911 Melissa Dr, San Antonio, TX 78213
Convenient location, great parking, and easy to find.  
From I-410, exit onto Blanco Rd north.  Go 3/4 mile and turn left onto Melissa Dr.
The Dwyer Center is the first building on the north side of Melissa Dr, and the Library is the second building on the north side of Melissa Dr.  Please use the first driveway and park in any of the 28 marked parking spaces.
Phone: (210) 342-5242
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.


29 January
10:30 am
Find-a-Grave Consult Hours
Instructor: Barbara Johns. Barbara will be available for three one-hour sessions to discuss how to use the website, Find-a-Grave as a research tool. Participants are asked to bring their family tree either handwritten or on a digital device. The attendee also needs to provide the ancestors' names, the years of birth ...

5 February
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Why use
Instructor: Scott Atkinson. Come learn what does better than any other genealogy programs! Why are 28 million people listed? What over a half million genealogists can do for you? Learn the basics as to what it can do for your genealogical research. Learn more about your greater family connections ...

9 February
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
FamilyTree Maker/WikiTree Workshop
Moderator:  Scott Atkinson. Since developing the Family Tree Maker Workshop in 2014, the 2019 program added an additional genealogy documentation tool - the The regular monthly Workshop continues to assist in answering questions or solving problems in their use. Laptops are encouraged but not required to attend.    Please ...

12 February
10:00 am
DNA Consult Hours
Instructor: Annette Graham.  DNA has become another avenue for researching our Ancestors.  Getting the results of your DNA testing has sometimes caused confusion and created many questions. This one-on-one program with Annette is designed to help you interpret your results and how to use your DNA results with your ...