Attention New Members!

Now is your chance to become a member of SAGHS for a reduced rate of $20 ($30 for joint membership).  Our normal membership year begins on 1 July and ends on 30 June the following year.  We are now offering new individual and joint memberships to join the Society for this special pro-rated fee.  Former members are eligible for pro-rated fees only if they have not been members of the society for a full year.

You can join online or download an application to mail in today.

For more information, call the library at (210) 342-5242 or email our Membership chair at

Presenting SAGHS activity information:
Please note, all program offerings require attendees to pre-register as the number of registrants is limited to maintain Social Distancing requirements. 
Upcoming Events:‚Äč
  • April 25 - Brick Wall Class - Presented by Stephanie Wells will explore some tips and techniques to finally find that elusive ancestor.
  • May 1 - DNA Consultation Hour by Annette Graham
  • May 1 - Pre-registration deadline for the one-day Beginner's Genealogy Class scheduled for Tuesday, May 11 from 10 am - 6 pm.
  • May 8 - DNA Consultation Hour by Annette Graham
  • May 8 - SAGHS Board Meeting
  • May 9 - The Library is closed for Mother's Day. It re-opens Monday, May 10 from 10 am - 4 pm.
  • May 11 - Beginner's Genealogy One Day Class by Stephanie Wells
  • May 12 - FamilyTree Maker/WikiTree Workshop with Scot Atkinson
  • May 15 - The SAGHS Hybrid General Meeting
  • May 16 - Introduction to by Julia George
  • May 23 - Census Records Using by Julia George
  • May 31 - The Library is closed for Memorial Day. It re-opens Wednesday, June 2 from 10 am - 7 pm.

New Book Now Available

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



In four sections, covering historical eras of settlement in Central Texas:             

Spanish Colonial, 

Mexican National, 

Republic of Texas

Early Statehood 


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.   

  • The book includes lineages on 51 ancestor families of 103  First Family descendants recognized in the first 20 years of the SAGHS program.  
  • Ancestors include Spanish presidio soldados, 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. 


Softcover, 330 pages, full-color covers, illustrated throughout; indexed by full names and locations. 


Orders now being accepted by downloading the order form.




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 Library is located in the second building on the north side of Melissa Dr.
Use the first driveway past the building.
Parking and entrance in the back of the building.
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.

1 April
COVID-19 Guidelines
Please Note -- While Texas Governor Abbot has rescinded the statewide mask mandate effective Mar 10, 2021, The San Antonio Genealogical & Historical Society (SAGHS) will require all visitors to the library or the Dwyer Center to wear masks and maintain good social distancing practices.  These steps are to ensure the safety ...

25 April
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Brick Walls Presentation
Instructor: Stephanie Wells. Are you sure it's a brick wall? In this session, we will explore some tips and techniques to finally find that elusive ancestor.   We ask that you pre-register by calling SAGHS at 210-342-5242 or emailing A $5.00 contribution is asked from SAGHS members whereas ...

1 May
10:00 am
DNA Consultation Hour
Moderator: 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 ...

8 May
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
SAGHS Board Meeting