April Cancellations & Closings

Due to current events involving public health concerns, the SAGHS Library and Dwyer Center are temporarily closed for research, classes and meetings through 30 April 2020. 
This is a temporary closure and it will be reevaluated toward the end of April. Your patience is appreciated.

SAGHS Fiesta Medals now on sale
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.
Mail to: 
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 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 rogram.  
  • 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. 


Soft cover, 330 pages, full color covers, illustrated throughout; indexed by full names and locations. 


Orders now being accepted by downloading the order form.




Presenting SAGHS activity information:
  - Due to current events involving public health concerns, the SAGHS Library and Dwyer Center are temporarily closed for research, classes and large meetings.  This is a temporary closure and it will be reevaluated later in April.  Your patience is appreciated.
- 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.
 - 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, April 4 - DNA Consultation Hour is cancelled due to temporary closure of the Library
  • Wednesday, April 8 - FamilyTree/WikiTree Workshop is temporarily cancelled.
  • Saturday, April 11 - DNA Constultation Hour is temporarily cancelled.
  • Saturday, April 11 - SAGHS Board Meeting pending further direction.
  • Sunday, April 12 - The Library is closed for Easter and the Library remains closed until further directions.
  • Saturday, April 18 - The SAGHS General Meeting awaits further notice of how it will be conducted as it will NOT meet in the Dwyer Center due to the closure of SAGHS.
  • Sunday, April 19 - Pre- and Post- Civil War Migrations is cancelled until further notice.
  • Saturday, April 25 - Google Earth SIG is cancelled this month.
  • Saturday, April 25 & May 2 - Beginner's Genealogy Class for those pre-registered is temporarily on-hold until further notice.
  • Saturday, May 2 - DNA Consultation Hour for those registered is on-hold until further notice.
  • The Following SAGHS Activities are dependent upon when SAGHS re-opens for membership activities:
  • Saturday, May 9 - DNA Consultation Hour for those registered
  • Saturday, May 9 - SAGHS Board Meeting
  • Sunday, May 10 - The Library is closed for Mother's Day & re-opens Monday May 11 from 10am - 4pm
  • Wednesday, May 13 - FamilyTree/WikiTree Workshop
  • Saturday, May 16 - SAGHS General Membership Meeting followed by the Business Meeting
  • Sunday, May 17 (Third Sunday) - Class on Probate Court Documents

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

Library Hours

Library Hours
Library is Closed  due to current health concerns.
Location: 911 Melissa Drive, San Antonio, TX 78213
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

@txsaghs is on Instagram

Those of you with an Instagram account have another way to keep up with SAGHS happenings.

Follow @txsaghs on Instagram!

Those of you without Instagram may have questions...

  • What is Instagram? Instagram is a social networking app for sharing photos and videos from a mobile device.
  • Why Instagram? When users post photos/videos they use #hashtags to help other users discover the photos/videos and each other. These #hashtags attract like-minded Instagram users. Many genealogists, historical societies, libraries, and archives use Instagram. Posts are brief as it's more about the media than the text.
  • How do I get an Instagram account? Step-by-Step Instructions for creating an Instagram account can be found at help.instagram.com/1642053262784201
  •  How do I follow SAGHS? From the app on your phone or tablet, use the Search function (looks like a magnifying glass) and type @txsaghs to find us and click “follow” for us to appear in your feed. These steps are not available on a computer.

You can “like” a post on Instagram by clicking the heart. You can comment by typing below the picture. Follow us!

4 April
DNA Consultation Hour
Today's DNA Consultation Hours are temporarily cancelled until further notice. We appreciate your patience...    

8 April
FamilyTree Maker/WikiTree Workshop
Due to current events, this workshop is temporarily cancelled. We appreciate your understanding.

11 April
DNA Consultation Hour
Due to current events, this program is temporarily cancelled. We appreciate your understanding.

11 April
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
SAGHS Board Meeting
This meeting is scheduled to meet as planned but by a different mode to be announced.