60th Annual Seminar

Join the San Antonio Genealogical & Historical Society for our  

60th Annual Seminar! 

Saturday, October 19, 2019 
8:30 am to 4:00 pm


Last day to pre-register is 5 October 2019


Use the 60th Annual Seminar link to the left in the orange navigation bar for more information and to make your reservation.

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 a several week review of SAGHS activities
To learn more about the specific programs, please view the listings in the Events Section.‚Äč
  • Saturday, September 14 - SAGHS Board Meeting
  • Saturday, September 14 - DNA Consultation Hour
  • Sunday, September 15 - Last day for Proxy votes to be mailed & postmarked for 16 September. Your Proxy vote must be mailed to be counted as indicated on the Ballot form. It cannot be left at the Library!
  • Saturday, September 21 - The Library is CLOSED until after a very important SAGHS Membership Meeting
  • Saturday, September 21 - SAGHS Membership Meeting - A VERY IMORTANT MEETING involving the future of our Society & the meeting will be in the Church NOT the Annex! Also please note: the Business Meeting will occur BEFORE the Meeting Program with Hannah Davidson Pankowsky, Holocaust Survivor.
  • Saturday, September 28 - Google Earth SIG
  • Saturday, October 5 - Researching your WWII Ancestor
  • Saturday, October 5 - Last day for Early 2019 Seminar Registration - Registration continues but with an added $5.00 cost!
  • Wednesday, October 9 - FamilyTree Maker/WikiTree Workshop
  • Saturday, October 12 - DNA Consultation Hour
  • Saturday, October 12 - SAGHS Board Meeting
  • Saturday, October 5 - DNA Consultation Hour
  • Wednesday, October 9 - Family Tree Maker/WikiTree Workshop
  • Saturday, October 12 - DNA Consultation Hour
  • Saturday, October 12- SAGHS Board Meeting

Pay Your 2019-2020 Dues Online



Pay your dues for the year July 2019 through June 2020. 


Renewal by paying with check:


You can bring or send your checks to the library.  Dues are $40 for single memberships and $60 for joint.  


Please enclose the application form, even if you have been a member for many years.  It is important that we have up-to-date information about your mailing address, phone numbers, and email address.  


Checks should be sent to SAGHS at 911 Melissa Dr., San Antonio, TX 78213-2024. 


To renew on txsaghs.org:


Select the “Members Only” link in the left menu.  When you log in, you will be given the option to renew your membership(s). You will only be able to renew by credit card. Dues are $40 for single memberships and $60 for joint memberships.


Please make sure your mailing address, phone numbers, and email address are up to date on the renewal page.


Dues must be paid by August 6 to receive the fall issue of our journal.


Use this link smile.amazon.com  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.

Library Hours

Library Hours
   Monday         10 am – 4 pm
Wednesday      10 am - 7 pm
Saturday        10 am – 4 pm 
Sunday           1 pm – 5 pm
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

21 September
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
An Historic SAGHS Membership Meeting
  Today's SAGHS Membership General Meeting's schedule is changed as follows:   First - The Business Meeting is first held due to its historic significance for the future of our society. The opportunity to purchase the church property is now at hand. This is your chance to tour the facility, learn ...

28 September
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Google Earth SIG
  Moderator: Rob Lewis. This SIG is continued to increase one's understanding of the Google Earth software and other mapping tools . This is an open discussion/demonstration about available mapping software and online tools to aid you in discovering information about the homes and businesses of your ancestors.  Laptops are welcome ...

5 October
10:00 am
DNA Consultation Hour
Moderator: Annette Graham. DNA has been another avenue added to our Genealogy sources however its newness created many questions. This 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 Saturday of ...

5 October
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Researching Your WWII Ancestor
Instructor: Larry Luckett. Learn where to find the details for your WWII genealogical article. This class identifies the individual services and organization records that might be available. You will gain descriptions of access to web, library and archival resources for your veteran's services. A source bibliography will be provided.   ...