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

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
  •  Until October 19th (start of SAGHS Seminar at 08:30 am) -  2019 Seminar Registration continues but with an added $5.00 cost! Registration may also be done day of Seminar at the door with the added $5.00 cost
  • Saturday, October 19 - The SAGHS annual Seminar with well known speaker Dr. Michael Lacopo. Please Note, this year's location was changed to Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church at 308 Mt. Calvary Drive, San Antonio, TX 78209
  • Saturday, October 19 - The Library is closed due to the SAGHS Seminar. It re-opens Sunday, October 20th from 1:00 - 5:00 pm.
  • Saturday, November 2 - DNA Consultation Hour
  • Saturday November 9 - DNA Consultation Hour
  • Saturday, November 9 - SAGHS Board Meeting
  • Sunday, November 10 - Burial Research to include Sexton Records, Funeral Homes, etc.
  • Wednesday, November 13 - FamilyTree Maker/WikiTree Workshop
  • Wednesday, November 27 - SAGHS Library closes at 3pm for Thanksgiving Eve. It reopens Saturday, November 30 from 10am - 4pm
  • Saturday, December 7 - DNA Consultation Hour

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.


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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

19 October
Library Closed
The Library is closed today for Seminar. The Library will re-open Sunday October 20th from 1 - 5 pm.

19 October
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Annual SAGHS Seminar
Speaker: Dr. Michael D. Lacopo. Today's subjects are: "More than the Census"; "Deconstructing Your Family Tree (re-evaluating evidence)"; "How to Overcome Brick Walls"; and  "I Am Poor, Obscure, Plain, and Little (invisible ancestors)".   Pre-registration is due by 5 October 2019: $50 SAGHS Members; $55 Non-members; Price at the door is ...

26 October
Google Earth SIG
This SIG is changed to a quarterly program beginning in January 2020.

2 November
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 and 2nd Saturday ...