Video replay of the May 18th Members Meeting

To view the video, you must log in as a member.

AFTER you log in, the link to the video is on the first page titled "Important Notice"

Library open on regular schedule

To our members,
Library now open during regular hours:

Sunday 1 pm - 5 pm
Monday 10 am - 4 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 7 pm
Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
The Dwyer Center remains closed and will not be available for any outside groups to use at this time.

SAGHS Upcoming Activities

A quick reference listing of SAGHS activities. Please see the Events and Education page for added information.
                  - Please note that meetings and classes have resumed in the Dywer Center classroom.
  • Saturday, June 29th - Founders' Day in the Dwyer Center - 4 pm - Refreshments will be provided with cake for the clebration.
  • Sunday, June 30th. - The Last Day to submit Our Heritage Articles for the Fall/Winter publication. Please email article to
  • Thursday, July 4th - The library is closed to celebrate Independence Day. It will re-open Saturday, July 6 from 10 am - 4 pm.
  • Wednesday, July 9 from 10 am - 12 pm - Workshop to Resolve Problems on Computer Genealogy with Scott Atkinson.
  • Saturday, 13 July from 11 am - 12 pm - The SAGHS Board Meeting. Members are welcome to attend.
  • Tuesday, 16 July from 1 pm - 3 pm - The Duty Librarian Meeting.
  • Sunday, 28 July from 2 pm - 4 pm - Scorched and Scant: Scaling Research Challenges in South Carolina Class by Melissa Finlay.
  • Wednesday, 14 August - The last day to pre-register and pay for the Wednesday 4-day Beginner's Classes - 21 August, 4 and 18 September and 2 October by Stephanie Wells and Lois Bready.  Prices will be posted soon.

Our Heritage Journal

Now is the time for you, the SAGHS membership, to provide help of your own to Our Heritage. The purpose of this journal, to quote our Editor Emeritus Larry Luckett, is “to provide members with a venue in which to share their stories.” We need you, the members, to contribute your stories for Our Heritage to
For information about how to get published in the next Our Heritage journal, please click here .

Video Replays

Stephen Craig's presentation of Dr. George Sternberg's career is now available for members only.

Peter Baron's presentation on the Revolutionary War is now available for members only.
David Katerndahl's presentation is still available for members only.
After you login, click on the link to the replay at the bottom of the "Important Notice" page

Members login

These subscriptions are available on all our computers in both our Library and the Dwyer Center:
  • Library Edition
  • Library Edition
  • African American Heritage
  • Fold3
  • Find My Past
  • American Ancestors
  • History GEO
  • Family Search Library Affiliate Library Edition provides online access to nearly 20,000 historical newspapers.  It offers full-page images with searchable full text for millions of pages of newspapers dating from the early 1700s into the early 2000s.  It contains full runs and portions of runs of large metro, regional and state titles as well as small local newspapers in the USA and other countries.

New Book! Breaking Through Walls

If you have read the “Methods & Sources” articles by Leslie W. Tomlinson, Certified Genealogist and SAGHS member, in our Newsletters, you might want to add our newest book to your personal library. 
Breaking Through Walls expands upon the articles and includes new material. It contains great instructions on researching one’s genealogy. Plus it just might be your ‘go-to’ book for tips on how to break through those brick walls. 

It is on sale now for $20.00. 

You can purchase this book through our online store or you can save on shipping by purchasing the book in person at the library during regular library hours.

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


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

Visit our Library!

 Sunday 1 pm - 5 pm
Monday 10 am - 4 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 7 pm
Saturday 10 am - 4 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 June
SAGHS Library Closed for Founders' Day
The SAGHS Library will be closed Saturday, June 29th for Founders' Day, so that all of our members can join in the celebration.  

29 June
4:00 pm
Founders' Day Event
Founders' Day is moving to 4:00 on Saturday, June 29th at the Dwyer Center  In celebration of our 65th Anniversary, we will have a reception with finger food and cake to celebrate the hard work and dedication our many volunteers have put into the Society, We will have the installation of our new ...

10 July
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Workshop to Resolve Problems on Computer Genealogy programs
Instructor: Scott Atkinson. These workshops with Scott will include Roots Magic, Family Tree Maker, Ancestry and WikiTree. These monthly Workshops (Second Wednesdays at 10 am) continue to assist in answering questions or solving problems in their use. Laptops are useful but not required to attend.   Please pre-register by calling ...

16 July
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Duty Librarian Meeting
Today is the duty librarian meeting to review some of the latest updates at SAGHS. For those who have not received their key to the library, it will be a good time to obtain it. For those not able to make this meeting, meeting notes will be forwarded to all. ...