Each year SAGHS honors families who prove their descent from an ancestor who was in Bexar County no later than the enumeration of the 1850 Bexar County census. If one or more of your ancestors lived in the county when the 1850 U.S. census was taken or prior to that date, you can qualify.
SAGHS will be recognizing all newly proven First Families of Bexar County and the applying descendent at our annual SAGHS Founders Day luncheon in June of this year. In order to be recognized at our Founders Day Luncheon, applications must be received no later than 29 February 2020.
- New to SAGHS in 2020 - all meetings, classes/workshops will be held in the Dwyer Center beginning 1 January 2020. The only exceptions to this are the DNA Consultation Hour and Beginning Genealogy classes which will continue to meet in the SAGHS Library. The only other exception is when a specific meeting decides to meet in the SAGHS Library.
- To learn more about the specific programs listed below, please view the listings in the Events Section.
- Please remember that 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, January 25 - Using Excel to Record Your Research Class - 10am - Noon
Saturday, February 1 - DNA Consultation Hour for those registered
Saturday, February 1 & 8 - Beginner's Genealogy 2-day program for those registered. The next offering is 25 Arpil & 2 May
Saturday, February 8 - SAGHS Board Meeting 10am - Noon
Sunday, February 9 - Finding Your German Hometown Class - 2 - 4pm
Tuesday, February 11 - Duty Librarian meeting 10am - Noon
Wednesday, February 12 - FamilyTree Maker/WikiTree Workshop 10am - Noon
Saturday, February 15 - SAGHS General Meeting 10am - Noon. The Program is June England's presentation of her ancestor, Frank W. Johnson (best friend of Wm. Travis) followed by the Business Meeting.
Saturday, March 7 - DNA Consultation Hour for those registered
Sunday, March 8 - Finding Your Ancestors by Using 18th Century Records Class - 2 - 4pm
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
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Those of you without Instagram may have questions...
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9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Beginner's Genealogy Class - Part 1
Instructor: Barbara Johns. This two-day series introduces the beginner family researcher on how to trace the lives of their ancestors. One will learn such items as genealogical terms, forms and charts, census records, court houses, plus the importance of citing your research sources. Since this program is aimed towards ...
Moderator: Annette Graham. When DNA became another avenue to research our Ancestors, its newness created many questions. This one-on-one 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 of ...