Methods and Sources articles access

Members have asked for easy access to all "Methods and Sources" articles written by Leslie Tomlinson, CG, which have appeared in the newsletters. All have now been uploaded to our website and will also soon be available in the library. Access them here under Events & Education: Methods and Sources.

SAGHS 2020 Fiesta Medals have arrived!
If you have paid in advance and would like to pick your medal up, please stop by the library during our normal business hours.   
If you have not purchased your 2020 Fiesta Medal and would like to do so, please follow the same process as above - just bring a check made out to SAGHS or exact change if paying in cash, the cost is $10 per medal.  Hurry, Hurry, supplies are limited -- when they are gone, they are gone!!  

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:
The SAGHS Library and Dwyer Center are open and following Covid-19 Guidelines.
To meet Social Distancing requirements,  class offerings require attendees to pre-register to avoid overcrowding in the Dwyer Center Classroom.
Save the date:  Our Annual Seminar is Saturday, October 24th.  Our speaker will be J. Mark Lowe.  Details to be announced.
Upcoming Events
  • Saturday, July 4 - The Library is closed for July 4th Holiday. It re-opens on Sunday, July 5th from 1 - 5 pm.
  • Wednesday, July 8 - FamilyTree/WikiTree Workshop
  • Saturday, July 11 - SAGHS Board Meeting
  • Saturday, July 11 - DNA Consultation Hour for pre-registered attendees
  • Sunday, July 12 - DNA Class for pre-registered attendees
  • Saturday, July 18 - Computer SIG for pre-registered attendees
  • Sunday, July 19 - Probate Court Records for pre-registered attendees
  • Saturday, July 25 - Google Earth/Digital Historic Maps SIG

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

Come and visit our library!

Library Hours:
(face mask required)
Monday 10 am - 4 pm    
Wednesday 10 am - 7 pm    
Thursday 10 am - 4 pm    
Saturday 10 am - 4 pm  
Sunday 1 pm - 5 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 Library is located on the corner of Melissa and Blanco.
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
  •  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 July
Library Closed
The Library will be closed for the July 4th holiday and will re-open on July 5 from 1 pm until 5 pm.    Due to the holiday closure, the DNA Consultation Hour will not be available this day. The next DNA session will be Saturday, July 11.  Enjoy your holiday!

8 July
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
FamilyTree Maker/WikiTree Workshop
LIMTIED TO SIX PRE-REGISTERED ATTENDEES WHO CONTACTED SCOTT ATKINSON TO REGISTER! Moderator:  Scott Atkinson. Since developing the Family Tree Maker Workshop in 2014, the 2019 program added an additional genealogy documentation tool -  The regular monthly Workshop continues to assist in answering your questions and how to solve problems using both of ...

11 July
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
SAGHS Board Meeting

11 July
10:00 am
DNA Consultation Hour
Moderator: Annette Graham. DNA has become another avenue for researching our Ancestors.  Getting the results of your DNA testing has sometimes caused confusion and created many questions. This one-on-one program with Annette is designed to help you interpret your results and how to use your DNA results with your ...