New Book Coming Soon

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. 


Preliminary Orders now being accepted by downloading the order form.




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

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Saturday        10 am – 4 pm
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23 February
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Google Earth
Moderator: Rob Lewis. To increase one's understanding of the Google Earth website and software, an open discussion/review forum is offered in this monthly SIG. Laptops are not required to attend this program.   This is a free SAGHS membership offering but we ask a $5.00 contribution from non-members. In ...

26 February
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
DNA Consultation Hour
Moderator: Kurt Kneeland. 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 4th Tuesday of ...

2 March
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
What's Up With Wikitree?
Instructor: Scott Atkinson. Wikitree, link at, is a recent online genealogy tool for building towards a single world-wide tree that includes family trees from all individuals.  And it's totally free!   In this class we will present the basics on using Wikitree for documenting your tree as well ...

6 March
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Family Tree Maker/Wikitree Workshop
Moderator:  Scott Atkinson. Since developing the Family Tree Maker Workshop in 2014, it is now time to update the Workshop to cover additional genealogy documentation tools. Thus the regular monthly Workshop will now include issues with This continuing workshop assists in answering questions or solving problems in the use ...