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.


May Cancellations & Closings

 
Due to current events involving public health concerns, the SAGHS Library and Dwyer Center are temporarily closed for research, classes and meetings.
 
This is a temporary closure and it will be reevaluated sometime in June. Your patience is appreciated.
 - Please note that to compensate our members during the SAGHS Library closure, if one needs a short genealogy answer, please email Librarian@saghs.org with your request. Also, if one contacts our President, Steve Mabie, he will arrange a contact time for you to use the Library using the Covid-19 Guidelines.


SAGHS 2020 Fiesta Medals have arrived!
 
If you have paid in advance and would like to pick your medal up, please contact Steve Mabie
at president@txsaghs.org  or by phone at (210) 490-9997 and he will schedule a time to meet you at the Dwyer Center.  You can just drive up to the door, no need to get out of the car.    
 
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 and we have a limited supply -- 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:
  - Due to current events involving public health concerns, the SAGHS Library and Dwyer Center are temporarily closed for  classes and large meetings.  This is a temporary closure and it will be re-evaluated  in June.  Your patience is appreciated.
 - Please note that to compensate our members during the SAGHS Library closure, if one needs a short genealogy answer, please email the Librarian@saghs.org with your request. Also, if one contacts our President, Steve Mabie, he will arrange a contact time for you to use the Library using the Covid-19 Guidelines or to obtain the 2020 Fiesta Medal.
 
- Save the dates - This year's cancelled Founder's Day Luncheon is changed to a General Meeting on the second Saturday, June 13th, with a virtual presentation by Paula Allen.
  - Our Annual Seminar is the fourth Saturday, October 24th, with speaker J. Mark Lowe.
 - 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 meeting.  
  • Satuday, June 6 - Computer SIG will be held on July 18th.
  • Saturday, June 6 - SAGHS Board Meeting is changed from the usual 2nd Saturday and is limited to only the 10 Board Members.
  • Saturday, June 6 & 13 - DNA Consultation Hour by Video conferencing. To schedule, please email education@saghs.org .
  • Wednesday, June 10 - Family Tree/Wiki Tree Workshop will be given in the Dwyer Center class room & limited to 6 people who must contact Scott Atkinson.
  • Saturday, June 13 - The Founder's Day Lucheon is cancelled. Instead it is changed to a General Meeting with a virtual presentation by Paula Allen.
  • Sunday, June 14 - Today's class is cancelled until further notice.
  • Saturday, June 20 & 27 - The 2-day Beginning Genealogy Class is offered to only those who have pre-registered.
  • Sunday, June 21 - The Library is closed for Father's Day Holiday.
  • Tuesday, June 30 - Last day to pay for the Limited-time-discount for membership dues offered to current SAGHS members!
  • Saturday, July 4 - The Library is closed for July 4th Holiday.




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


Library Hours

Library Hours
 
Library is Closed  due to current health concerns.
 
 
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




@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 help.instagram.com/1642053262784201
  •  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!



Upcoming
6 June
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Computer SIG
CANCELLED UNTIL JULY 18TH.   Moderator: Barbara Holmes. Laptops are encouraged but not required to attend the SIG. This is a free offering for SAGHS members but we ask a $5.00 donation from non-members. Registration may be made by emailing Education@txsaghs.org.

6 June
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
SAGHS Board Meeting
LIMITED TO THE 10 Board Members in keeping with the current COVID-19 Guidelines.

6 June
10:00 am
DNA Consultation Hour
Video conferencing only!   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 ...

10 June
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
FamilyTree Maker/WikiTree Workshop
LIMITED TO 6 ATTENDEES!   Moderator:  Scott Atkinson. Since developing the Family Tree Maker Workshop in 2014, the 2019 program added an additional genealogy documentation tool - the Wikitree.com. Thus the regular monthly Workshop continues to assist in answering questions or solving problems in their use. Laptops are encouraged but ...