Attention New Members!

Now is your chance to become a member of SAGHS for a reduced rate of $20 ($30 for joint membership).  Our normal membership year begins on 1 July and ends on 30 June the following year.  We are now offering new individual and joint memberships to join the Society for this special pro-rated fee.  Former members are eligible for pro-rated fees only if they have not been members of the society for a full year.

You can join online or download an application to mail in today.

For more information, call the library at (210) 342-5242 or email our Membership chair at membership@txsaghs.org.

Presenting SAGHS activity information:
Please note, all program offerings require attendees to pre-register as the number of registrants is limited to maintain Social Distancing requirements. 
Upcoming Events:‚Äč
  • March 7  - The January rescheduled Beginner's Genealogy Class from 1 - 5 pm
  • March 4 and 11 - Beginner's Genealogy Class
  • March 6 and 13 - DNA Consult Hours
  • March 10 - FamilyTree Maker/WikiTree Workshop
  • March 13 - SAGHS Board Meeting
  • March 14 - Daylight Savings Time Begins
  • March 14 only day as the 2 Part Class is combined into one - Mississippi Research including Migration from Alabama
  • March 20 - SAGHS General Hybrid Membership Meeting
  • March 20  - Computer SIG follows the Membership Meeting to begin at Noon

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.




Methods and Sources articles access

Members have asked for easy access to all "Methods and Sources" articles written by Leslie Tomlinson, CG.  These articles have appeared in some of our past newsletters.  All of these articles have now been uploaded to our website and will soon be available in the library.  To access them, click on the Events & Education tab and then choose Methods and Sources.

Use this link smile.amazon.com when shopping on Amazon and Amazon donates to San Antonio Genealogical & Historical Society.

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

Come and visit our library!

Library Hours:
Monday 10 am - 4 pm    
Wednesday 10 am - 7 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 in the second building on the north side of Melissa Dr.
Use the first driveway past the building.
Parking and entrance in the back of the building.
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.

1 March
COVID-19 Guidelines
Please Note -- The San Antonio Genealogical & Historical Society (SAGHS) will continue to follow all State and Local COVID-19 Guidelines.  As a courtesy to all others, masks are required while in the library or the Dwyer Center, and to maintain good social distancing practices.  Any changes will be announced when ...

6 March
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 research. ...

7 March
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Rescheduled Beginner's Genealogy Class Part 2
Today is the makeup class for Part 2 of the Beginner's Genealogy Class which was canceled in January.  Please note that this class has been shortened from a three day to a two-day presentation; hours from 1 - 5 pm.

10 March
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
FamilyTree Maker/WikiTree Workshop
Moderator:  Scott Atkinson. Since developing the Family Tree Maker Workshop in 2014, the 2019 program added an additional tool - the WikiTree. This monthly workshop continues to assist in answering your questions and solving problems using these software programs. Laptops are encouraged but not required to attend.   Please pre-register by calling SAGHS at ...