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 a several week review of SAGHS activities
To learn more about the specific programs, please view the listings in the Events Section.‚Äč Please remember that SAGHS General Membsership Meetings are from January - May and September as referenced in your Membership Yearbook! The next General Meeting will be January 19, 2020. Also, the Library is closed for research until after the meetings.
  • Wednesday, November 13  from 10am - 12pm - FamilyTree Maker/WikiTree Workshop
  • Wednesday, November 27 - The SAGHS Library closes at 3pm for the Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Saturday, November 30 - The SAGHS Library opens from 10 am - 4pm
  • Saturday, December 7 - DNA Consultation Hour for those already registered
  • Sunday, December 8 - Treasures Among the SAGHS Library's State Books Class
  • Wedneday, December 11 - The Family Tree/WikiTree Workshop is cancelled until Jnauary 8, 2020
  • Saturday, December 14 - DNA Consultation Hour for those already registered
  • Saturday, December 14 - SAGHS Board Meeting
  • Tuesday, December 24 - The Library is Closed for Christmas Eve Day
  • Wednesday, December 25 - The SAGHS Library is Closed for Christmas.
  • Saturday, December 28 - The SAGHS Library re-opens from 10am - 4pm
  • Tuesday, December 31 - Volunteer Day closes at 3pm for New Year's Eve
  • Wednesday, January 1 - The SAGHS Libary is closed for New year's Day.
  • Saturday, January 4 - The SAGHS Library re-opens from 10am - 4pm
  • Saturday, January 4 - DNA Consultation Hour for those already registered
  • Wednesday, January 8 - FamilyTree Maker/WikiTree Workshop
  • Saturday, January 11 - DNA Consultation Hour for those registered
  • Saturday, January 11 - SAGHS Board Meeting

SAGHS Membership Books are Here!

The July 2019-June 2020 SAGHS Membership Yearbook is now available and many members were able to get their copies at the Fall Seminar.  

Any member who has not yet received a copy, may pick it up at the SAGHS Library during normal business hours.

Each member is entitled to receive one copy, so joint members will each get one.  

If extra copies are needed, each additional copy costs $5.00.  If you would like your yearbook(s) mailed to you, the mailing fee will be $3.00 per book.  Mail an explanatory note with your check that lists your name, address, and number of copies to SAGHS, 911 Melissa Dr., San Antonio, TX 78213-2024.


Use this link  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.

Library Hours

Library Hours
   Monday         10 am – 4 pm
Wednesday      10 am - 7 pm
Saturday        10 am – 4 pm 
Sunday           1 pm – 5 pm
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

13 November
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Family Tree Maker/Wikitree Workshop
Moderator:  Scott Atkinson. Since developing the Family Tree Maker Workshop in 2014, the 2019 program added an additional genealogy documentation tool - the Thus the regular monthly Workshop continues to assist in answering questions or solving problems in their use. Laptops are encouraged but not required to attend. Contact Scott ...

16 November
SAGHS General Membership Meeting
There is no SAGHS General Meeting this month. The next General Membership Meeting will be January 18, 2020!

27 November
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Library Holiday Hours
The Library will close early today at 3 pm as the day before the Thanksgiving Holiday. The Library resumes regular hours on Saturday, November 30th from 10 am - 4 pm.

7 December
10:00 am
DNA Consultation Hour
Moderator: Annette Graham. 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 1st and 2nd ...