SAGHS Upcoming Activities

A quick reference listing of SAGHS activities. Please see the Events and Education page for added information.‚Äč
  • Saturday, 4 May from 10 am - 12 pmShelf Worthy Heirloom Papers Organized for Family Use Workshop with Laura Grover.
  • Sunday, 5 May from 2 - 4 pm - Mayflower Research and Registration Applicatiion Class by Peggy Durack.
  • Wednesday, 8 May from 10 am - 12 pm - Workshop to Resolve Problems on Computer Genealogy Programs with Scott Atkinson.
  • Saturday, 11 May beginning 10 am - DNA Consult Hours by Annette Graham. Advance donation and registration required.
  • Saturday, 11 May from 10 am - 12 pm - The SAGHS Board Meeting. SAGHS members are invited to attend.
  • Saturday, 11 May beginning 12 pm - Volunteers assemble to organize the books for book sale next week.
  • Sunday, 12 May - The library is closed today for Mother's Day. It re-opens Monday 13 May from 10 am - 4 pm.
  • Tuesday, 14 May - Thursday, 16 May from 10 am - 4 pm - The Duplicate Genealogy and Potpourri of Miscellaneous Books Sale.
  • Saturday, 18 May from 10 am - 12 pm - The SAGHS Membership Meeting. We rely on members to provide refreshments for our meetings. Please sign up for your turn.
  • Tuesday, 21 May from 1 - 3 pm and Thurday, 23 May from 10 am - 12 pm - The Librarian Meeting.
  • Monday, 27 May - The library is closed for Memorial Day as we remember those who died in defense of our country. The library re-opens Wednesay, 29 May from, 10 am - 7 pm.
  • Tuesday, 30 Jun. - The Last Day to submit Our Heritage Articles for the Fall/Winter publication. Please email article to

Our Heritage Journal

Now is the time for you, the SAGHS membership, to provide help of your own to Our Heritage. The purpose of this journal, to quote our Editor Emeritus Larry Luckett, is “to provide members with a venue in which to share their stories.” We need you, the members, to contribute your stories for Our Heritage to
For information about how to get published in the next Our Heritage journal, please click here .

Video Replays

Video replay of Stephen Craig's presentation of Dr. George Sternberg's career is now available for members only.

Video replay of Peter Baron's presentation on the Revolutionary War is now available for members only.
Video replay of David Katerndahl's presentation is still available for members only.
After you login, click on the link to the replay at the bottom of the "Important Notice" page

Members login & African American Heritage

These subscriptions are available on all our computers in both our Library and the Dwyer Center:
  • Library Edition
  • ProQuest's African American Heritage
  • Library Edition
  • Fold3
  • Find My Past
  • American Ancestors
  • History GEO
  • Family Search Library Affiliate Library Edition provides online access to nearly 20,000 historical newspapers.  It offers full-page images with searchable full text for millions of pages of newspapers dating from the early 1700s into the early 2000s.  It contains full runs and portions of runs of large metro, regional and state titles as well as small local newspapers in the USA and other countries.
ProQuest's African American Heritage is a groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research.  This collection was created in partnership with leading African American genealogists and recognized leaders in genealogical information to develop a comprehensive mix of resources, records and tools specifically pertaining to African Americans.

New Book! Breaking Through Walls

If you have read the “Methods & Sources” articles by Leslie W. Tomlinson, Certified Genealogist and SAGHS member, in our Newsletters, you might want to add our newest book to your personal library. 
Breaking Through Walls expands upon the articles and includes new material. It contains great instructions on researching one’s genealogy. Plus it just might be your ‘go-to’ book for tips on how to break through those brick walls. 

It is on sale now for $20.00. 

You can purchase this book through our online store or you can save on shipping by purchasing the book in person at the library during regular library hours.

Teddy Roosevelt at SAGHS

Did you know that Teddy Roosevelt has visitied SAGHS twice?
See the videos

Book Now Available

First Families of Bexar County, Texas, edited by Larry W. Luckett

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.   


More details and how to order


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

Visit our Library!

 Sunday 1 pm - 5 pm
Monday 10 am - 4 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 7 pm
Saturday 10 am - 4 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 Dwyer Center is the first building on the north side of Melissa Dr, and the Library is the second building on the north side of Melissa Dr.  Please use the first driveway and park in any of the 28 marked parking spaces.
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 May
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cancelled Members' Orientation with SAGHS Library Tour until October

4 May
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Shelf Worthy Heirloom Papers Organized for Family Use Workshop
Instructor: Laura Grover. This workshop is aimed at leaving family information for furture generations in a folder format that is shelf worthy.   This workshop is a free benefit for SAGHS members but $5.00 non-members. Please register by 1 May 4 pm and call the library at 210-342-5242 or email ...

5 May
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Mayflower Research and Registration Application Class
Instructor: Peggy Durack. The Mayflower landed at Plymouth, MA in 1620 with 102 passengers. Today, the Mayflower Society estimates there are 10 million of their descendants living in the United States and up to 35 million in the world. Learn about those passengers, formation of the Mayflower Society, resources for ...

8 May
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Workshop to Resolve Problems on Computer Genealogy Programs
Instructor: Scott Atkinson. These workshops with Scott will include Roots Magic, Family Tree Maker, Ancestry and WikiTree. These monthly Workshops (Second Wednesdays at 10 am) continue to assist in answering questions or solving problems in their use. Laptops are useful but not required to attend.   Please pre-register by calling ...