Learn Advanced Genealogy Analysis Techniques

Attend the SAGHS Fall Seminar on October 7, 2017 with Cari Taplin, CG. She has been working on finding her true heritage since the year 2000. Cari is a native of Wood County, Ohio, but migrated to Wyoming, Colorado, and now Pflugerville, Texas. Cari holds the Certified Genealogist® credential and has served in a wide variety of volunteer and leadership positions for several state, local, and national societies. She currently serves as the Education Chair for the Austin Genealogical Society, and on the boards of the Association for Professional Genealogists and the Federation of Genealogical Societies. As the owner of GenealogyPANTS, she provides speaking, research, and consultation services. Cari focuses on Midwestern states, methodology, and researching family legends.

Cari Taplin, CG

Cost: $45/members, $50/non-members, syllabus and box lunch included. Register before 1 October to save. Members must first log on to Members Only to receive a discount. Register online via the SAGHS Store.


Seminar Sessions 

From Deeds to Dirt: A Case Study in Analyzing Research with Maps 

Census Hurdles: How to Jump Over or Go Around 

Using Timelines and Tables to Analyze Your Research 

Using Church Records to Find Ancestral Origins 


Other Events 

Annual handmade quilt raffle! 

Duplicate book sale! Door prizes galore! 

Download the seminar brochure and registration form

SAGHS to Raffle Handmade Quilt

The dedicated ladies of the SAGHS quilting group have sewed diligently for months to produce this beautiful heirloom. Buy a chance at the library for only $1.00. The drawing will be held at the annual SAGHS Fall Seminar on October 7, 2017. You need not be present to win.

Pay Online for the Fall Seminar

Now you may pay for the Annual Seminar online.
The Fall Seminar is Saturday, 7 October 2017, at Cross Roads Church (formerly known as John Calvin Presbyterian Church), 8102 Midcrown Dr., San Antonio, Texas 78239. Our speaker is Cari Taplin, CG. Find out more information.
It's simple to pay online: First, if you are a member, log in to Members Only. That way your contact information is prefilled and you will receive any member discount, if available. Next go to the Store.  The Fall Seminar is the first items on the list. Select the number of people attending (Quantity), and click the Add to Cart button. Then fill out the Order Form and place your order using PayPal or your credit card. You are done! 
If you prefer, you can download forms to mail in with your payment.  Fall Seminar brochure.

SAGHS Publishes New Book

Remembering World War I, edited by Larry W. Luckett.


This year marks the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I. Thoughts of World War I bring visions of trench warfare, no man’s land, and deadly machine gun fire causing almost countless casualties. On the home front the war had other realities to those who served in support of American troops overseas. Individual articles provide glimpses of personal participation, injury, and death. The stories help us keep memories alive before the remembrance fades. 


This new book is an anthology of family memories and events from 100 years ago, with thirty articles by members of SAGHS in three sections—Home Front, Western Front, and Post-War. Includes a genealogy research bibliography to guide further individual research. Soft cover, 112 pages, four pages color illustrations; fully indexed by names, military units, battles, and locations. $10, plus $4 shipping and handling. Purchase online or download a form to mail in with your check.

7 September
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Intermediate Genealogy 4 Sessions Class
Instructors: Ann Roberts and Barbara Froebel. These two experienced researchers and past presidents of SAGHS will provide 4 consecutive Thursday classes on the 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th of September. These sessions will cover multiple areas of family research to include such topics as immigration, vital records, newspapers, military, timelines, ...

21 September
Intermediate Genealogy 4 Sessions Class
Instructors: Ann Roberts and Barbara Froebel. This is the third of 4 sessions of the Intermediate Genealogy Class which attendees have already registered to attend.

26 September
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
DNA Consultation Hour
This is cancelled until October 24, 2017. Reservations for future available hours may be made by calling the Library at 210-342-5242.

28 September
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Intermediate Genealogy 4 Sessions Class
Instructors: Ann Roberts and Barbara Froebel. This is the last session of the Intermediate Genealogy 4 Sessions Class which attendees have already registered to attend. On this final night, members are asked to bring their Brick Wall for review.