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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 updates for SAGHS activities:
 - New to SAGHS in 2020 -  all meetings, classes/workshops will be held in the Dwyer Center beginning 1 January 2020. The only exceptions to this is that the DNA Consultation Hour and Beginning Genealogy classes will continue to meet in the SAGHS Library. The only other exception is when a specific meeting decides to meet in the SAGHS Library.
 - To learn more about the specific programs listed below, please view the listings in the Events Section.‚Äč
 - Please remember that SAGHS General Membership Meetings are held January - May and September as referenced in The Membership Yearbook! The next General Meeting will be January 19, 2020. Also, as a reminder, the Library is closed for research until after the meetings.
  • 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 - Happy New Year! 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
  • Saturday, January 18 - SAGHS General Meeting at 10am - 12pm - Today's program is the Dedication of Dwyer Center
  • Saturday, January 18 - Google Earth SIG at 1:30 - 3:30pm
  • 3rd Sunday, January 19 - Organizing Your Research Class 2 - 4pm
  • Saturday, January 25 - Using Excel to Record Your Research Class  10am - 12pm

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.


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

21 December
SAGHS General Membership Meeting
There is no General Membership Meeting in December. The next meeting will be January 18, 2020!

24 December
Library Holiday Closure
The SAGHS Library is closed both days for the Christmas Holidays - Tuesday, December 24th, Christmas Eve, and Wednesday, December 25th, Christmas Day. Regular Library hours resume Saturday, December 28th from 10am - 4pm.

1 January
Library Closed
The Library is closed today for New Year's Day. It re-opens Saturday, January 4th from 10 am - 4 pm.

4 January
10:00 am
DNA Consultation Hour
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 and 2nd Saturday of ...