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
  • Annual Renewal for SAGHS Membership  continues until 31 August 2019!
  • Saturday, July 27 - Google Earth SIG is cancelled until September 28th
  • Saturday, August 3 & 10 - Beginner's Genealogy cancelled until February 2020.
  • Saturday, August 3 - DNA Consultation Hour
  • Saturday, August 10 - DNA Consultation Hour - newly added program
  • Saturday, August 10 - SAGHS Board Meeting
  • Sunday, August 11 - Heirloom Preservation & What Happens to Your Research After You Die?
  • Wednesday, August 14 - Family Tree Maker/WikiTree Workshop
  • Saturday, August 17 - RootsMagic connecting to &
  • Saturday, August 24 - Google Earth SIG is cancelled until September 28th
  • Saturday, August 31 - Last Day to Renew SAGHS Annual Membership!
  • Monday, September 2nd - The Library is closed for Labor Day - it re-opens Wednesday, September 4th from 10am - 7pm
  • Saturday, September 7 - DNA Consultaton Hour
  • Sunday, September 8 - Newspaper Research Class
  • Wednesday, September 11 - Family Tree Maker/WikiTree Workshop
  • Saturday, September 14 - SAGHS Board Meeting
  • Saturday, September 14 - DNA Consultation Hour

Pay Your 2019-2020 Dues Online



Pay your dues for the year July 2019 through June 2020. 


Renewal by paying with check:


You can bring or send your checks to the library.  Dues are $40 for single memberships and $60 for joint.  


Please enclose the application form, even if you have been a member for many years.  It is important that we have up-to-date information about your mailing address, phone numbers, and email address.  


Checks should be sent to SAGHS at 911 Melissa Dr., San Antonio, TX 78213-2024. 


To renew on


Select the “Members Only” link in the left menu.  When you log in, you will be given the option to renew your membership(s). You will only be able to renew by credit card. Dues are $40 for single memberships and $60 for joint memberships.


Please make sure your mailing address, phone numbers, and email address are up to date on the renewal page.


Dues must be paid by August 31 to receive the fall issue of our journal.


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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

1 June
SAGHS Annual Membership Renewal
June 1, 2019 begins the renewal of our Annual Membership dues. In order to receive the July issue of Our Heritage, your dues need to be paid or else you will need to receive the journal at the Library when you make your renewal payment. This year is also very ...

27 July
Google Earth SIG
This SIG is cancelled today. The next SIG meets September 28th from 10am - 12pm.

3 August
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Beginner's Genealogy 2 Day Class
  This Program is cancelled until February 2020.

3 August
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 Saturday of the ...