Annual Fall Seminar

Mark your calendar! The SAGHS Annual Fall Seminar takes place on 20 October at the Cross Roads Church (formerly John Calvin Presbyterian Church) in San Antonio. Our speaker is Kelvin L. Meyers.  Kelvin brings a great knowledge of social sciences, history, genealogy, and some “P I” techniques to his work. His experience includes 18 years as a professionalgenealogist and 28 years as an avid researcher-historian. His topics will be: 
  • Probate: More Than a Will
  • The Hand That Rocked the Cradle Could Rule the World
  • Are Your Ancestors in the Draper Manuscripts
  • Introduction to Forensic Genealogy
Cost: $45 for members, $50 for non-members. $50 members/$55 non-members after 1 Oct. 2018.  Includes a box lunch.

Choices for 2019 Classes/Workshops are due 31 August 2018!
Please submit your Choices for 2019 Classes/Workshops by 31 August 2018 by mailing or leaving at the SAGHS Library. Your selections guide our Education Committee to develop programs for 2019. This year, instead of rating your choices, use check marks to indicate your wishes. Please download the form and submit your choices by mailing it to or leaving it at SAGHS, 911 Melissa Drive, San Antonio, TX 78213 by 31 August 2018. 

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.

SAGHS Publishes New Book

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


2017 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 40 articles by members of the San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society; includes articles to guide further individual genealogy research. Soft cover, 146 pages, full color covers, 4 pages full color illustrations; fully indexed by names, military units, battles, and locations.$29.00 plus $4 shipping and handling. Purchase online or download a form to mail in with your check.


Book Cover:  Bexar County, Texas - Remembering World War One, A Genealogical Collection Edited by Larry W. Luckett

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, Thanksgiving Eve and Day, Christmas Eve and Day

21 August
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Board Meeting
The monthly meeting of the SAGHS Board for August will be held on 21 August at 10:00 a.m. in the Annex Classroom.

28 August
1:00 pm
DNA Consultation Hour
Moderator: Kurt Kneeland. 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 4th Tuesday of ...

3 September
Labor Day - Library Closed
The SAGHS Library is closed today for Labor Day. It re-opens at 10:00 am on Wednesday, September 5th.

9 September
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Choosing a DNA Test
Instructor: Julia George.  Are you considering doing a DNA test and wondering which one will meet your needs? Today's class will provide guidelines for choosing which test to select. It will further discuss the various sources for having those tests done. Please bring your research questions with you so we ...