Presenting SAGHS activity information:
Please note, all program offerings require attendees to pre-register as the Dwyer Center classroom size is limited to maintain Social Distancing requirements. 
Upcoming Events:
  • Saturday, November 28th - Library re-opens from 10 am - 4 pm
  • Saturdays, December 5 and 12 - DNA Consultation Hour
  • Satuday, December 12 - SAGHS Board Meeting
  • December 24 and 25 - SAGHS Library is closed for Christmas
  • December 26 - The SAGHS Library re-opens from 10 am - 4 pm

SAGHS Fiesta Medals!

We still have a limited supply of the SAGHS 2020 Medals.  If you would like to purchase your 2020 Fiesta Medal, please stop by the Library during normal business hours.  The cost is still just $10 each and we accept cash or can bring a check made out to SAGHS.  Come and get your SAGHS Fiesta Medal souvenir of this COVID-19 year, 2020!  Who knows...might even be a collectors' item someday.  Hurry, Hurry...when they are gone, they are gone!!  

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.




Methods and Sources articles access

Members have asked for easy access to all "Methods and Sources" articles written by Leslie Tomlinson, CG.  These articles have appeared in some of our past newsletters.  All of these articles have now been uploaded to our website and will soon be available in the library.  To access them, click on the Events & Education tab and then choose Methods and Sources.

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.

Come and visit our library!

Library Hours:
Monday 10 am - 4 pm    
Wednesday 10 am - 7 pm    
Saturday 10 am - 4 pm  
Sunday 1 pm - 5 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 Library is located in the second building on the north side of Melissa Dr.
Use the first driveway past the building.
Parking and entrance in the back of the building.
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.

19 October
COVID-19 Guidelines
Please Note -- The San Antonio Genealogical & Historical Society (SAGHS) will continue to follow all State and Local COVID-19 Guidelines.  As a courtesy to all others, masks are required while in the library or the Dwyer Center, and to maintain good social distancing practices.  Any changes will be announced when ...

5 December
10:00 am
DNA Consultation Hour
Moderator: Annette Graham.  DNA has become another avenue for researching our Ancestors.  Getting the results of your DNA testing has sometimes caused confusion and created many questions. This one-on-one program with Annette is designed to help you interpret your results and how to use your DNA results with your research. ...

9 December
FamilyTree Maker/WikiTree Workshop
Today's Workshop is cancelled until 13 January 2021.

12 December
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
SAGHS Board Meeting