Library Hours

Sunday 1 pm - 5 pm
Monday 10 am - 4 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 7 pm
Saturday 10 am - 4 pm

SAGHS Upcoming Activities

A quick reference listing of SAGHS activities. Please see the Events and Education page for added information.
                  - Please note that meetings and classes have resumed in the Dywer Center classroom.
  • Sunday, 28 July from 2 pm - 4 pm - Scorched and Scant: Scaling Research Challenges in South Carolina Class by Melissa Finlay.
  • Wednesday, 31 July - The last day to either mail or email pictures for the 2024-2025 Membership Yearbook.
  • Saturday, 10 August beginning 10 am - DNA Consult Hours by Annette Graham - prepay and registration requested.
  • Sunday, 11 August from 2 - 4 pm - Researching Texas Ancestors in the Republic and Early Statehood Class by Larry Luckett.
  • Wednesday, 14 August - The last day to pre-register and pay for the Wednesday 4-day Beginner's Classes - 21 August, 4 and 18 September and 2 October by Stephanie Wells and Lois Bready. 
  • Wednesday, 14 August from 10 am - 12 pm - Workshop to Resolve Problems on Computer Genealogy Programs with Scott Atkinson.
  • Tuesday, 20 August from 1 - 3 pm - The Duty Librarians Meeting.
  • Wednesday, 21 August from 10 am - 12 pm - Beginner's Genealogy Class - Week 1 of 4 by Stepahnie Wells and Lois Bready. Prepay and registration requested.
  • Saturday, 31 August - The Last day to pay dues for 1 July 2024 - 30 June 2025.

Our Heritage Journal

Now is the time for you, the SAGHS membership, to provide help of your own to Our Heritage. The purpose of this journal, to quote our Editor Emeritus Larry Luckett, is “to provide members with a venue in which to share their stories.” We need you, the members, to contribute your stories for Our Heritage to
For information about how to get published in the next Our Heritage journal, please click here .

Video Replays

Stephen Craig's presentation of Dr. George Sternberg's career is now available for members only.

Peter Baron's presentation on the Revolutionary War is now available for members only.
David Katerndahl's presentation is still available for members only.
After you login, click on the link to the replay at the bottom of the "Important Notice" page

Members login

These subscriptions are available on all our computers in both our Library and the Dwyer Center:
  • Library Edition
  • Library Edition
  • African American Heritage
  • Fold3
  • Find My Past
  • American Ancestors
  • History GEO
  • Family Search Library Affiliate Library Edition provides online access to nearly 20,000 historical newspapers.  It offers full-page images with searchable full text for millions of pages of newspapers dating from the early 1700s into the early 2000s.  It contains full runs and portions of runs of large metro, regional and state titles as well as small local newspapers in the USA and other countries.

New Book! Breaking Through Walls

If you have read the “Methods & Sources” articles by Leslie W. Tomlinson, Certified Genealogist and SAGHS member, in our Newsletters, you might want to add our newest book to your personal library. 
Breaking Through Walls expands upon the articles and includes new material. It contains great instructions on researching one’s genealogy. Plus it just might be your ‘go-to’ book for tips on how to break through those brick walls. 

It is on sale now for $20.00. 

You can purchase this book through our online store or you can save on shipping by purchasing the book in person at the library during regular library hours.

Book Now Available

First Families of Bexar County, Texas, edited by Larry W. Luckett

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.   


More details and how to order


Obituaries update
The obituaries list from San Antonio newspapers has been updated to include deaths in 1961.

Visit our Library!

 Sunday 1 pm - 5 pm
Monday 10 am - 4 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 7 pm
Saturday 10 am - 4 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 Dwyer Center is the first building on the north side of Melissa Dr, and the Library is the second building on the north side of Melissa Dr.  Please use the first driveway and park in any of the 28 marked parking spaces.
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.


28 July
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Scorched and Scant: Scaling Research Challenges in South Carolina
Instructor: Melissa Finlay. South Carolina poses several research challenges for the genealogist. From changing jurisdictions, to lost records, to late vital record keeping, how can a reaeacher make progress? In this course, we will discuss several research obstacles in South Carolina and how to overcome them by utilizing a variety ...

10 August
DNA Consult Hours
Instructor: 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 ...

11 August
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Researching Texas Ancestors in the Republic and Early Statehood
  Instructor: Larry Luckett. The Republic of Texas was a foreign nation, Independent of the United States for nine years. Many of its record systems parallel those of the United States, but some do not. The class will address Republic of Texas records in addition to those of early statehood ...

14 August
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Workshop to Resolve Problems on Computer Genealogy Programs
Instructor: Scott Atkinson. These workshops with Scott will include Roots Magic, Family Tree Maker, Ancestry and WikiTree. These monthly Workshops (Second Wednesdays at 10 am) continue to assist in answering questions or solving problems in their use. Laptops are useful but not required to attend.   Please pre-register by calling ...