San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society
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Use the Founders' Day link to the left in the orange navigation bar for more information and to make your reservation.

Presenting a several week review of SAGHS activities? 
To learn more about the specific programs, please view the listings in the Events Section.‚Äč
  • Saturday, May 25 - Google Earth SIG is cancelled until June 22nd
  • Monday, May 27 - Library Closed for Memorial Day
  • Wednesday, May 29 - The Library re-opens at 10 am - 7 pm
  • Saturday, June 1 - DNA Consultation Hour
  • Saturday, June 1 - Part 1 of Beginner's Genealogy Class
  • Saturday, June 1 - Last day to Register, Pay and Select Meal Choice for Founder's Day!
  • Saturday, June 1 - Annual SAGHS Membership Renewal Begins thru 31 August 2019!
  • Saturday, June 8 - Part 2 of Beginner's Genealogy Class
  • Sunday, June 9 - Researching Mormon and Protestant Ancestors
  • Tuesday, June 11 - SAGHS Board Meeting
  • Wednesday, June 12 - FamilyTree Maker/WikiTree Workshop to introduce the 2019 FTM Software
  • Saturday, June 15 - Founder's Day Luncheon
  • Saturday, June 15 - Library Closed for Founder's Day
  • Sunday, June 16 - Library Closed for Father's Day
  • Monday, June 17 - SAGHS Library re-opens at 10 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday, June 22 - Google Earth SIG

Pay Your 2019-2020 Dues Online



It will soon be time to renew your membership in SAGHS.  


Beginning June 1, you may begin paying 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.  Beginning on June 1, when you log in, you will be given the option to renew you 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.


New Book Coming Soon

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. 


Preliminary Orders now being accepted by downloading the order form.




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.

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
Last Day to Register, Pay and State Meal Choice
  This year's Founder's Day, on June 15th at the Fort Sam Houston Golf Club, will honor 3 families in addition to our SAGHS Founders. The speaker will be Joe Davis who will talk about the Texas Rangers.   Reservations by June 1st may be made either online, at ...

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 ...

1 June
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Beginner's Genealogy Class - Part 1
Instructor: Barbara Johns.  This two-day series introduces the beginner family researcher on how to trace the lives of their ancestors. One will learn such items as genealogical terms, forms and charts, census records, court houses, plus the importance of citing your research sources. Since this program is aimed towards ...

1 June
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 ...