On Friday, July 9, it was announced Fiesta for 2020, has been canceled. It's been over 100 years since Fiesta was canceled in 1918 and then again in 1919 due to WW I and the Spanish Flu epidemic. Come and get your SAGHS Fiesta Medal souvenir of this epic year, 2020! Who knows...might even be a collectors' item someday.
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 Hurry, Hurry...when they are gone, they are gone!!
Presenting SAGHS activity information:
The SAGHS Library and Dwyer Center are open and continue to follow the Covid-19 Guidelines.
All program offerings require attendees to pre-register as the Dwyer Center classroom size is limited to maintain Social Distancing requirements.
Save the date: Our Annual Seminar is Saturday, October 24th. Our speaker will be J. Mark Lowe. This will be a virtual meeting; details to be announced.
Saturday, August 8 - SAGHS Board Meeting
Saturday, August 8 - DNA Consultation Hour for pre-registered attendees
Sunday, August 9 - Civil War Military Records class is canceled at this time
Wednesday, August 12 - FamilyTree Maker/WikiTree Workshop for pre-registered attendees
Sunday, August 30 - Researching Tennessee Ancestors is canceled at this time
Monday, August 31 - Last day to submit your picture for the annual yearbook!
Monday, August 31 - Last day to renew SAGHS dues before being automatically removal from the website!
New Book Now Available
First Families of Bexar County, Texas, edited by Larry W. Luckett
In four sections, covering historical eras of settlementin Central Texas:
Republic of Texas
The book offers a collection of descendant lineages, personal histories, and family narratives from residentsof 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 presidiosoldados, 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 namesand locations.
Members have asked for easy access to all "Methods and Sources" articles written by Leslie Tomlinson, CG, which have appeared in the newsletters. All have now been uploaded to our website and will also soon be available in the library. Access them here under Events & Education: Methods and Sources.
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.
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Use this link smile.amazon.com when shopping on Amazon and Amazon donates to San Antonio Genealogical & Historical Society.
@txsaghs is on Instagram
Those of you with an Instagram account have another way to keep up with SAGHS happenings.
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Those of you without Instagram may have questions...
What is Instagram? Instagram is a social networking app for sharing photos and videos from a mobile device.
Why Instagram? When users post photos/videos they use #hashtags to help other users discover the photos/videos and each other. These #hashtags attract like-minded Instagram users. Many genealogists, historical societies, libraries, and archives use Instagram. Posts are brief as it's more about the media than the text.
How do I follow SAGHS? From the app on your phone or tablet, use the Search function (looks like a magnifying glass) and type @txsaghs to find us and click “follow” for us to appear in your feed. These steps are not available on a computer.
You can “like” a post on Instagram by clicking the heart. You can comment by typing below the picture. Follow us!
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 ...