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.

 

 

 



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


SAGHS Remembering WWI 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



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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




Upcoming
21 November
Thanksgiving Eve Library Hours
Please note on Thanksgiving Eve, the SAGHS Library closes at 3:00 pm. Its regular hours resume on Saturday, November 24, 2018 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

27 November
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 ...

9 December
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Using Collateral Ancestors in Your Research
Instructors: Nancy Brennan and Cindy Kennedy. Collateral relatives are any blood relatives not your direct ancestor; for example your cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, siblings, etc.  Direct line ancestral research can often be enhanced by researching all the siblings of an ancestor and the siblings of the parents.  Names repeated ...

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