May Members' Meeting

Saturday May 15, 2021
10 am
About Our Speaker:
Tom Castanos has been park ranger at San Antonio Missions NHP for twenty years. In his role as education coordinator, he has been involved in programming for over one million students throughout his career. Raised near Mission San Jose, Tom is a product of the Harlandale ISD schools. He holds a BA in Anthropology from UTSA. Before his time with the NPS he worked as an archaeologist and as a radio broadcaster.
Business meeting to follow.

Presenting SAGHS activity information:
Please note, all program offerings require attendees to pre-register as the number of registrants is limited to maintain Social Distancing requirements. 
Upcoming Events:‚Äč
  • May 8 - DNA Consultation Hour by Annette Graham
  • May 8 - SAGHS Board Meeting
  • May 9 - The Library is closed for Mother's Day. It re-opens Monday, May 10 from 10 am - 4 pm.
  • May 11 - Beginner's Genealogy One Day Class by Stephanie Wells
  • May 12 - FamilyTree Maker/WikiTree Workshop with Scot Atkinson
  • May 15 - The SAGHS Hybrid General Meeting
  • May 16 - Introduction to by Julia George
  • May 23 - Census Records Using by Julia George
  • May 31 - The Library is closed for Memorial Day. It re-opens Wednesday, June 2 from 10 am - 7 pm.

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




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.

1 April
COVID-19 Guidelines
Please Note -- While Texas Governor Abbot has rescinded the statewide mask mandate effective Mar 10, 2021, The San Antonio Genealogical & Historical Society (SAGHS) will require all visitors to the library or the Dwyer Center to wear masks and maintain good social distancing practices.  These steps are to ensure the safety ...

9 May
Library Closed for Mother's Day
The Library is closed for research and will re-open Monday, May 10th from 10 am - 4 pm.

11 May
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Beginner's Genealogy One-Day Class
Instructor: Stephanie Wells. This one day class will introduce the beginner family researcher to the basics of researching and documenting their ancestors. The basics of genealogy research will be presented with such topics as genealogical terms, forms, charts, census records, courthouses, plus the importance of citing your research sources.   ...

12 May
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
FamilyTree Maker/WikiTree Workshop
Moderator:  Scott Atkinson. Since developing the Family Tree Maker Workshop in 2014, the 2019 program added an additional genealogy documentation tool - the Thus the regular monthly Workshop continues to assist in answering questions or solving problems in their use. Laptops are encouraged but not required to attend.    ...