SAGHS Activities: A quick look for upcoming events

  • Wednesday, December 8 - FamilyTree Maker/WikiTree Workshop with Scott Atkinson
  • Saturday, December 11 - DNA Consult Hours by Annette Graham
  • Saturday, December 11 - SAGHS Board Meeting
  • Sunday, December 12 - Researching New York thru the 1800's Class by Steve Mabie
  • Friday, December 24 and Saturday, December 25 - The Library is closed until Sunday, December 26 from 1 - 5 pm
  • Saturday, Decemter 25 - Merry Christmas!
  • Friday, December 31 and Saturday, January 1 - The Library is closed until Sunday, January 2 from 1 - 5 pm
  • Saturday, January 1 - Happy New Year!

Texas State Genealogical Society Awards

The 2021 TxSAGHS Winners were recently announced. Our Society won the following Awards:
Category III (1) - Manuscripts by Non-Professional Genealogists:
  • 1st Place: Larry Luckett for “Researching a World War II Ancestor,” in OH* Vol 61 #1&2
  • 2nd Place: Laura Thomas for “Thomas Scrapbook,” in OH Vol 61, #3&4
  • 3rd Place: Don Armitage for “David Kirkwood: Entrepreneur in Scotland, New Zealand, Japan, British Columbia, and Bexar County, TX,” in OH Vol 62 #1&2
Category III (2) - Manuscripts by Professional Genealogists:
  • 1st Place: Nancy Brennan for "Descendants of Jose Manuel Casanova and Maria del Carmen del Toro"  in OH Vol. 62 #3&4.
Category IV (1) Official Periodicals of Partner Societies: Newsletters
  • 2nd Place: SAGHS Newsletter, Barbara Holmes, Editor
Website Awards, Category I, Website for a Partner Society
  • 3rd Place: SAGHS Website, Rob Lewis, Webmaster
*OH = "Our Heritage" SAGHS Publication

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 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.


1 November
Got a Genealogical Research Problem? Why not try our NEW Research Registrar!!
SAGHS is pleased to announce we have a new Research Registrar and can now entertain members and non-members' genealogical research requests.  It’s real easy to use this service.  For more information,  go to Research Services.  

8 December
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.    ...

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

11 December
10:00 am
DNA Consultation Hours
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 ...