SAGHS Upcoming Activities

A quick reference listing of SAGHS activities. Please see Events and Education page for added information.
  • Saturday, 2 Mar. - This is cancelled SAGHS Members' Orientation Class and SAGHS Library Tour.
  • Sunday, 3 Mar. from 2 - 4 pm - This class is cancelledBreaking Through Walls: Identifying Female Class 
  • Saturday, 9 Mar. beginning 10 am - DNA Consult Hours by Annette Graham. Pre-payment and registration requested.
  • Saturday, 9 Mar. from 10 am - 12 pm - SAGHS Board Meeting. Members may attend the meeting.
  • Wednesday, 13 Mar. from 10 am - 12 pm - Working to Resolve Problems on Computer Genealogy Programs with Scott Atkinson.
  • Friday, 15 Mar. is the Final Day to submit WWII articles to Larry Luckett.
  • Saturday, 16 Mar. from 10 am - 12 pm - The SAGHS General Members' Meeting. Presentation by Steve Craig on Civil War Doctors. The business portion includes presenting the Candidate Slate for 2024 - 2026 Directors-at-Large. Refreshments rely on volunteer donations. Please sign attendance sheet.
  • Sunday, 17 Mar. from 2 - 4 pm - Breaking through Walls is changed to Migration West of the Mississppi River Pre and Post-Civil War by Steve Mabie.
  • Tuesday, 19 Mar. from 1 - 3 pm and Thursday, 21 Mar. from 10 am - 12 pm - Librarian Meetings - All members are invited to attend.
  • Wednesday, 20 Mar. from 10 am - 12 pm - The Beginners' Genealogy Class - Week three of four by Stepahnie Wells and Lois Bready.
  • Sunday, 31 Mar. - The SAGHS Library is closed for Easter. It will re-open Monday, April 1 from 10 am - 4 pm.

Our Heritage Journal

Now is the time for you, the SAGHS membership, to provide help of your own to Our Heritage. The purpose of this journal, to quote our Editor Emeritus Larry Luckett, is “to provide members with a venue in which to share their stories.” We need you, the members, to contribute your stories for Our Heritage to
For information about how to get published in Our Heritage and the theme of the Spring 2024 issue of our journal, please click here .

David Katerndahl's presentation

Video replay of David Katerndahl's presentation is now available for members only.

After you login, click on the link to the replay at the bottom of the "Important Notice" page

Members login & African American Heritage

Now Available on our Computers
Two new subscription services for our members:
  • Library Edition
  • ProQuest's African American Heritage
These new subscriptions are available on all our computers in both our Library and the Dwyer Center, and are in addition to our existing subscriptions, including
  • Library Edition
  • Fold3
  • Find My Past
  • American Ancestors
  • History GEO
  • Family Search Library Affiliate Library Edition provides online access to nearly 20,000 historical newspapers.  It offers full-page images with searchable full text for millions of pages of newspapers dating from the early 1700s into the early 2000s.  It contains full runs and portions of runs of large metro, regional and state titles as well as small local newspapers in the USA and other countries.
ProQuest's African American Heritage is a groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research.  This collection was created in partnership with leading African American genealogists and recognized leaders in genealogical information to develop a comprehensive mix of resources, records and tools specifically pertaining to African Americans.

New Book! Breaking Through Walls

If you have read the “Methods & Sources” articles by Leslie W. Tomlinson, Certified Genealogist and SAGHS member, in our Newsletters, you might want to add our newest book to your personal library. 
Breaking Through Walls expands upon the articles and includes new material. It contains great instructions on researching one’s genealogy. Plus it just might be your ‘go-to’ book for tips on how to break through those brick walls. 

It is on sale now for $20.00. 

You can purchase this book through our online store or you can save on shipping by purchasing the book in person at the library during regular library hours.

Teddy Roosevelt at SAGHS

Did you know that Teddy Roosevelt has visitied SAGHS twice?
See the videos

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


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

Visit our Library!

 Sunday 1 pm - 5 pm
Monday 10 am - 4 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 7 pm
Saturday 10 am - 4 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.


2 March
Members' Orientation and SAGHS Library Tour is cancelled
This program is cancelled. Anyone needing help for the library or website, please ask the duty librarian for assistance. Thank you.      

3 March
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Breaking through Walls - How to Separate Same-named Individuals Class
Today's class is cancelled.

9 March
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
SAGHS Board Meeting
Today is the SAGHS Board Meeting. All SAGHS members are welcome to attend the meeting.

9 March
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
DNA Consult Hours
Instructor: 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 ...