Annual Seminar

Curt Witcher photo
Join us Saturday, October 15th for our Annual Seminar featuring Curt Witcher, Director of Special Collections at the Allen County Public Library in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.
We will have these live presentations by Mr. Witcher:
Morning Sessions:
  • Doing effective Genealogical Research in Libraries
  • Mining the Mother Lode: Using Periodical Literature for Genealogical Research
Afternoon Sessions:
  • Historical Research Methodology: Engaging the Process to Find all the Answers.
  • Questions & Answers with Curt Witcher
Location:  Dwyer Center's Roosevelt Auditorium, 903 Melissa Drive, San Antonio, Texas
You can choose to attend in person or via Zoom - choose the correct item in our on-line Store
(Free box lunch for in-person attendees! Or bring your own)
Make sure you select the correct registration in the Store with the Box Lunch choice you prefer - Turkey or Chicken Salad.  There is a choice of no box lunch for the same price.
Cost:  In Person or Virtual $30 Members, $35 non-members.  Pay by credit card in our on-line Store. You do not need a PayPal account.
(Members must log in to get Member discount). 
Last Day to Register is October 10th for in-person attendees ordering a box lunch (we need to order the lunches ahead of the Seminar)
Or register using the registration form:
Download the registration form to bring to the Library or mail with your check.

Quilt Tickets

This Daisy Stitch Queen Size Quilt could by yours!
Tickets are $1.00 each.  Pay with your credit card or checking account in our store.
Winner will be announced at our Annual Seminar on October 15th.

SAGHS Activities: A quick look for upcoming events

  • September 26 through October 7 - the SAGHS Library is closed for the installation of the Hi-Density Mobile Shelving. It will re-open Saturday, October 8th. The Dwyer Center will remain open for scheduled events. During this time the Library phone will not be closely monitored. To register for classes, please email or visit the Dwyer Center.
  • Registration for  the SAGHS Annual Seminar is now open until 10 October. The speaker is Curt Witcher, Director of Special Collections, Allen Co. Public Library
  • 2022 Quilt tickets remain available for purchase for the winning ticket to be drawn at the SAGHS Seminar
  • Presentation video replay for SAGHS Land History and The Backstory of the History of San Antonio Viet Nam Veterans' Memorial available for viewing in the 'Members Only" section.
  • Saturday, October 1st - The DNA Subscription Class is cancelled. The next offering is November 5th.
  • Wednesday, October 5 - How a 100 Plus Year Old Brick Wall was broken and the Solution Involved an Illigitimate Birth Class by Steve Mabie.
  • Saturday, October 8 - The SAGHS Board Meeting. All SAGHS members are welcome to attend the meeting.
  • Saturday, October 8 - DNA Consult Hours with Annette Graham. Pre-payment is required.
  • Saturday, October 15 - The Annual SAGHS Seminar with speaker Curt Witcher, Director of Special Collections at the Allen County Public Library in  Fort Wayne, IN.
  • Wednesday, October 19 (Note 3rd Wednesday!) - FamilyTree/WikiTree Workshop by Scott Atkinson
  • Saturday, October 22 - The last day to pay and register for the Two-day Beginner's Class scheduled Mondays, November 7 and 14. Stephanie Wells is the Instructor.
  • Saturday, October 29 - The Alabama/Mississippi Consult Hours with Jim Keith
  • All SAGHS Volunteers save the date for Volunteer Luncheon on Tuesday, November 22!

Teddy Roosevelt at SAGHS

Did you know that Teddy Roosevelt recently visitied SAGHS?
See the video

Video Replay of Recent Membership Meetings

Members - login to view the video replay of recent presentations.
Look for the  "Sept 2022 Members Meeting" or "May 2022 Members Meeting" link under "Members Only" in the left navigation.

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


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.

Our library is closed for remodeling

We hope to re-open Monday October 7th at 10 am.
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 October
10:00 am to 12:00 pm DNA Class
  This class is cancelled. The next one is November 5.

8 October
10:00 am
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 research. ...

8 October
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
SAGHS Board Meeting

15 October
Library is Closed
The SAGHS Research Library is closed today due to our Annual Seminar. It will re-open on Sunday, October 16th from 2 - 5 pm.