Fall Seminar

October 16, 2021  
9 am - 4 pm CT  
Members $30.00   Non-Members $40.00
Quilt Tickets $1.00 each
Members MUST log in for the reduced price.
The seminar will be conducted onsite in the Roosevelt Auditorium (Dwyer Center) and virtually. Please indicate your preference on your registration form.  On-line registrants will be contacted via email for your preference. Lunch for onsite attendees will be on your own or brown bag. Water, soft drinks and snacks will be available.
Our Guest Presenter for this year’s seminar is Patti Todd Gillespie.   Patti brings energy and humor to her classes. She is a huge believer in lifetime learning and inclusive, respectful presenting. An avid hobby genealogist for 30 years, she formed Family Lines & Stories, her own research company, 6 years ago.
She stays busy researching for clients and speaks to groups, small and large, in and out of Texas—usually virtually now. Patti presented two sessions at RootsTech Connect 2021; in 2020 she presented several sessions for the Federation of  Genealogical Societies (FGS); and she has spoken several times at Texas State Family History Conference.
  •   9:00  Brick Wall Busting Strategies:  Hammering at the Wall
  • 10:00  Break, shopping, door prizes
  • 10:30  Tips and Tricks to Old School Researching with Modern Technology
  •  11:30  Lunch - Brown Bag or off-campus
  •   1:00  Courthouse Records: One Stop Shopping for Family Secrets,
  •   2:00  Break, shopping, door prizes
  •   2:30  Colonial Research: Proving/Disproving an Undocumented Family Line
    All times Central Daylight Time
Last day to register is October 9, 2021

Quilt Tickets

This year we have two quilts in the drawing.
The first is a queen-sized quilt titled “Vintage Sampler.” It is a hand-sewn quilt crafted by members Laura Waclawezyb, Barbara Dehle, Ann Hunt, Dusty Sherrill and Irma Webb, and donated by Barbara Froebel.  
“Vintage Sampler” Queen-sized Quilt
The second is a twin-sized quilt.  The top was donated to us and our quilting group quilted it and added the backing.
Second Quilt—Twin-Sized
The drawing will occur during our Annual  Seminar October 16, 2021.
The owner of the first ticket drawn will have their choice of quilt.
The owner of the second ticket drawn will win the remaining quilt.
One need NOT be present to win.

SAGHS Activities

  • Tuesday, September 21 from 1 - 3pm - Facilities Planning Meeting with Kurt Kneeland
  • Saturday, September 25 - Is it time to 'wrap up' your genealogy? Class presented by Laura Grover. This will also be presented on Oct. 24 and Nov. 7 as posted on the "Events" section of this website.
  • Sunday, September 26 and October 3 - The 2-day Beginner's Genealogy Class presented by Stephanie Wells.
  • September - October 2 - Time period to order one's choices from the September Newsletter Duplicate Book Sale list by emailing Education@txsaghs.org. They will be available to receive during the sale Oct. 12 -16.

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 smile.amazon.com 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 September
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.  

25 September
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Is it time to "wrap up" your genealogy?
Instructor: Laura Grover. Are you moving into your "Elder" years?  Is doing genealogy getting too complicated or too expensive? Have you collected volumes of paper you do not know what to do with? Are your kids not interested?   This class will be discussing these very common concerns and ...

26 September
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Beginner's Genealogy Class - Part 1
Instructor: Stephanie Wells. This two part 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. ...

2 October
10:00 am
DNA Consultation Hour
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 ...