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Presenting a quick 6 week review of SAGHS activities? 
To learn more about the specific programs, please view the listings in the Events Section.‚Äč
  • Saturday, April 20 - SAGHS Membership Meeting
  • Sunday, April 21 - The Library is closed for Easter
  • Monday, April 22 - The Library re-opens at 10 am
  • Saturday, April 27 - Google Earth Special Interest Group
  • Saturday, May 4 - DNA Consultation Hour
  • Wednesday, May 8 - FamilyTree Maker/WikiTree Workshop
  • Sunday, May 12 - Library Closed for Mother's Day
  • Monday, May 13 - The Library re-opens at 10 am
  • Tuesday, May 8 - SAGHS Board Meeting
  • Saturday May 18 - SAGHS Membership Meeting

New Book Coming Soon

First Families of Bexar County, Texas, edited by Larry W. Luckett



In four sections, covering historical eras of settlement in Central Texas:             

Spanish Colonial, 

Mexican National, 

Republic of Texas

Early Statehood 


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.   

  • The book includes lineages on 51 ancestor families of 103  First Family descendants recognized in the first 20 years of the SAGHS rogram.  
  • Ancestors include Spanish presidio soldados, Mexican  familias, Tejano pioneers, European colonizers, and Anglo-American immigrants
  • Biographical sketches, historical narratives, photographs, and maps supplement the lineages
  • Lineages are fully documented with source citations conforming to current genealogical standards. 


Soft cover, 330 pages, full color covers, illustrated throughout; indexed by full names and locations. 


Preliminary Orders now being accepted by downloading the order form.




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.

Library Hours

Library Hours
Monday          10 am – 4 pm
Wednesday    10 am – 7 pm
Saturday        10 am – 4 pm
Sunday           1 pm – 5 pm
Location: 911 Melissa Drive, San Antonio, TX 78213
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

20 April
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
SAGHS Membership Meeting
Today's  Program: " Confederate Naval Operations on the Texas Coast During the Civil War" by Walter Wilson, Cpt, USN, Ret. He will also have his two publications of Civil War Era available to purchase. The Business Meeting includes the Election of the 2019-2021 Executive Officers and the Secretary and the ...

21 April
Library Closed
The Library is closed today for Easter Holiday. It re-opens Monday, April 2nd from 10 am - 4 pm.

27 April
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Google Earth SIG
Moderator: Rob Lewis. To increase one's understanding of the Google Earth website and software. This is an open discussion/review forum which is offered in this monthly SIG. Laptops are not required to attend this program.   This is a free SAGHS membership offering but we ask a $5.00 contribution ...

4 May
10:00 am
DNA Cosultation Hour
Moderator: Annette Graham. DNA has been another avenue added to our Genealogy sources however its newness created many questions. This program is designed for individuals with question(s) on how to interpret or to use one's DNA results.   These one hour sessions are offered on the 1st Saturday of ...