The SAGHS library includes an extensive collection of genealogical and historical books covering nearly all of the United States plus England, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Canada and Mexico. Texas titles include general state historical material as well as hundreds of Texas publications such as county histories and vital records. Other states well represented are Virginia, North and South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New York.View the catalog. (Note: we are in the progress of updating the catalog and will gradually add all media.)
Periodicals and Journals
The library has a huge collection of periodicals from 45 states and hundreds of counties, including the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, The American Genealogist, and The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record.
The collection includes city directories for 48 Texas cities and towns as well as a few cities and counties outside of Texas and assorted phone directories.
Our vertical files contain valuable family records of deeds, vital records, wills, military papers, obituaries, and more … and, they are nearly all digitized!
Family History Books
The library has nearly 2,000 books featuring published and unpublished family histories, genealogies, and lineages from Texas and other states.
Over 600 historical maps of many states dating from the colonial period to 19th century are in the library.