Stories from Our Vertical Files

One of the many wonderful resources available at the SAGHS library is the vertical files collection. The vertical files contain copies of original documents (and in some cases, the original documents themselves), including, but not limited to, vital records, wills, land records, and military records. In addition, researchers will find family group sheets, pedigree charts, lineage society applications, correspondence, obituaries, biographical information, and photographs from the 19th and 20th centuries. While many families featured in the vertical files have a Texas connection, the collection also includes genealogical information from many states and other countries, as well. The vertical file materials are digitized, and available for searching and printing from the library computers. Hard copies of the materials may be viewed in the library.
Make plans to come in soon and view these wonderful resources.
Our Vertical Files are not available for download online.  
You may come into the library and use the computers to search the digitized vertical files contents and view the results.  Bring your own USB flash drive - or buy one from the librarian - to download the files you may need for your research.
If you cannot come into the library, for a minimum fee of $30 for the first hour of research (payable by check to "SAGHS" in advance) we will upload the PDF file(s) of the surname you are requesting to Dropbox and provide you the link.  This does not include researching to determine if these surnames are related to you. 
Mail to:
Vertical Files Request
San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society
911 Melissa Dr.
San Antonio, Texas 78213
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