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COVID-19 Guidelines
Monday, October 19 through Friday, April 30, 2021
COVID-19 Guidelines  ()
Please Note -- The San Antonio Genealogical & Historical Society (SAGHS) will continue to follow all State and Local COVID-19 Guidelines.  As a courtesy to all others, masks are required while in the library or the Dwyer Center, and to maintain good social distancing practices.  Any changes will be announced when applicable.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.


SAGHS Membership Meeting
Saturday, October 24
SAGHS Membership Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
The next Membership Meeting will be January 16, 2021.


Library Closed
Saturday, October 24
Library Closed  (Library Hours)
SAGHS Library
Library will be closed today but will reopen on Sunday October 25th from 1 - 5 pm.


Annual Seminar
Saturday, October 24
Annual Seminar  (Annual Seminar)
8:50 am to 1:00 pm
A Virtual Presentation
This year's SAGHS Annual Seminar Speaker is J. Mark Lowe, CG, CGL. He is a professional genealogist, author, and lecturer who specializes in original records and manuscripts throughout the South.
 


Saturday, October 31
Fall Seminar Videos  ()
Today is the LAST DAY, for those who registered for the SAGHS Fall Seminar, to watch the four, pre-recorded videos presented by J. Mark Lowe.



DNA Consultation Hour
Saturday, November 7
DNA Consultation Hour  (Classes & Workshops)
10:00 am
SAGHS Dwyer Center Classroom
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 research.
 
There are 3, one-hour sessions offered on the 1st and 2nd Saturday of each month. Registration can be made by calling SAGHS at 210-342-5242. The one-hour sessions are: 10-11 am, 11 am-12 pm, and 12-1 pm.  Please bring your DNA Access Codes for the DNA program you used.  If possible, bring your laptop for a better understanding of your results but it is not necessary to attend the program.
 
Please consider a $10 donation if you are a SAGHS member and a $20 donation from non-members.


Learning About Probate Court Documents
Sunday, November 8
Learning About Probate Court Documents  (Classes & Workshops)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Dwyer Center Classroom
Speaker: Jack Gatewood, former member of the Texas Bar. This class will inform you about family and circumstantial information available in probate court documents, testate and guardianships, and trusts as well as practical definitions of legal jargon.
 
Please pre-register by calling SAGHS at 210-342-5242 or emailing education@txsaghs.org. A $5.00 contribution is asked from SAGHS members and $10.00 for non-members.


FamilyTree Maker/WikiTree
Wednesday, November 11
FamilyTree Maker/WikiTree  (Classes & Workshops)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Dwyer Center Classroom
Moderator:  Scott Atkinson. Since developing the Family Tree Maker Workshop in 2014, the 2019 program added an additional tool - the WikiTree. This monthly workshop continues to assist in answering your questions and solving problems using these software programs. Laptops are encouraged but not required to attend.
 
Please pre-register by calling SAGHS at 210-342-5242 or emailing education@txsaghs.org
 
This is a member benefit for SAGHS members, and we ask a $5 contribution from non-members.


SAGHS Board Meeting
Saturday, November 14
SAGHS Board Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Dwyer Center, Roosevelt Auditorium


DNA Consultation Hour
Saturday, November 14
DNA Consultation Hour  (Classes & Workshops)
10:00 am
Dwyer Center Classroom
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 research.
 
There are 3, one-hour sessions offered on the 1st and 2nd Saturday of each month. Registration can be made by calling SAGHS at 210-342-5242. The one-hour sessions are: 10-11 am, 11 am-12 pm, and 12-1 pm.  Please bring your DNA Access Codes for the DNA program you used.  If possible, bring your laptop for a better understanding of your results but it is not necessary to attend the program.
 
Please consider a $10 donation if you are a SAGHS member and a $20 donation from non-members. 


Saturday, November 21
Computer SIG  (Special Interest Groups – SIGs)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Dwyer Center Classroom
Moderator: Barbara Holmes. Today's topic is Using PowerPoint to create a digital family history including digital images of heirlooms, photos etc.  Familiarity with PowerPoint is helpful, but a review of the basics will be covered as participants use their own documents and files to create a presentation that can be viewed and/or printed.
 
To get the most benefit from this session, it is recommended you bring your portable device (laptop/tablet) with PowerPoint installed or be able to access PowerPoint through a subscription.  Participants should also have samples of digital images/files (e.g. Photos, pedigree charts) and historical details of their ancestors that they would like included in their presentation.
 
Please pre-register by calling SAGHS at 210-342-5242 or emailing education@txsaghs.org. This is a free program for SAGHS members, but we ask a $10.00 donation from non-members.


The Library is Closed
Wednesday, November 25
The Library is Closed  ()
SAGHS Library
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!  We will resume our regular hours on Saturday, November 28th from 10am - 4pm.



DNA Consultation Hour
Saturday, December 5
DNA Consultation Hour  (Classes & Workshops)
10:00 am
Dwyer Center Classroom
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 research.
 
There are 3, one-hour sessions offered on the 1st and 2nd Saturday of each month. Registration can be made by calling SAGHS at 210-342-5242. The one-hour sessions are: 10-11 am, 11 am-12 pm, and 12-1 pm.  Please bring your DNA Access Codes for the DNA program you used.  If possible, bring your laptop for a better understanding of your results but it is not necessary to attend the program.
 
Please consider a $10 donation if you are a SAGHS member and a $20 donation from non-members.
 
 


FamilyTree Maker/WikiTree Workshop
Wednesday, December 9
FamilyTree Maker/WikiTree Workshop  ()
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Dwyer Center Classroom
Moderator:  Scott Atkinson. Since developing the Family Tree Maker Workshop in 2014, the 2019 program added an additional tool - the WikiTree. This monthly workshop continues to assist in answering your questions and solving problems using these software programs. Laptops are encouraged but not required to attend.
 
Please pre-register by calling SAGHS at 210-342-5242 or emailing education@txsaghs.org
 
This is a member benefit for SAGHS members, and we ask a $5 contribution from non-members.


SAGHS Board Meeting
Saturday, December 12
SAGHS Board Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Dwyer Center, Roosevelt Auditorium


DNA Consultation Hour
Saturday, December 12
DNA Consultation Hour  (Classes & Workshops)
10:00 am
Dwyer Center Classroom
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 research.
 
There are 3, one-hour sessions offered on the 1st and 2nd Saturday of each month. Registration can be made by calling SAGHS at 210-342-5242. The one-hour sessions are: 10-11 am, 11 am-12 pm, and 12-1 pm.  Please bring your DNA Access Codes for the DNA program you used.  If possible, bring your laptop for a better understanding of your results but it is not necessary to attend the program.
 
Please consider a $10 donation if you are a SAGHS member and a $20 donation from non-members.


Exploring Fold3
Sunday, December 13
Exploring Fold3  (Classes & Workshops)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Dwyer Center Classroom
Speaker: Julia George. Are you interested in learning about what you might find on Fold3? In addition to valuable military records, there are other interesting features. This class will explore different ways navigating this interesting software program.
 
Please pre-register as seating will be limited by calling SAGHS at 210-342-5242 or emailing education@txsaghs.org.  A $5.00 contribution is asked from SAGHS members and $10.00 is asked from non-members.


Thursday, December 24 through Friday, December 25
Christmas Eve and Day Closure  (Library Hours)
SAGHS Library
We hope everyone has a Very Happy & Merry Christmas!  The library will be closed on Christmas Eve and Day.  We will re-open on Saturday, December 26th from 10 am - 4 pm.


Thursday, December 31 through Friday, January 1, 2021
New Year's Eve and Day Closure  (Library Hours)
SAGHS Library
The Library will be closed on December 31 and January 1, 2021. The Library will re-open Saturday, January 2nd from 10 am - 4 pm.  HAPPY NEW YEAR Everyone!!
 



Saturday, January 9, 2021
SAGHS Board Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Dwyer Center, Roosevelt Auditorium


DNA Consultation Hour
Saturday, January 9, 2021
DNA Consultation Hour  (Classes & Workshops)
10:00 am
Dwyer Center's Classroom
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 research.
 
There are 3, one-hour sessions offered on the 1st and 2nd Saturday of each month. Registration can be made by calling SAGHS at 210-342-5242. The one-hour sessions are: 10-11 am, 11 am-12 pm, and 12-1 pm.  Please bring your DNA Access Codes for the DNA program you used.  If possible, bring your laptop for a better understanding of your results but it is not necessary to attend the program.
 
Please consider a $10 donation if you are a SAGHS member and a $20 donation from non-members. 
 


FamilyTree Maker/WikiTree Workshop
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
FamilyTree Maker/WikiTree Workshop  (Classes & Workshops)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Dwyer Center Classroom
Moderator:  Scott Atkinson. Since developing the Family Tree Maker Workshop in 2014, the 2019 program added an additional tool - the WikiTree. This monthly workshop continues to assist in answering your questions and solving problems using these software programs. Laptops are encouraged but not required to attend.
 
Please pre-register by calling SAGHS at 210-342-5242 or emailing education@txsaghs.org
 
This is a member benefit for SAGHS members, and we ask a $5 contribution from non-members.


Saturday, January 16, 2021
SAGHS Membership Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Dwyer Center, Roosevelt Auditorium
Presentation to be announced.  The Business Meeting will include the Nominating Committee Selection for the Election of 2021 - 2023 Officers, Treasurer and Recording Secretary.
 


Sunday, January 17, 2021
Beginner's Genealogy - Part 1  (Classes & Workshops)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Dwyer Center Classroom
Instructor: Stepanie Wells.  This will be a 3-part Sunday class to 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.  At the conclusion of each class, Stephanie will be available to assist attendees with hands-on research in the SAGHS Library.
 
Please pre-register by mailing your check to SAGHS Library at 911 Melissa Drive, San Antonio, TX 78213-2024.  Or, stop by during normal business hours to register.  The deadline for registering is January 9, 2021. The cost of this program including printed materials is $40 for SAGHS members and $55 for non-members.


Saturday, January 23, 2021
WikiTree Class  (Classes & Workshops)
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Dwyer Center Classroom
Instructor: Scott Atkinson. Today Scott will review the use of WikiTree as an added way to find family ancestors. Laptops are helpful but not required to attend the program.
 
Please pre-register by calling SAGHS at 210-342-5242 or emailing education@txsaghs.org. A $5.00 contribution is asked from SAGHS members and $10.00 for non-members. Please note the class begins at 9 am!


Sunday, January 24, 2021
Beginner's Genealogy Class - Part 2  (Classes & Workshops)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Dwyer Center Classroom
This is a continuation of the 3-part Beginner's Class for those who attended the January 17th class. 


Sunday, January 31, 2021
Beginner's Genealogy Class - Part 3  (Classes & Workshops)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Dwyer Center Classroom
Today is the conclusion of the 3-day Beginner's Genealogy Classes. Please note today's class ends at 3 pm which will allow added research time in the SAGHS Library interested attendees. 
 



DNA Consultation Hour
Saturday, February 6, 2021
DNA Consultation Hour  (Classes & Workshops)
10:00 am
Dwyer Center Classroom
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 research.
 
There are 3, one-hour sessions offered on the 1st and 2nd Saturday of each month. Registration can be made by calling SAGHS at 210-342-5242. The one-hour sessions are: 10-11 am, 11 am-12 pm, and 12-1 pm.  Please bring your DNA Access Codes for the DNA program you used.  If possible, bring your laptop for a better understanding of your results but it is not necessary to attend the program.
 
Please consider a $10 donation if you are a SAGHS member and a $20 donation from non-members. 


FamilyTree Maker/WikiTree Workshop
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
FamilyTree Maker/WikiTree Workshop  (Classes & Workshops)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Dwyer Center Classroom
Moderator:  Scott Atkinson. Since developing the Family Tree Maker Workshop in 2014, the 2019 program added an additional genealogy documentation tool - the Wikitree.com. Thus the regular monthly Workshop continues to assist in answering questions or solving problems in their use. Laptops are encouraged but not required to attend. 
 
Please contact the SAGHS Library to register by calling the library at 1-210-342-5242 or emailing Education@txsaghs.org. The Covid-19 Guidelines remain in practice.
 
This is a member benefit for SAGHS members, but we ask a $5 contribution from non-members.


Saturday, February 13, 2021
SAGHS Board Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Dwyer Center Roosevelt Auditorium


DNA Consultation Hour
Saturday, February 13, 2021
DNA Consultation Hour  (Classes & Workshops)
10:00 am
Dwyer Center Classroom
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 research.
 
There are 3, one-hour sessions offered on the 1st and 2nd Saturday of each month. Registration can be made by calling SAGHS at 210-342-5242. The one-hour sessions are: 10-11 am, 11 am-12 pm, and 12-1 pm.  Please bring your DNA Access Codes for the DNA program you used.  If possible, bring your laptop for a better understanding of your results but it is not necessary to attend the program.
 
Please consider a $10 donation if you are a SAGHS member and a $20 donation from non-members. 


Saturday, February 20, 2021
Monthly SAGHS Membership Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Dwyer Center, Roosevelt Auditorium
Presentation to be announced. Business Meeting will present the nomination slate to elect the 2021 - 2023 Officers, Treasurer and Recording Secretary. Also, nominations for the election, may be taken from the floor.



DNA Consultation Hour
Saturday, March 6, 2021
DNA Consultation Hour  (Classes & Workshops)
10:00 am
Dwyer Center Classroom
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 research.
 
There are 3, one-hour sessions offered on the 1st and 2nd Saturday of each month. Registration can be made by calling SAGHS at 210-342-5242. The one-hour sessions are: 10-11 am, 11 am-12 pm, and 12-1 pm.  Please bring your DNA Access Codes for the DNA program you used.  If possible, bring your laptop for a better understanding of your results but it is not necessary to attend the program.
 
Please consider a $10 donation if you are a SAGHS member and a $20 donation from non-members. 


FamilyTree Maker/WikiTree Workshop
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
FamilyTree Maker/WikiTree Workshop  (Classes & Workshops)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Dwyer Center Classroom
Moderator:  Scott Atkinson. Since developing the Family Tree Maker Workshop in 2014, the 2019 program added an additional tool - the WikiTree. This monthly workshop continues to assist in answering your questions and solving problems using these software programs. Laptops are encouraged but not required to attend.
 
Please pre-register by calling SAGHS at 210-342-5242 or emailing education@txsaghs.org
 
This is a member benefit for SAGHS members, and we ask a $5 contribution from non-members.


Saturday, March 13, 2021
SAGHS Board Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Dwyer Center, Roosevelt Auditorium


DNA Consultation Hour
Saturday, March 13, 2021
DNA Consultation Hour  (Classes & Workshops)
10:00 am
Dwyer Center Classroom
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 research.
 
There are 3, one-hour sessions offered on the 1st and 2nd Saturday of each month. Registration can be made by calling SAGHS at 210-342-5242. The one-hour sessions are: 10-11 am, 11 am-12 pm, and 12-1 pm.  Please bring your DNA Access Codes for the DNA program you used.  If possible, bring your laptop for a better understanding of your results but it is not necessary to attend the program.
 
Please consider a $10 donation if you are a SAGHS member and a $20 donation from non-members. 


Saturday, March 20, 2021
Monthly SAGHS Membership Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Dwyer Center, Roosevelt Auditorium
Presentation to be announced. Business Meeting will present the nomination slate to elect the 2021 - 2023 Officers, Treasurer and Recording Secretary. Also, nominations for the election, may be taken from the floor.



DNA Consultation Hour
Saturday, April 3, 2021
DNA Consultation Hour  (Classes & Workshops)
10:00 am
Dwyer Center Classroom
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 research.
 
There are 3, one-hour sessions offered on the 1st and 2nd Saturday of each month. Registration can be made by calling SAGHS at 210-342-5242. The one-hour sessions are: 10-11 am, 11 am-12 pm, and 12-1 pm.  Please bring your DNA Access Codes for the DNA program you used.  If possible, bring your laptop for a better understanding of your results but it is not necessary to attend the program.
 
Please consider a $10 donation if you are a SAGHS member and a $20 donation from non-members. 


Sunday, April 4, 2021
Library Closed for Easter  (Library Hours)
SAGHS Library
The Library is closed for the Easter Holiday.  The Library will re-open on Monday, April 5th from 10 am - 4 pm.


Saturday, April 10, 2021
SAGHS Board Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Dwyer Center Roosevelt Auditorium


DNA Consultation Hour
Saturday, April 10, 2021
DNA Consultation Hour  (Classes & Workshops)
10:00 am
Dwyer Center Classroom
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 research.
 
There are 3, one-hour sessions offered on the 1st and 2nd Saturday of each month. Registration can be made by calling SAGHS at 210-342-5242. The one-hour sessions are: 10-11 am, 11 am-12 pm, and 12-1 pm.  Please bring your DNA Access Codes for the DNA program you used.  If possible, bring your laptop for a better understanding of your results but it is not necessary to attend the program.
 
Please consider a $10 donation if you are a SAGHS member and a $20 donation from non-members. 


FamilyTree Maker/WikiTree Workshop
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
FamilyTree Maker/WikiTree Workshop  (Classes & Workshops)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Dwyer Center Classroom
Moderator:  Scott Atkinson. Since developing the Family Tree Maker Workshop in 2014, the 2019 program added an additional tool - the WikiTree. This monthly workshop continues to assist in answering your questions and solving problems using these software programs. Laptops are encouraged but not required to attend.
 
Please pre-register by calling SAGHS at 210-342-5242 or emailing education@txsaghs.org
 
This is a member benefit for SAGHS members, and we ask a $5 contribution from non-members.


Saturday, April 17, 2021
SAGHS Membership Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Dwyer Center, Roosevelt Auditorium
Presentation to be announced. Business Meeting includes the vote to elect the 2021 - 2023 Officers, Treasurer and Recording Secretary.