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COVID-19 Guidelines
Thursday, April 1 through Monday, May 31
COVID-19 Guidelines  ()
Please Note -- While Texas Governor Abbot has rescinded the statewide mask mandate effective Mar 10, 2021, The San Antonio Genealogical & Historical Society (SAGHS) will require all visitors to the library or the Dwyer Center to wear masks and maintain good social distancing practices.  These steps are to ensure the safety of our volunteer Librarians and members.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.



Library Closed for Mother's Day
Sunday, May 9
Library Closed for Mother's Day  (Library Hours)
SAGHS Library
The Library is closed for research and will re-open Monday, May 10th from 10 am - 4 pm.


Tuesday, May 11
Beginner's Genealogy One-Day Class  (Classes & Workshops)
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Dwyer Center Classroom
Instructor: Stephanie Wells. This one day 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.
 
Please pre-register by mailing your check to SAGHS Library, 911 Melissa Drive, San Antonio, TX 78213-2024 or leaving your check at the Library during normal buiness hours. The deadline for registering is Saturday, May 1, 2021. The cost of this program including printed materials is $40 for SAGHS members and $55 fo non-members. Due to the length of this class, you should plan to bring a lunch or snack.


FamilyTree Maker/WikiTree Workshop
Wednesday, May 12
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.
 
This is a member benefit for SAGHS members, but we ask a $5 contribution from non-members.


SAGHS Membership Meeting
Saturday, May 15
SAGHS Membership Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Dwyer Center's Roosevelt Auditorium.
Presentation to be announced. Business Meeting will follow.


An Overview of Ancestry.com
Sunday, May 16
An Overview of Ancestry.com  (Classes & Workshops)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Dwyer Center Classroom
Instructor: Julia George. This class will take a tour of the many areas offered on Ancestry.com. Included will be hints on how to access areas efficiently, what might be found in each area, and evaluating that content.
 
We ask that you pre-register  by calling SAGHS at 1-210-342-5242 or emailing education@txsaghs.org. A $5.00 contribution is asked from SAGHS members whereas $10.00 is asked from non-members.


Making the Most of U. S. Census Records found on Ancestry.com
Sunday, May 23
Making the Most of U. S. Census Records found on Ancestry.com  (Classes & Workshops)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Dwyer Center Classroom
Instructor: Julia George. This class will discuss the types of US census records found on Ancestry.com, including how to access them and being effective in getting the most from each census record.
 
We ask that you pre-register  by calling SAGHS at 1-210-342-5242 or emailing education@txsaghs.org. A $5.00 contribution is asked from SAGHS members whereas $10.00 is asked from non-members.


Memorial Day
Monday, May 31
Memorial Day  (Library Hours)
The library is closed today in honor of Memorial Day.  Honor your ancestor or family member who lost his or her life in service to our country through picnics, parades, pride, and prayer.
The library will resume normal hours opening at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, 2 June 2021.



DNA Consultation Hour
Saturday, June 5
DNA Consultation Hour  (Classes & Workshops)
10:00 am
Dwyer Center Classroom
Today's DNA Consultation Hours are cancelled. The next available times are 12 June and 16 July. The SAGHS website has the complete 2021 schedule for your review. Please reserve your hour by by calling the SAGHS Library at 210-342-5242.


FamilyTree Maker/WikiTree Workshop
Wednesday, June 9
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.
 
This is a member benefit for SAGHS members, but we ask a $5 contribution from non-members.


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


DNA Consultation Hour
Saturday, June 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.  You will need to bring your DNA Access Codes for the DNA program you used.  It is recommended you bring your laptop for a better understanding of your DNA results.
 
We ask a $10 donation from SAGHS members and a $20 donation from non-members. 


Searching Vital Records and Card Catalog on Ancestry.com
Sunday, June 13
Searching Vital Records and Card Catalog on Ancestry.com  (Classes & Workshops)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Dwyer Center Classroom
Instructor: Nancy Brennan. Information on class content to be announced.
 
We ask that you pre-register  by calling SAGHS at 1-210-342-5242 or emailing education@txsaghs.org. A $5.00 contribution is asked from SAGHS members whereas $10.00 is asked from non-members.


Monthly SAGHS Membership Meeting
Saturday, June 19
Monthly SAGHS Membership Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
This month's SAGHS Membership Meeting is our Annual Founder's Day. The next Membership Meeting will be on September 18, 2021.


Founder's Day
Saturday, June 19
Founder's Day  (Founders' Day)
Speaker, Luncheon Menu, Meeting Location, etc. to be announced.


Library  Closed for Founder's Day and Father's Day Weekend
Saturday, June 19 through Sunday, June 20
Library Closed for Founder's Day and Father's Day Weekend  (Library Hours)
SAGHS Library
The Library is closed this weekend for both the Annual Founder's Day Luncheon and Father's Day. The Library will re-open on Monday, June 21 from 10 am - 4pm.


Using FamilySearch.org
Sunday, June 27
Using FamilySearch.org  (Classes & Workshops)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Dwyer Center Classroom
Instructor: Leslie Tomlinson. Today's program will view how to get the most out of your time on FamilySearch.org with a focus on the various ways of finding historical records.
 
We ask that you pre-register to avoid cancellation by calling SAGHS at 1-210-342-5242 or emailing education@txsaghs.org. A $5.00 contribution is asked from SAGHS members whereas $10.00 is asked from non-members.



DNA Consultation Hour
Saturday, July 3
DNA Consultation Hour  (Classes & Workshops)
There is not a DNA Consulation Hour Today. The next offering is July 10, 2020.


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


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


DNA Consultation Hour
Saturday, July 10
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.  You will need to bring your DNA Access Codes for the DNA program you used.  It is recommended you bring your laptop for a better understanding of your DNA results.
 
We ask a $10 donation from SAGHS members and a $20 donation from non-members. 


FamilyTree Maker/WikiTree Workshop
Wednesday, July 14
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.
 
This is a member benefit for SAGHS members, but we ask a $5 contribution from non-members.


Monthly Membership Meeting
Saturday, July 17
Monthly Membership Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
There is no Monthly Membership Meeting this month. The next meeting will be September 18, 2021.


DNA Class - Part 1 (Beginner)
Sunday, July 18
DNA Class - Part 1 (Beginner)  (Classes & Workshops)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Dwyer Center Classroom
Instructor: Annette Graham. Part 1 (Beginner) will cover foundational concepts that every genealogist needs to understand about DNA testing. We will cover the different tests and the advantages of each, how to navigate the test results, as well as explain the differences and purposes of autosomal testing vs. Y-DNA and mtDNA tests, and third party uploads to other DNA sites. We will also address the ethical challenges of DNA testing and strategies we can use to help in difficult situations. Attendees should have had their DNA test(s) at one fo the following sites and received their results by the first class: Ancestry.com, 23andMe.com, MyHeritage, or program(s) of your choice. Please bring your laptop/device and login information for each test.
 
We ask that you pre-register  by calling SAGHS at 1-210-342-5242 or emailing Education@txsaghs.org. A $5.00 contribution is asked from SAGHS members whereas $10.00 is asked from non-members.


DNA Class - Part 2 - (Intermediate-Advanced)
Sunday, July 25
DNA Class - Part 2 - (Intermediate-Advanced)  (Classes & Workshops)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Dwyer Center Classroom
Instructor: Annette Graham. Part 2 (Intermediate-Advanced) will build on the foundational skills of DNA testing and show attendees how to begin to apply the DNA data into their genealogical research. Students must have  a good understanding of DNA basics and have their test results before the beginning of this class. We will learn different methods that can be applied in real time to independent research. We will go over concepts like triangulation, shared matches, and additional tools to better place those DNA matches into your tree.
 
We ask that you pre-register  by calling SAGHS at 1-210-342-5242 or emailing Education@txsaghs.org. A $5.00 contribution is asked from SAGHS members whereas $10.00 is asked from non-members.



DNA Consultation Hour
Saturday, August 7
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.  You will need to bring your DNA Access Codes for the DNA program you used.  You should bring your laptop for a better DNA understanding but it is not necessary to attend the program.
 
We ask a $10 donation from SAGHS members and a $20 donation from non-members. 


Researching in Penn's Woods (aka Pennsylvania)
Sunday, August 8
Researching in Penn's Woods (aka Pennsylvania)  (Classes & Workshops)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Dwyer Center Classroom
Instructor: Lloyd Shenburger. If your ancestors came to America in the 17th and 18th century, they probably came through Pennsylvania. They may have only stayed for a few years or many generations. Many of us have Pennsylvania ancestors. We will look at the types of records available and where to find them. Many records are online but some are hidden in courthouses and archives.
 
We ask that you pre-register by calling SAGHS at 1-210-342-5242 or emailing education@txsaghs.org. A $5.00 contribution is asked from SAGHS members whereas $10.00 is asked from non-members.
 


FamilyTree Maker/WikiTree Workshop
Wednesday, August 11
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.
 
This is a member benefit for SAGHS members, but we ask a $5 contribution from non-members.


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


DNA Consultation Hour
Saturday, August 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.  You will need to bring your DNA Access Codes for the DNA program you used.  You should bring your laptop for a better DNA understanding but it is not necessary to attend the program.
 
We ask a $10 donation from SAGHS members and a $20 donation from non-members. 


Monthly SAGHS Membership Meeting
Saturday, August 21
Monthly SAGHS Membership Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
There is no Monthly Membership Meeting this month. The next meeting will be September 18, 2021.


Pennsylvania Land Records
Sunday, August 22
Pennsylvania Land Records  (Classes & Workshops)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Dwyer Center Classroom
Instructor: Lloyd Shenburger. Pennsylvania land records not only document the ownership of land in the state, but also povide a wealth of information helpful in genealogical research. Land records can separate men with the same name, identify parents, list children, and sometimes grandchildren. They put your ancestor in a location and identify his FAN club (Family, AssociatesNeighbors). In this presentation, we will look at the original land transfer records from the proprietor, William Penn, and deeds transferring land ownership between individuals.
 
We ask that you pre-register by calling SAGHS at 1-210-342-5242 or emailing education@txsaghs.org. A $5.00 contribution is asked from SAGHS members whereas $10.00 is asked from non-members.



DNA Consultation Hour
Saturday, September 4
DNA Consultation Hour  (Classes & Workshops)
There is not a DNA Consultation Hour today. The next offering is September 11th beginning at 10 am.


Library Closed for Labor Day
Monday, September 6
Library Closed for Labor Day  (Library Hours)
SAGHS Library
The Library is closed to research due to the Labor Day Holiday.  It will re-open on Wednesday, September 8 from 10 am - 7pm.


FamilyTree Maker/WikiTree Workshop
Wednesday, September 8
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.
 
This is a member benefit for SAGHS members, but we ask a $5 contribution from non-members.


SAGHS Board Meeting
Saturday, September 11
SAGHS Board Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Dwyer Center Roosevelt Auditorium


DNA Consultation Hour
Saturday, September 11
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.  You will need to bring your DNA Access Codes for the DNA program you used.  You should bring your laptop for a better DNA understanding but it is not necessary to attend the program.
 
We ask a $10 donation from SAGHS members and a $20 donation from non-members. 


Researching Ancestors in Spanish Colonial and Mexican Texas
Sunday, September 12
Researching Ancestors in Spanish Colonial and Mexican Texas  (Classes & Workshops)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Dwyer Center Classroom
Instructor: Larry Luckett. During the period 1718-1835 Texas was a foreign land, a colony of Spain and then a Province of Mexico, so record systems may not be similar to those in the United States. Today's program will discuss archives, resources, and techniques to locate records of your ancestors who were in Texas during those times.
 
We ask that you pre-register  by calling SAGHS at 1-210-342-5242 or emailing education@txsaghs.org. A $5.00 contribution is asked from SAGHS members whereas $10.00 is asked from non-members.


Monthly SAGHS Membership Meeting
Saturday, September 18
Monthly SAGHS Membership Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Dwyer Center's Roosevelt Auditorium
Presentation to be announced. Business Meeting will follow.


Researching Texas Ancestors in the Republic and Early Statehood
Sunday, September 19
Researching Texas Ancestors in the Republic and Early Statehood  (Classes & Workshops)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Dwyer Center Classroom
Instructor: Larry Luckett.  The Republic of Texas was a foreign nation, independent of the United States for nine years. Many  of its record systems parallel those of the United States, but some do not. The class will address Republic of Texas records in addition to those of early statehood that are useful in supporting genealogical research.
 
We ask that you pre-register  by calling SAGHS at 1-210-342-5242 or emailing education@txsaghs.org. A $5.00 contribution is asked from SAGHS members whereas $10.00 is asked from non-members.


Sunday, September 26
Beginner's Genealogy Class - Part 1  (Classes & Workshops)
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Dwyer Center Classroom
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.
 
Please pre-register by mailing your check to SAGHS Library, 911 Melissa Drive, San Antonio, TX 78213-2024 or leaving your check at the Library during normal buiness hours. The deadline for registering is Saturday, 18 September 2021. The cost of this program including printed materials is $40 for SAGHS members and $55 fo non-members.



DNA Consultation Hour
Saturday, October 2
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.  You will need to bring your DNA Access Codes for the DNA program you used.  You should bring your laptop for a better DNA understanding but it is not necessary to attend the program.
 
We ask a $10 donation from SAGHS members and a $20 donation from non-members. 


Sunday, October 3
Beginner's Genealogy Class - Part 2  (Classes & Workshops)
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Dwyer Center Classroom.
Today will be the continuation and conclusion for the Beginner's Genealogy Class for those who attended part 1 of this class.


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


DNA Consultation Hour
Saturday, October 9
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.  You will need to bring your DNA Access Codes for the DNA program you used.  You should bring your laptop for a better DNA understanding but it is not necessary to attend the program.
 
We ask a $10 donation from SAGHS members and a $20 donation from non-members. 


FamilyTree Maker/WikiTree Workshop
Wednesday, October 13
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.
 
This is a member benefit for SAGHS members, but we ask a $5 contribution from non-members.


Library Closed for Annual Seminar
Saturday, October 16
Library Closed for Annual Seminar  (Library Hours)
SAGHS Library
Due to our Annual Seminar, the SAGHS Library is closed.
The Library will re-open on Sunday, October 17 from 1 - 5 pm.


Annual SAGHS Seminar
Saturday, October 16
Annual SAGHS Seminar  (Annual Seminar)
Information to be announced!


Monthly SAGHS Membership Meeting
Saturday, October 16
Monthly SAGHS Membership Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
This month's SAGHS Membership Meeting is our Annual Seminar. The next Membership Meeting will be in January 2022.



DNA Consultation Hour
Saturday, November 6
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.  You will need to bring your DNA Access Codes for the DNA program you used.  You should bring your laptop for a better DNA understanding but it is not necessary to attend the program.
 
We ask a $10 donation from SAGHS members and a $20 donation from non-members.