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SAGHS Membership Meeting
Saturday, April 20
SAGHS Membership Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
SAGHS Library Annex
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 Treasurer.
 


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


Saturday, April 27
Google Earth SIG  (Special Interest Groups – SIGs)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
SAGHS Annex
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 from non-members. In case of a last minute cancellation due to the moderator's varied schedule, pre-registration with contact information is requested. This is done by calling SAGHS at 210-342-5242 or emailing Education@txsaghs.org.



DNA Cosultation Hour
Saturday, May 4
DNA Cosultation Hour  (Classes & Workshops)
10:00 am
SAGHS Library
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 the month and registration is made by calling SAGHS at 210-342-5242. The one hour sessions are 10-11am, 11am-12pm and 12-1pm. Please be sure to bring your access codes to your DNA programs especially if you are not bringing your laptop with access codes!
 
We ask a $10 donation from SAGHS members and a $20 donation from non-members. If desired, one may bring their laptop as needed but it is not necessary to attend the hour with your questions.


Family Tree Maker/Wikitree Workshop
Wednesday, May 8
Family Tree Maker/Wikitree Workshop  (Classes & Workshops)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
SAGHS Library Annex
Moderator:  Scott Atkinson. Since developing the Family Tree Maker Workshop in 2014, it is now time to update the Workshop to cover additional genealogy documentation tools. Thus the regular monthly Workshop will now include issues with Wikitree.com. This continuing workshop assists in answering questions or solving problems in the use of some computer software. Laptops are encouraged but not required to attend. Contact Scott Atkinson for questions at s.atkinson@ieee.org.
 
Please pre-register by calling SAGHS at 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
Sunday, May 12
Library Closed  (Miscellaneous)
SAGHS Library
The Library is closed today for Mother's Day.
The Library re-opens Monday, 13 May from 10 am to 4 pm.
 
Please note the usual Sunday class will be next Sunday, 19 May 2019.


Board Meeting
Tuesday, May 14
Board Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
SAGHS Annex


Saturday, May 18
SAGHS Membership Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
SAGHS Library Annex
Today's Program: Annette Graham will present DNA Simplified. The Business Meeting follows and it is also our last Membership Meeting until September 21st!


Researching Judaic and Catholic Ancestors
Sunday, May 19
Researching Judaic and Catholic Ancestors  (Classes & Workshops)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
SAGHS Library Annex
Instructor: Marion H. Bernstein and Patricia Merk. Marion Bernstein, president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of San Antonio, will present a class on the basics of Jewish Genealogy. This will include a discussion of lifecyle ceremonies and records that can be obtained from them as well as the quirks of the Jewish calendar and useful websites. Pat Merk, SAGHS Newsletter Editor, will be discussing what records that the Roman Catholic Church keeps and where they can be currently accessed.
 
Note - this class is presented on the third Sunday in May (May 19th) due to Mother's Day on the 12th of May.
 
To better prepare the classroom and to prevent cancellation, we ask you to pre-register to attend the class by calling SAGHS Library at 210-342-5242 or emailing Education@txsaghs.org. If less then 10 registrants, the class will be cancelled! Members are asked for a $5.00 contribution and non-members are asked for a $10.00 contribution.


Saturday, May 25
Google Earth SIG  (Special Interest Groups – SIGs)
SAGHS Annex
This SIG is cancelled today. The next SIG meets June 22nd from 10am - 12pm.



Beginner's Genealogy Class
Saturday, June 1
Beginner's Genealogy Class  (Classes & Workshops)
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
SAGHS Library
Instructor: Barbara Johns.  This two day series introduces the beginner family researcher on how to trace the lives of their ancestors. One will learn such items as genealogical terms, forms and charts, census records, court houses, plus the importance of citing your research sources. Since this program is aimed towards an individualized education, the class is limited to 3 people.
 
We ask that you call the SAGHS Library at 1-210-342-5242 to confirm your reservation, then mail your check by May 18, 2019. The cost of this program including printed materials is $40 for SAGHS members and $55 for non-members.


DNA Consultation Hour
Saturday, June 1
DNA Consultation Hour  (Classes & Workshops)
10:00 am
SAGHS Library
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 the month and registration is made by calling SAGHS at 210-342-5242. The one hour sessions are 10-11am, 11am-12pm and 12-1pm. Please be sure to bring your access codes to your DNA programs especially if you are not bringing your laptop with access codes!
 
We ask a $10 donation from SAGHS members and a $20 donation from non-members. If desired, one may bring their laptop as needed but it is not necessary to attend the hour with your questions.


Beginner's Genealogy Class - Part 2
Saturday, June 8
Beginner's Genealogy Class - Part 2  (Classes & Workshops)
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
SAGHS Library
Instructor: Barbara Johns. Today is the second day of the two part Beginner's Classes that one has already attended.


Researching Mormon and Protestant Ancestors
Sunday, June 9
Researching Mormon and Protestant Ancestors  (Classes & Workshops)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
SAGHS Library Annex
Instructor: Sherry Grabill and Nancy Brennan. Today will be two presentations. During the first hour, Sherry will present the beginning of family history in the Mormon Church, saving the records, and how you can help. After a short break, Nancy will present an overview of available resources when researching the different Protestant denominations.
 
To better prepare the classroom, and to avoid cancellation, we ask you to pre-register to attend the class by calling SAGHS Library at 210-342-5242 or emailing Education@txsaghs.org. At least, we need 10 registrations to prevent class cancellation! Members are asked for a $5.00 contribution and non-members are asked for a $10.00 contribution.


Board Meeting
Tuesday, June 11
Board Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
SAGHS Annex


Family Tree Maker/Wikitree Workshop
Wednesday, June 12
Family Tree Maker/Wikitree Workshop  (Classes & Workshops)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
SAGHS Library Annex
Moderator:  Scott Atkinson. Since developing the Family Tree Maker Workshop in 2014, it is now time to update the Workshop to cover additional genealogy documentation tools. Thus the regular monthly Workshop will now include issues with Wikitree.com. This continuing workshop assists in answering questions or solving problems in the use of computer software. Laptops are encouraged but not required to attend. Contact Scott Atkinson for questions at s.atkinson@ieee.org
 
Please pre-register by calling SAGHS at 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
Saturday, June 15 through Sunday, June 16
Library Closed  (Miscellaneous)
SAGHS Library
This entire weekend the Libary is closed for Founder's Day on Saturday and Father's Day on Sunday. The Library re-opens Monday, June 17th at 10 am until 4 pm.  Please plan accordingly.


Founders' Day Luncheon
Saturday, June 15
Founders' Day Luncheon  (Founders' Day)
11:30 am to 2:00 pm
Fort Sam Houston Golf Club, 1050 Harry Wurzbach Rd., San Antonio, TX 78209 (phone # 210-222-9386)
 
This year's Founder's Day will honor 3 families in addition to our SAGHS Founders. The speaker will be Joe Davis who will talk about the Texas Rangers.
 
Reservations by June 1st may be made either online, at the Library or mailed to SAGHS, 911 Melissa Drive, San Antonio, TX 78213. The cost is $40.00 SAGHS members or $45.00 non-members. Please designate your meal choice of:
  • Mango Chutney Chicken
  • London Broal with Jack Daniel Sauce 
  • Vegetarian Pasta
 
 
 
 
 

 


Saturday, June 22
Google Earth SIG  (Special Interest Groups – SIGs)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
SAGHS Annex
Moderator: Rob Lewis. To increase one's understanding of the Google Earth website and software. This is an open discussion/review forum 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 from non-members. In case of a last minute cancellation due to the moderator's varied schedule, pre-registration with contact information is requested. This is done by calling SAGHS at 210-342-5242 or emailing Education@txsaghs.org.



DNA Consultation Hour
Saturday, July 6
DNA Consultation Hour  (Classes & Workshops)
10:00 am
SAGHS Library
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 the month and registration is made by calling SAGHS at 210-342-5242. The one hour sessions are 10-11am, 11am-12pm, and 12-1pm. Please be sure to bring your access codes to your DNA programs especially if you are not bringing your laptop with access codes!
 
We ask a $10 donation from SAGHS members and a $20 donation from non-members. If desired, one may bring their laptop as needed but it is not necessary to attend the hour with your questions.


Board Meeting
Tuesday, July 9
Board Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
SAGHS Annex


Family Tree Maker/Wikitree Workshop
Wednesday, July 10
Family Tree Maker/Wikitree Workshop  (Classes & Workshops)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
SAGHS Library Annex
Moderator:  Scott Atkinson. Since developing the Family Tree Maker Workshop in 2014, the 2019 program added an additional genealogy documentation tool. Thus the regular monthly Workshop now includes issues with Wikitree.com as well as the Family Tree Maker computer program. Laptops are encouraged but not required to attend. Contact Scott Atkinson for questions at s.atkinson@ieee.org.
 
 Please pre-register by calling SAGHS at 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.


DNA Presentation
Sunday, July 14
DNA Presentation  (Classes & Workshops)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
SAGHS Library Annex
Instructor: Annette Graham. Have you wanted to learn how to use the centimorgans (cms) to identify relationships in your research? Do you not understand how you connect your DNA matches? Annette will show you how she uncovered a "non-paternal event" a few generations back by using genetic genealogy strategies that you will be able to use in your own family research.
 
To avoid cancellation and to better prepare the classroom, we ask you to pre-register to attend the class by calling SAGHS Library at 210-342-5242 or emailing Education@txsaghs.org. At least 10 registrants are needed to avoid class cancellation! Members are asked for a $5.00 contribution and non-members are asked for a $10.00 contribution.


Saturday, July 27
Google Earth SIG  (Special Interest Groups – SIGs)
This SIG is cancelled today. The next SIG meets August 24th from 10am - 12pm.



DNA Consultation Hour
Saturday, August 3
DNA Consultation Hour  (Classes & Workshops)
10:00 am
SAGHS Library
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 the month and registration is made by calling SAGHS at 210-342-5242. The one hour sessions are 10-11am,11am-12pm, and 12-1pm. Please be sure to bring your access codes to your DNA programs especially if you are not bringing your laptop with access codes!
 
We ask a $10 donation from SAGHS members and a $20 donation from non-members. If desired, one may bring their laptop as needed but it is not necessary to attend the hour with your questions.


Sunday, August 11
Heirloom Preservation & What Happens to Your Research After You Die?  (Classes & Workshops)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
SAGHS Library Annex
Instructor: David Carlson. Class information to be announced.
 
Avoid cancellation of less than 10 registrants. Please pre-register by calling SAGHS at 210-342-5242 or emailing Education@txsaghs.org. We ask $5.00 contribution from members and $10.00 contribution from non-members.


Board Meeting
Tuesday, August 13
Board Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
SAGHS Annex


Family Tree Maker/Wikitree Workshop
Wednesday, August 14
Family Tree Maker/Wikitree Workshop  (Classes & Workshops)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
SAGHS Library Annex
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. Contact Scott Atkinson for questions at s.atkinson@ieee.org
 
Please pre-register by calling SAGHS at 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.


Saturday, August 24
Google Earth SIG  (Special Interest Groups – SIGs)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
SAGHS Annex
Moderator: Rob Lewis. A continuing program to increase one's understanding of the Google Earth website and software. The is an open discussion/review forum as 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 from non-members. In case of a last minute cancellation due to the moderator's varied schedule, pre-registration with contact information is requested. This is done by calling SAGHS at 210-342-5242 or emailing Education@txsaghs.org.



Library Closed
Monday, September 2
Library Closed  (Miscellaneous)
SAGHS Library
Today the Library is closed for Labor Day. The Library re-opens Wednesday, September 4th from 10 am - 7 pm.


DNA Consultation Hour
Saturday, September 7
DNA Consultation Hour  (Classes & Workshops)
10:00 am
SAGHS Library
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 the month and registration is made by calling SAGHS at 210-342-5242. The one hour sessions are 10-11am, 11am-12pm, and 12-1pm. Please be sure to bring your access codes to your DNA programs especially if you are not bringing your laptop with access codes!
 
We ask a $10 donation from SAGHS members and a $20 donation from non-members. If desired, one may bring their laptop as needed but it is not necessary to attend the hour with your questions.


Newspaper Research
Sunday, September 8
Newspaper Research  (Classes & Workshops)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
SAGHS Library Annex
Instructor: Julia George. Today's program focuses on finding newspapers, especially online, and the wide variety of genealogical information that can be found--even if your ancestor's name is not mentioned!
 
To avoid cancellation, and to prepare the Annex, please call SAGHS at 210-342-5242 or email Education@txsaghs.org to pre-register. We ask $5.00 contribution from members and $10.00 contribution from non-members.


Board Meeting
Tuesday, September 10
Board Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
SAGHS Annex


Family Tree Maker/Wikitree Workshop
Wednesday, September 11
Family Tree Maker/Wikitree Workshop  (Classes & Workshops)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
SAGHS Library Annex
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. Contact Scott Atkinson for questions at s.atkinson@ieee.org
 
Please pre-register by calling SAGHS at 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.


Saturday, September 21
SAGHS Membership Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
SAGHS Library Annex
Today's Program to be announced. The Business Meeting follows the program.


Saturday, September 28
Google Earth SIG  (Special Interest Groups – SIGs)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
SAGHS Annex
Moderator: Rob Lewis. This SIG is continued to increase one's understanding of the Google Earth website and software. This is an open discussion/review forum as 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 from non-members. In case of a last minute cancellation due to the moderator's varied schedule, pre-registration with contact information is requested. This is done by calling SAGHS at 210-342-5242 or emailing Education@txsaghs.org.



Saturday, October 5
DNA Consultation Hour  (Classes & Workshops)
10:00 am
SAGHS Library
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 the month and registration is made by calling SAGHS at 210-342-5242. The one hour sessions are10-11am, 11am-12pm, and 12-1pm. Please be sure to bring your access codes to your DNA programs especially if you are not bringing your laptop with access codes!
 
We ask a $10 donation from SAGHS members and a $20 donation from non-members. If desired, one may bring their laptop as needed but it is not necessary to attend the hour with your questions.


Board Meeting
Tuesday, October 8
Board Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
SAGHS Annex


Family Tree Maker/Wikitree Workshop
Wednesday, October 9
Family Tree Maker/Wikitree Workshop  (Classes & Workshops)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
SAGHS Library Annex
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. Contact Scott Atkinson for questions at s.atkinson@ieee.org
 
Please pre-register by calling SAGHS at 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.


Sunday, October 13
No Class Due to Annual October Seminar  (Classes & Workshops)
Due to our Annual SAGHS Seminar, there is no class today. The Sunday classes resume in November.


Saturday, October 19
Library Closed  (Miscellaneous)
SAGHS Library
The Library is closed today for Seminar. The Library will re-open Sunday October 20th from 1 - 5 pm.


Saturday, October 19
Annual SAGHS Seminar  (Annual Seminar)
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, 308 Mt. Calvary Drive, San Antonio, TX 78209
Speaker: Dr. Michael D. Lacopo. Today's subjects are: "More than the Census"; "Deconstructing Your Family Tree (re-evaluating evidence)"; "How to Overcome Brick Walls"; and  "I Am Poor, Obscure, Plain, and Little (invisiable ancestors)".
 
Pre-registration is due by 5 October, 2019: $50 SAGHS Members; $55 Non-members; Price at the door is $55 Members; $60 Non-members. A box lunch meal is included with your registration. Checks may be sent or left at SAGHS, 911 Melissa Drive, San Antonio, TX 78213 or your reservation may be made online.
 
Please note the change of Seminar location in 2019!