SAGHS Brick Wall Panel
Still perplexed by your brick walls? Come to our Brick Wall Panel presentation at 2 pm, Sunday August 12th to hear possible solutions. Our dedicated volunteer researchers attacked the submitted brick walls to offer suggestions. By using these examples another fresh view offers other methods or records that you may consider. Among these may simply be making and using a timeline, mining the census for all it holds, or finding new sources. By hearing these thoughts, one could possibly experience that 'aha" moment!

Choices for 2019 Classes/Workshops are due 31 August 2018!
Please submit your Choices for 2019 Classes/Workshops by 31 August 2018 by mailing or leaving at the SAGHS Library. Your selections guide our Education Committee to develop programs for 2019. This year, instead of rating your choices, use check marks to indicate your wishes. Please download the form and submit your choices by mailing it to or leaving it at SAGHS, 911 Melissa Drive, San Antonio, TX 78213 by 31 August 2018. 

Use this link  when shopping on Amazon and Amazon donates to San Antonio Genealogical & Historical Society.

Obituaries update
The obituaries list from San Antonio newspapers has been updated to include deaths in 1961.

SAGHS Publishes New Book

Remembering World War I, edited by Larry W. Luckett.


2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I. Thoughts of World War I bring visions of trench warfare, no man’s land, and deadly machine gun fire causing almost countless casualties. On the home front the war had other realities to those who served in support of American troops overseas. Individual articles provide glimpses of personal participation, injury, and death. The stories help us keep memories alive before the remembrance fades. 


This new book is an anthology of family memories and events from 100 years ago, with 40 articles by members of the San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society; includes articles to guide further individual genealogy research. Soft cover, 146 pages, full color covers, 4 pages full color illustrations; fully indexed by names, military units, battles, and locations.$29.00 plus $4 shipping and handling. Purchase online or download a form to mail in with your check.


Book Cover:  Bexar County, Texas - Remembering World War One, A Genealogical Collection Edited by Larry W. Luckett

Library Hours

Library Hours
Monday          10 am – 4 pm
Wednesday    10 am – 7 pm
Saturday        10 am – 4 pm
Sunday           1 pm – 5 pm
Location: 911 Melissa Drive, San Antonio, TX 78213
Phone: (210) 342-5242
Days closed: New Years Day, Easter Sunday, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Founders’ Day, Father’s Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Eve and Day, Christmas Eve and Day

24 July
1:00 pm
DNA Consultation Hour
Moderator: Kurt Kneeland. 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 4th Tuesday of the ...

8 August
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Family Tree Maker Workshop
Moderator:  Scott Atkinson. This continuing workshop assists in answering questions or solving problems in the use of this computer software. Laptops are encouraged but not required to attend. Contact Scott Atkinson for questions at Please pre-register by calling SAGHS at 210-342-5242 or emailing   This is a member benefit for SAGHS members, but ...

12 August
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Brick Wall Panel
Presenters: Nancy Brennan, Julia George, Cindy Kennedy, Pat Merk, and Leslie Tomlinson. By using our members' submitted Brick Walls as examples, the panel offers a fresh look at perplexing research problems. Perhaps you will learn other methods or records to use that provide ideas to resolve your personal roadblock(s)!   ...

14 August
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Board Meeting