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

San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society celebrates our 59th ANNUAL FOUNDERS' DAY
Join us to celebrate our heritage and to mingle with the newest and past First Families of Bexar County honorees. 
We will swear in our new Directors-at-Large. 
To celebrate the San Antonio Tricentennial, our speaker will be
Jesús F. de la Teja, author and former Texas State Historian, who will present
an overview of the impact of the military presence on early Bexar County history.
Make your Reservation on-line (log-in to your SAGHS member account to recieve the member price)
WHEN:  Saturday June 16, 2018
TIME:  11:30 am to 2:00 pm (lunch at noon)
LOCATION:  Omni at the Colonnade, 
 (IH10 West, take Wurzbach Exit; Free Parking)
RESERVATIONS:   Members $40, Non-Members $45
Available through Saturday, June 2.

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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

28 May
Memorial Day - Library Closed
  The SAGHS Library is closed today for Memorial Day. It re-opens at 10:00 am on Wednesday May 30th.

10 June
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Researching Ancestors in the Republic of Texas and Early Statehood
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 adition to those of early statehood that are ...

12 June
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Board Meeting

13 June
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 ...