Founder's Day Luncheon

Saturday, June 17th, 11:30 am

Scuzzi’s Italian Restaurant, 4035 North Loop 1604, # 102

Guest Speaker: Larry Luckett

Incoming Executive Board Members will be sworn in, Outgoing Officers and our Volunteers will be honored.

Our special guests will be our newest First Families of Bexar County Honorees. Tickets for our 2023 quilt will be on sale.

Festivities will begin at 11:30 a.m., Luncheon will be served at noon.

Deadline to register and pay is June 7th.

Please download the registration form to designate your menu selection and review the map to Scuzzi's.

Join us while we honor our Founders and new First Family members and celebrate our 64th year!

2023 Quilt Tickets

2023 Quilt Tickets 
This beautiful queen size quilt, Stars and Stripes Forever, is our annual fund raiser for 2023.
It was made by Helen Parker, one of our longtime quilters.
The quilt has been donated back to us this year in honor of Helen's many years of work in our Society.

Tickets are still only $1.00 each and the drawing will be at our Fall Seminar - October 21st.
Or you may purchase tickets at the Library during regular library hours.

New New New

Now Available on our Computers
Two new subscription services for our members:
  • Library Edition
  • ProQuest's African American Heritage
These new subscriptions are available on all our computers in both our Library and the Dwyer Center, and are in addition to our existing subscriptions, including
  • Library Edition
  • Fold3
  • Find My Past
  • American Ancestors
  • History GEO
  • Family Search Library Affiliate Library Edition provides online access to nearly 20,000 historical newspapers.  It offers full-page images with searchable full text for millions of pages of newspapers dating from the early 1700s into the early 2000s.  It contains full runs and portions of runs of large metro, regional and state titles as well as small local newspapers in the USA and other countries.
ProQuest's African American Heritage is a groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research.  This collection was created in partnership with leading African American genealogists and recognized leaders in genealogical information to develop a comprehensive mix of resources, records and tools specifically pertaining to African Americans.

SAGHS Activities: A quick look for upcoming events

  • Saturday, June 3 from 10 am - 12 pm - FamilyTree Maker/WikiTree workshop with Scott Atkinson.
  • Wednesday, June 7th - The last day to pay and register for Founder's Day.
  • Saturday, June 10 from 10 am - 12 pm - The SAGHS Board Meeting. SAGHS members are welcome to attend.
  • Saturday, June 10 from 1 - 3 pm - class by Rob Lewis. Duty Librarians may attend for free.
  • Wednesday, June 14 - FamilyTree Maker/WikiTree workshop is CANCELLED.
  • Saturday, June 17 beginning at 11:30 am - The Annual Founder's Day Luncheon. The speaker is Larry Luckett.
  • Sunday, June 25 from 2 - 4 pm - Early German Research - Using Church Records to Find Ancestors class by Lloyd Shenberger.
  • Tuesday & Wednesday, June 27 & 28 from 10 am - 4 pm - The Annual Duplicate Book Sale in the Dwyer Center Classroom.

New Book! Breaking Through Walls

If you have read the “Methods & Sources” articles by Leslie W. Tomlinson, Certified Genealogist and SAGHS member, in our Newsletters, you might want to add our newest book to your personal library. 
Breaking Through Walls expands upon the articles and includes new material. It contains great instructions on researching one’s genealogy. Plus it just might be your ‘go-to’ book for tips on how to break through those brick walls. 

It is on sale now for $20.00. 

You can purchase this book through our online store or you can save on shipping by purchasing the book in person at the library during regular library hours.

Teddy Roosevelt at SAGHS

Did you know that Teddy Roosevelt has visitied SAGHS twice?
See the videos

Book Now Available

First Families of Bexar County, Texas, edited by Larry W. Luckett

The book offers a collection of descendant lineages, personal  histories, and family narratives from residents of Béxar, San Antonio, and Bexar County prior to 1850.   


More details and how to order


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

Visit our Library!

 Sunday 1 pm - 5 pm
Monday 10 am - 4 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 7 pm
Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
We are located at:
911 Melissa Dr, San Antonio, TX 78213
Convenient location, great parking, and easy to find.  
From I-410, exit onto Blanco Rd north.  Go 3/4 mile and turn left onto Melissa Dr.
The Dwyer Center is the first building on the north side of Melissa Dr, and the Library is the second building on the north side of Melissa Dr.  Please use the first driveway and park in any of the 28 marked parking spaces.
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, Fall Seminar, Thanksgiving Eve and Day, Christmas Eve and Day.


3 June
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
FamilyTree Maker/WikiTree Workshop
Instructor: Scott Atkinson. Since developing the Family Tree Maker Workshop in 2014, the 2019 program added an additional genealogy documentation tool - the 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 ...

4 June
Researching Canadian Families with Emphasis on Loyalists of the American Revolution & their Families
This class is cancelled.

10 June
DNA Consult Hours
Today's program is cancelled.      

10 June
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
SAGHS Board Meeting
Today is the SAGHS Board meeting. All SAGHS members are welcome to attend the meeting.