SAGHS Auctions Excess Items!

Plan to attend the SAGHS auction of its excess used furniture and equipment to be held immediately after the March 19th General Membership meeting. Items for auction include a 9-drawer wood card catalog, 20-drawer wood card catalog, 36-drawer card catalog, electric lawn mower, electric edger, HP printer, VHF-playing television and Panasonic fax machine. Check this site for possible other items. The winning bidders will be responsible for removing the items from SAGHS within a week of the auction. 
The printer is an HP Photosmart 3210 All-in-One Print-Scan-Copy with 35mm slide and filmstrip scanner and Ethernet connection. It uses 1 black and 5 color ink cartridges simultaneously for printing. Software is included for Windows XP and Vista and for Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5. Note: This product is best suited for those who print large numbers of photos and want the best color reproduction. It is no longer supported by Hewlett-Packard.
The fax machine is a Panasonic KX-FHD331 Plain Paper Fax and Copier. (Compare it to a new $60 Brother copier at

New Book from SAGHS

SAGHS is pleased to announce its latest publication Bexar County, Texas, Divorces. Abstracted from court records and newspapers from 1901— 1903, this book was compiled by Nancy Wright Brennan. The 37th, 45th, and 57th Bexar County District Courts heard divorce cases in addition to others during the early 1900s. Entries include litigants, courts in which tried, case numbers, dates and many details of settlements and children and, when identifiable, the maiden names, dates, and places of marriage. The 72-page soft cover book comes with a full name index with both married and maiden names of the women, if known. View sample entry.

Finds in Civil War Pension Files

Davis proof of birth United States Civil War pension files, both Union and Confederate, are important sources of information for establishing the military service dates of a soldier, as well as the unit in which he served and where and when he applied for a pension. But wait … there's more!

SAGHS Adds New Research Service

We are excited to announce the addition of the award-winning subscription service here at the San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society library. caters to historians, genealogists, and land-researchers. Its First Landowners project displays a map with over 12.3 million original U.S. landowners in a single, searchable presentation. That project focuses on the public lands and Texas. Another project on presents "Antique Maps" displaying land-owners drawn from a variety of sources.
HistoryGeo is a service of Arphax Publishing Co., the established leader in mapping U.S. land-ownership in the western two-thirds of the country. It may be accessed from the SAGHS computers. Just ask a librarian! Tens of thousands of researchers have found their ancestors in HistoryGeo's maps. What discoveries await you in this exciting new view of frontier settlement?

14 February
Using US Military Pensions for Genealogy
Speaker:  Colonel (USAF, Retired) G. D. “Jerry” Ball, PhD In this session, we will examine United States federal military pension records for use in family history research. We will see what types of information are available from those records and see where the original records are located. Where those records have ...
17 February
RootsMagic Workshop
Moderator: Anthony Barbieri. Owners of RootsMagic computer software will meet to ask questions or resolve problems with Anthony's assistance. A laptop with the computer program is helpful but not required to attend this event. Please register by calling our SAGHS Library at (210) 242-5242 or emailing   This is ...
20 February
General Meeting
Speaker and Topic: Nancy Brennan, "Faith of Our Founding Fathers" (using church records).   General meetings are free and open to the public.
3 March
Intermediate Genealogy
Instructors: Ann Roberts and Barbara Froebel. An intermediate learner program. Mrs. Roberts has 60+ years of genealogical and historical research experience. Barbara is an experienced researcher as well. Both ladies are past presidents of SAGHS. The classes will be held on four consecutive Thursday nights at 6:30 pm beginning ...