SAGHS Offers Two New Genealogy Courses

Genealogy 101 -- January 22 to February 12 with Julia George
Held on Thursday evenings, this is a four session course for those wishing to get started or restarted in genealogy. Topics include: using what you already know and where to go from there, searching free online sources and the library, locating potential sources of information, learning about subscription online sites, and organizing your searches. Learn more.
Researching Your Ancestors in Today's World -- February 15 to March 29 with Mary Alice and Harry Dell
This is a seven-week course designed for intermediate to advanced skill level genealogy learners. Topics include: research strategies and organization; finding original records, the research cycle, military records, researching in the courthouse, coming to America and naturalization, and much, much more. See details. Download registration form.
If you have any questions, please contact Nancy McNamara at or call the SAGHS library at 210-342-5242. Both courses require advance registration and payment.

Your 2015 Genealogy Education Goals

Have you recently started researching the lives of your ancestors? Are you an experienced researcher who would like to expand your skills? Wherever you are in your family history adventures, we have the resources to help you reach your 2015 genealogy education goals.
  • Classes, Workshops, and Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
    • Be sure to check the list of upcoming activities on the right side of this page, and click on “View Full Listing” for the details. This list is constantly updated. Are you interested in a series of classes or a workshop or SIG focused on a specific topic? 
  • Self-Directed Study
    • Have your ancestors led you into unfamiliar localities? Do you need to learn more about their countries of origin, religious affiliations, military service, and the records they left behind? The SAGHS library has many resources to support your individual self-study goals. A search of the catalog is a great starting point. A librarian can help you locate books and provide additional suggestions.
  • Online Learning
    • (accessible from the SAGHS Library computers) provides a comprehensive Learning Center that includes self-guided instruction in a variety of record types and research areas.
    • American Ancestors from the New England Historic Genealogical Society (also accessible from the SAGHS Library computers) offers videos, recorded webinars, and articles.

Do you have a Korb ancestor?

Photo from the Korb family filesIn 1941 Alfons Korb wrote home to his parents asking for family information and the result is a genealogical treasure! Read more about the Korb family from Saxony and help to solve this mystery.

22 January
Genealogy 101
Instructor: Julia George When: Thursday evenings - January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 2015 Cost: $20 members or $40 non-members. Advance registration and payment are required by Tuesday, January 13, 2015.   Held on Thursday evenings, this is a four session course for those who wish to get started or restarted in ...
31 January
Beginning Basics to Family Tree Maker
Instructor:  Scott Atkinson When: Saturday, Jan 31 & Feb 28, 2015 Cost: $20 members or $40 non-members. Advance registration and payment are required by Tuesday, January 13, 2015. During this 2-session Saturday program, Scott will instruct you on the use of your Family Tree Maker software. Bring your laptop for a better ...
7 February
Copyright Myth Conceptions
Coordinator:  Leslie Campbell.  So you think you really know the copyright law? Come on Saturday, February 7th to watch and to hear Judy Russell's webinar as she explains the copyright laws. As genealogists, we need to recognize what we may print in our family histories so as to not infringe on ...
8 February
Researching Texas Ancestors Before Texas Statehood (1845)
Speaker: Larry Luckett. This is a beginner - intermediate genealogy program. Travel the Texas frontier with Larry Luckett, a sixth generation Texan, as he identifies records and archives to investigate your native and immigrant ancestors in Texas before Statehood in 1845. Please register by calling our library at 210-342-5242. We ask a $5 contribution from ...