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.

Two New Learning Opportunities

Join us for Genealogy 101, a beginning course taught by Julia George and held on four consecutive Thursday evenings starting 22 January.
Or for those of you more advanced plan to attend Researching Your Ancestors in Today’s World offered by Harry and Mary Alice Dell on Sundays from 15 February-29 March.
See the list of Events for all the meeting dates and details.

Access Our Great Subscription Sites!

Are you eager to search for your ancestors online? Have you heard about the great features of subscription-based genealogy wesites, but you don't have access to these sites at home?
Visit the SAGHS Library, where you can explore sites that feature census, military, marriage, death, and immigration records, and so much more. Search historic newspapers, city directories, and school yearbooks—all online.
Have a seat at a library computer, and begin your adventure on these sites:
  • American Ancestors (New England Historic Genealogical Society) – Don’t miss this site if you are interested in New England records. Search over 300 databases, including vital records, tax and voter lists, Bible records, court, land, and probate records, maps, and more.
  • Ancestry – The vast resources of Ancestry include, but are not limited to, birth, marriage, death, immigration, and military records, as well as the U.S. census 1790-1940, city directories, and African-American and Jewish family history collections.
  • Fold3 – Fold3 specializes in original military records, from the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Civil War, World Wars I and II, and more recent wars. 
  • New York Genealogical and Biographical Society – This site includes early American newspapers, as well as resources with a New York focus, such as cemetery records, books, and religious records.
We hope to see you soon!  

11 January
What Can You Find in the Courthouse?
Speaker: Janet Shapiro. This is a beginner - intermediate genealogy program. Janet will provide general information of what records are available in the courthouse. She will further describe her personal experiences at various counties including the Bexar County Courthouse. Please register by calling our library at 210-342-5242. A $5 contribution is asked from SAGHS members and ...
14 January
Family Tree Maker Workshop
Moderator:  Scott Atkinson. This is an opportunity to ask questions or review problems with using your Family Tree Maker computer software. For more information please contact Scott Atkinson at You may register by calling the library at 210-342-5242. Laptops are encouraged, but not required. This workshop is free to SAGHS members, but we ask for ...
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 ...
24 January
Beginning Basics to Family Tree Maker
Instructor:  Scott Atkinson When: Saturdays, January 24 and 31, 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 learning ...