Nebraskan homesteaders in your family?

Albert Weeks homestead certificate no 2232In 1899 Albert Weeks was awarded Homestead Certificate no. 2232 for 160 acres. Vertical files in the SAGHS library contain documents and pictures of Albert and his family. If you have homesteaders in your ancestry you might learn more about them by studying this file. Find out more about Albert Weeks.

Annual Seminar Update

SAGHS speaker Patti Hobbs, CGJoin us on 17 October 2015 for a full day of learning with board-certified genealogist Patti Hobbs. Patti will present two morning sessions on Autosomal DNA: “Testing for All Genealogical Lines” and “Analyzing Your Results.” Afternoon sessions include “Evaluating Conflicting Evidence” and “Essential Research: Collateral Lines.” Learn more about this event. Download the registration form.

San Antonio Missions Make List

The San Antonio Missions makes UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Learn more.
Mission Concepcion
Mission Concepcion at San Antonio, Texas  Photo credit: By Liveon001 ©Travis Witt, licensed under Creative Commons.

Cemetery Books

Cemetery books are a wonderful resource for family historians. In these books, researchers can discover dates of deaths which occurred long before vital records were kept. Dates of birth and places of origin may also be found, as recorded from cemetery markers. Other information that can be gleaned from studying cemetery books includes religious affiliation, family groupings, occupation, social affiliation, and a family’s area of residence within a county. An individual’s date of death can also lead to courthouse records. Learn more about cemetery books at SAGHS.

3 September
Excel Workshop 2 (continuation)
This workshop is a continuation from the July 23 workshop session. Free for members, donation requested of non-members. Topics to be covered are: Data Alignment and Formatting, Inserting Pictures, Using Comment and Text Boxes; Text to Column Array; Additional Calculations, Linking Worksheets, Charts and Templates. Members and non-members who did ...
3 September
Intermediate Genealogy
Instructors: Barbara Froebel and Ann Roberts. An intermediate learner program. This is a 4-week program provided on September 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th to enhance your knowledge in researching your family history. Barbara and Ann will include researching military records, migration, and census records. Please register and pay for this offering by 17 August at the library ...
7 September
Library Closed
The library is closed Monday, 7 September, for Labor Day.
9 September
Family Tree Maker SIG
Moderator: Scott Atkinson. Attend this Family Tree Maker computer special interest group (SIG) to resolve problems or to answer questions about this software program. Contact Scott Atkinson at for questions. Please call our library at 210-342-5242. Laptops are encouraged, but not required to attend. This program is free to SAGHS members, but we ask a ...