SAGHS Quilt Nearing Completion!

Genie bird quiltThe 2016 Christmas quilt is almost ready. Tickets for a chance to win this beautiful work of art are now available from the library for $1. This year a wall hanging is also up for grabs. The quilt and hanging will be raffled off at our fall seminar on 15 October.

Annual Fall Seminar

Mark your calendar! The SAGHS Annual Fall Seminar takes place on 15 October at the John Calvin Presbyterian Church in San Antonio. Our speaker is Susan D. Kaufman, Manager of the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, Houston Public Library. Her topics will be: 
  • Funerals: The Final Event
  • Manuscripts and Special Collections
  • Outside the Cocoon: Resources Available in the Regular Public Library and Beyond
  • Various Unusual Source Records for Genealogical Research

Cost: $45 for members, $50 for non-members. $50 members/$55 non-members after 7 Oct. 2016. See more details. Download registration form.

New SAGHS Cemetery Book!

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SAGHS is pleased to announce its latest publication, San Antonio's City Cemetery 3, Cemeteries of Bexar County, Texas, Volume 9, compiled by Julia B. George, PhD and Anthony Barbieri. City Cemetery 3, in the cemetery district on the East side of San Antonio, has burials beginning in the late 1800s. The names from all legible grave markers are listed by section, row, and plot. Additional information when available from death certificates or from the sexton’s list of burials is included. The sexton’s list contains many names not found on legible grave markers and are included in the appendix. The book features a full name index with women listed by both married and maiden names, where identified. Soft cover: 177 pages. Pre-publication price: $24, after 30 September 2016 $27.

27 August
Microsoft Excel
Instructor: Barbara Holmes   This is a repeat session of the classes given in the summer of 2015. It will consist of 3 classes (scheduled for 8/20, 9/24 & 10/22).  Attendance at each class, while recommended, is not necessary, but dependent upon the progress of each class some of the planned topics ...
5 September
Labor Day - Library closed
The SAGHS library is closed Monday, September 5, 2016 for Labor Day. It will re-open on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 with regular hours from 10:00 am - 9:00 pm.
11 September
Adobe Photoshop Demonstration
Instructor: Charles Brussells. This slide presentation is a demonstration designed to acquaint the attendee with the capabilities of the Adobe PhotoShop Elements program. Although this slide presentation is not designed as a hands-on-the-computer tutoring session, Charles will point out various menu choices and tools that the program offers, and the results ...
14 September
Family Tree Maker Workshop
This Workshop is cancelled until 5 October 2016 (the 1st Wednesday).