About Us

The San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society is the premier center for genealogical research in South Texas.  The Society was was founded in 1959 to be Society by invitation only to work on genealogical research.  Today we welcome all people regardless of race, religion, sexual preference or ability.  We are a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to teach and promote genealogical and historical research, publish and preserve records, and increase awareness of genealogy and history.
 
We maintain an outstanding library of over 19,000 books, publish an award-winning semi-annual journal titled Our Heritage, and conduct educational seminars, classes, and workshops. SAGHS also publishes books on First Families of Bexar County, Jail Records in Bexar Couny In addition, through our First Families of Bexar County Program, we recognize descendants of those who were residing in Bexar County in prior to 1850.
 
We welcome you to come to our library, sign up for classes or enjoy all the rewards of joining as a member.  You will find our friendly librarians and our large selections of materials to be the best in South Texas.  You will enjoy making new friends with our active group of members.  There is always a spot for you that will suit your talents and interest.
 
All of our members are asked to conduct themselves in a courteous, professional manner, so that all of our visitors can enjoy a positive experience when visiting our facilities.   
 
 
                                      
 
 
And we have even been on television....
 
 
 
 
 

Board of Directors
President: ROB LEWIS
Vice President: PETER T BARON
Secretary: KATHY TOTTEN
Treasurer: BARBARA A HOLMES
Finance Chair: ELLEN COTTON
Director-At-Large: JUDY M CASTLEBERRY
Director-At-Large: KITTY L MASSEY
Director-At-Large: BILL ALLEN MYERS
Librarian: BEVERLY W RAKOWITZ
Chaplain: LINDA MANCHESTER
 
Committee Chairs
Book Selection: KITTY L MASSEY
Book Selection: PETER T BARON
Building Construction: Vacant
Building Mainenance: Vacant
Buildings and Grounds: CAROL ELIZABETH THOMPSON
Butterfly Garden Grant: SMITTY SMITH
Education: NANCY J MCNAMARA
Education: LOIS BREADY
First Families: NANCY W BRENNAN
First Families: RUSHELLE MASON
Fundraising: ELLEN COTTON
Fundraising: LESA JAN FORBUS
Grants Committee: DAVID P RINGER
Graphic Designer: CHARLES B BRUSSELLS
Graphic Designer: Mrs. AMANDA ILENE PAGAN
Historian: NORENE PFAUTZ FIACCO
Hospitality: ANNIE M HUNT
Hospitality: MARY T SOUTER
Information Technology: DAN HEINCHON
IT Maintenance and Repair: WILLIAM ROBERT COTTON
Landscaping: BILL MAHONEY
Landscaping/Grounds: SMITTY SMITH
Library-Cataloger: BEVERLY W RAKOWITZ
Library-Periodicals: ELIZABETH PRIKE
Library-Volunteer Scheduler: BARBARA JOHNS
Membership: REBECCA BOLES
Memorials: JACKIE MELDROM
Newsletter Editor: CAROL ELIZABETH THOMPSON
Newsletter Editor: BARBARA A HOLMES
Our Heritage Editor: KATHRYN MESSEC JONES
Photographer: JUDY MCKEE
Photographer: GASPAR GOMEZ
Publications Co-Chair: LARRY W LUCKETT
Publications Co-Chair: KATHRYN MESSEC JONES
Publicity: PEGGY A WEYEL
Purchasing Agent: SANDY B BURTON
Quilt Raffle Tickets: ANNIE M HUNT
Research Registrar: DOROTHY HARE
Social Media: LINDA MANCHESTER
Videographer: HAL CURRY, Jr.
Volunteer Coordinator: NANCY J MCNAMARA
Website Manager: ROB LEWIS