The San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society and library is situated in an historic Spanish colonial revival house in north central San Antonio. The library houses a rich international collection of books, periodicals, maps and other materials. The library is open to the public four days a week — including weekends — with free parking and lovely facilities and grounds. Society librarians are on duty to assist whether you are a beginning genealogist or more experienced researcher. We invite you to come in and explore our extensive collections onsite or view the catalog.
We welcome non-member library patrons, but request that non-members help to support our library with a minimum donation of $10 per person, per visit.
At SAGHS you can research online!
Computers and high speed wireless internet access are available for our patrons.
Free, unlimited use of the SAGHS Library including in-library access to computer archives such as Ancestry.com, Fold3.com, and our newest archive resource, FamilySearch.org SAGHS is a Family History Center (FHC) LibraryAffiliate , which gives members access to any FHC microfilm image designated by FHC as an Affiliate level.
New England Historic Genealogical Society (American Ancestors), Ohio Genealogical Society, and New York Genealogical and Biographical Society.
SAGHS has limited obituary and cemetery records for the San Antonio area.
Our library expansion continues with the recent addition of high density, movable shelves in on Reference Room as we are adding more books to our library. Here is a video of photos taken by Bev Rakowitz during the remodeling in October 2022.
The Texas Room, housing our collection of Texas genealogy research books along with published family genealogies from around the world, was recently remodeled with new high density, movable shelves to increase the capacity for our books, as we had run out of shelf space. Here is a video of photos taken during the remodeling in February 2019.
Sunday 1 pm - 5 pm
Monday 10 am - 4 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 7 pm
Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
Location: 911 Melissa Drive, San Antonio, TX 78213
Phone: (210) 342-5242
Days closed: New Years Day, Easter Sunday, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Founders’ Day, Father’s Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Fall Seminar, Thanksgiving Eve and Day, Christmas Eve and Day