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Tuesday, July 16
Duty Librarian Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Dwyer Center Classroom
Today is the duty librarian meeting to review some of the latest updates at SAGHS. For those who have not received their key to the library, it will be a good time to obtain it. For those not able to make this meeting, meeting notes will be forwarded to all. Have a nice day...


Sunday, July 28
Scorched and Scant: Scaling Research Challenges in South Carolina  (Classes & Workshops)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Dwyer Classroom
Instructor: Melissa Finlay. South Carolina poses several research challenges for the genealogist. From changing jurisdictions, to lost records, to late vital record keeping, how can a reaeacher make progress? In this course, we will discuss several research obstacles in South Carolina and how to overcome them by utilizing a variety of records, seeking the FAN club, and understanding the laws.
 
Please register by calling the SAGHS Library during business hours at 210-342-5242 or emailing Education@txsaghs.org; Class is included in the Membership fee. For our Non-members, a donation to support our programs is greatly appreciated.



DNA Consult Hours
Saturday, August 10
DNA Consult Hours  (Classes & Workshops)
Instructor: Annette Graham.  DNA has become another avenue for researching our Ancestors.  Getting the results of your DNA testing has sometimes caused confusion and created many questions. This one-on-one program with Annette is designed to help you interpret your results and how to use your DNA results with your research.
 
There are 3, one-hour sessions offered on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Please pre-register by calling SAGHS at 210-342-5242 and pre-pay ($20.00 SAGHS members; $30.00 non-members) by either mailing or leaving payment at SAGHS, 911 Melissa Drive, San Antonio, TX 78213-2024. The one-hour sessions are: 10-11 am, 11 am-12 pm, and 12-1 pm.  You will need to bring your DNA Access Codes for the DNA program you used.  You should bring your laptop for a better DNA understanding but it is not necessary to attend the program.
 
 
   
 


Researching Texas  Ancestors in the Republic and Early Statehood
Sunday, August 11
Researching Texas Ancestors in the Republic and Early Statehood  (Classes & Workshops)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Dwyer Center Classroom
 
Instructor: Larry Luckett. The Republic of Texas was a foreign nation, Independent of the United States for nine years. Many of its record systems parallel those of the United States, but some do not. The class will address Republic of Texas records in addition to those of early statehood that are useful in supporting genealogical research.
 
Please pre-register by calling the SAGHS Library during open hours at 210-342-5242 or emailing Education@txsaghs.org; This class is included in the Membership Fee. For our Non-members, a donation to support our programs is greatly appreciated.


Workshop to Resolve Problems on Computer Genealogy Programs
Wednesday, August 14
Workshop to Resolve Problems on Computer Genealogy Programs  (Classes & Workshops)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Dwyer Center Classroom
Instructor: Scott Atkinson. These workshops with Scott will include Roots Magic, Family Tree Maker, Ancestry and WikiTree. These monthly Workshops (Second Wednesdays at 10 am) continue to assist in answering questions or solving problems in their use. Laptops are useful but not required to attend.
 
Please pre-register by calling the SAGHS Library during open hours (210-342-5242) or emailing Education@txsaghs.org. This is a free benefit for SAGHS members. For our non-members, a donation in support of our programs and services is greatly appreciated.


Tuesday, August 20
Duty Librarian Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Dwyer Center Classroom
These meetings are offered to our duty librarians to share updates and to ask questions as needed.


Wednesday, August 21
Beginner's Genealogy Class - Week 1 of 4  (Classes & Workshops)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Dwyer Classroom
Instructors: Stephanie Wells & Lois Bready. During these four weeks. those beginning genealogy research will learn the various aspects of research. These four weeks will include but are not limited to definitions, forms, census records, finding resources, etc. The classes are offered on 4 Wednesdays - 21 August, 4 September, 18 September and 2 October.
 
Attendees will be given excellent working materials that will assist in their genealogy research.
 
Please pre-register and pay by Wednesday, August 14th; members $30.00/4 weeks, non-memberts $60.00/4 weeks. One may either leave the payument at the Library or mail it to SAGHS, 911 Melissa Drive, San Antonio, TX 78213.
The SAGHS Library phone number is 210-342-5242 and answered during open hours.



SAGHS Library Closed for Labor Day
Monday, September 2
SAGHS Library Closed for Labor Day  (Library Hours)
SAGHS Library
The SAGHS Library will be closed for Labor Day Monday, September 2nd and will re-open on Wednesday, September 4th from 10 am - 7 pm.


Wednesday, September 4
Beginner's Genealogy Class - Week 2 of 4  (Classes & Workshops)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Dwyer Classroom
Instructors: Stephanie Wells & Lois Bready. During these remaining weeks, those beginning genealogy research will learn the various aspects of research. These four weeks  included but are not limited to definitions, forms, census records, finding resources, etc. The remaining classes are 18 September and 2 October.
 
Attendees should have already registered and paid for the program.


WikiTree Class
Saturday, September 7
WikiTree Class  (Classes & Workshops)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Dwyer Center Classroom
Instructor: Scott Atkinson. Additional information to be obtained
 
This class will be from 9 am to 12 noon.  Anyone needing additional one-on-one assistance may elect to stay later for more hands-on technical support.
For any questions about this class, please contact Scott Atkinson, s.atkinson@ieee.org, or 210-410-0382.
 
Due to the length of this presentation, $15.00 from SAGHS members and $25.00 from non-members. Please pre-register by calling the SAGHS Library during open hours (1 - 210 - 342 - 5242).


Workshop to Resolve Problems on Computer Genealogy Programs
Wednesday, September 11
Workshop to Resolve Problems on Computer Genealogy Programs  (Classes & Workshops)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
SAGHS Dwyer Center Classroom
Instructor: Scott Atkinson. These workshops with Scott will include Roots Magic, Family Tree Maker, Ancestry and WikiTree. These monthly Workshops (Second Wednesdays at 10 am) continue to assist in answering questions or solving problems in their use. Laptops are useful but not required to attend.
 
Please pre-register by calling the SAGHS Library during open hours (210-342-5242) or emailing Education@txsaghs.org. This is a free benefit for SAGHS members. For our non-members, a donation is appreciated to support our programs and services.


DNA Consult Hours
Saturday, September 14
DNA Consult Hours  (Classes & Workshops)
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
SAGHS Dwyer Center Classroom
Instructor: Annette Graham.  DNA has become another avenue for researching our Ancestors.  Getting the results of your DNA testing has sometimes caused confusion and created many questions. This one-on-one program with Annette is designed to help you interpret your results and how to use your DNA results with your research.
 
There are 3, one-hour sessions offered on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Please pre-register by calling SAGHS at 210-342-5242 and pre-pay ($20 members; $30.00 non-members) by either mailing or leaving payment at SAGHS, 911 Melissa Drive, San Antonio, TX 78213-2024. The one-hour sessions are: 10-11 am, 11 am-12 pm, and 12-1 pm.  You will need to bring your DNA Access Codes for the DNA program you used.  You should bring your laptop for a better DNA understanding but it is not necessary to attend the program.
 
 


Sunday, September 15
Land Records Research  (Classes & Workshops)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Dwyer Center Classroom
Instructor: Daniel Snell. Today the class focus will be on Texas sources but will also include a discussion of the Public Land System used throughout much of the rest of the United States. One or more case studies will be used to show examples.
 
Please register by calling the SAGHS Library during business hours at 210-342-5242 or emailing Education@txsaghs.org. Class is included in the Membership fee. For our Non-members, a donation to support our programs is greatly appreciated.


Tuesday, September 17
Duty Librarian Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Dywer Center Classroom
These meetings are offered to our duty librarians to share updates and to ask questions as needed.


Wednesday, September 18
Beginner's Genealogy Class - Week 3 of 4  (Classes & Workshops)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Dwyer Classroom
Instructors: Stephanie Wells & Lois Bready. During these remaining weeks, those beginning genealogy research will learn the various aspects of research. These four weeks  included but were not limited to definitions, forms, census records, finding resources, etc. The remaining class is 2 October.
 
Attendees have already registered and paid for the program.


SAGHS General Membership Meeting
Saturday, September 21
SAGHS General Membership Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
SAGHS Dwyer Center Roosevelt Auditorium
Today's General Membership Meeting business portion includes a review and vote on the 2024-2025 budget, the results of the summer's Strategic Planning Meetings and the upcoming yearly events calendar.  
 
SAGHS Library will open at 12:00 PM, so that members and librarians can attend the Monthly Membership Meeting.


SAGHS Library Closed During General Membership Meeting
Saturday, September 21
SAGHS Library Closed During General Membership Meeting  (Library Hours)
SAGHS Library
The SAGHS Library will be closed during the General Membership Meeting and re-open at 12:00 pm upon completion of the meeting.  It will remain open until 4 pm.


German Migration into the United States
Sunday, September 29
German Migration into the United States  (Classes & Workshops)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
SAGHS Dwyer Center Classroom
Instructor: Lloyd Shenburger. Our ancestors immigrated to North America and the United States at different times and for different reasons. There were push and pull factors that encouraged our ancestors to leave their homeland and make a long and dangerous journey to a foreign land with different laws, customs and language. We will look at the different immigration waves, possible reasons for the immigration, the voyage to the new world, the records they may have left for you to find, and a strategy to find them.
 
Please pre-regster by calling the Library during open hours (1-210-342-5242) or emailing
Education@txsaghs.org; This class is a free benefit for members. For our non-members a donation is appreciated to support our programs and services.



Wednesday, October 2
Beginner's Genealogy Class - Week 4 of 4  (Classes & Workshops)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Dwyer Classroom
Instructors: Stephanie Wells & Lois Bready. During the remaining weeks, those beginning genealogy research will learn the various aspects of research. These four weeks  included but were not limited to definitions, forms, census records, finding resources, etc.
 
Attendees have already registered and paid for the program.


Members' Orientation and SAGHS Library Tour
Saturday, October 5
Members' Orientation and SAGHS Library Tour  (Classes & Workshops)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Dwyer Roosevelt Auditorium and SAGHS Library
Speakers: Membership Committee will welcome the members; Rob Lewis to review the website, and Bev Rakowitz use of the Library catalog.  We are thankful that you have joined and look forward to helping you.
 
This program is free to all attendees but we do ask you to pre-register in preparation for the event to avoid cancellation. Please call the SAGHS Library during open hours at 1 - 210 - 342- 5242 or email Education@txsaghs.org.


Colonial Maryland Class
Sunday, October 6
Colonial Maryland Class  (Classes & Workshops)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
SAGHS Dwyer Center Classroom
Instructor: Peter Baron. We will address the founding of the Colonial Province of Maryland, the early government & settlements, and the best research practices & sources to help both the novice and advanced researcher unlock the mysteries of Marylanders.
 
Please pre-register by either calling the SAGHS Library during open hours at 210-342-5242 or emailing Education@txsaghs.org; Members may attend at no cost. Non-members are encouraged to attend as well, and a donation is appreciated to support our programs and services.


Workshop to Resolve Problems on Computer Genealogy Programs
Wednesday, October 9
Workshop to Resolve Problems on Computer Genealogy Programs  (Classes & Workshops)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
SAGHS Dwyer Center Classroom
Instructor: Scott Atkinson. These workshops with Scott will include Roots Magic, Family Tree Maker, Ancestry and WikiTree. These monthly Workshops (Second Wednesdays at 10 am) continue to assist in answering questions or solving problems in their use. Laptops are useful but not required to attend.
 
Please pre-register by calling the SAGHS Library during open hours (210-342-5242) or emailing Education@txsaghs.org. This is a free benefit for SAGHS members.  For our Non-members, a donation is appreciated to support our programs and services.


DNA Consult Hours
Saturday, October 12
DNA Consult Hours  (Classes & Workshops)
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
SAGHS Dwyer Center Classroom
Instructor: Annette Graham.  DNA has become another avenue for researching our Ancestors.  Getting the results of your DNA testing has sometimes caused confusion and created many questions. This one-on-one program with Annette is designed to help you interpret your results and how to use your DNA results with your research.
 
There are 3, one-hour sessions offered on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Please pre-register by calling SAGHS at 210-342-5242 and pre-pay ($20.00 members; $30.00 non-members) by either mailing or leaving payment at SAGHS, 911 Melissa Drive, San Antonio, TX 78213-2024. The one-hour sessions are: 10-11 am, 11 am-12 pm, and 12-1 pm.  You will need to bring your DNA Access Codes for the DNA program you used.  You should bring your laptop for a better DNA understanding but it is not necessary to attend the program.
 
 


Tuesday, October 15
Duty Librarian Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Dwyer Center Classroom
These meetings are offered to our duty librarians to share updates and to ask questions as needed.


Annual SAGHS Seminar
Saturday, October 19
Annual SAGHS Seminar  (Annual Seminar)
SAGHS Roosevelt Auditorium
We will be announcing the incredible speakers soon.  Mark your calendar for our yearly seminar that will be an amazing learning experience and a chance to enjoy some delicious food.  Door prizes will be given.  SAGHS is looking for underwriting sponsors at a variety of levels to cover the costs of the event.  Please contact our Finance Chair, Ellen Cotton, about sponsorship opportunities.


SAGHS Library Closed for Annual Seminar
Saturday, October 19
SAGHS Library Closed for Annual Seminar  (Library Hours)
SAGHS Library
The SAGHS Library will be closed Saturday, October 19th for the Annual SAGHS Seminar and will re-open Sunday, October 20th from 1 pm - 5 pm.


25 Ways to Prepare for a Research Trip Workshop
Sunday, October 27
25 Ways to Prepare for a Research Trip Workshop  (Classes & Workshops)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
SAGHS Dwyer Center Classroom
Instructor: Laura Grover. Today, Laura will reveiw what one needs to prepare at home before leaving for genealogy rsearch. She will review what is needed to put into your suitcase so that you have both where ancestors originated and where they are at present. In other words the more information you have with you will make for a more successful trip.
 
Please pre-register by calling the SAGHS Library during its open hours at 210-342-5242 or emailing Education@txsaghs.org; Free benefit to members. Non-members are requested to make a donation in support of our programs and services.



The Health of Our Ancestors Class
Sunday, November 3
The Health of Our Ancestors Class  (Classes & Workshops)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
SAGHS Dwyer Center Classroom
Instructor: Dr. David Katerndahl. Today's class will focus on the fear-provoking and stigmatizing diseases with which our ancestors had to cope, focusing on 19th Century America.  In addition to discussing infectious, nutritional and maternal-child disorders rarely seen today, we will explore the evolution of military and cancer medicine as well as public health in San Antonio.  Finally, the class will review methods for learning about the medical conditions of our ancestors.
 
Please pre-register by calling the SAGHS Library at 210-342-5242 or emailing Education@txsaghs.org; Free for SAGHS members. For non-members, a donation is always appreciated to support our programs and services.


DNA Consult Hours
Saturday, November 9
DNA Consult Hours  (Classes & Workshops)
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
SAGHS Dwyer Center Classroom
Instructor: Annette Graham.  DNA has become another avenue for researching our Ancestors.  Getting the results of your DNA testing has sometimes caused confusion and created many questions. This one-on-one program with Annette is designed to help you interpret your results and how to use your DNA results with your research.
 
There are 3, one-hour sessions offered on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Please pre-register by calling SAGHS at 210-342-5242 and pre-pay (20.00 members; $30.00 non-members) by either mailing or leaving payment at SAGHS, 911 Melissa Drive, San Antonio, TX 78213-2024. The one-hour sessions are: 10-11 am, 11 am-12 pm, and 12-1 pm.  You will need to bring your DNA Access Codes for the DNA program you used.  You should bring your laptop for a better DNA understanding but it is not necessary to attend the program.
 
 


Genealogy in Georgia: Jumping the Hurdles to Successful Research
Sunday, November 10
Genealogy in Georgia: Jumping the Hurdles to Successful Research  (Classes & Workshops)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
SAGHS Dwyer Classroom
Instructor: Melissa Finlay. The thirteenth colony and fourth state of our nation has a long history. It can also pose some of the biggest challenges to genealogy research. Significant colonial record loss, the majority of the state's land given out through land lotteries, large-scale county record loss, and a late vital record start date all lend to the complications. In this course we will discuss how to utilize remaining record sets, trace migrating ancestors, and other techniques for successful genealogy research in Georgia.
 
Please pre-register by calling the SAGHS Library during open hours at 210-342-5242 or emailing Education@txsaghs.org; This class is free for members and for non-members. A donation is always appreciated to support our programs and services.


Workshop to Resolve Problems on Computer Genealogy Programs
Wednesday, November 13
Workshop to Resolve Problems on Computer Genealogy Programs  (Classes & Workshops)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
SAGHS Dwyer Center Classroom
Instructor: Scott Atkinson. These workshops with Scott will include Roots Magic, Family Tree Maker, Ancestry and WikiTree. These monthly Workshops (Second Wednesdays at 10 am) continue to assist in answering questions or solving problems in their use. Laptops are useful but not required to attend.
 
Please pre-register by calling the SAGHS Library during open hours (210-342-5242) or emailing Education@txsaghs.org. This is a free benefit for SAGHS members and non-members.  A donation is greatly appreciated to support our programs and services.


Tuesday, November 19
Duty Librarian Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
Dwyer Center Classroom
This meeting is designed to offer our duty librarians a chance to share information and to ask questions for clarification.


SAGHS Library Closed for the Thanksgiving Holidays
Wednesday, November 27 through Thursday, November 28
SAGHS Library Closed for the Thanksgiving Holidays  (Library Hours)
SAGHS Library
The SAGHS Library will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holidays, Wednesday, November 27th and Thursday, November 28th.  It will re-open on Saturday, November 30th from 10 am - 4 pm.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!



Sunday, December 1
"I Pledge Allegiance..." Naturalization Records Class  (Classes & Workshops)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
SAGHS Dwyer Center Classroom
Instructor: Suzy Bettac. Today's class addresses Naturalization Laws. When they change, it may also affect where they are found. This class will learn tips and tricks to locate where they are found.
 
Please pre-register by calling the SAGHS Library during open hours at 210-342-5242 or emailing Education@txsaghs.org; This class is free for members and our non-members. A donation is greatly appreciated to support our programs and services.


Workshop to Resolve Problems on Computer Genealogy Programs
Wednesday, December 11
Workshop to Resolve Problems on Computer Genealogy Programs  (Classes & Workshops)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
SAGHS Dwyer Center Classroom
Instructor: Scott Atkinson. These workshops with Scott will include Roots Magic, Family Tree Maker, Ancestry and WikiTree. These monthly Workshops (Second Wednesdays at 10 am) continue to assist in answering questions or solving problems in their use. Laptops are useful but not required to attend.
 
Please pre-register by calling the SAGHS Library during open hours (210-342-5242) or emailing Education@txsaghs.org. This is a free benefit for SAGHS members and $5.00 from non-members.


DNA Consult Hours
Saturday, December 14
DNA Consult Hours  (Classes & Workshops)
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
SAGHS Dwyer Center Classroom
Instructor: Annette Graham.  DNA has become another avenue for researching our Ancestors.  Getting the results of your DNA testing has sometimes caused confusion and created many questions. This one-on-one program with Annette is designed to help you interpret your results and how to use your DNA results with your research.
 
There are 3, one-hour sessions offered on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Please pre-register by calling SAGHS at 210-342-5242 and pre-pay ($20.00 members; $30.00 non-members) by either mailing or leaving payment at SAGHS, 911 Melissa Drive, San Antonio, TX 78213-2024. The one-hour sessions are: 10-11 am, 11 am-12 pm, and 12-1 pm.  You will need to bring your DNA Access Codes for the DNA program you used.  You should bring your laptop for a better DNA understanding but it is not necessary to attend the program.
 
 


Tuesday, December 17
Duty Librarian Meeting  (Monthly Meetings)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Dwyer Center Classroom
Attending this meeting is a chance to learn new SAGHS information and to ask questions for clarification.


SAGHS Library Closed for the Christmas Holidays
Tuesday, December 24 through Wednesday, December 25
SAGHS Library Closed for the Christmas Holidays  (Library Hours)
SAGHS Library
The SAGHS Library will be closed for the Christmas Holidays, Tuesday, December 24th and Wednesday, December 25th and will re-open on Saturday, December 28th from 10 am - 4 pm. 
Happy Holidays to all!


SAGHS Library Closed for the New Year's Holidays
Tuesday, December 31 through Wednesday, January 1, 2025
SAGHS Library Closed for the New Year's Holidays  (Library Hours)
SAGHS Library
The SAGHS Library will be closed Tuesday, December 31st and Wednesday, January 1st to celebrate the New Year's Holidays.  It will re-open Saturday, January 4th from 10 am - 4 pm.
Have a Happy New Year!