New Book! Breaking Through Walls

If you have read the “Methods & Sources” articles by Leslie W. Tomlinson, Certified Genealogist and SAGHS member, in our Newsletters, you might want to add our newest book to your personal library. 
Breaking Through Walls expands upon the articles and includes new material. It contains great instructions on researching one’s genealogy. Plus it just might be your ‘go-to’ book for tips on how to break through those brick walls. 

It is on sale now for $20.00. 

You can purchase this book through our online store or you can save on shipping by purchasing the book in person at the library during regular library hours.

SAGHS Activities: A quick look for upcoming events

  • Saturday March 25 – Member’s Orientation.  We’ll cover the offerings of our society, opportunities to volunteer, using of our website as well as how to find books in the library’s on-line catalog. Then we will explore our wonderful library and its treasures. Dwyer Center doors open at 09:30 am; program 10 am - Noon.
  •  Saturday, April 1 - 23 and Me DNA Subscription Class by Annette Graham. Pre-registration needed as limited to 8 attendees.
  • Saturday, April 8 - DNA Consult Hour by Annette Graham. Pre-payment and registration requested to attend.
  • Saturday, April 8 - SAGHS Board Meeting - All members are welcome to attend.
  • Saturday, April 8 1 - 3 pm - The FamilyTree Maker/WikiTree Workshop with Scott Atkinson.
  • Sunday, April 10 - The SAGHS Library is closed for Easter. It re-opens Monday, April 10 from 10 am - 4 pm.
  • Wednesday, April 12 - The FamilyTree Maker/WikiTree Workshop with Scott Atkinson.
  • Sunday, April 16 - The Wonderful World of West Viginia Class by Julia George.
  • Sunday, April 30 - The Health of Our Ancestors by Dr. David Katerndahl.

Teddy Roosevelt at SAGHS

Did you know that Teddy Roosevelt has visitied SAGHS twice?
See the videos

Video Replay of Recent Membership Meetings

Members - login to view the video replay of recent presentations.
Look for the  "Sept 2022 Members Meeting" or "May 2022 Members Meeting" link under "Members Only" in the left navigation.

Book Now Available

First Families of Bexar County, Texas, edited by Larry W. Luckett

The book offers a collection of descendant lineages, personal  histories, and family narratives from residents of Béxar, San Antonio, and Bexar County prior to 1850.   


More details and how to order


Obituaries update
The obituaries list from San Antonio newspapers has been updated to include deaths in 1961.

Visit our Library!

 Sunday 1 pm - 5 pm
Monday 10 am - 4 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 7 pm
Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
We are located at:
911 Melissa Dr, San Antonio, TX 78213
Convenient location, great parking, and easy to find.  
From I-410, exit onto Blanco Rd north.  Go 3/4 mile and turn left onto Melissa Dr.
The Dwyer Center is the first building on the north side of Melissa Dr, and the Library is the second building on the north side of Melissa Dr.  Please use the first driveway and park in any of the 28 marked parking spaces.
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.


1 April
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
23 and Me DNA Subscription Class
Instructor: Annette Graham. Have you gotten your results back and not sure what all the features are with the website? Do you have unknown 23 and Me DNA matches in your match list? Do you need to know how to "sort your socks" (sort your matches)? Are you struggling to identify ...

8 April
10:00 am
DNA Consult Hours
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 ...

8 April
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
SAGHS Board Meeting
Today is the SAGHS Board meeting. All SAGHS members are welcome to attend the meeting.

8 April
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
FamilyTree Maker/WikiTree Workshop
Instructor: Scott Atkinson. Since developing the FamilyTree Maker Workshop in 2014, in 2019 Scott added an additional genealogy documentation tool - Today Scott offers his usual weekday workshop to assist those requesting a weekend program to assist in answering questions or solving problems in their use. Laptops are encouraged ...