Activities

Join us for A Night in Old San Antonio and other great events during the 2014 FGS Conference. Enjoy plenty of research opportunities in two great genealogy libraries.

Special events

A Night in Old San Antonio

Friday evening, August 29, 2014, 6:30 PM-9:30 PM

Join us for a festive evening filled with fun, characters, food, and music in the historical art village of La Villita. Mariachis will welcome you into the plaza where you will be entertained by a traditional band and folkloric dancing. The San Antonio Conservation Society only hosts 10 of these evenings each year, so we feel fortunate to offer this to our conference participants. More ...

Tickets for this event:  $35

An Evening at the Institute of Texan Cultures

Wednesday evening, August 27, 2014, 6:30 PM-9:30 PM


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Rarely has there been an evening event more suited to genealogists! Join our local co-hosts, the San Antonio Genealogical & Historical Society and the Texas State Genealogical Society, for an evening at the Institute of Texan Cultures. Begin your evening with appetizers, and then enjoy a true Texas barbecue dinner. Explore the Institute at your leisure.  Sponsored in part by FamilySearch.  Institute of Texan Cultures

Tickets for this event:  $35

Sponsored Tour to Panna Maria

Thursday, August 28, 2014, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Panna Maria Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

Join Cecile "Ceil" Wendt Jensen, MA, CG, in collaboration with the Polish American community in Texas, and travel by air conditioned coach to visit the historic settlement of Panna Maria, Texas, the oldest Polish permanent settlement in America. The tour includes Visitors Center, Snoga's Store, St. Joseph School Museum, and Immaculate Conception Church. Fee includes travel arrangements and boxed meal.

Tickets for this event:  $25
 
 

Research Opportunities

San Antonio Genealogical 
& Historical Society Library


911 Melissa Drive San Antonio, TX 78213

This beautiful facility houses a vast collection including books, periodicals, maps, vertical files, microfilm, and family history volumes. SAGHS has published about two dozen volumes of Bexar County records. More...

San Antonio Public Library,
Texana/Genealogy Department


600 Soledad StreetSan Antonio, TX 78205

Located on the sixth floor of the Central San Antonio Public Library, this collection includes 65,000 microfilms, 77,000 books, 150 drawers of archival files, 75 map cabinet drawers, and approximately 300 cubic feet of archival collections. More... 

Historical Sites


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The area is rich in historical sites. The Alamo is within walking distance of the convenion center.

 

Explore San Antonio

San Antonio at Night

San Antonio is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in America. It is steeped in a rich and vibrant cultural history. The River Walk, historic sites and River Walk are just part of what San Antonio has to offer. Whether you explore the museums and galleries or check out the cowboy culture, San Antonio has something for you.

Explore San Antonio