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Genealogy: Getting Started

Learn how to begin researching your family history - the best practices and helpful hints for uncovering your past.

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Upcoming Genealogy Classes

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Our Hours

Sun      Closed
Mon      Closed
Tues     12pm-8pm
Wed     10am-6pm
Thur     10am-6pm
Fri        10am-6pm
Sat       10am-6pm

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Brief & specific research questions 
may be submitted through
Ask A Librarian.
Or you may email us at:
genealogydesk@sanantonio.gov

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Texana/Genealogy Room – 6th floor
Central Library
600 Soledad St.
San Antonio, TX  78205
210.207.2500 

        

**Current Library Services**

The Texana/Genealogy Department remains closed to researchers and browsing. 

Effective August 16, most San Antonio Public Library (SAPL) locations will add Monday to their service schedule. The schedule for Mondays will be from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m. This service schedule change will take effect at most library branches, except for select locations with adjusted services due to building improvement or other projects. For details on services at each library location, please visit: www.mysapl.org/Visit/Locations

Updated Library Hours beginning August 16: 

  • Monday and Tuesday 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

  • Wednesday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  

Library staff is available by phone at 210-207-2500 or by chat at ask.mysapl.org. 

 

*The following locations are undergoing building improvement projects and library services are modified during this time: 

Central Library
Click here for more details.

Texana/Genealogy at Central 
Click here for more details.

McCreless
Click here for more details.

Memorial 
Click here for more details.

Forest Hills
Click here for more details.

 

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Getting Started

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Internet Sites

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Books

Genealogy One-on-Ones

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