Saturday, June 7, 2014

Society Saturday: San Antonio Research Opportunities During #FGS2014

The Federation of Genealogical Societies' 2014 Conference, “Gone to Texas,” will be held in San Antonio, August 27-30. In addition to an extensive program that includes sessions on records, methodology and researching in Texas and neighboring states, you can take advantage of some of the research facilities in San Antonio. Here are two of the best:
San Antonio Public Library, San Antonio, TexasZereshk /  CC BY-SA 3.0
Located on the sixth floor of the San Antonio Central Library, the Texana/Genealogy Department includes 65,000 microfilms, 77,000 books, 150 drawers of archival files, 75 map drawers, and 300 cubic feet of archival collections. Visit this research facility at 600 Soledad Street in downtown San Antonio.  You can buy a one-day pass for VIA Transit and ride the Blue (305) Circulator bus from the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center to the Central Library and other sites of interest (like the Alamo).
San Antonio Genealogical & Historical Society Library; photo courtesy Sandra Crowley
The San Antonio Genealogical & Historical Society, one of the co-hosts for #FGS2014, has a  library located at 911 Melissa Drive in north-central San Antonio, houses a vast collection of books, periodicals, maps, vertical files, microfilm, and family history volumes for San Antonio, Bexar County, and all 50 states. The library will be open extended hours for research during the conference: Thursday, August 28, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, August 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, August 30, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m; and Sunday, August 31, from 1 to 5 p.m.  Consult the library catalog at 

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