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The Gilbert Patiņo Library and Research Center

The Gilbert Patiņo Library and Research Center

1940 - 2015

    As a tribute to a long time Los Bexarenos member, and dear friend, the Society unanimously voted to rename the LBGHS' Library and Research Center in his honor. It will now be known as the "Gilbert Patiņo Library and Research Center".
    Gilbert was a volunteer researcher at our library since its inception. He spent 17 years helping members and non-members with their genealogy and family history. As a student of history and with his knowledge of genealogy, he was an ideal person to play the role of researcher.
    Gilbert Pati
ņo is fondly remembered by the many individuals he helped and by people that knew him. The membership held him in great esteem for his numerous contributions toward the Society's goals and ideals.


In November, 2009, the Society rented a building on the campus of Holy Rosary Parish to house our Library-Resource Center. The Parish is located at 159 Camino Santa Maria just north of Culebra Rd. The Library is manned by volunteers on Saturdays, except for the 2nd Saturday of the month. The hours are 10:00am to 2:00pm. There is no charge to use the Library and one need not be a member of the Society. Map and directions

Resources Available at the The Gilbert Patiņo Library and Research Center.

The following list of resources is an ongoing project. Be sure to keep checking as the list will be updated as additional indexing is completed.

Books and Resources (as of Apr 2014)
Journals (as of Apr 2014)
Family Genealogy (as of Apr 2014)
Facts and Events (as of Apr 2014)
Maps and Charts (as of Apr 2014)
Gilbert Patiņo San Fernando de Austria Collection
Angel Brown Collections-Lateral Files
San Juan Bautista Collection

Index to our Registers

Introduction to the Index
Index of Articles sorted by Title
Index of Articles sorted by State and Location
Index of Wills, Estates and Death Records sorted by surname

Help for the beginning genealogists.

The Society assists individuals in getting started with genealogical research through beginner's workshops.  Beginners also receive one-on-one assistance from the more experienced members of the Society.

Contact one of the following individuals by email or phone to schedule an appointment:

Dennis Moreno             210-647-5607            dennis.moreno@sbcglobal.net
Yolanda Patino             210-434-3530            patinogil@sbcglobal.net

Download a copy of  "A Guide to Beginning Hispanic Genealogy"
Guia para el uso de presonas de habla espanol (Spanish Version of the Guide)

San Antonio Alamo Colleges link to Genealogical and Historical Information