SAGHS welcomes all who share an interest in family history in West Texas!
San Angelo, Texas circa 1880s
San Angelo, Texas circa 1880s

We invite you to explore our website and consider becoming a member of our society. SAGHS is a nonprofit organization founded in 1973 to promote interest in genealogy and history. It is a society for everyone, from the beginner to the most advanced genealogist researching anywhere in the world. Subscribe to our newsletter HERE.

SAGHS Awards

We are peased to share this exciting information with you! At the recent Texs State Genealogy Society annual conference, SAGHS brought home four awards! Our Newsletter and journal Stalkin' Kin in Old West Texas both captured 1st Place. This website was awarded 2nd Place as was a manuscript titled The Greatest Man I Never Knew written by member, Molly Hayes. Congratulations Molly and to everyone who workes on the newsletter, journal and website!

November Meeting

Please join us on Tuesday, November 3rd for the fascinating presentation by Connie Gray. Her topic is "One Person, Two Birth Certificates: The History of Adoption and Birth Certificates in the State of Texas".  The meeting begins at 7:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall of Trinity Lutheran Church located at 3536 Lutheran Way (formerly YMCA Dr.) There is no admission and the meeting is open to the public. Snacks provided. Hope to see you there!

Veterans Honored Nov. 11

On November 11 at 11 a.m., all veterans buried at Fairmount Cemetery will be honored and remembered with the annual Veterans Day Ceremony. Held at the gazebo, this 40 minute presentation features a short speech by Sergeant Wayne Landis, an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran, and participation from veterans, local organizations and civic leaders from throughout San Angelo.  Friends of Fairmount extend an invitation to SAGHS and the public to join them for this moving tribute to our U. S. veterans.

New Books at the WTC

  • Northern Neck Wills, Inventories & Other Records, 1800-1823: Probate, Estate, Guardianship & Chancery Records for the Virginia Counties of Westmoreland, Richmond, Northumberland & Lancaster, by Robert Headley, Jr.
  • Revolutionary War Records: Virginia, by Gaius Marcus Brumbaugh
  • Virginia Genealogy Sources & Resources, by Carol McGinnis
  • Red River County [TX] in 1890: The Year of the Missing Census, by Johnie Lee
Thank you, Karen Vavricka and the Book Committee for purchasing these books for the West Texas Collection. They will be available at the November meeting for review and for research at the West Texas Collection soon thereafter. As always, the date the books are available at the West Texas Collection depends a variety of factors. Before going to the WTC to research these books, please call to make sure the book has
been placed on the shelf!

SAGHS is a proud member of...

Texas State Genealogical Society
Texas State Genealogy Society
The Texas State Genealogical Society (TSGS) was founded on November 28, 1960, in Fort Worth, Texas, and is incorporated under the laws of the State of Texas as an educational and literary corporation.The purpose of TSGS is to promote, assist, develop, and conserve the genealogical and historical resources of Texas and to cooperate with local, regional, and statewide groups in promoting an awareness of the need to preserve family heritage. FMI:  www.txsgs.org

Upcoming Events
December 1st
“The SAGHS Detective Agency”
Join us for our annual Christmas benefitand find out how the SAGHS team uncoverd new informatin for 3 members. Snacks provided; free and open to the public!
December 21st
3rd Monday Genealogy Luncheon
Join us on for good food and lively genealogical discussions at our 3rd Monday lunch. We meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Rio Concho High Rise, for a delicious buffet and it's only $7.50!
January 5th
"Three Great Libraries on Every Genealogist’s Bucket List"
Join us for our monthly meeting where Susan Ball and Rachel Caillouet will talk about what to expect when visiting large genealogy libraries (based on their recent experience). Snacks provied, no charge, open to all.