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 . Subscribe to our newsletter HERE.


Genealogy Fair August 30
Start your discovery at the Genealogy Fair!  With dozens of exhibits, the Genealogy Fair promises exciting opportunities for interacting with a wide variety of historical and genealogical organizations and enthusiasts. The Genealogy Fair is free and open to all who are interested in learning more about local history and family history. Plan now to attend and bring a friend – it will be great fun and a great way to introduce someone to genealogy!

Family History Boards

Family history boards, created by our members, are on display in the downtown Tom Green County Library. They are in the front entry display cabinets and will only be on display through Aug. 30th  - so don't miss the opportunity to stop by and check them out.

Genealogy Class

Do you need to brush up on the basics of genealogy research?  Are you totally new to genealogy and don’t know where to start?
Then the class at the Tom Green County Library, downtown, is for you….and it’s FREE!
Learn the basic resources available at the library including Ancestry, Family Search, Heritage Quest and other sites. The class is Saturday, September 10 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the 2nd floor computer lab, with Lisa Mahler. You must make reservations since the class is limited to 12 participants. This class will take about 2 hours. That will leave about an hour for additional research if participants wish to stay.  Bring what is known about parents, grandparents and any other relatives in the family tree. (birthday, place of birth, marriage date and location, date of death and location) Also bring paper and pen to take notes. Call 325-655-7321, ext 1131 to make a reservation.  Tell the person that answers the phone that you wish to reserve a spot for the Genealogy class on September 10.

Collaborative Workshop

Lisa Mahler, VP of Education, is launching a Collaborative Genealogy Workshop every  3rd Monday. The first one will be September 19th following the 3rd Monday luncheon.  Attendees will gather in the second-floor computer lab at the Stephens Central Library to research online and collaborate with others on research ideas. The computer lab has 12 computers available for individual searches on a first-come basis; no sign-ups are required. Bring your laptop to ensure computer access! The workshop opens at 12:00 p.m. on a come-and-go basis and ends at 2:00 p.m. This is a perfect opportunity to try out some of the many genealogy websites online with help from Lisa and others.

Family Legends Needed!

Do you have a family myth, a celebrity connection, or odd family story you’d like proved or disproved? Susan Ball, author of the "Family Myth Busters" series in the Stalkin’ Kin, would like to research your story for the next issue. She’s willing to tackle most any submission that involves research in the 1800s or 1900s. Contact her with your family legend by EMAIL 

Upcoming Events
September 7th
Fort Concho Speaker Series
“The Old Sergeant,” presented by local historian Conrad McClure. For more information or to order lunch, contact Carol Cummings, Fort Concho's special events coordinator, at 325-657-4441 or carol.cummings@cosatx.us
September 10th
Genealogy Class
Reminder! Lisa Mahler's genealogy class at TGC library! Must be a registered participant. Call 325-655-7321, ext 1131 to see if there is still room.
September 14th
Fort Concho Speaker Series
“Geology, Water & History of he Edwards Plateau” by geologist Stephen Shaw. For more information or to order lunch, contact Carol Cummings, Fort Concho's special events coordinator, at 325-657-4441 or carol.cummings@cosatx.us