Welcome

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, designed to promote interest in genealogy and history. It is a society for everyone, from the beginner to the most advanced genealogist. 


Genealogy Fair

 
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
 
This year's Genealogy Fair will be held on August 25, 2015 at Stephens Central Library (in the 3rd floor Community Room). We will start at 6:30 and close at 8:00. There is NO CHARGE. Come and visit with the many exhibitors from local and area organizations plus view or get a hands-on demo of how to access and use on-line genalogy websites such as Ancestry.com, My Heritage, Family Search, Find-a-Grave, Billion Graves, Fold3 and many more. Additionally we will have some great door prizes for attendees who stay until the drawing. Don't miss this fun event!

Story Boards on Display

Family Story Boards
 
During the entire month of August, SAGHS will display "boards" depicting a family story, local history or events. The boards will be on display August 1 through August 31 At the Stephens Central Library downtown. Be sure to stop and take a look when you are in the area or at the library. Maybe even allow a little extra time to stop and look on your way to the Genealogy Fair! The display cases are located on the main floor, behind the restaurant.

Member Opportunities

Research Assistance & More at the West Texas Collection 
Join Jana and/or Susan at the West Texas Collection, every Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for general research help and writing assistance! Park in the lot west of the Houston Harte Student Center, there are several visitor parking spots but after 1 p.m. visitors can park anywhere. The WTC is on the 2nd floor of the Student Center. Map  
 
The Caillouet Art Collection
Thanks to the generous donation of art by James and Rachel Caillouet, we are pleased to offer these items for sale. This is a fund raising opportunity for SAGHS as well as a chance for members to purchase some really nice art! To view to collection and prices, please click HERE for the (PDF) listing. For more information, please e-Mail SAGHS.
 
Amazon Smile Fundraiser
When customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers. To shop through smile.amazon.com and raise money for SAGHS, simply select San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society as your preferred charity. Contact us for more information
 
Volunteer Opportunities for Members:
EMAIL us for info on any of these opportunities!
 
Research Assistance
Additional volunteers are needed to help with Research Assistance & More, our weekly genealogy research boost. Jana Jenkins and Susan Ball are currently volunteering for this event, but could use additional assistants. You don’t have to be an expert or know all the answers. If you get stumped, just ask one of the WTC archivists or one of the other volunteers.  
 
2016 Spring Workshop
The Spring Workshop is a key benefit SAGHS provides to members. Input is needed in selecting the speaker, the workshop date, the registration fee, and addressing the format. Particularly pressing is the need to increase participation in the workshop. This committee needs new ideas and outside-thebox thinking to keep the workshop relevant to AGHS membership.
 
Social Media
To increase visibility for SAGHS among a younger generation, SAGHS should embrace social media enthusiastically. Our Facebook and Pinterest presence is well established, but could always use more help. In addition, we haven’t yet tried Twitter or Instagram. Interested in social media? Want to spread the word about our wonderful programs? Please consider joining this committee!
 
Records Abstraction
One of our top priorities is creating a full name index for the Stalkin' Kin and volunteers are needed! You'll work from a few pages at a time, with a prepared Excel spreadsheet. This is an easy project that can be done at home.

Upcoming Events
August 17th:
3rd Monday Genealogy Lunch
Join us on August 17th for good food and lively genealogical discussions at the 3rd Monday Genealogy Luncheon. We meet August 17, 11:30 a.m. at the Rio Concho High Rise, 401 Rio Concho Drive for a delicious buffet and it's only $7.50! 
August 25th:
Genealogy Fair
Join us for our annual Genealogy Fair! We will have dozens of exhibits and booths with genealogical, historical (and more) information and live demonstrations! Mark it on your calendar! More information soon!
September 26th:
National Museum Day
Fort Concho National Historic Landmark will mark National Museum Day with free admission. In addition to Fort Concho, The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, the San Angelo Nature Center, and the Railway Museum of San Angelo will celebrate National Museum Day. The celebration is sponsored by Smithsonian Magazine