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.
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TxSGS Conference

TxSGS Conference will be held in Dallas on Oct. 28-30! The Texas State Genealogical Society’s annual Family History Conference features two keynote speakers, 75 sessions, 35 speakers, 5 workshops, a reception, a banquet, exhibit hall, plus much more. Keynote speakers are Judy Russell, the Legal Genealogist, and Cyndi Ingle, owner of Cyndi’s List!  It is a fun and informative conference, so make plans to attend! Register now at www.TxSGS.org.

November Meeting

Suzanne Campbell
Suzanne Campbell, head of the West Texas Collection at Angelo State University, will address the impact of Jewish people on
the Concho Valley region at the upcoming meeting of the San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society.

The public is invited to attend this free meeting on Tuesday, November 1st, 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Trinity Lutheran Church, 3536 Lutheran Way (formerly YMCA Drive). Refreshments will be served.

FMI: email  SAGHS.Inc@gmail.com



The DNA Special Interest Group will meet at 6:00 p.m., prior to every monthly meeting. Gather your questions and join us in the classroom down the hall from the kitchen (same building as our monthly meetings). We have two groups now, a "Beginners" led by Jana Jenkins and "Advanced", led by Susan Ball. If you want to access and share your results with the class members, bring your log-in information for your test location (Ancestry, FTDNA, 23andMe, etc.) We will have a laptop with internest access.

3rd Monday Lunch & Workshop

The 3rd Monday Luncheon and the Collaborative Workshop have joined into one research and discussion extravaganza!

The workshop/lunch starts at 11:30 a.m. on a come-and-go basis and ends at 2:00 p.m. Bring your lunch (or purchase something at the library cafe) and join us in the second floor computer lab at the Stephens Central Library. Remember, drinks must be covered!  We will visit and share our current frustrations with our family research while searching online and collaborating with Lisa and others on research ideas. No registration is required.

Research questions, genealogy conundrums, and laptops are more than welcome! This is a perfect opportunity to try out some of the many genealogy websites online with help from Lisa and others, so plan to join us on Nov. 21st!

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
October 27th
An Insider's Look at the Library
A tour of the Porter Henderson Library for members and those thinking about becoming members of the Friends of PHL. The tour will include a discussion about the benefits of being a Friend of the library.
October 27th
A Kaleidoscope of Collections
Come to the opening of the new fall exhibit at the West Texas Collection
October 28th
Texas State Genealogy Society
The TxSGS annual Family History Conference features two keynote speakers, 75 sessions, 35 speakers, 5 workshops, a reception, a banquet, exhibit hall, plus much more. FMI: www.TxSGS.org