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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DNA Special Interest Groups

The Beginning DNA Special Interest Group will meet at Trinity Lutheran Church at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, right before the regular monthly meeting. We will meet in a classroom down the hall from the kitchen. Anyone who is interested in using DNA to research their ancestry or who has taken a DNA test and seeks to better understand their results is welcome to attend. The meeting will adjourn in time for everyone to attend the SAGHS monthly meeting. 
The Advanced DNA SIG starts Wednesday, January 11th Join us for the inaugural meeting of the Advanced DNA Special Interest Group at 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the West Texas Collection at ASU. Slated the second Wednesday of each month, the Advanced DNA SIG will meet during the weekly Research Assistance & More at the WTC. Attendees are expected to have taken a DNA test and understand how to navigate at least one of the three DNA testing companies: Ancestry.com, FamilyTreeDNA.com, or 23andMe.com. 

3rd Monday Luncheon

Join us on Martin Luther King Day, January 16th, at 11:30 a.m. for lunch and genealogy discussions at McGowan’s in Rio Concho Manor, 401 Rio Concho Drive. McGowan’s delicious buffet includes dessert and tea for only $8.00. We usually have a crowd on MLK Day, so this is a great time to restart our monthly chatfests! Let’s discuss our genealogy accomplishments in 2016, plans for 2017, and your best tips for research. As always, we’re delighted to see “show and tell” items you may have recently discovered, so bring copies (not originals) if you’d like to share. We will continue to have our luncheons at this location every 3rd Monday!

Online Shopping?

REMINDER! Help support SAGHS when you do your online shopping at Amazon. Just go to smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7183722 ! You shop as usual and Amazon makes a donatation to SAGHS.

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
February 7th
Resources at Ft. Concho
Evelyn Lemons will discuss the various resources at Ft. Concho that are available to genealogiest and historians. Our monthly meeting is open to the public and refreshments will be provided.
February 20th
3rd Monday Genealogy Luncheon
Meet us at 11:30 a.m. at McGowans in Rio Concho Manor for lunch and a lively genealogical discussion! A delious lunch is served buffet style for $8.00 and we have the back section reserved. 
March 20th
3rd Monday Genealogy Luncheon
Meet us at 11:30 a.m. at McGowans in Rio Chocho Manor for lunch and a lively genealogical discussion! A delcious lunch is served buffet style for only $8.00 and we have the back section reserved. Want more? Join Lisa for her Genealogy Q & A for Beginners at the Stephens Central Library computer lab (2nd floor) from 12:00 - 2:00 pm. - come and ...