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 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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Spring Workshop


Join us for our upcoming Spring Workshop featuring Teri E. Flack!
WORKSHOP TOPICS:
  • Mining a Goldmine: Research in Courthouse Records
  • Seeing the Patterns: Organizing and Visualizing the Data Your Research Reveals
  • Dead Men Talking: Using Probate and Estate Records to Find Answers
  • No Vital Records? Locating Birth and Death Substitutes
This workshop will be held April 1, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowshop Hall, 3536 Lutheran Dr. A map and workshop topic descriptions are on the Registration form (click here). Please bring your own lunch we will provide snacks and drinks.The cost is $35 for members, $40 for non-members and $50 for all registrations after March 25. You may pay online using the PayPal button shown below or download and mail the Workshop Registration form.
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What’s New? What’s Old! The Fort Concho Collection


The Fort Concho Historical Collection began in 1930 when Ginerva Wood Carson moved the West Texas Museum from the county courthouse to the fort administration building, recently acquired for that purpose. Cory Robinson, Curator of History at the fort, will present a program on the site’s collection at the upcoming meeting of the San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society.
 
Robinson was named to the post two years ago this summer from that of Visitor and Volunteer Services manager. The Bronte native has a long love affair with history of the area. His resume includes stints at Fort Chadbourne, Buffalo Gap Historic Village, and other positions at Concho, as well as instructing others as a high school teacher and current adjunct professor of history at Angelo State University. Robinson received his BA in History from ASU in 2000, following it with a Masters in 2007. Along with his presentation, Robinson will exhibit some items from the collection.
 
The public is invited to attend this free meeting on Tuesday, April 4th, 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Trinity Lutheran Church, 3536 Lutheran Way. Refreshments will be served.


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
April 4th
S. C. Gwynne Lectures
"Rebel Yell" Lecture and book signing
April 4th
DNA Test - Is it for me?
Join us one hour before our regularly scheduled monthly meeting to discuss the reasons for testing DNA, the types of tests, who to test with and what to expect.
April 4th
S. C. Gwynne Lectures
"Empire of the Summer Moon" Lecture and book signing