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 afterward, 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. 

 

Stalkin' Kin stories needed!

We all have a family story or two why not take a little time and put your family stories to paper? We’d love to publish them in the Stalkin’ Kin – it’s a great way to preserve your unique heritage for future generations. Send what you write to Joe Weaver,  SAGHS Editor , deadline is September 20th.

 

Genealogy Computer Lab

A class featuring Tom Green County Library genealogy resources is slated Thursday, October 23rd at 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the second floor computer lab of the Stephens Central Library. Taught by Lisa Mahler, this free class covers Ancestry, Heritage Quest, Fold3 and more. Please contact the Stephens Central Library at 655-7321 for a class reservation; seating is limited.


Member Opportunities

Lawnhaven Cemetery Project
Lisa Mahler and the committee have already completed many sections and are ready to start up again after the winter cold weather. Lisa has the abstraction effort well organized and she’ll train you in the procedure of taking photographs of the graves and recording the neccessary information on the form. Susan Ball abstracts the information on the forms and the photos into a database. It’s fast and easy work, but the more workers Lisa has, the faster we’ll be able to publish the book on Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens.  If you are interested in helping with this on-going project, please contact Lisa Mahler.
 
Amazon Smile Fundraiser
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that 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 and 0.5% of all eligible purchases go to us. Amazon remembers the selected charity so you don’t have to reselect it each time you shop.
You shop, we all win – what a great idea!
 
Research at the WTC
Suzanne Campbell, Head of the West Texas Collection, invites Concho Valley genealogists to avail themselves of the many resources in the library from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. In the parking lot west of the Houston Harte Student Center, four visitor parking spots are near the front entrance and six visitor parking spots are in the southeast corner under the trees. After 1 p.m., visitors can park anywhere in  the parking lot. Map
 

Upcoming Events
September 17th:
Fort Concho Speaker Series

"A Country Divided – Life and Times in the Civil War Part 1,” by Judith JacksonEnjoy a lunchtime talk held in the Fort Concho Commissary Building on Burgess Street just a half mile south of downtown San Angelo. The session begins shortly after noon. Free Admission. FMI or to order lunch call 325-657-4441.

 

 
September 20th:
Making Waves on Land & Sea
Legends and Controverst in Texas History: This symposium will investigate notable & notorious characters in Texas History. Five speakers, GLO Tour, TX State Cemetery Tour, book signings. Register online by Sept. 10, 2014  http://savetexashistory.org or call 512.463.3289. Special rates on hotel too!
 
 
September 20th:
PBGS Workshop
Permian Basin Genealogy Society Workshop features speaker Craig Roberts Scott, M.A. (HRM), the CEO and President of Heritage Books, Inc., a genealogical publishing firm with over 5,100 titles in print. A professional genealogical and historical researcher for more than twenty-eight years, he specializes in the records of the National Archives, especially those that relate to the military. FMI permiangen@yahoo.com