SAGHS welcomes all who share an interest in family history in West Texas!
San Angelo, Texas circa 1880s
San Angelo Genealogial and Historical Society invites 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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February 2nd Virtual Meeting
On February 2 at 7:00 p.m., the San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society features Pat Gordon speaking on
"Earning a Living: Your Ancestors at Work
." Records regarding how our ancestors made a living are often ignored. However, these records can tell you a lot about your ancestors’ business acuteness, wealth, and social standings within a community. Reesarching the population census and special census is a beginning, but don’t stop there. There are a lot more places to look!
Genealogy has grown from an obsession about dates and places, the basic facts, to a desire to provide context for their lives to better understand them and the times in which they lived. Pat's presentation will show us how to find those details that make genealogical research so interesting.
A popular speaker, Pat Gordon has presented all day seminars at societies in Texas and Oklahoma, as well as programs at numerous North and East Texas societies. She was an original faculty member at Angelina College Genealogy Conference, where she frequently presented all-day lectures. A retired journalism lecturer at the University of Texas at Arlington, Pat still teaches an online writing class. She is also a former newspaper reporter with The Dallas Morning News. Pat likes going beyond the names of ancestors to discover what their lives were like during the time period they lived in. Vacations are often spent in university and public libraries, cemeteries and courthouses where she searches for glimpses into their personal lives.
Due to Covid-19, SAGHS is meeting virtually through May, 2021. Join us online for this fascinating presentation! The meeting is open to the public.
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We are excited to announce that we now have Unclaimed Marriage Licenses for Tom Green County online! Our SAGHS member, Jan Thomas, was instrumental in getting everything into this database. She worked many long hours to get it done. Thank you so much! This index is searchable by the Groom's or Bride's first name or last name.
Please check the left side menu for "Searchable Indexes" and you will find links to both the Unclaimed Marriage Licenses and the Stalkin' Kin full name index.
As promised, SAGHS now has several video presentions from past meetings behind the "Member Wall." Simply log-in under "Members Only" and choose the menu option "Video Presentation". Click on the one you wish to view (it is best to view in "full screen" - little box in right corner).
New! Digital Stalkin’ Kin
Digital subscriptions to the Stalkin’ Kin are now available! Knowing that some of our members would prefer to receive their Stalkin’ Kin in digital format, SAGHS is now offering a digital option for Stalkin’ Kin delivery. If you would prefer to receive your Stalkin’ Kin via email, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Digital Subscription” in the subject line. Include your name and address in the email so we can make sure we get your request properly recorded. Register now! We’ll make sure your next issue of Stalkin’ Kin is delivered to your inbox, not your mailbox.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, SAGHS has continued with the cancellation of the 3rd Monday Lunch and all meetings of Research Assistance & More on Wednesdays, until further notice. On a future date, the SAGHS Board of Directors will re-evaluate the safety of meeting in person based on the status of the pandemic and post event dates.
To help us all stay connected, while remaining safe at home, SAGHS will host an online presentation the first Tuesday of each month through May 2021! Hopefully we can all meet together again, in person, for a celebratory meeting soon. We will keep you posted!
We encourage all of our members and friends to be careful and follow the guidelines provided by our healthcare professionals. We care about you, and hope to see you in the future, when we are able to meet again in person. In the meantime, keep up with SAGHS news on our Facebook page and this website.