Welcome

SAGHS welcomes all who share an interest in family history in West Texas!
San Angelo, Texas circa 1880s
 
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. Founded in 1973, SAGHS supports genealogists living in and researching in the Concho Valley. It is a society for everyone, from the beginner to the most advanced genealogist.

Subscribe to our newsletter HERE.

 


 

SAGHS Speaker Series!

March 5 – "Relatively Cheap Research and Education for the Frugal Genealogist" presented virtually by Kim Richardson

Genealogy can be an expensive hobby, with subscriptions to paid genealogy sites, book purchases, on-site research at far-flung libraries, and more. However, there are ways to maximize results and minimize costs. According to Kim Richardson, "Frugality and practicality are habits and lifestyle choices that can translate easily into genealogy research and education."
 
Due to technical issues, SAGHS is substituting this virtual presentation for the planned in-person program by Ellen King. Ellen's topic will be rescheduled in the fall of 2024. The meeting link for the March 5 program remains the same, so those who have already registered need not register again.
 
Learn more about Kim on our speaker bio page.
 
To register for this virtual presentation, click HERE. Preregistration is required to attend the virtual meeting.
 
Having trouble during the meeting with video or audio? For troubleshooting tips, click HEREIf you haven't attended a virtual meeting before, click HERE for a few registration and set-up tips.
 


Finding Family Writing Contest

Discover your roots and let your family's legacy shine with the “Finding Family Writing Contest.” The San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society (SAGHS) invites you to delve deep into your family's past and share captivating tales, cherished memories, and age-old legends that have shaped generations.
 

Prizes:
1st Place: $100
2nd Place: $75
3rd Place: $25

 
Every story holds significance, and every submission will earn a special place in the pages of the Stalkin' Kin in Old West Texas, SAGHS’s biannual journal.
 
Submission Deadline: October 28
For more information and submission guidelines, click HERE.
 


Wanted: Concho Valley Pioneers

SAGHS is building a file of Concho Valley pioneers, and we want to include your pioneer ancestor! Jan Shannon, our Pioneer Certificate Manager, will help with your certificate application.
 
Along with your receiving  your Pioneer Certificate, your Concho Valley pioneer and lineage will be included in a future issue of our quarterly journal, Stalkin Kin in Old West Texas!
 
Contact Jan Shannon (e-mail). Certificates make a great gift!
 

 

Digital Stalkin' Kin

Do you have issues of our quarterly journal, Stalkin' Kin in Old West Texas, piling up? Would you like to have future editions delivered to your email inbox? Sign up for the Digital Edition of the Stalkin Kin and enjoy the same great quarterly on your computer or tablet - a plus is that it will now be in color and web links are active!
 
Click HERE  to begin your digital subscription. Remember, the Stalkin' Kin is free to all paid members and is one of your many member benefits. You can return to us any Stalkin' Kins you no longer need at any of our in-person meetings.
 

 

Ongoing

We're up and running for 2024!
Check out our events and activities and mark your calendar for all the fascinating opportunities we have for Concho Valley genealogists and beyond. We have planned a mix of virtual, in-person, and hybrid (virtual and in-person) gatherings to meet the needs of all our members.
 
The Stalkin' Kin is now up to date! The Winter/Spring 2023 and Summer/Fall 2023 issues have recently been mailed. Plan now to submit your family story for the Winter/Spring 2024 issue which will be published soon. Your family stories are important – who's going to record them other than you?
 


Upcoming Events
March 2nd
Getting Started with Genealogy
Starting out with discovering your family tree? This beginner’s genealogy class will guide you through free research resources such as FamilySearch and Heritage Quest plus the library edition of Ancestry.com available at the Stephens Central Library. Other topics include how to fill out a family chart, where to find ...
March 5th
Speaker Series
Huguenot French Ancestry: Excavating a Perilous and Sacred Journey with a Lighter Heart presented by Ellen King, Local Genealogist Ellen shares the highlights of her experiences in South Carolina as she began researching her Huguenot roots and sought to glean as much information in a limited amount of time. ...
March 30th
Research Afternoon at the WTC
Join us at the West Texas Collection to research your family history with the help of SAGHS volunteers. You can gain experience by looking up requests from resources at the WTC's genealogy library made by out-of-area SAGHS members. Spend an afternoon with us sharing your passion for genealogy sleuthing!