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. 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.
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SAGHS Meeting, Tuesday, December 7
Did I Get Everything? Creating a Checklist for Genealogy Research:
Join us on December 7, 7:00 p.m., at the San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society meeting to hear Thomas MacEntee, owner of Genealogy Bargain$, show how to assemble a genealogy research checklist to take your genealogy to the next level.
Are you really done with researching that ancestor? Many genealogists think they have a brick wall when, in fact, they just haven’t done a “reasonably exhaustive search.” Learn how to identify gaps in your genealogy research and then move to the next level of research. These levels include using genealogy networks, going beyond online research with the help of Family Search Centers and other “offline” resources, and crafting a genealogy research checklist.
What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, marketer, network builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High-Definition Genealogy. Currently Thomas shares many of his articles and videos for free at GenealogyBargains.com! According to Thomas, “I’m a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics and I’ve finally figured out what I do best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. I believe in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success."
The meeting is free and open to the public.
The handout will be available at the meeting online. Please log in a few minutes early to download and print the handout before the meeting.
SAGHS Wins Again!
Congratulations to Allen Wright and Jana Jenkins! Thanks to the efforts of Allen Wright, Stalkin' Kin Editor, and Jana Jenkins, SAGHS Webmaster, SAGHS took home two prizes from the TxSGS Annual Awards Ceremony! The Stalkin' Kin won first and $100 in the category for Partner Society Journals and the SAGHS website took second and won $75 for Partner Society websites. These awards continue SAGHS's winning ways. For the eighth year in row, Jana's website has netted a top-two award while the Stalkin' Kin has placed first three years in a row! Thank you, Allen and Jana, for your excellent work!
Virtual Meetings to Continue
During the last Board meeting, the SAGHS Board of Directors discussed the current status of the pandemic and the need to keep our members as safe as possible. Because of that, the Board has re-evaluated meeting in person, and voted to continue virtual meetings until at least March of 2022. Please continue to check back here for information and watch for email about the upcoming virtual presentations.
Genealogy Help Sessions
Lisa Mahler is holding genealogy help sessions on the 2nd Floor of the Stephens Central Library (downtown) near the Genealogy Center sign. All you have to do is show up on November 16 or 23 and/or December 14 between 6:30 and 8:00 p.m. Bring your questions! This is a great opportunity to begin your genealogical journey, or enhance the one you are on.
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 box? Sign up for the Digital Edition
of the Stalkin Kin
and enjoyt the same great quarterly on your computer or tablet - a plus is that it will now be in color! All you have to do is email: Click HERE
to begin your subscription. Remember, the Stalkin' Kin
is free to all paid members and is one of your many member benefits. Once we meet again in person, you can return to us any Stalkin' Kin
you no longer need.
The 3rd Monday Lunch is on hiatus for now and will resume again at a future date. The cancellation of Research Assistance & More on Wednesdays continues, but with the re-opening of the WTC we hope to have more information about this in the near furtue.
To help us all stay connected, while remaining safe at home, SAGHS will host an online presentation the first Tuesday of each month until March 2022. We will continue to keep you updated by posting information on this webpage. We look forward to the day we can all get together again, in person, to resume our in-person meetings.
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.