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.


Genealogy Help Session

With the advent of vaccines and library re-openings, we're now able to offer Genealogy Help Sessions at the Tom Green County Library (downtown). Currently masks are not required by the library, but they do encourage you to wear one!
 
Lisa Mahler is resuming the help sessions on the 3rd and 4th Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. from March through May. She will be on the 2nd Floor near the Genalogy Corner. Bring your questions and mark your calendars!
The schedule is as follows: May 18, May 25

May 4th Virtual Meeting

On May 4 at 7:00 p.m., the San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society features "Making Those Early Census Records Talk to You," presented by J. Mark Lowe. Those early census records are baffling - all they have are the names of households and numbers. Mark says, "Stop avoiding those pre-1850 census records. Turn those 1’s and 0’s into clues and lively pictures of your family." Learn an easy way to track your family back through the pre-1850 census records. This is a must-see presentation for anyone stuck at 1850 in their family research!
 
J. Mark Lowe describes himself as a lifelong genealogist. He is a full-time professional genealogist, author, and lecturer who specializes in original records and manuscripts throughout the South. Mark lives in Robertson County, Tennessee just north of Nashville near the Kentucky border. Mark enjoys opportunities to share what he has learned over the years. He serves as the Course Coordinator for "Research in the South" at IGHR (Georgia Genealogical Society) and "Advanced Southern Research: Western Expansion and Families of the South" at TIGR (Texas Institute of Genealogical Research), provides webinars for Legacy Family Tree Webinars, and also directs Southern courses for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG). He has worked on several genealogical television series including Finding Your Past, African American Lives 2, Who Do You Think You Are? and UnXplained Events, and provided content for podcasts on Gimlet Media, including Twice Removed.
 
Due to Covid-19, SAGHS is meeting virtually through August 2021. Join us online for this fascinating presentation! The meeting is open to the public.
 
NEW LINK! Please register for the Webinar now at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7899285572252030988
You are welcome to share this link with your friends, if you'd like.
 
Click here for webinar registration tips.
If you have trouble logging into the virtual meeting, with audio, or with seeing the presentation, check out our TROUBLE-SHOOTING TIPS.

Support SAGHS Through San Angelo Gives!

The San Angelo Area Foundation (SAAF) is boosting Concho Valley non-profits on May 4th through San Angelo Gives. A 24-hour extravaganza of philanthropy, San Angelo Gives encourages supporters of area non-profits to donate on that day. SAAF has secured amplification funds so that every dollar given gets increased by 10% or more.
How does this affect SAGHS? We’re asking our supporters to give to SAGHS on May 4th at www.sanangelogives.org 
to help meet our goal of $2,500. Just go to the website, search for “Genealogical” and our name will pop up. This is a great way to help SAGHS just as our new year begins. Please note that this is strictly a donation and does not include SAGHS membership.
Questions? See the San Angelo Gives website at www.sanangelogives.org or email info@saghs-tx.org.

2021-2022 Membership Drive!

It's time to renew your membership! Whether you're a new member or a returning "old-timer," SAGHS relies on your membership dues to continue providing our many benefits to members. To reward our members, we're holding a Membership Drive Drawing for those who are members on July 1. Winners will be announced at our virtual meeting on July 6. We're giving away three prizes, with a switch. Winners of the prizes get to select one of several options. For the list of prize options and more information, see the Membership Drive flyer.

3rd Monday "Lunch" May 17

Let's meet again on May 17th! Join in any time from 11:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.  We will meet via Zoom. 
Interested in attending? Registration in advance of the meeting is required. Preregister now by following this link.

Members Only Webinars!

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).

Ongoing

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, SAGHS has transitioned to virtual for the 3rd Monday Lunch and continued with the  cancellation  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. We will be offering Genealogy Help Sessions beginning in March and going through at least May, on the last two Tuesdays of the month at the Stephens Central Library (downtown).
 
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.

Upcoming Events
May 17th
3rd Monday Lunch
Eat lunch and then join us online using Zoom! Join in any time from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The discussion topic will be posted soon on the webpage. We can also chat about our ancestors. Click HERE to register.
May 18th
Genealogy Help Session
Join Lisa Mahler for a Genealogy Help Session! She will be in the Genealogy Corner on the 2nd floor of the library.  Bring your questions and Lisa will help you answer them! Although masks are not required, they do recommend you wear one.
May 25th
Genealogy Help Session
Join Lisa Mahler for a Genealogy Help Session! She will be in the Genealogy Corner on the 2nd floor of the library.  Bring your questions and Lisa will help you answer them! Although masks are not required, they do recommend you wear one.