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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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.
October 6 Virtual Meeting
What's available online at the National Archives and Records Administration? Join us Tuesday, October 6 at 7:00 p.m.
to find out!
The SAGHS October meeting features "Beyond the Census: What Else is Out There? NARA Records Online
," presented by Jenny Sweeney, Education Specialist at the National Archives at Fort Worth. This is a LIVE presentation, so you'll be able to ask Jenny questions about researching at NARA online. Ever wonder what the National Archives has to offer besides the federal population census? Digitization has changed the way we research and more records are available at our fingertips than ever before. Learn where the most current digitized records can be found and what interesting records are out there waiting to be explored!
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Finding Family: A Writing Competition
Congratulations to the Finding Family writing contest winners! Join Morgan won the $100 prize sponsored by Peggy Thorsen with “The Girl Whose Grandfather was an Indian Chief." Abigail Ketchum took first place in the youth division and the $100 prize sponsored by Rick Hanby, REALTOR. Her story is entitled “My Grandfather’s Legacy." Ten stories were submitted, and all of them were outstanding. Choosing just one winner for both categories was extremely difficult, according to the judges.
The winning stories will be published in the San Angelo Genealogical & Historical Society journal, Stalkin' Kin.
The competition was the idea of Peggy Thorsen, who writes and publishes her books for friends and family. She said, "When writing my most recent book about my father, I realized I didn't know much about my ancestors. I thought, 'What if we had a contest to inspire everyone to write about their grandmother, or grandfather, or great-greats, and turn it into a story?' It's the perfect time to find out about the people who came before us. Since we can't get out of our houses, let's get into our past!"
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 March 2021! Hopefully by late spring we can all meet together again, in person, for a celebratory meeting. 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.