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 Genalogial 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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Family History Displays

The Stephens Central Library is hosting family and local history displays provided by SAGHS members. These Family History Displays will be up during the entire month of September. Drop by the library, front entrance, to see boards on Oscar Ruffini, the 1936 flood, the Jonathan Miles family, and more by Penny Baker, Marie Vitez, Mary Lee Lenertz, Audrey Truelove, Jan Thomas, Lisa Mahler, Keith Ellwanger, Angela Camebeek Thompson, and Susan Ball.

8th Annual Genealogy Fair

Free! Beginning Genealogy Class

Saturday, Oct. 13  1:00 - 4:00 pm. Join Lisa Mahler in the 2nd floor computer lab at Stephens Central Library (downtown) for a free, hands-on, beginning genealogy class. Sign up at the October 2nd Genealogy Fair or call the library (325-655-7321) to reserve your place. Attendees must be comfortable using a computer. Remember, seating is limited – please make a class reservation in advance.

TxSGS Annual Conference

The Texas State Genealogy Society’s  Annual Conference is slated November 2-4 in San Antonio. the Texas State Genealogical Society’s 2018 Family History Conference features 56 presentations, 30 well-known speakers, and multiple topic tracks. Themed “Journey through Generations,” the TxSGS Conference will inspire and ignite your family history search. See http:// www.txsgs.org/featured-events/2018-familyhistory-conference/ for speakers, topics, workshops, and more. The conference Exhibit Hall displays the latest in technology, DNA, and more. The conference hotel is the Omni San Antonio at the Colonnade. Rooms are booking fast! See http://www.txsgs.org/2018- conference-lodging-and-venue/ for details on hotel reservations.

New! Genealogy Center

The Stephens Central Library now has a Genealogy Center perfect for research, in a nice quiet corner on the second floor near the reference desk. With a computer dedicated to genealogy searching, the Genealogy Center is a newly-reorganized benefit for genealogists. Co-located with the computer are the library’s genealogy assets: rare books, the library’s Texana collection, genealogy research books, vertical files filled with Concho Valley history, the San Angelo Standard-Times on microfilm, and a digital microfilm scanner. SAGHS is partnering with the Stephens Central Library to refresh the genealogy resources available to patrons and provide volunteer assistance for genealogists. Watch for new developments!

Wanted: Concho Valley Pioneers

SAGHS is building a file of Concho Valley pioneers, and we want to include your pioneer ancestor! Jan Thomas, our new Pioneer Certificate Manager, will help with cetificate applications; Contact Jan (e-mail). Pioneer Certificate assistance is always available at our weekly "Research Assistance & More", Wednesdays at the West Texas Collection at ASU, from 2 to 4 p.m. Certificates make a great gift!

Family Legends Needed

Do you have a family myth, a celebrity connection, or odd family story you’d like proved or disproved? Susan Ball, author of the "Family Myth Busters" series in the Stalkin’ Kin, would like to research your story for upcoming issues. Susan is willing to tackle most any submission that involves research in the 1800s or 1900s. Wouldn't you like to know the real story? Contact Susan with your family legend (e-mail)

Upcoming Events
September 19th
Fort Concho Speaker Series
“Vikings in America? Yes, They Were Here” by metal archeologist, Liam Henning;  For more information or to order lunch, contact Carol Cummings, Fort Concho's special events coordinator: 325-657-4441 or carol.cummings@cosatx.us.
September 22nd
2nd Annual eConference
The Humble Area Genealogical Society is hosting its 2nd annual eConference!  We've arranged for four great speakers to teach us about a variety of research topics. Early Bird Registration is $19.99 (regular price after September 15th is $24.99 and you can watch the live webinar presentations or see the replay ...
September 22nd
Archaeology Fair
Join us for a fun filled day! Exhibits, booths, interpretive events, activity areas, and more will bring alive our region's past at this annual event sponsored by the Concho ​Valley Archaeology Society.