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 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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Mystery Solved!

Where was the Butterfield Stage Grape Creek Station? Abandoned in 1861, the location of this station has been lost over time. Several searchers have claimed to find it, but their locations didn’t match historic records. A two-person team lead by Tom Ashmore of the Concho Valley Archaeological Society investigated this mystery with the help of contemporary records, and modern technology. On September 4th at 7:00 p.m., join us for the presentation “Solving the 100-Year-Mystery of the Grape Creek Butterfield Station,” presented by Tom Ashmore. In this fascinating presentation, Tom describes how he solved the mystery through background research on the Grape Creek Station, a satellite and drone study of the area, and a careful archeological survey of the site. The public is invited to attend this free meeting in the Fellowship Hall of Trinity Lutheran Church, 3536 Lutheran Way. Refreshments will be provided.


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
August 20th
3rd Monday Lunch
Join us for a free-wheeling discussion on Genealogy. A delicious buffet, a bargain at $8.00 and some “cussin’ and discussing” on the state of our genealogy research.
September 4th
Monthly Meeting
Join us for our first Fall meeting! Speaker, Tom Ashmore, will discuss finding the actual location of the Butterfield Stage Grape Creek Station. Refreshments provided, so come a little early.
September 17th
3rd Monday Lunch
Join us for a free-wheeling discussion on Genealogy. A delicious buffet, a bargain at $8.00 and some “cussin’ and discussing” on the state of our genealogy research.