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. 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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Research & More

Just a reminder! If you’ve never taken a DNA test, drop by Research and More on Wednesday afternoons at the West Texas Collection to chat with SAGHS members about what you can learn and which DNA companies might be best for your needs. Research and More is a great time to research your family or help someone else with their research. Sometimes we learn exactly what we need for our search by helping someone else. Even more, it’s great to help someone with their brick wall – it makes a nice break from staring at the brick wall that’s stymied our own progress! Hope to see you there!


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
April 24th
Ft. Concho Speakers Series
“The Life and Times of Ranger Benjamin Hamilton Anderson, Co. C Frontier Battalion 1874 and the Red River War” by Charles Anderson Enjoy a lunchtime talk and bring your lunch or call us to order a brown bag lunch from Mr. T’s ($8.75). Deadline for orders in 5 p.m. ...
May 7th
On the Trail of Ben Ficklin
Join us for Barbara Barton's presentation about local legend, Ben Ficklin. Free and open to the public, with refreshments provided.
May 20th
3rd Monday Luncheon
Join us for our monthly luncheon where we cuss and discuss our family history trials, tribulations and offer advice and tips. McGownas serves delicious meals for only $8.00. Join us for fellowship and interesting conversation! It's informal so if you can't make it right at 11:30, come anyway.