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.

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Texas State Genealogy Society Conference

What will take your genealogy research to the next level?
The 2021 TxSGS Family History Conference, Connecting Generations, seeks to help you discover the tools needed to answer your genealogy questions. This Conference promises opportunities for learning in a variety of areas, or tracks: DNA; ethnic research including African American, Hispanic, German, and Irish; methodology and problem solving; military research; records and resources, and skill building. With 24 speakers presenting 40+ topics and three different registration packages, you can individualize your conference experience to meet your needs.
On Friday and Saturday, October 1-2, TxSGS Live! features ten presentations by some of the top speakers in genealogy on research techniques, records, DNA, and more.That’s not all! These lectures will be recorded and combined with 30 additional prerecorded lectures from some of your favorite speakers plus well-known presenters from across Texas and the U.S. Even though you won’t be able to see them in person, you will be able to access their lectures online through December 31, 2021.
Visit the conference website for more info on speakers, times, and topics - Connecting Generations Conference
Register for the conference for either the Standard or All-in-One package during August and use our TIPS code saghs_fan1. Attendees will get all the benefits of attending a conference: great lectures, access to the Virtual Expo Hall, on-demand access through December 31, and more! SAGHS will get a $10 donation from TxSGS. You can support SAGHS and maybe even discover the key to breaking down your brick wall!

Virtual Meetings to Continue

During the last Board meeting, the SAGHS Board of Directors discussed the current status of the pandemic and the need to keep our members as safe as possible. Because of that, the Board has re-evaluated meeting in person, and voted to continue virtual meetings until at least March of 2022. Please continue to check back here for information and watch for email about the upcoming virtual presentations. 

Genealogy Help Sessions

Lisa Mahler is holding individual, that's right folks, one-on-one, help sessions on the 2nd Floor of the Stephens Central Library (downtown) near the Genealogy Center sign.  All you have to do is call the library, 325-655-7321, ask for the 2nd floor desk and set up your time to meet with Lisa. This is a great opportunity to begin your genealogical journey, or enhance the one you are on. Call today!

Family History Month

Did you know October is Family History Month? We have some great FREE events planned to celebrate this!
Check back here to find more details as they become availalble, but here are some highlights:
  • Lisa Mahler will host a Beginning Genealogy Class at the Stephens Central Library
  • Virtual Genealogy Fair -  Oct 5th live presentations with (online) Q & A on specific topics
  • Genealogy Cornucopia: A Fall Festival of Genealogy Research - Oct 15th, an all day come-and-go event with presentations on many topics

Digital Stalkin' Kin

Do you have issues of our quarterly journal, Stalkin' Kin in Old West Texas, piling up? Would you like to have future editions delivered to your email box? Sign up for the Digital Edition of the Stalkin Kin and enjoyt the same great quarterly on your computer or tablet - a plus is that it will now be in color! All you have to do is email:  Click HERE  to begin your subscription. Remember, the Stalkin' Kin is free to all paid members and is one of your many member benefits. Once we meet again in person, you can return to us any Stalkin' Kin you no longer need. 


The 3rd Monday Lunch is on hiatus for now and will resume again at a future date. The cancellation of Research Assistance & More  on Wednesdays continues, but with the re-opening of the WTC we hope to have more information about this in the near furtue. 
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 2022. We will continue to keep you updated by postin information on this webpage.  We look forward to the day we can all get together again, in person, for a celebratory meeting.
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
October 1st
TxSGS Conference
TxSGS Family History Conference: Connecting Generations. Be sure to register!  https://www.txsgs.org/2021-txsgs-family-history-conference/
October 5th
Genealogy Fair
Keep an eye out for info on the Virtual Genealogy Fair
October 15th
Genealogy Cornucopia
A Fall Festival of Genealogy Research - a day of pressentations on many topics of interest. Schedule and more information coming soon