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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March 2nd Virtual Meeting
On March 2 at 7:00 p.m., the San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society features Diane L. Richard
speaking on "Post Office Records: Geography, Politics, Religion & More." Post offices aren’t just about mail! Historically, post offices were used to define communities. In records, people referenced the post office location to define where they lived. Post offices also handled newspaper subscriptions and related materials. How would you like to see great-great-grandpa's subscription list? Talk about insight into a person! Subscriptions often indicated a person’s religious and/or political leanings and much more. Diane will share this information and address Texas and San Angelo postal records as well.
A well-known and popular speaker, Diane has delivered webinars and in-person talks about the availability and richness of records documenting Southerners, pursuing formerly enslaved ancestors and their descendants, genealogical research tips, techniques, tools and strategies, under-utilized resource collections [online and on-the-ground], and much more. She has done research for and appeared on (the Bryan Cranston Episode) the popular TV show Who Do You Think You Are?
Due to Covid-19, SAGHS is meeting virtually through May 2021. Join us online for this fascinating presentation! The meeting is open to the public.
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Third Monday "Luncheon" - March 15
We had a crowd registered for the President's Day gathering in February, but then the host's power failed in the polar vortex weather disaster. Let's try again on March 15th! Join in any time from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The discussion topic will again be "Brick-wall Ancestors and Back Burner Projects." We can also chat about disasters our ancestors lived through! We'll be switching to Zoom as a platform instead of GoToMeeting.
Interested in attending? Registration in advance of the meeting is required. Preregister now by following this link.
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.
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 email@example.com 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 transitioned to virtual for the 3rd Monday Lunch and continued with the cancellation of 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 May 2021! Hopefully we can all meet together again, in person, for a celebratory meeting soon. 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.