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. 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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Monthly Meeting

On February 1, at 7:00 p.m., SAGHS features DNA expert Janine Cloud of Family Tree DNA presenting "It's Never too Late to Start! DNA Testing for Beginners."
 
Does it feel like everyone has embraced DNA testing except for you? Are you interested in using DNA testing as a tool, but not sure where to start?
This class is for you. We discuss the who, what, where, why, and how of DNA testing to help you get started using this valuable genealogical tool. If you’ve got family members or cousins you’re trying to get tested, invite them to this presentation! Janine will answer questions at the end of her talk.
 
Janine Cloud, a native of Brazoria County and fifth-generation Texan, became interested in genealogy when a grade school assignment to complete a pedigree chart prompted her to question family members about her ancestors. She started working at FamilyTreeDNA in 2011 where she created the Group Projects - Events team she now manages. FamilyTreeDNA is a division of Gene by Gene, a commercial genetic testing company based in Houston, Texas. FamilyTreeDNA offers analysis of autosomal DNA, Y-DNA, and mitochondrial DNA to individuals for genealogical purpose. Janine has given presentations at conferences such as the National Genealogical Society Conference, RootsTech and RootsTech London, as well as numerous local organizations.
 
Due to COVID-19, SAGHS is meeting virtually through February 2022. Join us online for this fascinating presentation! FMI: 262-3269 or SAGHS.Inc@gmail.com.
 
The meeting is free and open to the public, but you must register to attend the meeting. 
Registration link is coming soon!
If you have trouble with audio or video during the meeting, here are a few TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS.

Timeline Handouts

On January 4, the monthy meeting featured SAGHS president Susan Ball presenting "Methodology: Using Timelines to Focus Your Research." In ersponse to viewer's questions, Susan created a timeline template and sample timeline. In addition, she updated the handout to include links to map resources.
 
Click HERE for the updated handout. See a sample timeline HERE and a timeline template HERE. These resources will be removed from this public page on January 31.
 
Members can view the presentation in the "Members Only" area and download the presentation materials there as well.

Genealogy Classes

Learn new skills and get a boost in your genealogy research! Genealogy classes led by Lisa Mahler are slated for 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the last Saturday of January, March, and May in the 2nd floor computer lab at the Stephens Central Library in downtown San Angelo. Mark your calendar now for these classes on January 29, March 26, and May 28. To reserve your spot, contact the library at 325-655-7321 and ask for the 2nd floor desk.

Genealogy Help Sessions

Need guidance or a second pair of eyes to look at your research? Lisa Mahler is available to help! She'll be at the Stephens Central Library (Downtown) from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 26, and Saturday, April 30. Meet her on the second floor of the library near the Genealogy Center sign. This is a great opportunity to enhance your genealogy journey and take that next step in your research!

Member Benefit

Members only reminder! Recorded webinars for the 2020-21 virtual meetings have been posted behind the member wall. We've got two dozen presentations with downloadable handouts, including the presentation on pre-1850 census research by J. Mark Lowe!! Did you miss a presentation or want to see it again? Here's your chance to view and review these outstanding topics. Just log-in from the left side menu by clicking "Members Only".

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. 

Ongoing

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 until March 2022. We will continue to keep you updated by posting information on this webpage.  We look forward to the day we can all get together again, in person, to resume our in-person meetings.
 
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
January 29th
Genealogy Classes
Coming up! Genealogy class with Lisa Mahler. To reserve your spot, contact the library at 325-655-7321 and ask for the 2nd floor desk.
February 26th
Genealogy Classes
Coming up! Genealogy class and help session with Lisa Mahler. To reserve your spot, contact the library at 325-655-7321 and ask for the 2nd floor desk.
April 30th
Genealogy Classes
Coming up! Genealogy class and help session with Lisa Mahler. To reserve your spot, contact the library at 325-655-7321 and ask for the 2nd floor desk.