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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Resolved: Write Your Family Story

Make 2020 the year you record your family’s stories, and share them with the Stalkin' Kin! Tucked away in your genealogy records are dozens of interesting tales about who your ancestors were, what they accomplished, and how they lived. Choose one ancestor and write about them. Set a goal to write a page a week or a page a month – you’ll be surprised how fast a page can be filled!
 
For ideas to spark your imagination, check out Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, a series of prompts that can get you started. She issues one prompt a week – for more details and to get on her mailing list, see https://www.amyjohnsoncrow.com/52-ancestors-in-52-weeks/ (our Treasurer, Jana Jenkins has just started her 3rd year of blogging the "52 Ancestors"challenge). Share your results with our Stalkin’ Kin readers. You’ll connect with cousins and perhaps encourage an interest by a younger person in your family. For more information about submitting an article to the Stalkin’ Kin, contact the Editor, Allen Wright, at editor@saghs-tx.org. Please send submissions to the same e-mail address.


Get Visual!

Nothing brings your genealogy to life like a visual display. With help from SAGHS, you can create a family history display as a lasting heritage memento that will illustrate your family history. The Family History Displays will be exhibited at the Stephens Central Library in September 2020 to advertise SAGHS and our 10th Annual Genealogy Fair, slated October 6. Foam boards, mat paper, and instructions will be available soon. We need at least twelve display boards; displays can feature family history, a historic event, histories of local towns, buildings, businesses ... anything that will make a visually appealing, historically interesting display. Think of it as a scrap book page, only larger. Interested? Contact Susan Ball at SAGHS.Inc@gmail.com.


Need One-on-One Assistance?

Do your New Year’s resolutions include Finding an elusive ancestor, understanding your DNA test, writing a book about your ancestors, or filling out your family tree? Research Assistance & More can help! Join us every Wednesday in the West Texas Collection at ASU. For those wishing to continue their ancestral pursuits, the WTC is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Don’t wait for Wednesday afternoons to take advantage of the many genealogy resources at the West Texas Collection!


Wanted: Concho Valley Pioneers

SAGHS is building a file of Concho Valley pioneers, and we want to include your pioneer ancestor! Jan Thomas, our Pioneer Certificate Manager, will help with your certificate application. Along with your Pioneer Certificate, is the opportunity to have your lineage printed in a future issue of our quarterly journal, Stalkin Kin in Old West Texas! Contact Jan (e-mail). Remember, 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
January 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. McGown's serves delicious meals for a nominal price. Join us for fellowship and interesting conversation! It's informal, so if you can't make it right at 11:30, come anyway. ...
January 22nd
Research & More!
Join us for an informal help session. We can help with brickwalls, locating records, DNA or just dissing your research trials and tribulations.
January 29th
Research & More!
Join us for an informal help session. We can help with brickwalls, locating records, DNA or just dissing your research trials and tribulations.