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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Big news!

NEW! Free genealogy help is now available at two locations! Research Assistance & More continues on Wednesday afternoons at the West Texas Collection until the end of the Spring semester. The WTC will then be closed in order to prepare for and move into their new location sometime in the near future.  We are now offering Research Assistance & More on two Tuesday nights a month, starting with February 11 and 18, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the "Genealogy Center" of the Stephens Central Library (downtown). Come by and meet Lisa at the Genealogy Center on the 2nd floor. We will move our help sessions there on Wednesday afternoons from 2:00 - 4:00 during the closure of the Wext Texas Collection which will start sometime in May. Hope to see you there!


Have You Paid Your Dues?

Pay your dues now for 2020-2021 and save! 
Dues will increase by $5 on March 1. That will be $25 per person plus $5 per individual at the same address. Because of good management on the part of the board and a variety of fundraising events we’ve held, SAGHS hasn’t raised dues since 2008. Yet costs continue to rise - we rely on dues to pay for meeting expenses such as facility rental, refreshment supplies, plus printing and mailing the Stalkin’ Kin, printing the flyers we distribute at our meeting, and much more. 
You can see your membership status when you log onto our website or check with Donna Eiler, our Vice President of membership at our next meeting. Don't forget you can pay your dues through PayPal (you do not have to have a PayPal account, just a credit card). It's right here, on this website! Just click the "Membership" tab.


3rd Monday Reminder

Don't forget! We still host the 3rd Monday Genealogy Luncheon! The next one is February 17, at 11:30 a.m. Join us for lunch and a lively genealogy discussion at McGowan's in Rio Concho Manor. Park in back of the high-rise and come through the buffet line. We meet in back room visable from the end of the buffet (there is a sign). Come on down!


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
March 3rd
Federal Land Records
Federal Land Records: Finding the Old Home Place is the topic of Randy Whited's presentation. He will share tips for researching Federal land records to learn where your ancestors got their land. Free and open to the public, with refreshments provided prior to the presentation.
March 16th
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. ...
April 7th
More Effective Online Searching
A return speaker, Bernard Meisner, will present Techniques and Strategies for More Effective Online Searching. How to determine what info is available and where to find it, plus how to use search tools. Free and open to the public with refreshments provided prior to the presentation.