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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SAGHS Speaker Series!

December 5 – "Old Homes of San Angelo" presented by Lisa Mahler, Historian, Researcher, SAGHS Board Member

Lisa will take attendees on a journey through time, delving into the archives of the West Texas Collection, the Portal to Texas History, and Fort Concho, as well as her family's collection to present a fascinating glimpse into the old homes of San Angelo. These stately old mansions once graced the heart of downtown San Angelo on Harris, Beauregard, Twohig, and Concho avenues. Lisa will also include homes that were build in Angelo Heights, now known as Santa Rita.
Attendees can look forward to uncovering the untold stories of these historic homes and learning about the lives of people who inhabited San Angelo's esteemed "Nob Hill." Lisa's presentation promises to shed light on the unique charm and heritage of these old homes, making this event a must-attend for anyone interested in the rich history of San Angelo.
Learn more about Lisa on our speaker bio page.
The December presentation is available in person and virtually. In person, join us at the Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 3536 Lutheran Way. To attend virtually, click HERE. Preregistration is required for the virtual meeting option.
Having trouble during the meeting with video or audio? For troubleshooting tips, click HEREIf you haven't attended a virtual meeting before, click HERE for a few registration and set-up tips.

Finding Family Writing Contest

Discover your roots and let your family's legacy shine with the “Finding Family Writing Contest.” The San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society (SAGHS) invites you to delve deep into your family's past and share captivating tales, cherished memories, and age-old legends that have shaped generations.

1st Place: $100
2nd Place: $75
3rd Place: $25

Every story holds significance, and every submission will earn a special place in the pages of the Stalkin' Kin in Old West Texas, SAGHS’s biannual journal.
Submission Deadline: October 28
For more information and submission guidelines, click HERE.

Getting Started in Genealogy

Join us on January 27, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., in the Stephens Central Library Computer Lab for an introduction to genealogy with Lisa Mahler, board member of the San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society.
Starting out with discovering your family tree? This beginner's genealogy class will guide you through free research resources. Computer skills are helpful to succeed in the class. 
This class is limited to 12 participants. Sign up now at the Tom Green County library website HERE.
  • Click on the box labeled "1:00 p.m." with the number of spots left in the class.
  • Enter your name and contact information.
  • Click "Complete Appointment."
The 2nd floor computers will be also be available for those who want to use library computers and resources.

Wanted: Concho Valley Pioneers

SAGHS is building a file of Concho Valley pioneers, and we want to include your pioneer ancestor! Jan Shannon, our Pioneer Certificate Manager, will help with your certificate application.
Along with your receiving  your Pioneer Certificate, your Concho Valley pioneer and lineage will be included in a future issue of our quarterly journal, Stalkin Kin in Old West Texas!
Contact Jan Shannon (e-mail). Certificates make a great gift!


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 inbox? Sign up for the Digital Edition of the Stalkin Kin and enjoy the same great quarterly on your computer or tablet - a plus is that it will now be in color and web links are active!
Click HERE  to begin your digital subscription. Remember, the Stalkin' Kin is free to all paid members and is one of your many member benefits. You can return to us any Stalkin' Kins you no longer need at any of our in-person meetings.



We're gearing up for 2023-2024!
Check out our events and activities and mark your calendar for all the fascinating opportunities we have for Concho Valley genealogists and beyond. We have planned a mix of virtual, in-person, and hybrid (virtual and in-person) gatherings to meet the needs of all our members.
The Stalkin' Kin is now up to date! The Winter/Spring 2023 and Summer/Fall 2023 issues have recently been mailed. Plan now to submit your family story for the Winter/Spring 2024 issue which will be published in early November 2023. Your family stories are important – who's going to record them other than you?

Upcoming Events
December 5th
Speaker Series
Old Homes of San Angelo by Lisa Mahler, Local Historian and SAGHS V.P. for Education While delving through the West Texas Collection archives and her mother's collection, Lisa has amassed a trove of information about the old homes of San Angelo, those stately old manison that graced downtown in ...
January 2nd
Speaker Series
Writing Your Family Story: Learning to Assess and Compile Your Research by Emily Coffman Richardson, Professional Genealogist Writing our story and that of our ancestors is a genealogist's key objective. Emily encourages us to get out of hte habit of being "hunters 'n gatherers" of family data. She shows ...
January 20th
Research Afternoon at the WTC
Join us at the West Texas Collection to research your family history with the help of SAGHS volunteers. You can gain experience by looking up requests from resources at the WTC's genealogy library made by out-of-area SAGHS members. Spend an afternoon with us sharing your passion for genealogy sleuthing!