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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Research Afternoon - May

New location! Join us at the Stephens Central Library in downtown San Angelo to research your family history with the help of SAGHS volunteers. Bring your questions or just spend an afternoon with us sharing your passion for genealogy sleuthing and exploring the resources available to West Texas Genealogists!
  • Where: Stephens Central Library at 33 W. Beauregard Avenue
  • When: Saturday, May 25, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • What to bring: laptop, charging cable, and research questions
Meet at the reference desk on the second floor. We'll have a room reserved for us to gather, research, and share ideas.
 


Thank you!

Thanks to our generous donors, we met raised over $1,800 for the Speakers Fund. These gifts enable SAGHS to develop educational and entertaining programs and events for genealogists researching and living in the Concho Valley and beyond.
 
We are so grateful for the generous support. It is a great benefit to the SAGHS Board of Directors and members to be able to focus on preservation, publication, and education instead of fundraising activities.
 


Join SAGHS or Renew and Win!

SAGHS loves our members, and to show our appreciation, we're holding a membership drive and drawing. All whose membership is current on July 5 will be eligible for the Membership Drive Drawing! If you are not a member or your membership lapses before then, please join or renew your membership. Drawing winners can choose one of the following prizes:
  • 3 month membership to American Ancestors, with access to early American records and more
  • 6 month membership to Newspapers.com.
  • $50 credit toward a purchase any of SAGHS's surplus books.
  • $50 gift certificate to Amazon.com.
The memberships of many of our current members lapse in May. You can see your membership status by logging onto your account at the SAGHS website (www.saghs-tx.org). Click "Members Only" at the bottom of the left menu bar for the log-in page. If your membership lapses in the next few months, renew now by clicking on the button at the bottom of this email. If you have questions about your membership or aren't sure when your membership expires, email membership@saghs-tx.org.
 


Welcome 2024-2026 Board of Directors!

We have an excellent group of officers for 2024-2026 with a few new faces among our long-standing supporters. Thank you to all who volunteered to help SAGHS thrive over the next few years!
President - Susan Ball
Executive Vice President - Open
Vice President of Education - Lisa Mahler
Vice President of Membership - Donna Eiler
Vice President of Programs - Sharlene Miller
Vice President of Publications - Jan Shannon
Vice President of Publicity - Joanna Jones-Sturgill
Vice President of Sales - Jan Shannon
Secretary - Marcia Esser
Treasurer - Jana Jenkins (Acting)
Library Liaison - Karen Vavricka
Historian - Open
Editor - Allen Wright
Directors at Large (4 positions available):
Keith Ellwanger
Molly Hayes
Flo Knight
Carol Brooks
The names of those new to the board or in new positions are in bold.
 


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.