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.

Subscribe to our newsletter HERE.


Discovering Your Family and Their Roots

J. Mark Lowe, FUGA, brings the virtual seminar "Discovering Your Family and Their Roots," to San Angelo in September!
 
Click HERE to register!
Registration is still open through September 28!!
 
On Demand Sessions (available now through September 30):
  • Research in the South and Everywhere Else: Review, Prepare and Plan
  • Expanding & Exploring Details from Published Local Histories
  • A Death in the Family
  • Railroads & Stage Routes Throughout the South and Beyond
  • Spending a Day with Criminal Court Records
  • Is Your Family Tree Broken?
  • Defining Potential Migration Routes & Crucial Steps to the West
For more information click HERE. Questions? Contact events@saghs-tx.org

Finding Family Writing Contest

Here's an opportunity to create something that will last for generations and might even win a prize for you – write a story about a grandparent or other ancestor and submit it to the Finding Family Writing Contest! The brainchild of Peggy Brown Thorsen, the Finding Family Writing Contest encourages all of us to record our family stories for future generations.
 
All participants will see their stories published in Stalkin' Kin in Old West Texas, the journal of SAGHS, and receive two Heritage Edition copies of the issue in which their article appears.
Open to residents of Tom Green County and all SAGHS members, the deadline for submitting stories to the contest is October 1, so don't delay!
 
Click HERE to see contest rules and submission guidelines.

SAGHS Speaker Series!

November 1 - “Who Needed it Anyway? Getting Around the 1890 Census” by Sara Cochran
The loss of the 1890 Federal census is a source of great frustration for American Genealogists, but all hope is not lost! Learn strategies and gather tips for success in locating your family in other records between the 1880 and 1900 Federal censuses.
Learn more about Sara on our speaker bio page.
 
To register for the November virtual meeting, click HERE.
 
Having trouble during the meeting with video or audio? For troubleshooting tips, click HERE.
If you haven't attended a virtual meeting before, click HERE for a few registration and set-up tips.

Member Benefit

Members only reminder! Recorded webinars for the 2020-2022 virtual meetings have been posted behind the member wall, including those from May and April: "Working with the 1950 Census" by Bernard Meisner and "I Remember ... Sharing Your Story" by Sandra Crowley. We've got over 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 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. Once we meet again in person, you can return to us any Stalkin' Kins you no longer need. 

Ongoing

 Good news! 
SAGHS will continue to host an online presentation the first Tuesday of each month. We plan to begin "in-person" meetings, Saturday help sessions, seminars, brown-bag lunches and other special events starting in September 2022.  Watch for more information in upcoming newsletters and on this website.

Upcoming Events
September 10th
Discover Your Family ...
"Discover Your Family and Their Roots" with J. Mark Lowe, FUGA, in September! Explore tips, techniques, and more for discovering your family and their roots! Seven presentations cover research plans, local histories, death records, railroads, stage routes, migration, criminal court records, and broken family trees. Registration opens August 1!  Click ...
October 4th
Genealogy Fair
Who do you think you are? Start your discovery at the Genealogy Fair! The Genealogy Fair is back this year with door prizes, dozens of exhibits, historical and genealogical displays, website demonstrations, and much, much more! Bring your genealogy questions! Celebrate with us – 50 years of genealogy in the ...
October 8th
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!