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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A Glimpse of Frontier Life...

Join us for our first fall meeting on September 3 when Cory Robinson, Curator of History, at Fort Concho will present A Glimpse of Frontier Life through the Douglas McChristian Collection. Fort Concho's recent acquisition includes over 1,000 uniform pieces, equipment, documents and more which illustrate the life and times of the frontier soldier. Cory will discuss and exhibit several pieces from the collection. The meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. with refreshments furnished prior to the start time, in the Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. 
 


Research & More

Just a reminder! If you’ve never taken a DNA test, drop by Research & More on Wednesday afternoons at the West Texas Collection to chat with SAGHS members about what you can learn and which DNA companies might be best for your needs. Research and More is a great time to research your family or help someone else with their research. Sometimes we learn exactly what we need for our search by helping someone else. Even more, it’s great to help someone with their brick wall – it makes a nice break from staring at the brick wall that’s stymied our own progress! Hope to see you there!


Wanted: Concho Valley Pioneers

SAGHS is building a file of Concho Valley pioneers, and we want to include your pioneer ancestor! Jan Thomas, our new Pioneer Certificate Manager, will help with cetificate applications; Contact Jan (e-mail). 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
September 3rd
A Glimpse of Frontier Life...
Join us as Cory Robinson, Curator of History at Fort Concho exhibits and discusses several items from the newly acuired Douglas McChristian Collection. Free and open to the public with refreshments provided before the presentation.
September 4th
Research & More
Join us for Research & More on Wednesday afternoons at the West Texas Collection to chat with SAGHS members about resources available at the WTC, starting your research, brickwalls, and DNA testing questions. It is a great place to research your family and get help with your research.
September 11th
Research & More
Join us for Research & More every Wednesday afternoon at the West Texas Collection to chat with SAGHS members about resources available at the WTC, starting your research, brickwalls, and DNA testing questions. It is a great place to research your family and get help with your research.