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 Genalogial 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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Finding German Ancestors at the Texas GLO

Kevin Klaus developed a love of history from an early age listening to stories told by his Grandparents and Great Grandparents who grew up in East Texas.  Over the past 30 years he has collected and researched his own family, using government records, letters, photographs, family Bible information, and stories.  Kevin has a background in Anthropology, Archaeology, and Public History from the University of New Mexico, and is currently working towards becoming a certified genealogist.  He has served as one of the lead researchers in the Texas General Land Office Archives and Records Program Area for sixteen years.  During his time at the GLO he has searched the early Court of Claims files, German Collection and archival collection to learn more about the history of Texas and discover the amazing collection of personal letters of early soldiers and pioneers who helped settle our great state.  Over the last few years he has focused his attention and research on the German Collection and the early German settlers that came to Texas under the Adelsverein in the 1840’s.  
The public is invited to attend this free meeting on Tuesday, May 1st, 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Trinity Lutheran Church, 3536 Lutheran Way. Refreshments will be served. FMI:  email SAGHS
 


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 WTC, 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
April 25th
Fort Concho Speaker's Series
Taming the Cross Timbers: Sodbusters, Roughnecks, and the KKK by Barbara Barton, Local Historian. Bring your own lunch or call to order a lunch from Mr. T's for $8.25. Deadline for lunch orders is 5 p.m. the preceding Monday of each event; call (325) 657-4441.  
May 1st
Genealogy Research Class
Family Search – Tips for finding family, clues and more in the records and non-digitized records of FamilySearch.org
May 1st
Monthy Meeting
Our Speaker Series wraps up in May with Kevin Klaus of the Texas GLO presenting “Finding your German Ancestors using the Texas General Land Office". The public is welcome and refreshments are provided.