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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December 1 Virtual Meeting

At 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 1, SAGHS is featuring Nancy Calhoun, a noted speaker on Oklahoma records. Nancy will present "Researching Oklahoma: Shedding Light on the Sooner State." Texans were a huge percentage of the thousands who swarmed into Oklahoma and Indian Territories. But what resources are available for tracing those ancestors and family members who came for a new beginning? Knowing the history, timeline, and geography can make your research a “successful run” to stake a genealogy homestead. Follow the speaker’s own Texas-born grandparents as they settle in the brand new state. For those with ancestors who lived in Oklahoma or the Indian Territory, this is a must-see topic!
 
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Peg Gordon

Peg Gordon passed away on Sunday, November 22, 2020, after battling COVID-19. Peggy Evelyn Pike was born to Virginia E. and Burnis W. Pike in Houston, Texas on October 25, 1926, and graduated from Mirabeau B. Lamar High School in Houston. Peggy met the love of her life, Robert (Bob) Paxson Gordon, while living with her sister in Boston in 1944. They were united in marriage on September 3, 1946, in Houston. Their union was blessed with five children. During their 66-year marriage, they lived for many years in Houston, where Bob was hospital administrator at Hermann Hospital. Bob and Peg moved to San Angelo in 1966 where Bob worked as hospital administrator of the Clinic Hospital (later Angelo Community Hospital) until 1977 when he opened his own certified public accountant practice. Peg worked in Bob’s accounting office for nearly 20 years. Following Bob’s death in 2012, in 2014 Peg moved to College Station, Texas to live with her daughter. Peg was an accomplished weaver and seamstress, and passionately pursued the family’s genealogical history. The shelves of her home office are filled with volumes of her genealogy research, as well as her own beautiful woven art. She was a member of the Johnson Street Church of Christ in San Angelo and attended the A&M Church of Christ in College Station. Peg was an active member of the “Come and Take It Chapter" of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution in Bryan, Texas. She never met a person with whom she could not strike up a conversation – often determining there was someone they both knew in common. She was a mentor to many and a friend to all. She will be greatly missed.

New Index!

We are excited to announce that we now have Unclaimed Marriage Licenses for Tom Green County online! Our SAGHS member, Jan Thomas, was instrumental in getting everything into this database. She worked many long hours to get it done. Thank you so much!  This index is searchable by the Groom's or Bride's first name or last name.
 
Please check the left side menu for "Searchable Indexes" and you will find links to both the Unclaimed Marriage Licenses and the Stalkin' Kin full name index.
 
Happy hunting!

Members Only!

As promised, SAGHS now has several video presentions from past meetings behind the "Member Wall." Simply log-in under "Members Only" and choose the menu option "Video Presentation". Click on the one you wish to view (it is best to view in "full screen" - little box in right corner).

New! Digital Stalkin’ Kin

Digital subscriptions to the Stalkin’ Kin are now available! Knowing that some of our members would prefer to receive their Stalkin’ Kin in digital format, SAGHS is now offering a digital option for Stalkin’ Kin delivery. If you would prefer to receive your Stalkin’ Kin via email, please email info@saghs-tx.org with “Digital Subscription” in the subject line. Include your name and address in the email so we can make sure we get your request properly recorded. Register now! We’ll make sure your next issue of Stalkin’ Kin is delivered to your inbox, not your mailbox. 

Ongoing

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, SAGHS has continued with the  cancellation of the 3rd Monday Lunch and all meetings of Research Assistance & More  on Wednesdays, until further notice. On a future date, the SAGHS Board of Directors will re-evaluate the safety of meeting in person based on the status of the pandemic and post event dates. 
 
To help us all stay connected, while remaining safe at home, SAGHS will host an online presentation the first Tuesday of each month through March 2021! Hopefully by late spring we can all meet together again, in person, for a celebratory meeting. We will keep you posted!
 
We encourage all of our members and friends to be careful and follow the guidelines provided by our healthcare professionals. We care about you, and hope to see you in the future, when we are able to meet again in person. In the meantime, keep up with SAGHS news on our Facebook page and this website.

Upcoming Events
December 21st
Virtual Luncheon Q & A
We are working on plans and hoping to have a "virtual 3rd Monday Luncheon". Join us from the comfort of your own home, BYO lunch and listen to the pre-submitted questions being answered. Watch for your upcoming newsletters for more details.
January 5th
Virtual Meeting
Join us on Tuesday, Jan 5, from the comfort of your own home. We will have on online presentation by (soon to be announced). Watch for registration and meeting information in our next newsletter or check back here.
February 2nd
Virtual Meeting
Join us on Tuesday, Feb 2, from the comfort of your own home. We will have on online presentation by (soon to be announced). Watch for registration and meeting information in our next newsletter or check back here.