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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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8th Annual Genealogy Fair



Free! Beginning Genealogy Class

Saturday, Nov. 17th  1:00 - 4:00 pm. Join Lisa Mahler in the 2nd floor computer lab at Stephens Central Library (downtown) for a free, hands-on, beginning genealogy class. Sign up at the October 2nd Genealogy Fair or call the library (325-655-7321) to reserve your place. Attendees must be comfortable using a computer. Remember, seating is limited – please make a class reservation in advance.


TxSGS Annual Conference

The Texas State Genealogy Society’s  Annual Conference is slated November 2-4 in San Antonio. the Texas State Genealogical Society’s 2018 Family History Conference features 56 presentations, 30 well-known speakers, and multiple topic tracks. Themed “Journey through Generations,” the TxSGS Conference will inspire and ignite your family history search. See http:// www.txsgs.org/featured-events/2018-familyhistory-conference/ for speakers, topics, workshops, and more. The conference Exhibit Hall displays the latest in technology, DNA, and more. The conference hotel is the Omni San Antonio at the Colonnade. Rooms are booking fast! See http://www.txsgs.org/2018- conference-lodging-and-venue/ for details on hotel reservations.


New! Genealogy Center

The Stephens Central Library now has a Genealogy Center perfect for research, in a nice quiet corner on the second floor near the reference desk. With a computer dedicated to genealogy searching, the Genealogy Center is a newly-reorganized benefit for genealogists. Co-located with the computer are the library’s genealogy assets: rare books, the library’s Texana collection, genealogy research books, vertical files filled with Concho Valley history, the San Angelo Standard-Times on microfilm, and a digital microfilm scanner. SAGHS is partnering with the Stephens Central Library to refresh the genealogy resources available to patrons and provide volunteer assistance for genealogists. Watch for new developments!


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
November 2nd
TxSGS Annual Conference
The Texas State Genealogical Society’s 2018 Family History Conference features 56 presentations, 30 well-known speakers, and multiple topic tracks. Themed “Journey through Generations,” the TxSGS Conference will inspire and ignite your family history search. See http:// www.txsgs.org/featured-events/2018-familyhistory-conference/for speakers, topics, workshops, and more. The conference Exhibit Hall displays the latest in technology, ...
November 19th
3rd Monday Lunch
Join us for a free-wheeling discussion on Genealogy. A delicious buffet, a bargain at $8.00 and some “cussin’ and discussing” on the state of our genealogy research.
December 17th
3rd Monday Lunch
Join us for a free-wheeling discussion on Genealogy. A delicious buffet, a bargain at $8.00 and some “cussin’ and discussing” on the state of our genealogy research.