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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Becky Villareal“Too late” is a phrase all too common to genealogists, as most only get interested in family history after everyone who could answer questions has passed away. Becky Villareal, teacher and genealogist, created “Genealogy for Children” on a simple premise; to engage children in their family’s genealogical research and encourage them to connect with older family members. She uses her expertise in education and child development to present a program that encourages children to begin these important conversations with their family members. Ms. Villareal will present “Genealogy for Children” at the next meeting of the San Angelo Genealogical Society, Tuesday, April 3, at 7:00 p.m.. The public is invited to attend this free meeting in the Fellowship Hall of Trinity Lutheran Church, 3536 Lutheran Way. Refreshments will be served.

Display Board Workshop

We’ll provide the display boards, the paper matting, and creative assistance. Just add your photos, newspaper articles, and mix to create a compelling visual tale! Choose a topic, collect your “ingredients,” and take the SAGHS challenge to create a display board for your family. Join Lisa Mahler and Susan Ball at Trinity Lutheran Church, April 7th, for a two hour hands-on creative workshop. Lisa and Susan will bring everything needed except the items you want to place on the board. Sign up in advance at the April meeting or by email . Remember, each display board entitles the maker to one entry in SAGHS’s drawing for a FREE DNA kit! For more information, contact Susan by email.

WTHA Annual Conference

The Annual Meeting of the West Texas Historical Association is slated April 13-14 here in San Angelo! The WTHA Conference is packed with fascinating presentations on all aspects of West Texas history. Just a few of the captivating sessions are:
  •  Murder and Mayhem
  •  The Texas Frontier and World War I
  •  History in San Angelo
  •  Looking Without: InSluences beyond Texas that Shaped Panhandle History
  •  Saving NASA’s Apollo Program: A Tale of West Texas
  •  Sheep, Goats and Cattle in West Texas: Studies on Stock Raisers
  •  Chords on the Concho
  •  Making the Southwest Collection Digital
The Conference takes place at the First United Methodist Church, 37 E. Beauregard Avenue.
View a preliminary list of papers at https://tinyurl.com/WTHA2018 .Watch for more details on the Friday night banquet speaker and Thursday tour at http://swco.ttu.edu/WestTexas/ 

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
March 24th
Map It! Workshop
Map it! Using Maps for Family History Research - a FREE seminar sponsored by the Genealogy Center of the Waco-McLennan Co. Library. Space is limited so pre-register using the online calendar at wacolibrary.org or by calling the Genealogy Center at 254-750-5945. 
March 31st
Revolution to Reconstruction
Dallas Genealogy Society is hosting a workshop covering Revolution to Reconstruction: Seeking Those Who Shaped America featuring Michael Strauss, a professional Accredited Genealogist.FMI: http://www.dallasgenealogy.org
April 3rd
Genealogy Research Class
The Missing Census – How the 1890 Census substitutes can help find your ancestor!