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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Stalkin' Kin Takes First

Stalkin’ Kin Takes First!
For the second year in a row Texas State Genealogy Society chose the Stalkin’ Kin, under the able direction of Editor Allen Wright, for First Place for journals published by Partner Societies. The competition among society journals is fierce, with many outstanding journals being submitted. Mic Barnette, Society Publication Award Chair, shared that each year the top four journals in the state are separated by no more than a few points on the judging rubric. We are thrilled to be included in this group! When informed of the Stalkin’ Kin’s award, Allen was quick to give credit to the many members who write articles for publication. He encourages all members to support the Stalkin’ Kin and SAGHS by writing a family history story.


2nd Place Winner

SAGHS Website Receives 2nd
For the seventh year in a row, Jana Jenkins’ website creativity and acumen netted a top two place for SAGHS from the Texas State Genealogy Society. This year the SAGHS website was surpassed only by the Dallas Genealogical Society website. Jana continually works to upgrade the website, adding useful research links and the Stalkin’ Kin index, maintaining current events on the front page, and more. Additional features and research tools for the website are planned – watch for updates!


SAGHS Member Places 3rd

Article by Karen Vavricka Places 3rd
Karen’s article, “The Grandmother We Never Knew” (Stalkin’ Kin, v. 46, nos. 1 & 2, Winter/ Spring 2019) placed third in a large group of high-quality articles submitted for awards consideration to the Texas State Genealogy Society. In her article, Karen wrote a moving biography of her grandmother who died young. Her grandmother’s story came to life through the Karen’s interviews with aunts and uncles, plus letters and emails from relatives. Congratulations, Karen!


Research & More

Could you use a little help with your genealogy search? Wondering what could be learned from a DNA test? Join us on Wednesday afternoons at Research Assistance & More, our research and discussion time at the West Texas Collection, from 2 p.m.to 4 p.m. Remember, the WTC is open to all researchers from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to take advantage of the extensive collection of genealogy books and resources - from other states, Texas counties, family histories and more.
 


Wanted: Concho Valley Pioneers

SAGHS is building a file of Concho Valley pioneers, and we want to include your pioneer ancestor! Jan Thomas, our Pioneer Certificate Manager, will help with your certificate application. Along with your Pioneer Certificate, is the opportunity to have your lineage printed in a future issue of our quarterly journal, Stalkin Kin in Old West Texas! Contact Jan (e-mail). Remember, 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 13th
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 advice.
November 18th
3rd Monday Luncheon
Join us for our monthly luncheon where we cuss and discuss our family history trials, tribulations and offer advice and tips. McGown's serves delicious meals for a nominal price. Join us for fellowship and interesting conversation! It's informal, so if you can't make it right at 11:30, come anyway. ...
November 20th
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 advice.