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. Founded in 1973, SAGHS supports genealogists living in and researching in the Concho Valley. It is a society for everyone, from the beginner to the most advanced genealogist.

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Genealogy Cornucopia: A Fall Festival of Genealogy

Join us on Oct 15th for an all-day come-and-go virtual event! Featuring eight presentations on DNA, maps, German ancestry, methodology, and more, sessions begin at 10:00 am and continue through the day. This FREE event is open to the public; anyone can attend. Where else can you see a lineup of top speakers and excellent topics like this, for free! Advance registration is required, sign up below. For more information, download the flyer linked below.
 
Presentation Schedule (but you can watch them in any order you wish):
  • 10:00 – 10:50 am: NARA Mythbusters: Your Family IS in the Archives by Judy G. Russell
  • 11:00 – 11:50 am: Methodology: Using Timelines to Focus Your Research by Susan Ball
  • 12:00 – 1:15 pm: Beginning Genealogy Workshop by Kathy Huber
  • 1:25 – 2:30 pm: So, You’ve Found Your German Town of Origin, Now What? by Teresa Steinkamp McMillin
  • 2:40 – 3:35 pm: Fingerprinting Our Families: Using Ancestral Origins as a Genealogical Research Key by Curt B. Witcher
  • 3:45 – 5:00 pm: Attacking 18th and 19th Century Mysteries with DNA by Blaine Bettinger
  • 5:10 – 6:00 pm: Filling in the Family Stories by Susan Kaufman
  • 6:10 – 7:00 pm: Discover Genealogical Treasure Using Historic U.S. Maps by Hannah Kubacak
Click HERE for a flyer listing the speakers, topics, and times.

Register at this LINK; advance registration is required.
You will receive an email before 10:00 a.m. on October 15th with a link to the event site.
 
This event sponsored by the Waco McLennan County Library and the Texas State Genealogical Society is part of the Texas Genealogy Network, a state-wide, collaborative Online Genealogy Symposium for family historians.

Virtual Meetings to Continue

During the last Board meeting, the SAGHS Board of Directors discussed the current status of the pandemic and the need to keep our members as safe as possible. Because of that, the Board has re-evaluated meeting in person, and voted to continue virtual meetings until at least March of 2022. Please continue to check back here for information and watch for email about the upcoming virtual presentations. 

Genealogy Help Sessions

Lisa Mahler is holding individual, that's right folks, one-on-one, help sessions on the 2nd Floor of the Stephens Central Library (downtown) near the Genealogy Center sign.  All you have to do is call the library, 325-655-7321, ask for the 2nd floor desk and set up your time to meet with Lisa. This is a great opportunity to begin your genealogical journey, or enhance the one you are on. Call today!

Digital Stalkin' Kin

Do you have issues of our quarterly journal, Stalkin' Kin in Old West Texas, piling up? Would you like to have future editions delivered to your email box? Sign up for the Digital Edition of the Stalkin Kin and enjoyt the same great quarterly on your computer or tablet - a plus is that it will now be in color! All you have to do is email:  Click HERE  to begin your subscription. Remember, the Stalkin' Kin is free to all paid members and is one of your many member benefits. Once we meet again in person, you can return to us any Stalkin' Kin you no longer need. 

Ongoing

The 3rd Monday Lunch is on hiatus for now and will resume again at a future date. The cancellation of Research Assistance & More  on Wednesdays continues, but with the re-opening of the WTC we hope to have more information about this in the near furtue. 
 
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 2022. We will continue to keep you updated by postin information on this webpage.  We look forward to the day we can all get together again, in person, for a celebratory meeting.
 
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.