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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TxSGS Annual Conference

Join us for the Texas State Genealogical Society Annual Conference. Titled Blazing Family Trails, this Family History Conference will be held at the Omni Houston Hotel Westside on October 11 - 13. This year’s event features 33 speakers presenting 8 tracks that include a total of 56 sessions plus 4 add-on workshops. Preview the topics and speakers and make plans now to join us for a fabulous genealogy weekend!
Website: https://www.txsgs.org/2019-conference/


Beginning Genealogy Class

Free! Free! Free! 
Join Lisa Mahler on the 3rd floor of the Tom Green County Library (downtown) for a free, hands-on, beginning genealogy class. The class will be held on Saturday, October 19, from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Sign up by calling the library (325-655-7321) to reserve your place. Bring your laptop or tablet to participate or just follow along while Lisa demonstrates various techniques and search tips. 


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.
 


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
October 16th
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.
October 21st
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. ...
October 23rd
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.