SAGHS welcomes all who share an interest in family history in West Texas!
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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Pleasant View: the Forgotten 415
African-Americans have played an important role in the history of San Angelo. Social equality, however, was not readily offered, even in death and burial. In former times, Fairmount Cemetery was for “whites only”, but in 1903 a separate area was provided for blacks. Designated “Pleasant View” it is the final resting place for “The Forgotten 415”—those interred before the cemetery was desegregated.
Brittany Wollman, expressing her love for social history and belief that every person has a story and should have a voice, will share some of those stories at our upcoming meeting. Brittany, a native of Brownfield, Texas, is a library assistant for Special Collections at the Porter Henderson Library’s West Texas Collection. The public is invited to attend this free meeting on Tuesday, February 6th, 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Trinity Lutheran Church, 3536 Lutheran Way Refreshments provided.
Genealogy Research Classes
Starting February 6th, a four-part series on genealogy research will be taught by Susan Ball. Topics are:
- Online Library Resources – An overview of free resources at the Tom Green County Library plus the Portal to Texas History.
- What do I do when I run out of hints? – Addresses advanced researching in Ancestry and records available beyond Ancestry.
- Finding the Ladies – Tips for finding elusive ancestors (especially the female half of your family tree!).
- The Missing Census – 1890 Census substitutes can help find your ancestor!
- Family Search – Tips for finding family, clues and more in the records and non-digitized records of FamilySearch.org.
Handouts are provided for each session. Classes will be held in a classroom at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6:00 p.m
. the first Tuesday of the month, February through May (that is one hour before the regular SAGHS meeting). Morning classes will be held at Susan’s house, 10 a.m. on the Thursday after the SAGHS meeting. The morning class requires advance registration so Susan can prepare. Class fees are $25.00 for SAGHS members, $35.00 for non-members. Payment may be made at the February 6th class - just e-mail
in advance to register - please register as soon as possible!
Wanted: Concho Valley Pioneers
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) |
Research Assistance & More
Join our genealogists at the West Texas Collection for research help and advice, pioneer certificate info and to peruse all the great resources available to you.
Research Assistance & More
Join our genealogists at the West Texas Collection for research help and advice, pioneer certificate info, and to peruse all the great resources available to you.
Genealogy Research Class
What do I do when I run out of hints? – This class addresses advanced researching in Ancestry and records available beyond Ancestry