Our Society

The San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society is a nonprofit organization which was organized in 1973. Our mission is to support Concho Valley genealogists in their pursuit of their ancestry by:
  • conducting educational activities
  • promoting interest in genealogical and historical research
  • collecting and preserving documents pertaining to the history of West Texas
  • supporting the repository and genealogy library,The West Texas Collection, at ASU through donations of genealogical and historical materials.
We meet September through May for a presentation on a historical or genealogical topic, refreshments, and networking with fellow genealogists. SAGHS hosts annual workshops with topics beneficial to family research, weekly help sessions at WTC, interesting mini-seminars, records abstraction and research forums plus an informal monthly luncheon and computer workshops to trade tips and help solve each other’s genealogy quandaries. SAGHS regularly purchases and donates genealogy and family history books to the West Texas Collection. Pioneer Certificates encompassing 13 counties are available to those who qualify. We also offer several (free) beginners classes at the library and hold genealogy classes for beginners and intermediate researchers covering specific topics. The monthly SAGHS Newsletter is provided free to anyone interested. The members-only area of this website includes an archive of past newsletters, informational documents and forms, plus webinars of past presentations.
Meeting Info:
Trinity Lutheran Church - Fellowship Hall  (MAP)
3536 Lutheran Way
San Angelo, TX 76904
We meet the first Tuesday of each month, September through May, unless otherwise noted in the "Events" section, at 7:00 PM. We provide refreshments and all meetings are free and open to the public.
Hope to see you soon!

Operating Year: September 2021 - August 2022

Board of Directors
President: Susan Ball
Executive Vice President: Vacant
Vice President of Education: Lisa Mahler
Vice President of Membership: Donna Eiler
Vice President of Programs: Vacant
Vice President of Publications: Jan Shannon
Vice President of Publicity: Joanna Jones-Sturgill
Vice President of Sales: Jan Shannon
Secretary: Marcia Esser
Treasurer: Jana Jenkins
Library Liason: Karen Vavricka
Historian: Flo Knight
Editor, Stalkin' Kin: Allen Wright
Appointed Positions
Webmaster: Jana Jenkins
Pioneer Certificate Manager: Jan Shannon
Quarterly Exchange Manager: Jana Jenkins
Social Media Manager: Molly Hayes
Directors at Large
Director 1: Keith Ellwanger
Director 2: Molly Hayes
Director 3: Vacant
Director 4: Vacant

SAGHS is a proud member of....

Texas State Genealogical Society
Texas State Genealogy Society
The Texas State Genealogical Society (TSGS) was founded on November 28, 1960, in Fort Worth, Texas, and is incorporated under the laws of the State of Texas as an educational and literary corporation.The purpose of TSGS is to promote, assist, develop, and conserve the genealogical and historical resources of Texas and to cooperate with local, regional, and statewide groups in promoting an awareness of the need to preserve family heritage. FMI:  www.txsgs.org