Pioneer Family Certificates

Honor your pioneer Concho Valley ancestor by proving your descent with a Pioneer Certificate! Certificates are now available for all counties in the Concho Valley. Applicants do not have to be members of SAGHS or residents of Texas.


The eligibility date for settlement by your ancestor varies by county.

  • For Concho, Kimble, Menard, Runnels, or Tom Green County, your ancestor must have become a resident by 31 Dec 1910.
  • For Coke, Crockett, Glasscock, Irion, Schleicher, Sterling, or Sutton County, your ancestor must have become a resident by 31 Dec 1920.
  • For Reagan County, your ancestor must have become a resident by 31 Dec 1930.

 
When your Pioneer Certificate Application has been approved, you will receive a handsome certificate, suitable for framing. The verification process may take several months, so please plan ahead. The cost is $20 per application and fees are non-refundable.

To print instructions and a blank application form, please click: Pioneer Certificate Form

For help completing the application or advice on gathering the correct records, contact Jan Thomas (email)