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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Thank you!

Thanks to our generous donors, we met and exceeded our San Angelo Gives fundraising goal of $2,000. With the $2,240.00 given to the Speakers Fund, SAGHS will be able to develop educational and entertaining programs and events for genealogists researching and living in the Concho Valley and beyond. We are so greatful for the generous support. It is a great benefit to the SAGHS Board of Directors and members to be able to focus on preservation, publication, and education instead of fundraising activities.

Lunch & More

Join us on May 20, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Stephens Central Library Community Room. The afternoon begins with a lunch program on Huguenot French Ancestry: Excavating a Perilous and Sacred Journey with a Lighter Heart, presented by Ellen King. With a sprinking of humor, Ellen will sahre some salient moments, obstacles, and adventures encountered as she began researching her Huguenot roots. Bring your brown-bag lunch! After lunch, attend one of two hands-on events:
  • A Beginning Genealogy class led by Lisa Mahler to learn new skills or get a boost in your genealogy research or
  • A workshop and practice session working on your research questions, several research questions, and a familly tree chart for the lines you are researching. Bring your laptop!
The Beginning Genealogy class is limited to 12 and will be held in the 2nd floor computer lab at the Stephens Central Library in downtown San Angelo. Don't delay – register now! Follow these steps to register for the class:
  • Click HERE to go to the class registration page.
  • Click on the box labeled "1:00 p.m." with the number of spots left in the class.
  • Enter your name and contact information.
  • Click "Complete Appointment."
The 2nd floor computers will be open for those who want to use library computers and resources.


Members-Only Webinars

Recorded webinars for the 2020-2023 virtual meetings have been posted behind the member wall, including the most recent presentations:
  • "Research Guides: A Key to More Exhaustive Research" by Lori Thornton (available through July 4)
We've got almost three dozen presentations with downloadable handouts, including the presentation on pre-1850 census research by J. Mark Lowe! Did you miss a presentation or want to see it again? Here's your chance to view and review these outstanding topics. Just log-in by clicking "Members Only" in the left side menu.

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). Certificates make a great gift!


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 enjoy the same great quarterly on your computer or tablet - a plus is that it will now be in color and web links are active! Click HERE  to begin your digital 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' Kins you no longer need.



SAGHS takes a summer hiatus for 2023.
Following SAGHS tradition prior to the pandemic, the SAGHS Board plans no meetings in June, July, or August. Time will be spent catching up on past projects and planning for the 2023-2024 year. We will continue to meet at the West Texas Collectin for research afternoons. Watch the SAGHS website for news; events will be posted here and emailed to those on our email list.