SAGHS welcomes all who share an interest in family history in West Texas!
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.
Subscribe to our newsletter HERE.
Click HERE to register for this virtual event!
Registration open through March 23
Early Bird Registration Exended through March 19!
Presentations will be recorded and available for viewing through April 24.
SAGHS Speaker Series!
April 4 – "Research Guides: A Key to More Exhaustive Research" presented by Lori Thornton
Having information at your fingertips about areas where your ancestor lived can provide insight into their lives and help identify their family members. Research guides describe available locality- or topic-specific resources. They can include key information needed when researching in these locations. Find guides created by libraries, archives, museums, and societies, and learn to create your own.
To register for the April virtual meeting, click HERE.
Having trouble during the meeting with video or audio? For troubleshooting tips, click HERE
If you haven't attended a virtual meeting before, click HERE
for a few registration and set-up tips.
Research Afternoon at the WTC, April 15
Join us at the West Texas Collection to research your family history with the help of SAGHS volunteers. You can gain experience by looking up requests made by out-of-area SAGHS members for resources at the WTC's genealogy library. Spend an afternoon with us sharing your passion for genealogy sleuthing and exploring the resources available to West Texas Genealogists!
- Where: West Texas Collection
- Located in the Mayer Museum, 2501 West Avenue N
- When: Saturday, April 15, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- What to bring: laptop, charging cable, and research question about your family you'd like to answer
Finding Family Writing Contest
Congratulations to the winners of the Finding Family Writing Contest!
- 1st place: “Uncovered: An Early Texas Oil Pioneer Hiding in Plain Sight” by Kathleen Doyle Smith
- 2nd place: “The Elopement of John Musick, age 32, and Willie Tollett, age 16” by Shirley Brown
- 3rd place: “I Remember Momma” by Leslei E. Fisher
The contest received a number or excellent submissions, all of which will be published in the Stalkin' Kin over the next two issues. Thanks to all who participated! We urge SAGHS members and Tom Green County residents to plan now to participate in the 2023 contest.
Recorded webinars for the 2020-2022 virtual meetings have been posted behind the member wall, including the most recent presentations:
- "FTDNA Geographical to Surname Projects & How They Benefit You" by Paula Perkins
- "Who Needed it Anyway? Getting Around the 1890 Census" by Sara Cochran – only available for one month, through January 31, 2023.
We've got over two 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 from the left side menu by clicking "Members Only."
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' Kin
s you no longer need.
SAGHS will continue to host an online presentation the first Tuesday of each month. In 2023, we will continue the occasional "in-person" meetings, Wednesday help sessions, seminars, brown-bag lunches and other special events that we started in September 2022. Do check our Blog which will be updated periodically with ideas to help with your online research.
Watch for more information in upcoming newsletters and on this website.
Speaker Series with Lori Thornton
Research Guides: A Key to More Exhaustive Research presented by Lori Thornton Research guides describe available locality- or topic-specific resources. They can include key information needed when researching in these locations. Find guides created by libraries, archives, museums, and societies, and learn to create your own.
Research Afternoon at the WTC
Join us at the West Texas Collection to research your family history with the help of SAGHS volunteers. You can gain experience by looking up requests from resources at the WTC's genealogy library made by out-of-area SAGHS members. Spend an afternoon with us sharing your passion for genealogy sleuthing!
Speaker Series with Kim Richardson
The Brick Wall Buster Technique presented by Kim Richardson Transform yourself from a passive data reader/collector into an active data user/thinker and overcome the confusion caused by “too much” information swirling in your mind.