Welcome

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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Discovering Your Family and Their Roots

J. Mark Lowe, FUGA, brings the virtual seminar "Discovering Your Family and Their Roots," to San Angelo in September!
 
Click HERE to register!
Early Bird registration ends
September 1!!
 
On Demand Sessions (available September 10 through September 30):
  • Research in the South and Everywhere Else: Review, Prepare and Plan
  • Expanding & Exploring Details from Published Local Histories
  • A Death in the Family
  • Railroads & Stage Routes Throughout the South and Beyond
  • Spending a Day with Criminal Court Records
Live Sessions (9:00 a.m. CDT on Saturday, September 17 with Q&A PLUS available on demand September 18 through September 30):
  • Is Your Family Tree Broken?
  • Defining Potential Migration Routes & Crucial Steps to the West
For more information click HERE. Questions? Contact events@saghs-tx.org

Finding Family Writing Contest

Here's an opportunity to create something that will last for generations and might even win a prize for you – write a story about a grandparent or other ancestor and submit it to the Finding Family Writing Contest! The brainchild of Peggy Brown Thorsen, the Finding Family Writing Contest encourages all of us to record our family stories for future generations.
 
All participants will see their stories published in Stalkin' Kin in Old West Texas, the journal of SAGHS, and receive two Heritage Edition copies of the issue in which their article appears.
Open to residents of Tom Green County and all SAGHS members, the deadline for submitting stories to the contest is October 1, so don't delay!
 
Click HERE to see contest rules and submission guidelines.

SAGHS Speaker Series!

September 6 - “A Flush with Two Pair?: A Case of Too Many People and Not Enough Names” by Jeff Haines
This presentation will explore some basic principles for dealing with multiple people with the same names. These will be illustrated with a case study involving two girls with the same name, the same birth date, and parents with the same names. A careful analysis of the records of the two families, keeping these principles in mind, provides a solution to the problem and clears up the confusion found in many online sources.
Learn more about Jeff on our speaker bio page.
 
To register for the September 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.

Member Benefit

Members only reminder! Recorded webinars for the 2020-2022 virtual meetings have been posted behind the member wall, including those from May and April: "Working with the 1950 Census" by Bernard Meisner and "I Remember ... Sharing Your Story" by Sandra Crowley. 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' Kins you no longer need. 

Ongoing

 Good news! 
SAGHS will continue to host an online presentation the first Tuesday of each month. We plan to begin "in-person" meetings, Saturday help sessions, seminars, brown-bag lunches and other special events starting in September 2022.  Watch for more information in upcoming newsletters and on this website.

Upcoming Events
August 1st
Registration Opens for September Seminar
Don't miss the opportunity to learn from J. Mark Lowe, FUGA! Early bird registration (ending September 1) is $10 for members and $25 for non-members. September 2 through September 8, registration is $15 for members and $40 for non-members. Join SAGHS or renew your membership now and save!
September 1st
Early Bird Registration Ends for September Seminar
Act now and save! Early bird registration (ending September 1) is $10 for members and $25 for non-members. September 2 through September 8, registration is $15 for members and $40 for non-members. Join SAGHS or renew your membership now and save!
September 6th
Speaker Series with Jeff Haines
A Flush with Two Pair?: A Case of Too Many People and Not Enough Names presented by Jeff Haines. This presentation will explore some basic principles for dealing with multiple people with the same names. These will be illustrated with a case study involving two girls with the same ...