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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SAGHS Speaker Series!

February 7 – "Unusual Places to Find Births and Naturalizations" presented by Debra Dudek
Widen your search for birth dates and locations as well as naturalizations from underutilized resources such as military rosters, consulate applications, voter registrations, cancelled passports, frakturs, and much more. This lecture focuses on both digital and physical resources.
Learn more about Debra on our speaker bio page.
 
To register for the February 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.
 

 

Click HERE to register for this virtual event!
Registration open through March 23
For more information click HERE. Questions? Contact events@saghs-tx.org
 


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.
 


Lunch & More

Join us on January 28, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Stephens Central Library Community Room. The afternoon begins with a lunch program on Organizing Your Genealogy, with an emphasis on digital files. Bring your brown-bag lunch and join in the discussion! 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 with digital files. Bring your laptop!
The Beginning Genealogy class is limited to 6 and will be held in the 2nd floor computer lab at the Stephens Central Library in downtown San Angelo. To reserve your spot, contact the library at 325-655-7321 and ask for the 2nd floor desk. Don't delay – register now!
The 2nd floor computer lab will be open for those who want to use library computers and resources.
 

 

Members-Only Webinars

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' Kins you no longer need. 
 

 

Ongoing

 Good news! 
SAGHS will continue to host an online presentation the first Tuesday of each month. In 2023, we will continue the "in-person" meetings, Saturday help sessions, seminars, brown-bag lunches and other special events that we starting in September 2022.  Watch for more information in upcoming newsletters and on this website.

Upcoming Events
January 1st
March Seminar onDNA
Discover Your Family Through DNA with Diana Elder! Four sessions on DNA slated March 25. Early bird registration opens January 1!  
January 28th
Lunch & More
Bring a sack lunch and join us in the 3rd floor Community Room at the Stevens Central Library in downtown San Angelo to hear a speaker present a genealogy topic. Lunch is followed by an afternoon workshop. Watch for details!
January 28th
Hands-On Workshop
Following the Lunch & More get together, participate in a workshop honing your genealogy skills and learning new ones. Bring your laptop or practice on the library's computers. Access the library's genealogy databases and the FamilySearch Affiliate Library access for free! Watch for updates on workshop topics - coming ...