SAGHS welcomes all who share an interest in family history in West Texas!
San Angelo, Texas circa 1880s
We invite you to explore our website and consider becoming a member of our society. SAGHS is a nonprofit organization founded in 1973, designed to promote interest in genealogy and history. It is a society for everyone, from the beginner to the most advanced genealogist.
SAGHS Awards from TSGS
At the recent Texas State Genealogy Society conference in Round Rock, SAGHS received three awards! Congratulations to Duane Helweg who was given the 3rd Place Writing Award for an "article written by an individual and published in a quarterly" (the Stalkin' Kin). Susan Ball accepted the 1st Place award for our Monthly Newsletter and Jana Jenkins accepted the 1st Place award for our website. We also offer Congratulations
to every person and society who particpated and was awarded for their efforts!
Lawnhaven Cemetery Project
For genealogists, an early morning abstracting grave markers in a cemetery is a peaceful, reflective time. You can enjoy quiet moments and help the Cemetery Committee by joining the Lawnhaven Cemetery Project.
Lisa Mahler and the committee have already completed many sections and are ready to start up again after taking a short hiatus during the summer heat! Lisa has the abstraction effort well organized and she’ll train you in the procedure of taking photographs of the graves and recording the neccessary information on the form. Susan Ball abstracts the information on the forms and the photos into a database. It’s fast and easy work, but the more workers Lisa has, the faster we’ll be able to publish the book on Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens.
If you are interested in helping with this project, please contact Lisa Mahler.
March 29, 2014 - Mark this on your calendar now!
Mark Lowe, CG, is a a full-time professional genealogist, author, and teacher who researches primarily in original records and manuscripts throughout the South.
. Mark’s topics are:
• Out on a Limb, Trapped by Bad Research
• Road Crews and Jury Selection: Finding an Ancestor without a Census
• Finding Your Landless Ancestors;
• Over the Mountain, Across the Plains...Using Electronic Records to Trace Our Ancestors
Registration is $55 for members and $60 for non-members who register by the early bird deadline of March 15; it is $65 afterwards. Lunch will be provided for an additional $10.00.
Lisa Mahler, Workshop Chair, recommends that out-of-town attendees make hotel reservations now to obtain a reasonable rate.
Please visit our "Events" page to learn all the details! (Click the 'Filter by Category' and choose "Workshops")
Click here for Registration Form
A Year of Events
We have an exciting year of events for 2013 - 2014! To make life easier we have informational documents that you may view or download!
If you would like to download the Calendar for this year's (2013-2014) meetings and events, then click here: CALENDAR
If you would like to download a list of the upcoming speakers in our monthly series, then please click here: SPEAKERS
Hope to see you soon!
Presenter: Susan Ball, President SAGHS, Genealogist
"Dad Spooner, San Angelo Outlaw? Notorious Past Revealed Through Newspaper Research"
3rd Wednesday Abstraction Forum
Would you like to research and abstract old records and dusty tomes?
This forum is open to anyone interested in honing their abstraction and research skills or continuing to fund the future of SAGHS through abstracted records. Join us at the WTC at ASU - 2nd floor of University Center. (MAP
3rd Monday Luncheon
The 3rd Monday Genealogy Luncheon is a focal point for genealogy, good food, and good discussion. We meet 11:30 a.m. at McGowan’s for a delicious buffet with a selection of main dishes, side dishes, and desserts for only $7.50! Entrance is off the back parking lot. Please join us!