Welcome

SAGHS welcomes all who share an interest in family history in West Texas!
San Angelo, Texas circa 1880s
 
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. 


Story Boards on Display

During the entire month of August, SAGHS is displaying story "boards" created by members. These boards depict a family story, local history or other events. The boards will be on display August 1 through August 31 at the Stephens Central Library downtown. Be sure to stop and take a look when you are in the area or at the library, it's interesting to see how research can turn up amazing family stories!  Perhaps allow a little extra time to stop and look the next time you go downtown or to the library! The display cases are located on the main floor, by the Beauregard St. entrance.

September Monthly Meeting

Join us on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 for our first fall meeting! The topic is “The Coordinated Endeavors of Public & Academic History & Genealogy”  with speaker Dr. Tai Kreidler. We meet at Trinity Lutheran Church, Fellowship Hall on YMCA Dr. The meeting starts at 7:00 PM with snacks provided and free admission.

Member Opportunities

Research Assistance & More at the West Texas Collection 
Join Jana and/or Susan at the West Texas Collection, every Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for general research help and writing assistance! Park in the lot west of the Houston Harte Student Center, there are several visitor parking spots but after 1 p.m. visitors can park anywhere. The WTC is on the 2nd floor of the Student Center. Map  Volunteers needed! To volunteer as a research helper  e-Mail SAGHS
 
The Caillouet Art Collection
Thanks to the generous donation of art by James and Rachel Caillouet, we are pleased to offer these items for sale. This is a fund raising opportunity for SAGHS as well as a chance for members to purchase some really nice art! To view to collection and prices, please click HERE for the (PDF) listing. For more information, please e-Mail SAGHS.
 
Amazon Smile Fundraiser
When customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers. To shop through smile.amazon.com and raise money for SAGHS, simply select San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society as your preferred charity. Contact us for more information
 
Records Abstraction
One of our top priorities is creating a full name index for the Stalkin' Kin and volunteers are needed! You'll work from a few pages at a time, with a prepared Excel spreadsheet. This is an easy project that can be done at home. EMAIL or contact Susan Ball to volunteer,

Upcoming Events
September 1st
“The Coordinated Endeavors of Public & Academic History & Genealogy”
Join us for our monthly meeting featuring Dr. Tai Kreidler. Snacks provided, free admission.
September 26th
National Museum Day
Fort Concho National Historic Landmark will mark National Museum Day with free admission. In addition to Fort Concho, The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, the San Angelo Nature Center, and the Railway Museum of San Angelo will celebrate National Museum Day. The celebration is sponsored by Smithsonian Magazine. 
September 26th
Concho Valley Archaeology Fair
Dozens of booths and activity areas will bring alive our region's past at this annual event.  Come spend a free day at Fort Concho viewing exhibits and demonstrations that include Archeology programs, Native American Life and Culture, Fort Period Military Life, Early Settlers, Travel and Daily Life, and a variety ...