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 afterward, 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. 


Genealogy Computer Class

A class featuring Tom Green County Library genealogy resources is slated Thursday, August 21st at 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the second floor computer lab of the Stephens Central Library in downtown San Angelo. Taught by Lisa Mahler, this free class covers Ancestry, Heritage Quest, Fold3 and more. Please contact the Library at 655-7321 for a class reservation; seating is limited.

Family History Displays - Get Visual!

Nothing brings your genealogy to life like a visual display. With help from SAGHS, you can create a lasting heritage memento that will intrigue your family and perhaps plant the genealogy bug in a younger generation of your family. Volunteers are needed to create displays of their family history, a historic event affecting their family, historic events in the Concho Valley, histories of local towns, buildings, businesses ... anything that will make a visually appealing, historically interesting display. The Family History Displays will be exhibited at the Stephens Central Library during the month of September. Interested? Contact Susan Ball or send an email to SAGHS.


Don't Miss the 1st Fall Meeting!

SAGHS is extremely fortunate to have Thomas MacEntee as the speaker for September, presenting “Mind Mapping Your Research Plans and Results.” Thomas MacEntee is a genealogy professional specializing in the use of technology and social media to improve genealogy research and to connect with others in the family history community.
The meeting will be September 2, begining at 7:00 PM. The location is Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall - our usual meeting place - and of course, snacks will be provided. Contact us if you need more information. See you there!

Member Opportunities

Stalkin' Kin stories needed!
We all have a family story or two (or three or four!)  why not take a little time and put your family stories to paper? We’d love to publish them in the Stalkin’ Kin – it’s a great way to preserve your unique heritage for future generations. Send what you “cook up” at your keyboard to SAGHS Editor by September 20th.

Lawnhaven Cemetery Project
Lisa Mahler and the committee have already completed many sections and are ready to start up again after the winter cold weather. 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 on-going project, please contact Lisa Mahler.
Amazon Smile Fundraiser
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that 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 and 0.5% of all eligible purchases go to us. Amazon remembers the selected charity so you don’t have to reselect it each time you shop.
You shop, we all win – what a great idea!
Research at the WTC
Suzanne Campbell, Head of the West Texas Collection, invites Concho Valley genealogists to avail themselves of the many resources in the library from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. In the parking lot west of the Houston Harte Student Center, four visitor parking spots are near the front entrance and six visitor parking spots are in the southeast corner under the trees. After 1 p.m., visitors can park anywhere in  the parking lot. Map

Upcoming Events
August 27th:
Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference 2014
Join us, as together we experience four days of genealogical learning, networking, and discovery, deep in the heart of Texas. Our local co-hosts for 2014 are the Texas State Genealogical Society and the San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society. Together we will continue our tradition of providing exceptional educational opportunities for genealogists from across the nation and beyond.
September 2nd:
Mind Mapping Your Research Plans and Results

SAGHS is extremely fortunate to have Thomas MacEntee as the first speaker in the series. He is a genealogy professional specializing in the use of technology and social media to improve genealogy research and to connect with others in the family history community.

September 3rd:
Fort Concho Speaker Series
Enjoy a lunchtime talk by area speakers covering different topics of our community heritage. The program is held in the Fort Concho Commissary Building, located at Burgess Street near Henry O. Flipper Street. Take Flipper Street from South Oakes Street, just a half mile south of downtown San Angelo. Each day's session begins shortly after noon. Free Admission.