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 to promote interest in genealogy and history. It is a society for everyone, from the beginner to the most advanced genealogist researching anywhere in the world. Subscribe to our newsletter HERE.

San Angelo Gives

Support SAGHS Through “San Angelo Gives

The San Angelo Area Foundation (SAAF) boosting Concho Valley non-profits on May 3rd through San Angelo Gives. A 24-hour extravaganza of philanthropy, San Angelo Gives encourages supporters of area non-profits to donate on that day. SAAF has secured amplification funds so that every dollar given gets increased by 10% or more. How does this affect SAGHS? We’re asking our supporters to give to SAGHS on May 3rd through the San Angelo Gives website www.sanangelogives.com . Just go to the website, search for “San Angelo Genealogical” and our name will pop up. This is a great way to help SAGHS! Through San Angelo Gives and our extended memberships last year, we were allowed the luxury of keeping membership fees low, hosting the free Genealogy Fair, paying for our fantastic website, and much more. Questions? e-mail SAGHS.Inc@gmail.com .

Monthly Meeting

Join us on May 10, 2016 for our monthly meeting, where Christopher Morgan, will present "Pipes, Tartans and other Scots Things".
The meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. in the Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 3536 Lutheran Way. The program is free and open to the public with snacks provided.  Call 325-942-5741 or email SAGHS for more information. Hope to see you there!

Detective Service

SAGHS is giving away free family research investigations as drawing prizes for our 2016-2017 Membership Drive. Three lucky winners will have an opportunity to share several genealogy problems in their family tree with the research team. SAGHS researchers will select one problem to research. Research may be performed collaboratively with the winner, depending on the needs of the research team. Results for all three drawing winners will be shared in the SAGHS meeting in December – we’ll have Genealogy Roadshow, San Angelo Style!
Winners are requested to provide at least three research possibilities for ancestors residing in the United States in the 1800s or later. Winners may also request researchers to analyze DNA connections to uncover unknown family. The research team will select the research problem from among those provided by the winner. Would you like to participate as a member of a research team? You don’t have to be an expert! Working with the team will enhance your research skills and help you learn how to solve your own research problems. Contact Susan Ball at SAGHS.Inc@gmail.com if interested.

Duane Helweg, Writer

Helweg Writes on Lake View
SAGHS member Duane Helweg has released a new book on Lake View history, Everything Lake View (Almost) from 1908 to 1949: A Pictorial History. The book is a close look at events surrounding the development of the Lake View subdivision and school through its inclusion in the City of San Angelo in 1949. Signed copies are available locally in San Angelo at the Cactus Book Shop and Hastings. Online, books can be purchased through The Cactus Book Shop www.cactusbookshop.com or at Amazon.com. Interest in the book has been intense – Duane reports he is already on his second printing!

Special Interest Groups

SAGHS has two Special Interest Groups (SIGs), one on DNA and another based on Thomas McEntee's Genealogy Do-Over Program.
The Do-Over SIG (aka Organizing your Research) will meet immediately after the 3rd Monday Genealogy Luncheon (about 12:45 p.m.) in the west end of the Rio Concho Manor dining hall. This is a great SIG for those who want to get started or just get organized. You don't have to buy a meal at McGowan's to participate in this SIG.
The DNA SIG meets at 6:00 p.m. just prior to our regular meetings the first Tuesday of each month, September through May, in the conference room at Trinity Lutheran Church. No registration is required, just show up!

Upcoming Events
May 10th
Pipes, Tartans and Other Scots Things
Join us for our monthly meeting with speaker, Christopher Morgan
May 16th
3rd Monday Genealogy Luncheon
Join us 11:30 a.m. at the Rio Concho High Rise for good food and lively genealogical discussions. McGowan's features a delicious buffet for only $7.50!
June 1st
Fun at the Fort - Kids' Summer Programs
Bring your kids to Fort Concho this summer to experience the 19th Century. Tickets must be purchased in advance and space is limited for each program. For more information please contact Carol Cummings at (325) 657-4441.