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 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. 

 

Its here!

The Staklin Kin index is online! Look for the link in the menu (on the left). This index includes over 16,000 names extracted from Volumes 1 to 3 of the Stalkin' Kin in Old West Texas journal. The index is searchable by last name, first name, both names or even just a letter or two. This will allow easy look-up of a persom who may have been included in an early journal. Once the name is found the appropriate Volume, Issue and Page number of the journal will appear. To look at the complete information for that person, the past issues are available at some libraries or for sale in our online "Book Store".

February Meeting

SAGHS favorite, Suzanne Campbell is Head of the West Texas Collection, Porter Henderson Library at ASU. Suzanne presents a look at the surprisingly tight connection in the early years of Tom Green County between Great Britain and the Concho Valley in her presentation "Englishmen of the Concho Valley".  Make plans now to join us for this meeting on February 3rd! The meeting begins at 7:00 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. Come a little early to enjoy refreshments and look over the newest books going into the West Texas Collection.

Member Opportunities

February Research Help
Join Jana and Susan at the West Texas Collection, Feb. 11 and Feb. 25 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for general research help and writing assistance (for that family story!). 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  Also, Feb. 9 and Feb. 11 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. join Lynda at the tom Geen County Libbrary for research help - especially Hispanic Genealogy. She will meet you the library Help desk on the first floor.
 
Genealogy Computer Lab
Thursday, March 19th scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m., in the second floor Computer Lab at the Stephens Central Library, 33 W. Beauregard. Taught by Lisa Mahler, the class is an introduction to Ancestry and Family Search using FREE library resources. Sign up early, space is limited. Contact the Stephens Central Library at 655-7321 to reserve a spot. Please remember that when you reserve a spot, you are committing to attend the class.
 
Lawnhaven Cemetery Project
Lisa and the committee have already completed many sections and are ready to finish up. Lisa will train you in the procedure of taking photographs of the graves and recording the neccessary information on the form. 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!

Upcoming Events
February 3rd:
Englishmen of the Concho Valley

SAGHS favorite, Suzanne Campbell, Head of the West Texas Collection, Porter Henderson Library, ASU. Suzanne presents a look at the surprisingly tight connection in the early years of Tom Green County between Great Britain and the Concho Valley.

Intermediate Genealogy class meets at 6:00 pm.

 
March 3rd:
DNA Tests as Genealogical Sources and Evidence
The Speakers Series is delighted to bring, from Austin, Randy Whited an expert on the intersection of Tech and genealogy.
 
March 7th:
Annual Genealogy Workshop

Featuring the nation’s foremost photo detective, Maureen Taylor.
Mark your calendar now!