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. 


March Meeting

DNA Tests as Genealogical Sources and Evidence
Plan to join us on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3536 YMCA Dr San Angelo, TX
The SAGHS Speakers Series is delighted to bring, from Austin, Randy Whited an expert on the intersection of Tech and Genealogy. He will be explain why DNA testing is beneficial to genalogy research.
Randy Whited

Spring Genealogy Workshop

Featuring MAUREEN TAYLOR, Photo Detective and author of 11 books on finding and caring for old photos. Maureen will have her books available for purchase at the workshop.
Saturday, March 7, 8:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Photo Detecting 101: Identifying & Dating Family Photos
♦ 8 Steps to Preserving Your Family Photographs
♦ Hairsteria and Mad as a Hatter
♦ Google Images and Beyond
Please join us for a fun and interesting workshop!
Good News! The Early Bird Discount has been extended through March 1st for online registrations!! Click HERE to download a registration form with the workshop description or to register & pay online!

It's 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. Past issues are located in some libraries and for sale in our on-line Bookstore.

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.

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 Library, downtown, for research help - especially Hispanic Genealogy. She will meet you near 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. 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
March 3rd:
DNA Tests as Genealogical Sources and Evidence
Featuring 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.

March 22nd:
Williamson County Genealogical Society Seminar
The WCGS brings George C. Morgan to Round Rock for their annual seminar. George G. Morgan is president of Aha! Seminars, Inc., and internationally recognized genealogy expert, lecturer, and author. Topics:
  • Genealogy Orienteering: Using Maps to Find the Right Place
  • Sidestep Genealogy: Brick wall research blocks are inevitable. How to use creative research skills
  • Bits about Obits: Reading between the Lines
  • Finding Your Ancestors with 150 Google Country Search Engines