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. 

 

January Meeting


Dr Gloria Duarte
Join us Tuesday, January 6 at 7:00 pm to hear Dr. Gloria Duarte, Professor of English, ASU. Her topic "The Mexican Struggle for Equal Education in Melvin, Texas" sheds light on an important era that affected all our ancestors, followed by “School Records as a Genealogy Tool,” by SAGHS member Mary Lee Lenertz. We mmetat TrinityLutheran Church Fellowhip Hall. Meetings are free and open to the public.

Begining Hispanic Genealogy

A free seminar hostedby SAGHS and sponsored by the Tom Green County Library. is slated for Saturday afternoon, January 24, 2015, in the Community Room of the Stephens Central Library This seminar will launch Hispanic researchers on a path to discovering their ancestry."Beginning Hispanic Genealogy" will pe presented by genealogy speaker and author Dorina Alaniz de Thomas, Ph.D., in two sessions. While no fee is charged for attending the event, pre-registration is encouraged so we can adequately plan for seating. Please contact SAGHS.Inc@gmail.com with your registration request.

Member Opportunities

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
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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
January 6th:
The Mexican Struggle for Equal Education in Melvin, Texas

The Speaker Series is honored to present Dr. Gloria Duarte, Professor of English, ASU. Her topic sheds light on an important era that affected all our ancestors, followed by “School Records as a Genealogy Tool,” by SAGHS member Mary Lee Lenertz.

 
January 24th:
Beginning Hispanic Genealogy
Two session are offered at no charge at Stephens County Library
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.