SAGHS welcomes all who share an interest in family history in West Texas!
San Angelo, Texas circa 1880s
San Angelo, Texas circa 1880s

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December Meeting

Susan Ball
“Genealogy Roadshow, San Angelo Style!” is the featured theme of the December meeting. SAGHS genealogists led by Susan Ball, have researched the family histories of several members; the results will be revealed on Tuesday, December 6th, at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend this free presentation to see the surprises in store for these families and learn genealogy research tips. The public is invited to attend this free meeting in the Fellowship Hall of Trinity Lutheran Church, 3536 Lutheran Way (formerly YMCA Drive). Refreshments will be served. Interested in learning more about using DNA to research your ancestry? Join us an hour before the meeting, 6 p.m., at the same location for our DNA Special Interest Group.

Genealogy for Beginners

New to genealogy? Don't know where to start or what tools are available online?

A Beginner’s Genealogy Class will be held December 17 from 1 pm to 4 pm at the Tom Green County Library (downtown) in the 2nd floor Computer Lab. Space is limited so call 325-655-7321 to make reservations.

Kimble County Museum

 Kimble County Historical Commission, in Junction, TX has a new home! The new historical museum facility is now in the former Kimble County Hospital (built in 1958). The building has been completely renovated and very soon, they will begin to move artifacts, displays, etc. from the present museum to the newfacility. The historical commission members surprised Frederica Wyatt during the the ribbon-cutting ceremony by dedicating the entire museum facility to her. She was reported as being "astounded, speechless, but most definitely appreciative of the treasured honor bestowed by her peers".  The plaque reads as follows:
“The Board of the Kimble County Historical Commission lovingly dedicates the Museum to Frederica Burt Wyatt in recognition of a lifetime of faithful and untiring efforts on her part in recording and sharing our common history”. 

3rd Monday Luncheon Changes

Starting January 16, 2017 we will be meeting at McGowan's located in Rio Concho Manor high-rise. A delious lunch is served buffet style and only costs $7.50. You do not have to eat lunch to attend! There is a section at the back reserved for us, so look for our sign. We always have a a lively genealogical discussion and look forward to seeing you there! 
Lisa's Collaborative Genealogy meetings held from 12:00 - 2:00 at Stephens Central Library will be cancelled in January and February due to the library being closed for holidays. Watch for a new format starting in the 3rd Monday in March!

Holiday Shopping?

REMINDER! Help support SAGHS when you do your holiday shopping on Amazon. Just go to smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7183722. You shop as usual and Amazon donates a portion to SAGHS. Win-Win!

Family Legends Needed!

Do you have a family myth, a celebrity connection, or odd family story you’d like proved or disproved? Susan Ball, author of the "Family Myth Busters" series in the Stalkin’ Kin, would like to research your story for the next issue. She’s willing to tackle most any submission that involves research in the 1800s or 1900s. Contact her with your family legend by EMAIL 

Upcoming Events
December 6th
Christmas Benefit
Join us for our annual Christmas Benefit and presentation "Genealogy Roadshow, San Angelo Style" with Susan Ball. Remember the DNA SIG meets at 6:00 p.m.!
December 17th
Beginner's Genealogy
Join Lisa Mahler for a hands-on lesson. Meet in the TGC Library computer lab on the 2nd floor. call 325-655-7321 to reserve a place.
January 3rd
Internet Solutions
Join us for Lisa Mahler's presentation of underused and little known online resources for genealogists. Our monthly meeting is open to the public and refreshments will be provided.