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. 

 

Genealogy Computer Lab

A class featuring Tom Green County Library genealogy resources is slated Thursday, October 23rd from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the second floor computer lab of the Stephens Central Library. Taught by Lisa Mahler, this free class covers Ancestry, Heritage Quest, Family Search and more. Please contact the Stephens Central Library at 655-7321 for a class reservation; seating is limited.


Records in the Clerk of Court's Office

Elizabeth McGill Join us Nov. 4, 2014 at Trinity Luthern Church for our monthly meeting festuring our speaker, Elizabeth McGill. She is an incredible source of information, calling on her years of work with the records found in the County Clerk's office.

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
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!
 
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
October 25th:
Roswell Genealogy Seminar
The Wilson-Cobb History and Genealogy Library of Roswell, NM, is hosting David E. Rencher, Chief Genealogical Officer at Family Search, on October 25 at the. The registration fee is $45 for members, $50 for non-members, and $55 after October 17. 
See the registration form for topics and more: www.wilsoncobb.org/RegForm2014.pdf
October 27th:
Special Night Tours of Fort Concho
Experience history in a new light as Fort Concho offers special after-dark tours of the site. Guides will share a few stories about the post and note some of the soldiers and civilians who have died at Fort Concho. For more information, call  325-657-4444.
 
October 28th:
National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair
Please join the National Archives for the 2014 Virtual Genealogy Fair on October 28, 29, & 30, starting daily at 10 a.m. eastern time. This will be a live broadcast via the Internet so you can ask our genealogy experts questions at the end of their talks. The entire event is free and open to all, so there is no registration.
Schedule and presentations: