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 is Full of Surprises!

Oct. 7th is our next meeting. It will begin at 7:00 PM in the Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, located at 3536 YMCA Drive. Betty Mayer, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, seasoned genealogist, and President of the Friends of the Porter Henderson Library and West Texas Collection will be our speaker. Insightful and humorous, she shares the unexpected  twists and turns she encountered while “climbing” her family tree. As always, the meeting is free and open to the public, with refreshments provided.

Genealogy Computer Lab

A class featuring Tom Green County Library genealogy resources is slated Thursday, October 23rd at 6:00 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, Fold3 and more. Please contact the Stephens Central Library at 655-7321 for a class reservation; seating is limited.

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 7th:
Genealogy is Full of Surprises

Betty Mayer, member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, seasoned genealogist, and President of the Friends of the Porter Henderson Library and West Texas Collection will be our speaker.

October 11th:
Kerrville Genealogy Society Seminar
New Ideas, New Technologies To Learn About Your Ancestors 
Our speaker, Caroline M. Pointer, will present four sessions. Seating limited to 90 people. We recommend that reservations be made as early as possible. Questions: Call 830 -377-3172 or visit our website for registration forms and more information:
October 17th:
Discoveries in Genealogy

A day of webinars, individual consultations with professional genealogists, and more!  Attendees may register for free 15 minute  consultations via Skype with a professional genealogist through the Association of Professional Genealogists’ Ancestor Roadshow. In addition, libraries throughout Texas will offer genealogy resources for look up and same day scanning and emailing.