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 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. 

April Meeting

Margaret Hoogstra picture Join us on April 7, 7:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall for our monthly meeting. “The Texas Forts Trail: Tracing Frontier Footsteps” will be presented by Margaret Hoogstra. The meeting is free and open to the public, with snacks provided.

Beginning Genealogy Class

Howard College is now providing Adult Education courses, and one of the first they’ll offer is Beginning Genealogy, taught by Suzanne Campbell. Slated Thursdays, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, April 16 through May 7, the classes will be held at the West Texas Collection at ASU. For more information call Howard College at 481-8300, extension 3224, or e-mail Larissa Elliott.

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

March Research Help
Join Jana and Susan at the West Texas Collection, Mar. 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, the 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, Mar. 23 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.
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
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. Contact us for more information

Upcoming Events
March 28th:
11th Annual Hill Country Family History
The 11th Annual Hill Country Family History Seminar presents Lisa Louise Cooke, owner of Genealogy Gems, a genealogy and family history multi-media company. 
  • How to Reopen and Work a Genealogical Cold Case
  • How to Save Your Research from Destruction and Ensure Its Future Survival
  • How the Genealogist Can Remember Everything with Evernote
  • Get the Scoop on Your Ancestors with Newspapers
April 1st:
Ft. Concho Speakers Series
Topic: Grierson's Raid, by Bob Broene. Bring your lunch or call the day before to order it.
FMI 325-657-4441
April 8th:
Ft. Concho Speakers Series
Topic: Damn the Orders; The Remo-Lino Raid, by Carl Brockman. Bring your lunch or call the day before to order it.
FMI 325-657-4441