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

San Angelo Genealogial and Historical Society invites you to explore our website and consider becoming a member of our society. Founded in 1973, SAGHS supports genealogists living in and researching in the Concho Valley. It is a society for everyone, from the beginner to the most advanced genealogist.

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Click HERE to register!
Registration open through October 28
  • Research in the South and Everywhere Else: Review, Prepare and Plan
  • Expanding & Exploring Details from Published Local Histories
  • A Death in the Family
  • Railroads & Stage Routes Throughout the South and Beyond
  • Spending a Day with Criminal Court Records
  • Is Your Family Tree Broken?
  • Defining Potential Migration Routes & Crucial Steps to the West
For more information click HERE. Questions? Contact events@saghs-tx.org

Open to residents of Tom Green County and all SAGHS members, the deadline for submitting stories to the contest has been extended to November 1, so don't delay!
Click HERE to see contest rules and submission guidelines.

SAGHS Speaker Series!

November 1 - “Who Needed it Anyway? Getting Around the 1890 Census” by Sara Cochran
The loss of the 1890 Federal census is a source of great frustration for American Genealogists, but all hope is not lost! Learn strategies and gather tips for success in locating your family in other records between the 1880 and 1900 Federal censuses.
Learn more about Sara on our speaker bio page.
To register for the November virtual meeting, click HERE.
Having trouble during the meeting with video or audio? For troubleshooting tips, click HERE.
If you haven't attended a virtual meeting before, click HERE for a few registration and set-up tips.


Members-Only Webinars

Recorded webinars for the 2020-2022 virtual meetings have been posted behind the member wall, including the most recent presentation, "A Flush with Two Pair?: A Case of Too Many People and Not Enough Names" by Jeff Haines. We've got over two dozen presentations with downloadable handouts, including the presentation on pre-1850 census research by J. Mark Lowe!! Did you miss a presentation or want to see it again? Here's your chance to view and review these outstanding topics. Just log-in from the left side menu by clicking "Members Only." 


Digital Stalkin' Kin

Do you have issues of our quarterly journal, Stalkin' Kin in Old West Texas, piling up? Would you like to have future editions delivered to your email box? Sign up for the Digital Edition of the Stalkin Kin and enjoy the same great quarterly on your computer or tablet - a plus is that it will now be in color and web links are active! Click HERE  to begin your digital subscription. Remember, the Stalkin' Kin is free to all paid members and is one of your many member benefits. Once we meet again in person, you can return to us any Stalkin' Kins you no longer need. 



 Good news! 
SAGHS will continue to host an online presentation the first Tuesday of each month. We plan to begin "in-person" meetings, Saturday help sessions, seminars, brown-bag lunches and other special events starting in September 2022.  Watch for more information in upcoming newsletters and on this website.

Upcoming Events
October 1st
Finding Family Writing Contest
Submit your family story to editor@saghs-tx.org and win! Winners in the adult and youth categories win $100; all submissions are published in the SAGHS award-winning journal, Stalkin' Kin in Old West Texas. See https://saghs-tx.org/cpage.php?pt=179 for contest rules.
October 8th
Research Afternoon at the WTC
Join us at the West Texas Collection to research your family history with the help of SAGHS volunteers. You can gain experience by looking up requests from resources at the WTC's genealogy library made by out-of-area SAGHS members. Spend an afternoon with us sharing your passion for genealogy sleuthing!
October 10th
Discover Your Family ...
"Discover Your Family and Their Roots" with J. Mark Lowe, FUGA, accessible through October 31! Explore tips, techniques, and more for discovering your family and their roots! Click HERE for more information or email events@saghs-tx.org