Our Society

The San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society is a nonprofit organization which was organized in 1972. Our mission is to support Concho Valley genealogists in their pursuit of their ancestry by:
  • conducting educational activities
  • promoting interest in genealogical and historical research
  • collecting and preserving documents pertaining to the history of West Texas
  • supporting the repository and genealogy library at The West Texas Collection (WTC) at ASU and the genealogy library at the Stephens Central Library in San Angelo through donations of genealogical and historical materials.
Unless otherwise noted in the Events Calendar and Events page, we presently meet virtually, the first Tuesday of each month, September through May, at 7:00 PM., for a presentation on a historical or genealogical topic. Registration links for the meetings are posted on the Home page and the Speaker Series page.
SAGHS hosts virtual and in-person seminars or workshops with topics beneficial to family research, help sessions at the WTC, interesting mini-seminars, plus records abstraction and research forums. Pioneer Certificates encompassing 13 counties are available to those who qualify. We also offer in person several (free) beginners classes at the Stephens Central Library and hold genealogy classes for beginners and intermediate researchers covering specific topics. The monthly SAGHS Newsletter is provided free to anyone interested. The members-only area of this website includes an archive of past newsletters, informational documents and forms, plus webinars of past presentations.
Meeting Info:
Monthly meetings and seminars:
Trinity Lutheran Church
3536 Lutheran Way
San Angelo, Texas
Meetings are held in the Fellowship Hall
Click HERE for a map.
Genealogy Computer Classes and Help Sessions:
Stephens Central Library
33 West Beauregard Ave
San Angelo, Texas
Research Sessions:
West Texas Collection
2501 West Avenue N
San Angelo
Click HERE for a map.
Hope to see you soon!

Operating Year: August 2023 - July 2024

Board of Directors
President: Susan Ball
Executive Vice President: Vacant
Vice President of Education: Lisa Mahler
Vice President of Membership: Donna G. Eiler
Vice President of Programs: Vacant
Vice President of Publications: Jan Shannon
Vice President of Publicity: Joanna Jones-Sturgill
Vice President of Sales: Jan Shannon
Secretary: Marcia Esser
Treasurer: Jana Jenkins
Library Liason: Karen Vavricka
Historian: Flo Knight
Editor, Stalkin' Kin: Allen Wright
Appointed Positions
Webmaster: Jana Jenkins
Pioneer Certificate Manager: Jan Shannon
Quarterly Exchange Manager: Jana Jenkins
Social Media Manager: Molly Hayes
Refreshment Chair: Connie Powell
Directors at Large
Director 1: Keith Ellwanger
Director 2: Molly Hayes
Director 3: Vacant
Director 4: Vacant

SAGHS is a proud member of....

Texas State Genealogical Society
Texas State Genealogy Society
The Texas State Genealogical Society (TSGS) was founded on November 28, 1960, in Fort Worth, Texas, and is incorporated under the laws of the State of Texas as an educational and literary corporation.The purpose of TSGS is to promote, assist, develop, and conserve the genealogical and historical resources of Texas and to cooperate with local, regional, and statewide groups in promoting an awareness of the need to preserve family heritage. FMI:  www.txsgs.org