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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Finding Family Writing Contest

Discover your roots and let your family's legacy shine with the “Finding Family Writing Contest.” The San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society (SAGHS) invites you to delve deep into your family's past and share captivating tales, cherished memories, and age-old legends that have shaped generations.

1st Place: $100
2nd Place: $75
3rd Place: $25

Every story holds significance, and every submission will earn a special place in the pages of the Stalkin' Kin in Old West Texas, SAGHS’s biannual journal.
Submission Deadline: October 28
For more information and submission guidelines, click HERE.

Beyond Basic Genealogy

Join us on September 16, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., in the Stephens Central Library Computer Lab for a chance to stretch your genealogy skills with Lisa Mahler, board member of the San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society.
Are you familiar with basic skills in genealogy? Ready to learn more websites to try to find those relatives? It might be time to take the next step in your learning curve. This class is designed for participants that already have basic knowledge of genealogy that may have taken the library's "Getting Started With Genealogy" class. Computer skills are helpful to succeed in the class.
This class is limited to 12 participants. Sign up now at the Tom Green County library website HERE.
  • Click on the box labeled "1:00 p.m." with the number of spots left in the class.
  • Enter your name and contact information.
  • Click "Complete Appointment."
The 2nd floor computers will be also be available for those who want to use library computers and resources.

Join us October 3 at the Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall for the Genealogy Fair, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.! Explore your ancestors through:
  • Exhibits!
  • Website Demonstrations!
  • Displays!
  • Door Prizes!
Be sure to drop by and say hello, and register to win a door prize!

Wanted: Concho Valley Pioneers

SAGHS is building a file of Concho Valley pioneers, and we want to include your pioneer ancestor! Jan Thomas, our Pioneer Certificate Manager, will help with your certificate application.
Along with your receiving  your Pioneer Certificate, your Concho Valley pioneer and lineage will be included in a future issue of our quarterly journal, Stalkin Kin in Old West Texas!
Contact Jan Shannon (e-mail). Certificates make a great gift!


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 inbox? 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. You can return to us any Stalkin' Kins you no longer need at any of our in-person meetings.



We're gearing up for 2023-2024!
Check out our events and activities and mark your calendar for all the fascinating opportunities we have for Concho Valley genealogists and beyond. We have planned a mix of virtual, in-person, and hybrid (virtual and in-person) gatherings to meet the needs of all our members.
The Stalkin' Kin is now up to date! The Winter/Spring 2023 and Summer/Fall 2023 issues have recently been mailed. Plan now to submit your family story for the Winter/Spring 2024 issue which will be published in early November 2023. Your family stories are important – who's going to record them other than you?

Upcoming Events
August 16th
Finding Family Writing Contest
Discover your roots and let your family's legacy shine! Submission Deadline: October 28, 2023
October 3rd
Genealogy Fair
Who do you think you are? Start your discovery at the Genealogy Fair! The Genealogy Fair is back this year with door prizes, historical and genealogical displays, website demonstrations, and much, much more! Bring your genealogy questions!   NEW LOCATION! Join us at Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 3536 YMCA ...
October 20th
Genealogy Cornucopia ...
Join us for an all-day come-and-go virtual event at the "Genealogy Cornucopia: A Fall Festival of Genealogy Resarch." Featuring eight presentations on genealogy basics, DNA, Czech research, PERSI, writing and more, sessions begin at 10:00 a.m. and continue through the day. This FREE event is open to the public; anyone can attend. ...