Welcome to all who share an interest in family history in West Texas. We invite you to explore our web site and consider becoming a member. It is a society for everyone, from the beginner to the most advanced genealogist.
Please check out our new website! http://saghs-tx.org/
At the recent Texas State Genealogy Society conference in Round Rock, SAGHS received three awards! Congratulations to Duane Helweg who was given the 3rd Place Writing Award for an "article written by an individual and published in a quarterly" (the Stalkin' Kin). Susan Ball accepted the 1st Place award for our Monthly Newsletter and Jana Jenkins accepted the 1st Place award for our website: www.saghs-tx.org
Genealogy Computer Lab
A Beginning Genealogy Computer Lab, taught by Lisa Mahler at the Stephens Central Library, is slated for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 16, 2013. Lisa will cover online genealogy sources hosted by the Tom Green Library system, basic genealogy forms and how to use them.
The class is free, but advance registration is required. Register by calling the library at 655-7321 and ask for the 2nd ﬂoor reference desk. Attendees should be comfortable utilizing computers and the internet.
The upcoming Christmas event (Dec. 3rd at 6:30 pm) has something for everyone. Member speakers will share Christmas themed stories along with a Silent Auction, Bake Sale, and Craft Sale to raise money for the Speakers Fund. As in past years, the Silent Auction will feature gift certificates from local restaurants as well as other, donated, items. We still need lots of donations! Handcrafted items, genealogy or history books (no fiction books, please), gift certificates, services, and baked goods are among the many possibilities. Contact Jana Jenkins to donate arts & craft items and Susan Ball to donate silent auction items. SAGHS provides a receipt for all donations for the estimated value of the donated items. This year we will again be taking orders for Susan's most excellent casseroles and will try the same with the Bake Sale items. Anyone willing to bake something please let us know!
Lawnhaven Cemetery Project
For genealogists, an early summer morning abstracting grave markers in a cemetery is a peaceful, reflective time. You can enjoy quiet moments and help the cemetery Committee by joining the Lawnhaven Cemetery Project. Lisa Mahler and the committee are ready to begin again after a short hiatus (to avoid the summer heat) and have already completed several sections. Lisa has the abstraction effort well organized and she’ll train you in the procedure of taking photographs of the graves and recording just the names on a 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 project, please contact Lisa Mahler.
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