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/
SAGHS Membership Drive
Now is a great time to join SAGHS or renew your membership! Pay your dues on or before the May 1st meeting and get automatically entered in the Membership Drive Drawing!
SAGHS is offering three fabulous drawing prizes for the 2014-15 membership drive: My Family History Kit, an archive kit from Gaylord; a beautiful family tree chart, suitable for framing; and a $50 gift certificate to Sears.
The Family History Kit includes all the materials needed to start collecting and recording family history and genealogy. Use the 12-generation pedigree chart to plot your family tree. A helpful brochure provides a starting place for genealogical research and questions to ask in oral history interviews. File folders, envelopes and
polyester sleeves provide safe storage and organization for photographs and important documents, such as letters and certificates. Valued at over $50, this archive kit can be viewed at www.gaylord.com - search for “Family History Kit.” A gorgeous 22”x17” Sentinel Rose fivegeneration family tree chart will also be given away plus the Sears Gift Card.
To be eligible for the drawing, memberships must be received on or before May 1st. Out-of-area members are included - the prizes will be mailed or delivered to any winner not present.
Lisa Mahler and the committee have already completed many sections and are ready to start up again after the winter cold weather. Lisa has the abstraction effort well organized and she’ll train you in the procedure of taking photographs of the graves and recording the neccessary information on the 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 on-going project, please contact Lisa Mahler.
The Genealogy Fair is August 19, 6:30 p.m. at the Community Room in the Stephens Central Library. Would you like to help with this fun event? The Genealogy Fair Committee will be meeting soon to formulate plans. Call Susan Ball or send email to SAGHS to volunteer.
Family History Displays
Would you like to have a family history display of your own family? Members of SAGHS will again put family history posters on display in September 2014. Volunteers are needed to create displays of their family history, a historic event affecting their family, historic events in the Concho Valley, histories of local towns, buildings, businesses ... anything that will make a visually appealing, historically interesting display. If you are interested, call Susan Ball or send an email to SAGHS.
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