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San Angelo Genealogical
and
Historical Society

Promoting Interest in Genealogical and Historical Research

Pioneer Certificates

Pioneer Certificates are available for all 13 counties in the Concho Valley.

Honor your pioneer Concho Valley ancestor by proving your descent with a Pioneer Certificate! Certificates are now available for all counties in the Concho Valley. Applicants do not have to be members of SAGHS or residents of Texas.
The eligibility date for settlement by your ancestor varies by county. For Crockett, Kimble, Menard, Runnels, or Tom Green County, your ancestor must have become a resident by 31 Dec 1910. For Coke, Concho, Glasscock, Irion, Schleicher, Sterling, or Sutton County, your ancestor must have become a resident by 31 Dec 1920. For Reagan County, your ancestor must have become a resident by 31 Dec 1930.
 
When your Pioneer Certificate Application has been approved, you will receive a handsome certificate, suitable for framing. The verification process may take several months, so please plan ahead. The cost is $20 per application and fees are non-refundable.

Click here to fill out and print an application (Word doc)

To download or print a blank application click here (PDF)