Classes for June 2019

“Beginning the Journey to Your Ancestors”
 
A four part series of classes to be held on:
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm CDST
Thursday, June 13, 2019 – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm CDST
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm CDST
Thursday, June 20, 2019 – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm CDST
 
 
“What Was It Like During the Civil War?”
 
A three part youth program series of classes to be held on:
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 – 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm CDST
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 – 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm CDST
Thursday, June 20, 2019 – 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm CDST
 
 

More Classes Coming for July 2019

The Revolutionary War Your Mother Didn't Tell You About
Saturday, July 27, 2019, at 1:00-3:00pm
 
Mike Sheriff as a Virginia Regimental Revolutionary War Soldier
 
co-sponsored by the Oklahoma Genealogical Society & the Oklahoma History Center Research Library
 
to be held at the
 
Oklahoma History Center
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive
Oklahoma City, OK  73105
 
 

Monday, 6:00pm, July 1, 2019

Kelly Baker, MPH
 
"OK2Explore Updates and Exhibit"

Speaker:     Kelly Baker, MPH
                    State Registrar of Oklahoma Vital Records

Kelly Baker is the State Registrar of Oklahoma Vital Records. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1994 with a Masters Degree of Public Health in Biostatistics. Since graduation, she has worked at the Oklahoma State Department of Health in Maternal and Child Health, Office of Tobacco Prevention, and the Center for Health Statistics as well as at Oklahoma City-County Health Department. She has served as the State Registrar since 2006. Ms Baker served on the National Vital Stastisic for Health and Information Systems (NAPHSIS) for 10 years; 2 years as President. The Vital Records Division was recognized as the Central Office Program of the Year by OSDH in 2018.
Meetings start at 6:00 pm in the Chesapeake Room of the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City (across from the State Capitol–see map)

Monthly programs are free for members and non-members alike, but we encourage you to join!  Your membership dues help us to provide more and better resources for the genealogical community of Oklahoma.

New OGS Membership: The Next Generation

The Oklahoma Genealogical Society has designed the 'Next Generation Membership' especially for the younger (under 18) generations with the idea of generating an interest in their family history. A young person under the age of 18 may join the Oklahoma Genealogical Society for a ten (10) year membership for $50 ($5 per year).  Read more ...
 

First Families of the Twin Territories (FFTT)

Oklahoma and Indian Territories 

A Project of the
Oklahoma Genealogical Society

An Invitation to the Descendants
of the Early Settlers of Oklahoma
(prior to November 16th, 1907)

Are you eligible to become a member?
Read more about it here...

An Invitation for Settlers & Builders of Oklahoma

The Settlers and Builders of Oklahoma, under the jurisdiction of the Oklahoma Genealogical Society, was founded to recognize, honor, and perpetuate the memory of the residents that helped build the new State of Oklahoma from statehood, 16 Nov 1907 through 31 Dec 1929. Note: Anyone that resided in the Twin Territories prior to statehood is also eligible for the OGS First Families of the Twin Territories Lifetime Membership. You can nominate anyone you believe should be honored for their contribution(s) to the settling and/or building of Oklahoma.  Get more information here.


Congratulations to OGS member vehoae

 
 
Congratulations to OGS member 'vehoae' on the publishing of her book 'Pahutchae's Pouch'.

Check out her press release here.
 
 

Volunteers Needed

Get more information here!
 


OK2Explore Vital Records

OK2Explore Oklahoma State Vital Records Index
The Oklahoma State Department of Health has recently introduced its new OK2Explore Oklahoma State Vital Records Index.
 
For genealogists, knowing when someone was born or died can help determine whether or not you have the right person.  The new vital records index includes death records occurring more than 5 years ago and birth records occurring more than 20 years ago. In 2016, the Oklahoma legislature passed legislation that now allows full death records to be public after 50 years and birth records to be public after 125 years. The Oklahoma Genealogical Society thanks Kelly Baker, OSDH Registrar of Vital Records for her leadership of this project which was delivered six months ahead of schedule.




 
June 11
Beginning the Journey to your Ancestors
Over four sessions on June 11, 13, 18 and 20 Jim Ike will cover the topics of how to get started, how to find your ancestors, how to find about their lives and how to ...
June 18
Youth Program Series: "What Was It Like During the Civil War?"
Anna & Kathy Honea will present "What Was It Like During the Civil War?". History of the period will be discussed.  Family life, customs, clothing foods and youth activities of the period will be included.  ...
June 19
Youth Program Series: "What Was It Like During the Civil War?"
Anna & Kathy Honea will present "What Was It Like During the Civil War?". History of the period will be discussed.  Family life, customs, clothing foods and youth activities of the period will be included.  ...
June 20
Youth Program Series: "What Was It Like During the Civil War?"
Anna & Kathy Honea will present "What Was It Like During the Civil War?". History of the period will be discussed.  Family life, customs, clothing foods and youth activities of the period will be included.  ...
July 1
OGS General Meeting
Kelly Baker will present "Ok2Explore Updates and Exhibit".