Thursday, 30 September 2021, 6:30pm CDT

Patti Huff Smith
“Using Social Media to Find & Attract Descendants of Our Ancestors” Class
Speaker: Patti Huff Smith, Director of Volunteer Coordination at the Dallas Genealogical Society
Registration Fee:  $10.00 Non-members ($5.00 Members)
Members must be logged in to receive discount.
Genealogical research isn’t just for finding ancestors from hundreds of years ago. Learn how to use social media to connect with living family members. By posting photos and interesting information about our ancestors everyone benefits from collective family data.
Discovering living relatives affords a chance to connect with unknown family members and stay in touch with ones we know. If you need help solving a family mystery or identifying family photos, using social media is an excellent way to achieve your goal.
Utilizing Social media outlets is another way to further family research and learn more information about your ancestors. This program will focus on how to create a Facebook page for ancestors your are searching, how to keep it interesting and engaging.
Patti Huff Smith’s passion for her family history began when her then 15 year old son developed an enthusiasm for the Civil War.  The two of them began searching for documentation of their Civil War Veterans. This ignited a passion for genealogy research which has grown with each new fascinating discovery.  
With the assistance of her 93 year-old grandmother and the genealogy community, Pattie has learned research techniques, attended genealogy conferences, and workshops to expand her understanding of genealogy and DNA. Patti is managing 54 of her family DNA kits. She has applied her knowledge to equip other in their own journey.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the class.

Reopening the Resource Center

We are reopening the Resource Center.  Due to the COVID-19 spike, we will be open by appointment only. Please call 405-637-1907 or email to make an appointment.
To protect our visitors and volunteers, the number of persons in the building will be limited, masks and vaccinations will be required.
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Oklahoma Genealogical Society Needs You!

We have a great need for someone who can work from home, who can find and work through the paperwork in obtaining grants to help us keep the doors open through the Covid Outbreak.  If you are our person please contact
Working from home gives you the opportunity to help us preserve our states History for future generations.

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)

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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.


OGS Resource Center closed until further notice

We are playing it safe. The Oklahoma Genealogical Society’s Resource Center will remain closed for the time being.  We will monitor the COVID-19 conditions on the ground while working to ensure we have the supplies and guidance on how to properly sanitize the Resource Center.  Our responsibility is to be prepared for our guests, volunteers, members, and board members to be safe and have a comfortable experience.
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September 30
“Using Social Media to Find & Attract Descendants of Our Ancestors” Class
“Using Social Media to Find & Attract Descendants of Our Ancestors”will be presented by Patti Huff Smith, Director of Volunteer Coordination, Dallas Genealogical Society
October 4
OGS General Meeting
Lauri Jean Swett will present “Researching Immigrant Ancestors”
October 9
Computer SIG
The meetings will not be held at the Resource Center until the Covid-19 virus issues are more in control.  We will be hosting the meetings on Zoom until further notice.  The SIG meetings are open ...
November 1
OGS General Meeting
Michelle Leonard will be presenting “Combining DNA & Traditional Research: In-Depth Case Studies”
December 6
OGS General Meeting
Seema Kenney will present “Naturalization”.