Congratulations to the Christmas @ OGS Winners

Many thanks to all that shared some of their time and holiday cheer with us at Christmas at OGS.
Congratulations to the winners of the door prizes were:

     One-year OGS Membership-David Hart
     Ancestry DNA Kit-Debbie Aldridge
     Ancestry DNA Kit-Van Bielstein
     One Year Next Generation Membership-Jo Ann Banse
     DNA Class-JoAnn Sumrall
     Forgotten Oklahoma Calendar-Janelle Lee Miller
     Forgotten Oklahoma Calendar-Teresa Hoehner
 
OGS wishes you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  See you in 2019!

Monday, 6:00pm, January 7, 2019

Melissa Johnson
 
"Descendant Tracking"
 
Speaker:  Melissa Johnson, CG
                    (Learn more about Melissa here...)
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.

2019 OGS Spring Seminar

The
Oklahoma Genealogical Society
Announces
it's
2019 Spring Seminar
 
Kenyatta D. Berry
Co-Host Genealogy Roadshow
Featured speaker
 
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Oklahoma History Center

Oklahoma Genealogical Society's
2019 Spring Seminar

 
 

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...

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.
 
 

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.


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.




 
January 7
OGS General Meeting
Melissa Johnson will present "Descendant Tracking" at the January 2019 OGS General Meeting.
February 4
OGS General Meeting
Billie Stone Fogarty will present "School Census Records" at the February 2019 General Meeting.
March 4
OGS General Meeting
Mahlon Erickson will present "Early Death Index" at the March 2019 OGS General Meeting.
March 9
2019 Spring Seminar
The 2019 Spring Seminar will feature Kenyatta Berry, Host of the "Genealogy Roadshow"
April 1
OGS General Meeting
Dr. Bob Blackburn, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Historical Society, will be speaking.