Welcome to the New OGS Website

Welcome to OGS’s new look.  The Oklahoma Genealogical Society has implemented the new website.  It adds functionality we believe will help our society assist and communicate with our members.  OGS members can now login to view members-only information.  We plan to add much more premium content to the members-only area, making your membership even more valuable.
 
Update June 17, 2017 — All current OGS members should have received an email with their temporary Login Name and Password.  When you login for the first time, we strongly recommend that you choose a new login name and password.  You can do that under Members Only / Profile / Member Settings tab.  You can also verify and update your contact details in the member profile.
 
Former members, whose membership expired after January 1, 2016, should have also received an email.  When you login, if your membership has expired, you will be given an opportunity to renew online.
 


Tuesday, 6:00pm, July 11, 2017

Laura Martin, Dep. Director, Research Div., Oklahoma History Center
 
 
      "Researching a Library"
                Speaker: Laura Martin, Dep. Director,
                               Research Div., Oklahoma History Center
 
 
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).

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.


4-5 August 2017
Summer Sizzler Workshop

Mark your calendars now!
 
 
The annual Summer Sizzler Workshop, jointly sponsered by the Oklahoma History Center Research Library and the Oklahoma Genealogical Society is coming.
 
Registration begins June 26.
 
 


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.


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.


 
July 11
July General Meeting (on Tuesday)
Laura Martin will be speaking about 'Researching a Library' at the OGS monthly meeting on Tuesday, 11 July 2017 in the Chesapeake Room of the Oklahoma History Center.
August 4
Summer Sizzler
A two-day workshop jointly sponsered by the Oklahoma Genealogical Society and the Oklahoma History Center Research Library held in the Chesapeake Room of the Oklahoma History Center.
August 7
August General Meeting
Mahlon Erickson will be speaking about "Why Can't I Find My Ancestors" at the OGS monthly meeting on Monday, 7 Aug 2017 in the Chesapeake Room of the Oklahoma History Center.
September 11
September General Meeting
Dr. Greg Plumb will be speaking about "Modernization of Cemetery Maps" at the OGS monthly meeting on Monday, 11 Sep 2017 in the Chesapeake Room of the Oklahoma History Center.
October 2
October General Meeting
John Dwyer will be speaking about "The Oklahomans" at the OGS monthly meeting on Monday, 2 Oct 2017 in the Chesapeake Room of the Oklahoma History Center.