Kelvin is a frequent speaker to genealogical societies and family associations throughout the United States. He is member of the Association of Professional Genealogist and their forensic special interest group and a past board member of APG, a past President of the Lone Star Chapter of APG, and a former member for the Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy (CAFG). Kelvin’s search specialties are African American, forensic, heir searcher and Methodist. His geographic specialties are in Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, the South, the Southwest, Dallas/Fort Worth and Oklahoma City.
Meetings start at 6:00 pm in the Musser Learning Lab in the Research Library at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City (across from the State Capitol–see map)
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Beginning the Journey to Your Ancestors
A Beginning Genealogy Class
Hosted By Oklahoma Genealogical Society
Presented by Jim Ike, President Oklahoma Genealogical Society
Location: OGS Resource Center,
4516 NW 16th Street, Oklahoma City, OK
This is a four part series of in-person classes to be held on the dates listed below. There is a class at 1-3pm CDT and one at 6-8pm CDT. So there should be a class that would fit your schedule.
Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Thursday, March 14, 2024
Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Thursday, March 21, 2024
Fees: $95 ($90 for OGS members) for either of the four part series
Family History has become a very popular activity for teenagers to octogenarians. Many have started without having the basics under their belt. By taking a basic course you can minimize the pit falls of continuing your journey unprepared. Over these four sessions Jim will show how to get started properly, where to find information on your ancestors and how to record your family history for your own satisfaction and sharing with others. These sessions will give you a running start down the road of finding who were and about your ancestors and beginning a fulfilling activity that you can fill your life with enjoyment.
Jim, a retired engineer, has been a Genealogist since the late 1990s, a Board Member of the OGS for over twenty years, is a Staff Member of the OGS Resource Center and is the Leader of the OGS Computer SIG. He has spoken on many subjects in the realm of genealogical research and computer use for over twenty years.
Annual OGS Endowment Fund
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
A very grateful "Thank you!" to everyone who donated to our Annual OGS Endowment Fund Drive. This year's goal was to increase our endowment by $20,000. We applied for and were granted two matching grants, one from an anonymous donor up to $7,500, and one from the Kirkpatrick Family Fund up to $5,000, which left $7,500 for us to raise to reach our goal. Our friends and members came through like champs and put us over the top.
Oklahoma Genealogical Society
First Families of the Twin Territories (FFTT)
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.
OGS Monthly Meeting
Kelvin Myers will present "Researching in the State of Texas"
Meeting topics will be annouced about two weeks before the meeting. Our meetings are currently a hybrid meeting with in-person and Zoom attendees. Go to the OGS Computer SIG area of our website for Zoom ...