Monday, 6:00pm, June 3, 2019

Nancy Calhoun
 
"Researching Common Surnames"
 

Speaker:     Nancy Calhoun, Dept Head of Genealogy
                   and Local History at the Muskogee
                   Public Library  (Read more...)

 
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.

Classes for May 2019

“Beginning Your Family Tree”
 An OGS Youth Program
 
Saturday, May 25, 2019 – 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm CDST
 
Presented by Anna & Kathy Honea
 
Each participant will create a graphic family tree including names, dates and/or photos.  We encourage attendees to bring the names and pictures of their immediate family, as well as any grandparents/great grandparents, etc. they may know.  If you would like to bring photos, they will be copied; and the originals returned unharmed.   Staff will be available to assist participants with genealogical research on OGS computers.
 
 
“Cemetery Visits and Research”
Thursday, May 30, 2019 – 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm CDST
 
Presented by Mike Birdsong
 
 
Just prior to Memorial Day; this class will teach you how to gain valuable genealogical information while visiting the cemeteries.  Too many genealogists use "Find A Grave," and never visit a cemetery to research.  This class would teach a person how to plan a trip, what to do when you get there, how to find and preserve headstones, as well as tips to photographing headstones.
 
 

More Classes Coming for June 2019

"Beginning the Journey to Your Ancestors" - A four class series June 11-20
"What Was It Like During the Revolutionary War?" - A three class youth series June 11-13
"What Was It Like During the Civil War?" - A three class youth series June 18-20
"What Was It Like During the World War II?" - A three class youth series June 25-27
 
 

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.




 
May 25
Youth Program: "Beginning Your Family Tree"
Each participant will create a graphic family tree including names, dates and/or photos.  We encourage attendees to bring the names and pictures of their immediate family, as well as any grandparents/great grandparents, etc. they may ...
June 3
OGS General Meeting
Nancy Calhoun will present "Researching Common Surnames".
June 8
Computer SIG
Various presentations on using your computer to aid your genealogical research, analysis or sharing.
June 11
Youth Prorgam Series: "What Was It Like During the Revolutionary War?"
Anna & Kathy Honea will present "What Was It Like During the Revolutionary War?". History of the period will be discussed.  Family life, customs, clothing foods and youth activities of the period will be included.  ...
June 12
Youth Program Series: "What Was It Like During the Revolutionary War?"
Anna & Kathy Honea will present "What Was It Like During the Revolutionary War?". History of the period will be discussed.  Family life, customs, clothing foods and youth activities of the period will be included.  ...