"Tracing Your Native American Bloodline" Class
Saturday, June 26, 2021, 9:00am-10:30am CDST

Image of Crystal Dowdell"Tracing Your Native American Bloodline" via Zoom
Speaker:    Crystal Dowdell, Genealogist and OGS Board Member
Registration Fee: $10.00  (OGS Members: $5.00)
OGS Members must be logged in to receive the member discount.
This virtual presentation is mainly focused on how to find records to assist you in the creation of membership applications to the Five Civilized Tribes. Reasons for researching your Native American background, how to begin the research, identifying your Native American ancestor, and critical research records will be presented. Examples of the Dawes Roll, Census Cards, Native American Application for Enrollment in the Five Civilized Tribes, Guion Miller Applications and Land Allotment Packets will be discussed. Online research tools, resources, and how to find membership requirements will also be included.
Crystal Dowdell is a Native Oklahoman from Pawhuska Oklahoma. She is a member of the Cherokee Tribe and Osage Tribe and has strong ancestor ties in the Pawnee Tribe. She has been researching and investigating her family history and her husband’s family history with a passion since 2014.
Crystal lived in Houston Texas for 25 years and was a Director for the Bear Creek Genealogical Society and Library, member of Clayton Friends, and worked as an assistant librarian in the Genealogy Department of the George Memorial Library in Richmond, Texas. She recently returned to Oklahoma and has been a member and avid volunteer of the Oklahoma Genealogical Society since 2018. Currently, Crystal is on the Board and serves as Class Coordinator.

Monday, 6:00pm CDST, July 12, 2021

"Indexes Are The Key To Unlocking The Records"
Speaker:   Christine Cohen, Professional Genealogist
Indexes make your searches so much easier, but what if you are lost on how to use the index? Indexing systems are so complex that they require guides, keys, or tables to decipher. We will review and master these indexes: Burr Record, Campbell, Cott System, Liber Index, Page Margin Key Tables, Paul Company Key Table, Russell Key Index, Split Column Indexes, Soundex and Vowel Index. They are often the essential key to locating ancestors in Probate or Land records online or at a courthouse.
Christine Cohen’s interest in genealogy began in 1977 with the airing of the TV mini-series “Roots” and was further piqued when she found a typed pedigree chart of her Dutch heritage from the New Netherlands in the 1660’s. A native Californian, Christine is a graduate of UCLA in Political Science. She has worked for a major jet fuel company since 1993.
Christine is a long-time member of the Whittier Area Genealogical Society (WAGS), and has served in many capacities, including President. She is a member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Society of Daughters of Holland Dames and the Association of Professional Genealogists.
She has given presentations throughout the United States both in-person and virtually. More information may be found on her website at https://christinecohengenealogy.com/.

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

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.
Look for more information as we continue to develop ways for you to enjoy genealogy with webinars and classes.  More to come soon and thank you for your patience and support.  We are truly humbled by the response of our members.
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June 26
Tracing Your Native American Bloodline
Crystal Dowdell will present "Tracing Your Native American Bloodline".
July 10
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 ...
July 12
OGS General Meeting
Christine Cohen will be presenting “Indexes are the Key to Unlocking the Records”.
August 2
OGS General Meeting
Greg Liverman will present “Clustering Tools for DNA Test Analysis”.
September 13
OGS General Meeting
 Christine Cochran will present “Forensic Genealogy: The New Frontier”.