Speaker: Debbie A. Carder Mayes, Genealogist, speaker, writer and researcher.
Deborah A. Carder Mayes is a professional genealogist, speaker, writer, and researcher. She has been doing genealogical research and been actively involved in the genealogical community for over 22 years. She frequently speaks on a variety of genealogical and historical topics and presents various workshops and seminars throughout the year. She primarily researches in West Central Ohio and the Miami Valley. She wrote a monthly column, Beyond the Obituaries, for The In-Depth Genealogist online magazine (www.theindepthgenealogist.com). She was the editor of Allen County Ancestry, the newsletter of the Allen County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society and currently writes a blog, Rambling Along the Ancestral Trail, (http://cardermayes.weebly.com/blog.html). She was a lesson grader for the NGS American Genealogy: A Home Study Course from 2009 through 2014 when it was replaced with the American Genealogical Studies course that uses a digital Learning Management System instead of graders. Currently, she is the registrar for the Lima, Ohio chapter, DAR, the Patriotic Instructor for the Lizabeth A. Turner Tent of the Daughters of Union Civil War Veterans, Lima, Ohio, and the Central Region Director of the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors.
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"The Family Tree Cemetery Field Guide and the Value of Cemetery Research" Author Talk
Saturday, May 15, 2021, 10:00am-11:30am CDST
"The Family Tree Cemetery Field Guide and the Value of Cemetery Research" via Zoom
Registration Fee: $10.00 (OGS Members: $5.00)
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Not all family research can be done online; sometimes you have to head into the field, or in this case, the cemetery. During this session, we'll investigate research tips on how to locate and decipher the symbols on your ancestors’ gravestones. You'll discover where to go, whom to talk with and what records to ask for in the cemetery. Plus, Joy will explain how she discovered an ancestor's missing grave. She'll also share a few family secrets and scandals she dug up while writing the book.
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)
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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.
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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.
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