Speaker: Sherrie Furber, Director of the
Oklahoma City Family History Center
(due to COVID-19, this meeting will be via webinar)
Sherrie Furber will be talking about recent changes to the FamilySearch website.
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
"The Mystery of the Elusive Barmaid, which results in FFTT Membership!"
Speaker: Melinda Millsap Howard, Ph.D.,
Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. (This is an online class via webinar)
Registration Fee: $20 members/$25 non-members
Melinda retired from a career as the director of education in several healthcare organizations and as an adjunct professor for the University of Oklahoma, University of Central Oklahoma, and Oklahoma City University.
This program is a Case Study of William Granger, Melinda's grandfather, whose grandmother was the "elusive barmaid". Melinda confirms a family lore of an illegitimate great grandfather, visiting his birthplace in Germany, learning about his life in America, and the success of his children and grandchildren who qualify for the First Families of the Twin Territories (FFTT)!
Spring Seminar Rescheduled for November 21st
OGS Updates - 18 October 2020
Oklahoma Genealogical Society Updates
Greeting to all of the OGS Family
Your OGS board is working hard to keep OGS afloat during this pandemic. When this crisis began the board developed and is now implementing the OGS Sustain and Recovery Plan. OGS is still in the sustain portion of our response and will be until we can get back to whatever our normal will be after COVID.
I am so proud of the OGS Board for being forward thinking. In 2019, the OGS Board developed a plan and purchased a subscription that allows OGS to do events online. This has allowed OGS to continue with monthly membership meetings with great speakers and informative topics.
OGS has been able to continue with classes and workshops online. We realize this is not as satisfying as us all being able to meet and visit, but the safety of our members and volunteers has been the driving force for the decisions we have made to date.
There are many exciting events now through the balance of 2020. These are all online and can be viewed from the safety and comfort of your home. These events are some of the top in the country and also assists OGS with much needed funding to keep us afloat.
October 20-OGS Lifetime Member Rick Fogarty will be presenting a class on Tuesday October 20, 2020 at 6:00 pm on Native American Genealogical Research. Rick who is an expert in this field has registrants for this class from over 20 different states. Still time to register so visit the OGS website at www.okgensoc.org to enroll.
November 2-Sherri Furber will present at the OGS Monthly meeting starting at 6 pm. This is online only and available for OGS members. If you currently are not part of the OGS family we ask you visit our website at www.okgensoc.org to consider joining. There are many benefits for OGS membership and being able to view the monthly meeting is one of the best values.
November 10-OGS Board Member Melinda Howard will be presenting a class titled, “The Mystery of the Elusive Barmaid and the First Families of the Twin Territories. You will certainly enjoy this class. For more information and to enroll visit www.okgensoc.org.
November 14- OGS Special Interest Group. The SIG is dedicated to helping genealogists use computers to assist in the research, organization, and sharing of information about their family history.
November 21, 2020-Nationally known speaker David Lambert will be presenting the March COVID postponed topic on the Mayflower. We have many people registered and we appreciate your patience as we get this great speaker and topic back on track. This online event has a few spaces left so visit www.okgensoc.org to enroll. Door prizes and a great day of genealogical research and history you will not want to miss.
We all love OGS and we are working hard to sustain us. We have been humbled by the donations, extended memberships, and registrations to our classes/webinars. This keeps us going. Look for more information soon on what is in store for December. Thanks again for your support. Please stay well, safe, and healthy.
Mike Birdsong, President OGS
New 65th Anniversary Products
Introducing our new 65th Anniversary products!
The company, Teespring, has our official logo, and an OGS storefront showcasing 12 products we have selected to have imprinted with our logo. Each product is shown on their website. As you click on any product, additional information is available in color choices, sizing, etc. There is also a choice of gold or black lettering on each product.
The company is located in Kentucky and affords us the opportunity of a much-needed fundraiser without any upfront expenditure. Each person orders from the interactive website, and the merchandise is shipped directly to them. The product line is extensive, and we may add or delete products at any time.
The company has a great reputation; the samples we ordered were good quality, with minimal, if any shrinkage, when laundered, and their no-minimum purchase plan fit our current financial state of affairs.
We hope to see YOU soon, wearing some OGS 65th Pride!
OGS Resource Center
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.
You are welcome to provide any feedback to us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
OGS Welcomes our new 65th Anniversary Sponsor
ND Foods, now providing "to go" and curb service. 840-9364
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.
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