Summer Sizzler 2018


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Jointly sponsored by the
Oklahoma Historical Society Research Division
and the
Oklahoma Genealogical Society 


An OGS Online Class

Rick Fogarty
Beginning Genealogy
 Saturday, August 4, 2018 – 10 am to 3 pm CDST
 Presented by Rick Fogarty

This course is designed to help people who are interested in or beginning to research their genealogy.  The content is appropriate for all skill levels.  This course will help with building research plans, identifying where and what to research, and how to organize and work with your findings.  We will also cover using DNA in your research, as this is a valuable tool for all genealogists.  Whether you work with online sources or on-site records, this course will help new and experienced genealogists to discover ways to improve their research and become more efficient. 



Monday, 6:00pm, August 6, 2018

Andre' Head
  "Researching African American Soldiers"
              Speaker: Andre' Head, President, Black Genealogy
                              Research Group (BGRG) and Oklahoma
                              Genealogical Society board member
                              Learn much more about Andre' here.
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).

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.

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.

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.

July 20
2018 Summer Sizzler
Mark the dates on your calendar.  Check back for more information.
August 4
Beginning Genealogy
Rick Fogarty will present  a "Beginning Genealogy" class.
August 6
OGS General Meeting
Andre' Head, President, BGRG, will present "Researching African American Soldiers".
September 10
OGS General Meeting
Dr. Erin Taylor will present "The Great Flu Epidemic of 1918".
October 1
OGS General Meeting
J.A. Pryse, Supervisor, OHS Digital Archives Department, and OHS staff, will present "A Peek at the Treasures Being Digitized at the Oklahoma History Center"