"Measuring Up: Time, Talent & Treasure Through the Years"
Speaker: Dr. David McDonald, professional genealogist and speaker
Dave McDonald, our presenter for February, will join us to discuss the ways researchers reckon time, and how we account for time, as variously interpreted through the centuries. Money transmits value, but the value of currency and coinage fluctuates over time. We'll look at some of the money terms associated with colonial-era research in the British colonies, along with obsolete medical terms and methods of measuring distance and area as well.
Dr. David McDonald, a Wisconsin-based researcher, is a member of the First Families of the Twin Territories, and he knows how to pronounce "Hobart," like a native. He's been lecturing on genealogy since 1982, longer than he's been a preacher. Dave is the president of the Association of Professional Genealogists, past president of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, and was the editor of the Wisconsin State Genealogical Society's quarterly Newsletter. He is a long-standing member of the Sons of the American Revolution and is the state society's assistant genealogist, for supplemental applications. Beyond genealogy, Dave is the Pastor of the Congregational United Church of Christ in Whitewater, Wisconsin.
* Exciting Announcement *
OGS has always been proud to bring you nationally renowned speakers for OGS seminars. Billie Fogarty, OGS Board Member, is one of those nationally renowned speakers. With her contacts and being Past President of the Association of Professional Genealogists, OGS has featured many of the top genealogical speakers each spring for many years at in-person all day Saturday seminars. Our scheduled 2020 headliner, David Lambert, graciously scrambled with us as we tried delaying the in-person event, and finally went virtual this fall. (He was wonderful, and we want him back in person someday!)
How would you like to hear from these type speakers not once or twice a year but each month at the OGS First Monday of the month meeting? OGS is proud to announce that is coming your way as soon as February 2021.
Covid-19 has hit hard in the genealogy field generally and OGS specifically. The OGS board has been working hard to find new ways of doing business to fit the new reality. Our crystal ball suggests that new ideas and techniques be explored to deal with genealogy events in 2021 at least, and maybe even 2022. The only way to survive is to expand our membership base and provide programs to help you still enjoy this wonderful hobby.
Did I mention, this is for free? As previously mentioned, our membership base is slowly increasing to include members in Oklahoma that are not in the metro area and some new members from outside the state of Oklahoma. As part of our survival, we need to try this to expand our membership to insure OGS is around much longer.
Our online platform allows for 100 attendees. The OGS Board is investing in an upgrade to allow for 250 members so everyone has a slot to attend. The OGS Board is excited to offer this as we get to hear from national speakers each month not just a couple of times a year.
Our first speaker on February 1st, 2021, Dr. David McDonald, a Wisconsin-based researcher, a member of the First Families of the Twin Territories, and he knows how to pronounce "Hobart," like a native. He has been lecturing on genealogy since 1982, longer than he has been a preacher. Dave is the president of the Association of Professional Genealogists, past president of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, and was the editor of the Wisconsin State Genealogical Society's quarterly Newsletter. He is a long-standing member of the Sons of the American Revolution and is the state society's assistant genealogist, for supplemental applications. Beyond genealogy, Dave is the Pastor of the Congregational United Church of Christ in Whitewater, Wisconsin.
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OGS Gift Certificates Available
OGS is offering $25 Gift Certificates for sale this year. OGS gift certificates can be used towards classes, seminars, webinars, publications, First Families of the Twin Territories (FFTT) and Builders & Settlers memberships. They make great gifts for your genealogist friends.
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 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.
You are welcome to provide any feedback to us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.