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July 26, 2018 By: Mike Birdsong
From a Cluttered Notebook
I hope to do a better job in 2018 and 2019 in posting President Messages.  If you are a current OGS Member (thank you) I hope to provide you current information that will help you know what is available and if you aren’t an OGS member yet, encourage you to check us out and see that you will get much for your membership dollar.
Members Only
Coming soon will be some historical research data only OGS members can access.  One of the many perks to your membership.
We are working on some ideas on an OGS Membership drive where members can sign new members up for some perks.  We are exploring additional ideas to encourage new and young genealogists to become OGS members.  More to come soon.
We are still working hard to create classes and webinars that fit our membership’s needs.  More to come very soon!
Summer Sizzler
We just wrapped up a great Summer Sizzler.  Our thanks to the Oklahoma Historical Society Research Division for their partnership.  The Sizzler and our other seminars like the Spring Seminar are informative, fun and are an essential funding element of OGS.  Thanks to those that attended the Summer Sizzler.
State Fair
OGS will partnership with the Oklahoma Historical Society in a booth at the Oklahoma State Fair, September 13-20.  The booth will be in the Bennett Building.  We encourage you and your family/friends to come check out our booth.  Never know what State Fair offers we might have!
Christmas at OGS
OGS will be doing our annual Christmas at OGS in December.  Announcement at the October OGS monthly meeting.  Only 22 weeks until Christmas!
I would love to hear from you.  You can email me at president@okgensoc.org.  Thanks.  Mike Birdsong
January 9, 2018 By: Mike Birdsong
Christmas Wassail
As requested at last night's OGS Monthly Meeting here is the receipe for the Christmas Wassail:
1-gallon apple cider
25-30 whole cloves
6-10 cinnamon sticks
1 quart pineapple juice
1 6oz can frozen orange juice concentrate
Use cheese cloth to combine whole cloves/cinnamon sticks.  Tie up into packet and place in combined liquids.
Use large pot or crockpot.  Simmer or use low for 4-6 hours.

December 13, 2017 By: Mike Birdsong
Christmas at OGS

Oklahoma Genealogical Society welcomed nearly 80 members to the Christmas at OGS.  Members enjoyed cookies, Christmas Wassail, hot chocolate and great savings on genealogical items.


The winners of the door prizes were:

Family Tree Maker Thumb Drive with software-Sonya Palmer

Ancestry DNA Kit-Linda Kelly

Certificate for free OGS Spring Seminar-Curtis Liles

One-year OGS Membership-Kathy Fetters

Free 2018 OGS Class/Webinar-Susan Moorman

Ancestry Chart-Ruth Johnson

Ancestry Chart-Auda Trotter

Oklahoma Historical Society Puzzle-Linda Cotton

Oklahoma Historical Society Map-Lee Yelloweyes


We will be in contact soon with the winners.  Congratulations and thanks to all who attended.


Look for a recap of 2017 soon in this message.


On behalf of the OGS Board, we thank you for being part of the OGS family and we hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  See you in 2018.


Mike Birdsong

President, OGS

November 8, 2017 By: Mike Birdsong
Web Classes & Christmas at OGS
OGS built the new OGS web site to enhance your genealogy experience and provide benefits from your membership.  OGS is offering free classes to show you the features and information of the OGS web site.  The class will also show you how to manage your membership. The classes are free and are scheduled:
► Thursday November 16, 2017 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
►Tuesday November 28, 2017 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
►​Thursday November 30, 2017 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
►Thursday November 30, 2017 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
To sign up email, me at president@okgensoc.org.  Limited space available so sign up soon.
Christmas at OGS-Save the dates of Tuesday December 5 and Wednesday December 6 from 1 pm to 7 pm each day.  OGS will be hosting a Christmas at OGS where you can shop for your favorite genealogists.  Free hot chocolate and other treats.  New membership specials, gift certificates, deeply discounted OGS products, maps, puzzles, same day service on the Settlers/Builders Honors Program, and much more.  Email blasts and Facebook will have more information later.  We would love to see you at the OGS Research Center for Christmas at OGS.
Thank you for being a part of the OGS family.