Monday, 6:00pm CST, December 6, 2021

Speaker:   Seema Kenney, Professional Genealogist
Naturalization – There are six ways to become a U.S. citizen. Seema will review each, concentrating on the court option which produces a paper trail and can help with your family genealogical research. This presentation also covers ways in which citizenship was lost & perhaps regained at a later date.

A wife, mother of 3, and entrepreneur, Seema is an experienced software instructor and a professional genealogist. Based on over 20 years of research, her known roots are deep in New England as well as England, Germany, and Sweden, with DNA research now adding a line in The Netherlands. She has a certificate in Genealogical Research from BU, completed ProGen and is an active member of several societies and part of the NERGC planning committee.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
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.

Pre-1920 Oklahoma Death Index Searches

*****Limited Time Only***** Access to Mahlon Erickson’s Pre-1920 Oklahoma Death Index
For a limited time only OGS and Mahlon Erickson are making a unique offer to genealogists. You can have searches conducted on an unbelievably valuable genealogical tool for Oklahoma research. The Pre-1920 Oklahoma Death Index covers all of what is now Oklahoma (including Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory) and has 730,000+ entries.

Sources include:
Newspaper obits and death notices        GAR & UCV records
Probate records                                       Church records
Cemetery records and tombstones         Congressional records
Indian Agency records                             Diaries
Indian Archives records                           Dawes Enrollment Cards
Indian-Pioneer History Collection            Military headstone applications
Funeral Home records                            Online Death Databases (Physicians, SAR, archives)
Bible Records                                         Military Post Returns
Published county/state history books     Plains Indian Census records
Pension records and indexes                 Genealogy Society Quarterlies
Civil War military unit records                 Oklahoma Confederate Pension records
Search Pricing:
Individuals  $5 per (includes five surname variations/nicknames per individual)
Surnames $30 or $50 for common names (such as Smith, Davis, Johnson, Thomas, Thompson, Wilson, etc.)
Cemeteries- $20 (small cemeteries)   $50 (large cemeteries)
NOTE: If a person wants info on more than five individuals of the same surname, they should request (purchase) a surname search.
**** Ordering begins Thankgiving Day, November 25th, 2021, and ends Monday December 20th, 2021*****
Simply place your order and pay for your search and Mahlon will conduct the search.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please email
Do not miss this chance to enhance your tree or find that long lost Oklahoma relative.


Special Message to OGS Members

To: Oklahoma Genealogical Society (OGS) Members
OGS is finding it necessary in order to maintain the outstanding programs and services and meet the challenges of the post pandemic business model, we will need to have a small price increase to our membership dues as of January 1, 2022.
The increased cost of doing business, coupled with the significant impact COVID has had on OGS finances led to the first dues increase since 2013. This will raise the current individual membership dues from $25 to $30 and family memberships from $30 to $40. (*** See below for a remarkable offer ***)
As part of the OGS family, you see firsthand the value of your membership. Once the pandemic hit, OGS was able to immediately shift to online for presentations, monthly meetings, and classes. Additional benefits to an OGS memberships are:
• Discounts to OGS Spring and Fall Seminars (Yes, they are back on the schedule for 2022)
• Discounts to classes, events, and sales publications
• Access to the OGS web site Members Only section for research and recordings of past programs
• Nationally renowned speakers for OGS Monthly Meetings and annual events
• ***New for 2022***-Members Only Monthly Electronic newsletter
• More new items to come for 2022
We are hoping this does not greatly affect our membership. Our goal has always been to provide the OGS family with the most value and best experience possible. As always, we value you as a member of our genealogical family and appreciate your patience and understanding during these challenging times. See attached FAQs sheet for more specific information.
If you have any questions or need additional information you can email or leave a message at 405-637-1907.
Between now and December 31, 2021, you can lock in your current dues of $25 for individual and $30 for family memberships for up to the next five years. Simply sign in to your OGS website account and access the renew membership button.

First Families of the Twin Territories (FFTT)

Oklahoma and Indian Territories 

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.

Reopening of the Resource Center

We are reopening the Resource Center.  Due to the COVID-19 spike, we will be open by appointment only. Please call 405-637-1907 or email to make an appointment.
To protect our visitors and volunteers, the number of persons in the building will be limited, masks and vaccinations will be required.
For more information about the Resource Center, click here.

Oklahoma Genealogical Society Needs You!

We have a great need for someone who can work from home, who can find and work through the paperwork in obtaining grants to help us keep the doors open through the Covid Outbreak.  If you are our person please contact
Working from home gives you the opportunity to help us preserve our states History for future generations.


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December 6
OGS General Meeting
Seema Kenney will present “Naturalization”.
December 11
Computer SIG
RootsMagic 8 has arrived.  On Saturday, Walt Stoyanoski will continue from last month his review of this revised tool to organize, analyze and share your family history.  Walt is the Webmaster for the Oklahoma ...
January 8
Computer SIG
The meetings will not be held at the Resource Center until the Covid-19 virus issues are more in control.  We will be hosting the meetings on Zoom until further notice.  The SIG meetings are open ...