Monday, 6:00pm CDT, September 12, 2022

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"An Orderly Life: Using Directories"
 
Speaker:    Diana Crisman Smith, Researcher, Speaker, Writer & Teacher (Learn more here)
 
Attend at the Oklahoma History Center or via Webinar
 
Don’t we love directories for genealogy? Not just city directories, but any kind of directory. City directories are the best for some purposes but there are so many other “cool” types of directories available (city directories, rural directories, yearbooks, and more). You can track a person or family through time; get new leads on residence or occupation; gain context on the neighborhood; find addresses for property searches; find the exact location of a farmer from the rural directory; and so much more. We’ll talk about these and many other ideas, plus where to find them and how to use them.

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

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.

A Fund for the Future of the Oklahoma Genealogical Society

OGS LogoDuring the course of the pandemic, OGS was humbled to receive many donations that helped with our day-to-day operations.  In August 2021, an anonymous donor came forward with a $12,500 donation to OGS with the expressed desire to establish a stable source of income in the form of an endowment.  OGS is so thankful for their foresight and faith in our future.
 
In early Fall 2021, the OGS board voted to enter into an endowment with the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.  Click on these links for more information:
 
 
We are also pleased to announce that OGS is a grateful recipient of the Kirkpatrick Family Fund Matching Program of $15,000.  This means if OGS is successful in raising $25,000 by November 1st, we will receive an additional $15,000 from the Kirkpatrick Fund.
 
If you have additional questions, please let us know at president@okgensoc.org or call 405-637-1907.  You are also welcome to speak directly to our friend Jennifer Meckling with the Oklahoma City Community Foundation at j.meckling@occf.org or 405-606-2951.
 
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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)

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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 president@okgensoc.org 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 president@okgensoc.org.
 
Working from home gives you the opportunity to help us preserve our states History for future generations.
 

 

 
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September 10
OGS Computer SIG
Meeting topics will be annouced about two weeks before the meeting.  Our meetings are currently by Zoom only until the Covid issues are reduced.  Go to the Special Interest Groups area of our website for ...
September 12
OGS Monthly Meeting
Diana Crisman Smith will present "An Orderly Life: Using Directories"
October 3
OGS Monthly Meeting
Sara Cochran will present “Disaster Proofing Your Research”
October 8
OGS Computer SIG
Meeting topics will be annouced about two weeks before the meeting.  Our meetings are currently by Zoom only until the Covid issues are reduced.  Go to the Special Interest Groups area of our website for ...
November 7
OGS Monthly Meeting
Larry W. Thomas will present "Tying History to Your Research"