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The Edmond Genealogical Society (EGS) was established in September, 1991, with 78 charter members by December 31, 1991. We meet monthly at the LDS Church in Edmond , OK.  

Our purpose, as stated in the EGS Constitution, adopted in December, 1991:

  • Bring together interested persons for discussion in the field of genealogy
  • To study methods of research
  • To assist its members in their genealogical research and compilations, particularly beginners in the field
  • To issue publications when deemed beneficial to the membership
  • To collect and preserve genealogical material and historical data
  • To work and cooperate with other genealogical departments, societies, and libraries in the state
  • To provide assistance for genealogical and historical research for the Edmond Historical Society patrons and museum staff

We are here to encourage the science of genealogy; to help others gather genealogical information; and to preserve, protect and publish information of importance. We are here to serve visitors as well as our members.   

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EGS Meeting and Program for August 19, 2019: The Boley Farmers and Merchants Bank Robbery

Please join us to hear speaker, Andre' Head, President of the Black Genealogy Research Group (BGRG) and CEO of the Coltrane Group, who will tell the story of how the citizens of Boley, OK., fought back against the gang of the famous American bank robber, "Pretty Boy" Floyd, who tried to rob their bank in 1932.

Andre' Head will present "The Boley Farmers and the Merchants Bank Robbery" at the Monday, August 19th meeting of the Edmond Genealogical Society (EGS). The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Edmond Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS), 1315 East 33rd St., in Edmond.

Head's program will give you details on what happened to the gang and what ultimately happened to Charley Arthur Floyd, nicknamed "Pretty Boy" Floyd.

Andre' became an avid genealogist, devoting years of research to family heritage. He has discovered previously unknown data on six-plus generations of his own family. He is founder and CEO of the Coltrane Group, an organization committed to preserving the rich heritage and deep history of Oklahoma's historic all-black towns. Mr. Head is currently working on the restoration of the Boley Farmers and Merchants Bank, the scene of his presentation. Mr. Head has produced a documentary about The Crown Jewel (Boley) and its annual rodeo. The Coltrane Group also offers several different chartered bus tours of Oklahoma's historic black towns guided by Andre' and his wife. Head also created and is President of the Black Genealogy Research Group (BGRG) which meets monthly at the Oklahoma History Center.

Andre' is eager to share with you the rich history and continued progress of the historic all-black towns of Oklahoma.

You won't want to miss this fascinating program!

Guests are always welcome to attend. Free genealogy assistance from EGS members is available for those who come early (5:30p.m.) to the meeting.

The EGS monthly meeting is free and open to the public, beginning with a social time at 6:00 p.m. The program will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. Enter through the doors at the rear of the LDS Church building. The Church offers plenty of parking and is fully handicapped accessible.

The EGS meets on the third Monday evening of each month, with speakers on subjects of interest to genealogists and historians. Membership is open to anyone interested in historical or genealogical research.

Next month's presentation, on Monday, September 16th, will feature Pam Kirkland, Director of the Family History Center in Moore who will present "Using".

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Edmond, OK 73083-1984

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