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.
Web site overview:
- Society History and information
- Where we meet
- Our management
- What we have
The Edmond Genealogical Society will be returning to in-person meetings effective with our Monday, April 19, 2021 meeting at 6:30pm.
Please join us, in person, to hear our next EGS speaker on April 19th, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. - Nancy Calhoun, OGS/Oklahoma Genealogical Society Board member will speak on the topic of Researching a Common Surname.
Ms Calhoun's program "Shakin' Out the Smiths: Researching a Common Surname" will definately be a benefit for those who have "hit a brick wall" in their research. Nancy Calhoun, is no exception with a mother
named Ann Smith who was the daughter of James Smith, the granddaughter of a grandfather also named James Smith. She will share some tips and tricks for overcoming this obstacle, using examples from her over
40 years of Smith research across four states. Some include examples of what NOT to do. It ends with a surprise for everyone, including the speaker.
Please join us with social distance seating available and masks are required for all attendees.
If you are interested in speaking at EGS - please contact Iris May, Programs and Publicity at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
The EGS 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.
Guests are always welcome to attend. There will be no genealogy assistance prior to the meeting at this time.
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.
For more information visit us on Facebook at Edmond Genealogical Society.
The May 17, 2021 program will be "Cordelia and John Steen, Edmond's First Family."