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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- Society History and information
- Where we meet
- Our management
- What we have
EGS Meeting and Program for February 17, 2020: "Migration Trails"
Please join us to hear speaker, Helen Lehman, past director of the Family History Center library (FHC) in OKC. She will discuss her studies of migratory patterns as well as European research methods.
Americans have always been a moving people, coming from other places, moving to new places. Not only has the nation long attracted people from beyond its borders, it also claims high rates of internal migration.
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.
Mrs. Lehman's quest to learn about the migratory patterns of her own English, Irish, Scottish and Dutch ancestors, and her husbands German ancestors, as well as European research methods have become the norm for her.
Learning who came from where and how they got here has become mesmerizing as she has read and studied about their trials and conquests from what we today would consider insurmountable difficulties. She is able to trace
many ethnic groups from their voyage across the ocean to landing in the New World and dispersing from eastern shores into the interior of the country.
Since her genealogical adventures began in 1981, she has filled 26 huge 3-ring binders full of family papers and genealogical records. Come hear Mrs. Lehman talk about
the methods she used to research and record her findings.
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, March 16, 2020, will feature Emily Hedinger and Cheryl Jones, who will present "The Genealogy Girls Research in Washington D.C.".