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
EGS Meeting and Program for September 16, 2019: Topic is "Using Ancestry"
Please join us to hear speaker, Pam Kirkland, Director of the OKC South Family History Center in Moore, who will talk about how to use Ancestry.com
in your genealogy research!
Pam Kirkland's program will introduce you to the most popular features of Ancestry.com at the Monday, September 16th 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.
Ms Kirkland's program will show you how to do more efficient and effective searches in Ancestry.com. Whether you're using the desktop version or the app on your phone, you might just pick up a tip
or two that will help you use Ancestry.com like a professional. There's a whole world of history and mystery just waiting to be discovered on Ancestry!
Pam Kirkland has been teaching and researching family history for 40 years. She graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor's Degree in History
and is a Certified professional Genealogist through BYU: her specialty being United States and Nova Scotia. . Pam is Director of the Family History Center in Moore, Oklahoma and has volunteered
her time and talents as Indexing Director for the LDS Church for many years. She enjoys helping both adults and youth learn to find their own families and solve their family history mysteries. Her
passion is family history and she will continue the search for long-lost ancestors now that she is retired and has more time to spend on her love of all things - family.
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, October 21st, will feature Jan Beattie, EGS Vice President, who will present "The Salem Witch Trials...A tale of 3 Sisters".