The Edmond Genealogical Society was established in September, 1991, with 78 charter members by December 31, 1991.
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 December 17, 2018: Laura Shipman, Samuel King Chapter DAR - "Celebrating a Colonial Christmas"
Laura Shipman, Recording Secretary for Samuel King Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, will present her program at the Monday, December 17th meeting of the Edmond Genealogical Society. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Edmond Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1315 East 33rd Street.
Free genealogy assistance is available for those who come early (5:30 p.m.) to the meeting.
Christmas in colonial times was very different from our modern celebrations. It was a simpler time and they had to use nuts, fruits, berries, local plants and evergreens that were locally available to enhance their homes.
Our present Christmas customs derive from a wide array of inspirations, nearly as various and numerous as the immigrants who settled this vast country. Laura Shipman will demonstrate how our ancestors decorated their homes for the winter holidays.
You will go back in time as you experience what it was like in Colonial times, with a wonderful demonstration by Ms Shipman, who has been inspired by her DAR experiences and research.
The Edmond Genealogical Society meeting is free and open to the public, beginning with a social time at 6:15 p.m. The program will start promptly at 6:30. Enter through the doors at the rear of the 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 January 21st 2019, will feature speaker Dr. Kenny Brown, UCO Professor Emeritus, who will present "History of Coal Mining in Oklahoma" The meeting will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Edmond.