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Our meetings are held at the Edmond Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1315 E. 33rd St. in Edmond, OK. Please enter through the back (north side) of the building. There is ample parking, and the building is handicap accessible.
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The EGS meetings are held the third Monday of the month, unless otherwise notified, with a social time beginning at 6:00 PM, and the main program at 6:30 PM.  EGS members (look for the EGS badge) will answer your genealogical questions at the meeting. Membership is open to anyone interested in historical or genealogical research.

The EGS Board of Directors meetings are held on the second Monday of each month, at the Edmond Historical Society and Museum.

Please visit our EGS Facebook page for the latest announcements about Edmond Genealogical Society and postings of interest about genealogy and history. 

Present officers for 2020-2021, are:

Jan Beattie, President, jankb80@sbcglobal.net

Iris May, First Vice President, Programs and Publicity

Dick Cypher, Second Vice-Pres., Membership Chairman, dcy47@aol.com

Andrea Moon, Webmaster and Newsletter Chairman, webmasteragm@yahoo.com

Darla Hunter, Newsletter Editor

Iris May, Corresponding Secretary

Karen Blagg, Treasurer

Sara Memmott, Past Pres., Research Center and Genealogical Library Chairman, simemmott@gmail.com

Libby Holshouser, Hospitality Chairman

Linda Cotton, Assistant Hospitality Chairman

Edie May Parmeter, Surnames Project Chairman, Membership Committee

 

Upcoming programs:

15 Feb 2021: Nathan Turner, "Land Run of 1889 and US Land Policy"

15 Mar 2021: Jan Beattie, EGS President - "DNA Testing....What Is It and How Can It Work For You?"

19 Apr 2021: Nancy Calhoun, TBD

17 May 2021: Jan Beattie and Andrea Aven, "Cordelia Steen of Edmond"

21 Jun 2021: TBD

 

Past programs:

18 Jan 2021: Meeting cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.

21 Dec 2020: No Meeting in December

16 Nov 2020: Amy Stevens, EHS&M - "Collecting Covid-19 - How Museums Gather Current History"

19 Oct 2020: Andrea Moon, ND & EGS Webmaster - "My Big Fat Family Secret - Part 2"

21 Sep 2020: Nancy Calhoun, OHS - "Tips for making Genealogy Searches Successful"

17 Aug 2020: Jan Beattie, EGS President - "Well Done, Sister Suffragist!...The History of Women's Right to Vote in America"

20 Jul 2020: Chad Williams, Director of OHS Research Center - "The Gateway Project at the Oklahoma History Center"

17 Feb 2020: Helen Lehman, past director of the Family History Center (FHC) Library - "Migration Trails"

20 Jan 2020: Glenn R. Clure Sr, EGS Member - "So...I Have All This Genealogy Stuff...What Do I Do With It?"

16 Dec 2019: vehoae-Shirl Yancey, EGS member & author - "History and Fiction...the Blend"

18 Nov 2019: Belinda Ruffel, Consultant - "Can Genealogy and Spirituality be Compatible?"

21 Oct 2019: Jan Beattie, EGS President - "The Salem Witch Trials...A Tale of 3 Sisters"

16 Sep 2019: Pam Kirkland, LDS - "Using Ancestry.com"

19 Aug 2019: Andre' Head, President, BGRG - "The Boley Farmers and Merchants Bank Robbery"

15 Jul 2019: Helen Lehman - "Researching Your German Ancestors"

17 Jun 2019: Kristy Duarte, Framed in the Village - "Photo Preservation and Framing"

20 May 2019: Emily Hedinger and Cheryl Jones - "The Genealogy Gals Research in Washington D.C." (Posponed due to weather)

15 Apr 2019: Sara Memmott, EGS Board Member - "Records at the Okla. Dept. of Libraries"

18 Mar 2019: Andrea Aven, EGS President - "Researching Irish Genealogy"

18 Feb 2019: Walt Stoyanoski, EGS Member - "GEDCOM Explained"

21 Jan 2019: Kenny L. Brown, Ph.D., UCO Professor Emeritus - "History of Coal Mining in Okla"

17 Dec 2018: Laura Shipman, DAR Samuel King Chapter - "Celebrating a Colonial Christmas"

19 Nov 2018: Amy Stephens, Exhibit Coordinator, EHS&M - "The Squawk, Meow & Roar of Animal Genealogy & Zoozeum Opening"

15 Oct 2018: Sara Memmott, EGS Board Member - "Using Google in your Genealogical Research"

17 Sep 2018: Ruth Oneson Minke, EGS Past President - "DNA and Genealogy"

20 Aug 2018: Glenn R. Clure, EGS Member - "Determining Familial Relationships"

16 Jul 2018: EGS Board Members - "Sharing our Life Stories"

18 Jun 2018: Jan Beattie, EGS Board Member - "Leaving a Lasting Legacy; How to Conduct a Life Story Interview"

21 May 2018: Alan Berch Hollingsworth, MD, Author - "Killing Albert Berch"

16 Apr 2018: Kathryn Spurgeon, Author - "Discovering Your Ancestor's Secrets"

19 Mar 2018: Lisa Bradley, Metropolian Library System - "The Free! Metro Library Databases"

19 Feb 2018: Jan Beattie, President OHCE-Genealogy - "The OK Cemetery Directory Project"

15 Jan 2018: Pat McFall, DAR Vice-President General - "DAR Application Process & Database"

 

EGS has many publications at the Research Library and Genealogical Center at the Edmond Historical Society and Museum library (431 South Boulevard, Edmond), including over 5,000 books and periodicals, and microfilm of the "Edmond Sun" newspaper. Popular areas of local history in the library include Edmond High School and University of Central Oklahoma yearbooks, Edmond city directories, and an Edmond authors section.

Among other research materials, the Center also offers Edmond Grace Lawn Cemetery Records, local family histories, and vertical files of noteworthy local citizens and events. Genealogical volunteers from the Edmond Genealogical Society are available to assist with family research, by appointment, by calling the museum at: (405) 340-0078.


Edmond Genealogical Society

P.O. Box 1984

Edmond, OK 73083-1984

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