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Summer Sizzler Genealogy Workshop

July 31, 2015, 10:30 am4:30 pm

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Registration is $35 for one day or $50 for both days. Lunch is included! Register online at or learn more at www.okgensoc.org. Sponsored by the Oklahoma Historical Society and the Oklahoma Genealogical Society.

Friday, July 31
OHS: Discovering Hidden Resources in Libraries Around the State

9:30 am Doors Open – Registration
10:00 am Brief Introductions and Welcome Laura Martin
10:15 am Lawton Public Library Genealogy Collections
The Lawton Public Library lets us in on the wonderful records they hold.
Amber Follett
11:15 am Break
11:30 am Cleveland County Genealogical Society Records
A walk through the record collections of the Cleveland County Genealogical Society
Sarah Poole
12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Muskogee Public Library Genealogy Records
The head librarian from the Muskogee Public Library guides us through the collections available just waiting for you!
Nancy Calhoun
2:30 pm Break
2:45 pm Early Death Records and where to Find Them (Various Libraries)
Mahlon will discuss his work in creating an Oklahoma death index from records uncovered in the OHS library.
Mahlon Erickson

Saturday, August 1
OGS: Putting it All Together for Your Family to Share

9:30 am Doors Open – Registration
10:00 am Brief Introductions and Welcome Carolyn Lea
10:15 am On Your Mark, Get Set, Stop!
You have researched your family but do your relatives have the information? It is time to get it in shape to share with others, so let’s figure out what you need to have done before you publish.
Billie Stone Fogarty
11:15 am Break
11:30 am Research is for Sharing, Not Hoarding
Hoarding your ancestors limits what you know about them. You learned to share in kindergarten and it certainly applies to genealogy. Learn some new ways to share your family history.
Rick Fogarty
12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm What is Your Plan After You Are Gone?
Make sure that your hard work does not end up in the landfill. Make a sensible plan for your research that guarantees your grandchildren do not have to start all over discovering their ancestors.
La Nell Shores
2:30 pm Break
3:00 pm Today is the Day to Research Now
Your family history is not just about 300 years ago. It is also about the history you are creating now. You have the opportunity to weave a rich tapestry of your living family for descendants and involve your family in the process.
Carolyn Lea


July 31, 2015
10:30 am–4:30 pm
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