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October 23, 2014


Contact: Laura Martin
Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 405-522-5225

Ancestry.com Offers Genealogy Classes in Oklahoma City November 7-8, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Ancestry.com and the Oklahoma Historical Society are partnering to present Ancestry Day in Oklahoma, two days of genealogy and native culture November 7-8, 2014. Featuring speakers from Ancestry.com, this event will appeal to researchers at all skill levels. Registration for the main event is $40 and includes admission to all Saturday classes presented by Ancestry.com.

On Saturday, November 8, all activities will be held in downtown Oklahoma City at the Renaissance Ballroom in the Cox Convention Center from 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. and include:

  • Ancestry 101: New & Review
  • Getting the Most from Ancestry.com
  • Using AncestryDNA to Further Your Family History Research
  • The new American Indian Collection on Ancestry.com
  • Sharing Your Family Story

Ancestry.com will share new online resources for those interested in tracing their American Indian heritage. The new American Indian Collection will feature records that previously have not been accessible online. Other classes will explore skills and resources for general genealogical research. This program is designed for researchers with a range of experience.

Participants may also attend activities offered by the Oklahoma Historical Society for an additional charge including Friday sessions, bus tours, a reception, and a Saturday lunch program. For complete conference details or and registration info visit www.okhistory.org/ancestryday or contact Laura Martin at 405-522-5225 or lmartin@okhistory.org.

Ancestry.com is the world's largest online family history resource with more than 14 billion records available to its 2.1 million subscribers worldwide.

The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains 31 museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information visit www.okhistory.org.

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