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June 2019

“Locating Early Oklahoma and Indian Territory Death Records” genealogy program

June 19, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

On Wednesday, June 19, from 1 to 3 p.m., the Oklahoma Historical Society will present “Locating Early Oklahoma and Indian Territory Death Records.” Genealogist Mahlon Erickson will share information about death records and resources pertaining to early Oklahoma, Oklahoma Territory, and Indian Territory. Researching early deaths in Oklahoma can be difficult, as official death records were not consistently recorded until 1920. Erickson has compiled an extensive database with more than 600,000 entries for deaths found in sources including newspapers, cemeteries, county histories, census records, American Indian records, and…

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Tracing Your Roots intermediate genealogy class

June 29, 1 p.m.4 p.m.
Chisholm Trail Museum, 605 Zellers Avenue Kingfisher, OK 73750

The Chisholm Trail Museum will offer a series of classes designed to teach genealogy skills and resources, from the basics through advanced research. Topics include beginning genealogical research, record keeping, census records, accessing newspapers, American Indian genealogical research, accessing Oklahoma Historical Society archival information, identifying tools for success, and more. The class will be led by Laura Martin, deputy director of the Oklahoma Historical Society Research Division. Registration for this class is $25 per person and $40 per pair. Please contact…

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August 2019

“Finding the Girls” genealogy program

August 3, 1 p.m.3 p.m.
Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The Oklahoma Historical Society will present “Finding the Girls” on Saturday, August 3, from 1 to 3 p.m. Persons researching their families for any length of time have encountered the problems with researching females. In our society, their names change with marriage, and in the past, females could not own property or enter into contracts, which makes locating them in legal records even more difficult. So, what’s a researcher to do? Learn how to consider the times and some of the techniques for researching the females in your…

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