Ancestry Day in Oklahoma

Ancestry.com, the Oklahoma Historical Society, and the Oklahoma Genealogical Society present Ancestry Day in Oklahoma, two days of genealogy and native culture November 7-8, 2014. Both novice and experienced genealogists are welcome at this event. Registration to the main event is $40 and includes admission to all Saturday classes presented by Ancestry.com. Participants may also attend optional activities for an additional charge including Friday sessions, bus tours, a reception, and a Saturday lunch program.

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Saturday Classes with Ancestry.com

Renaissance Ballroom at the Cox Convention Center
Saturday, November 8, 8am - 4:30pm. $40 per person.
Saturday will feature a full day of genealogy! Attend classes with the Ancestry team including Ancestry 101: New & Review; Getting the Most from Ancestry.com; Using AncestryDNA to Further Your Family History Research; the exciting new American Indian Collection on Ancestry.com; Q&A with the Experts, and Sharing Your Family Story. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the day. Registration is $40 per person.

Saturday Lunch with Special Speaker Tim Tingle

Saturday, November 8, 12 - 1:30pm. $35 per person.
A limited number of seats are available for a special lunch program featuring award-winning Choctaw author and storyteller Tim Tingle. As a storyteller, Tingle brings the lore of the Choctaw Nation to life in lively historical, personal, and traditional stories. He often plays the Native American flute and an assortment of gourd rattles and drums; Choctaw vocal chants and hymns compliment his stories.

Friday Activities


Bus Tour to Oklahoma City

Friday, November 7, 9am - 4:30pm. $69 per person.
Visit the Centennial Land Run Monument, SkyDance Bridge, Bricktown, Stockyards City, the Boathouse District and the Oklahoma City National Memorial; lunch at Nonna's Euro-American Ristorante included.

Bus Tour to Historic Guthrie

Friday, November 7, 9am - 4:30pm. $69 per person.
Visit the Oklahoma Territorial Museum the Drugstore Museum, with free time for shopping in downtown Guthrie; lunch is included.
Busses will leave from the Oklahoma History Center; registration for bus tours begins at 8am.

Bus Tour to Chickasaw Country

Friday, November 7, 9am - 4:30pm. $69 per person.
Visit the Chickasaw Cultural Center, Chickasaw National Recreation Area, Bedre Chocolate Factory, the shops at the Artesian Hotel, the Rusty Nail Winery; lunch at the Chickasaw Cultural Center included.

Friday Session #1 - Oklahoma History Center

Friday, November 7, 1pm - 4:45 pm. $5 per person.
Note: The location of this session has changed. This session will now be held at the Oklahoma History Center. Learn about the many resources of the Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center and explore researching with historic newspapers. Sessions will also cover the history of Indian Territory and openings of Oklahoma Territory, homestead records and Indian allotments, and how to find your American Indian ancestors. Debra Spindle, PhD, MLIS and Billie Fogarty, M. Ed., from 1 to 4:45 p.m. Registration is only $5 per person!

Friday Session #2 - Oklahoma History Center

Friday, November 7, 1pm - 4:45 pm. $5 per person.
Friday sessions at the Oklahoma History Center will explore the history of the Five Civilized Tribes: Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee (Creek), and Seminole. Learn about the heritage, culture, and records of these tribes with speakers William D. Welge, Gene Norris, Kenneth Sivard, and Mary Jane Warde, PhD. Sessions are from 1 to 4:45 p.m. The History Center will also offer free admission to museum galleries for class attendees. Registration is only $5 per person!

Native Reflections: Experience Tribal Traditions

Reception at the Oklahoma History Center
Friday, November 7, 5pm - 7pm. $20 per person.
Join us for a special reception from 5-7 p.m. at the Oklahoma History Center. Experience traditional Chickasaw dancers and demonstrations of American Indian finger weaving, beadwork and other native craft techniques. The reception is $20 per person and heavey hors d'oeuvre will be served. History Center galleries will be open so visitors may view the current exhibits.