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May 7, 2015

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

Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center Announces Lunch and Learn Program Schedule

Oklahoma City, Okla.—The Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center will present a series of Lunch and Learns, lunchtime programs on various topics pertaining to family history research. Lunch and Learns are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month from May to August.

The program for May 27 will explore "Finding Your Civil War Ancestors," with genealogist Mahlon Erickson. On June 24 William D. Welge, director of the OHS American Indian Culture and Preservation Office, will speak about American Indian history in his presentation, "Those Who Stayed: American Indians Who Remained on Ancestral Land." On July 22 Dr. Debra Osborne Spindle, OHS librarian, will teach researchers the value of obituaries in genealogical research in "Mining Obituaries for Family Research." The final program on August 26 will explore letters, records and historical documents in "Secrets of the OHS Manuscript Collections," with Mallory Covington, OHS manuscripts archivist.

Research Center Lunch and Learns are held in the Oklahoma History Center classrooms from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration is $10 per person and lunch is included. Seating is limited and preregistration is required. Call 405-522-5225 to register by phone or visit www.okhistory.org/researchcalendar for details and a printable registration form. 

The Research Center is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. 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 about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.  

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