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June 3, 2016

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

Oklahoma Historical Society Announces Genealogy Lunch and Learn Programming

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center announces three upcoming Lunch & Learn programs for researchers and family historians, scheduled for June 23, July 27, and August 24. These programs will include helpful tips and advice on family research that will be useful to both beginning and experienced genealogists. 

The program for June 23 will include an overview of military records ranging from the Revolutionary War to the Civil War. Speaker Mahlon Erickson will help researchers understand which records are useful and why, and where to find records online. The July 27 program will explore the voter registration process and historical voter registration records. Bryan Dean of the Oklahoma State Election Board will present the program. On August 24 Debra Osborne Spindle, PhD, MLIS, will guide researchers through the exciting but complex topic of DNA testing, informing participants of what they can expect to accomplish with DNA testing and about the different tests available.

Research Center Lunch & 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 Oklahoma History Center is located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr. in Oklahoma City.

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 and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains 30 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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