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August 7, 2019

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

Oklahoma Historical Society to Host Beginning Genealogy Class

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) will host a beginning genealogy class each Tuesday in October at the Oklahoma History Center. With so many resources, websites and services available, starting family research can be daunting. In this five-session class, OHS instructors will outline the steps to success in tracing your own family tree.

The class will meet October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Topics to be discussed include: getting started with genealogical research and record keeping, US census records, vital records, free online resources, researching newspapers, American Indian records, managing DNA results and searching digital collections in other states.

The program is $30 for Oklahoma Historical Society members and $40 for nonmembers. Please register in advance by calling the OHS Research Center at 405-522-5225. This program will be held in the Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab, which is located inside the Research Center on the first floor of the Oklahoma History Center. The Oklahoma History Center is located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City. This event is cosponsored by the Oklahoma Historical Records Advisory Board, with funding support provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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 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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