The Edmond Genealogical Society was established in September, 1991, with 78 charter members by December 31, 1991.
Our purpose, as stated in the EGS Constitution, adopted in December, 1991:
- Bring together persons interested in the field of genealogy
- Assist members and visitors in their research
- Issue publications when deemed beneficial
- Collect and preserve material and historical data
- Work with other groups and libraries in the state
We are here to encourage the science of genealogy; to help others gather genealogical information; and to preserve, protect and publish information of importance. We are here to serve visitors as well as our members.
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Program for September 19, 2016: "Let's Start at the Very Beginning"
by Carolyn Leonard
Real estate agent Sherrie Furber, with 35 years of experience as a volunteer genealogist, will present "Beginning Genealogy" on Monday evening September 19 to the Edmond Genealogical Society and guests.
Ms Furber has researched many generations of her own ancestors and she currently provides assistance to hundreds of people seeking her help individually and at the Family History Center at 5020 NW 63 in Oklahoma City.
"There is no greater reward than to help families learn about where they came from," Furber said. "In high school I did a family tree project for my English class."
"When I interviewed my grandparents and heard all of the great stories behind their lives, I wanted to know more. They shared their old photographs and documents with me, and I knew I wanted to help them create a record that could be enjoyed by all of their children and grandchildren."
A native of San Francisco, Furber met her husband, Dan, at Brigham Young University's Hawaii campus in 1983. Dan Furber's work brought them in 1997 to Edmond, where they chose to stay and raise their three children, and re-establish the Furber family real estate business.
The meeting, which is open to the public, will begin with a social time at 6:15 pm, and the program begins promptly at 6:30. The group formerly met at the Edmond Historical Museum, but for the remainder of 2016 will meet at the Edmond Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1315 E. 33rd St. Park. The church has a larger meeting room, is fully handicap accessible and provides media assistance. The walk from the back door is shorter and visitors will find plenty of parking there, too.
The EGS meets on the third Monday evening of each month, with speakers on subjects of interest to genealogists and historians. President Dr. Ruth Oneson said membership is open to anyone interested in historical or genealogical research, although traffic at that time of day may present a challenge the speaker and subject are worth the effort.
For more info on EGS, go to www.facebook.com/EdmondGenSoc