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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- Society History and information
- Where we meet
- Our management
- What we have
EGS Meeting on Monday, May 15, 2017: "How to Use FamilySearch.org"
Real estate agent Sherrie Furber, with 35 years of experience as a volunteer genealogist, will present "How to Use FamilySearch.org" on Monday, May 15, 2017, to the Edmond Genealogical Society and guests.
Furber has researched many generations of her ancestors and currently provides assistance to hundreds of people seeking her help individually and at the Family History Center at 5020 NW 63 in Oklahoma City.
"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," Furber said. As she stated further, "It's never been easier to find your ancestors, especially with FamilySearch.org."
A native of San Francisco, Furber met her husband, Dan, at Brigham Young University's Hawaii campus. Dan Furber's work brought them to Edmond in 1997, where they chose to stay and raise their three children and re-establish the family real estate business.
The EGS meeting will be held at the Edmond Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 1315 E. 33rd Street. The meeting is free and open to the public, beginning with a social time at 6:15 p.m. The program will start at 6:30. Enter through the doors at the rear of the building. The church offers plenty of parking and is fully handicap accessible.
The EGS meets on the third Monday evening of each month, with speakers on subjects of interest to genealogists and historians. Membership is open to anyone interested in historical or genealogical research.
Next month's presentation, on June 19, will feature EGS member Rick Johnson's program, "Outlaw Frank James and the Oklahoma Connection." The meeting will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Edmond.