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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 April 20, 2015: "Pocahontas and the Magna Carta Barons"
by Carolyn Leonard
Dr. Ellen Jayne Wheeler will present information on descendants of Pocatontas, and a longer presentation on the Magna Carta Barons at Edmond Historical Museum on Monday, April 20.
The meeting, which is free and open to the public, will begin at the Edmond Historical Museum, 431 S. Boulevard, Edmond, OK with a social time at 6:15 pm, program begins promptly at 6:30 pm.
"My power point is about the 25 barons who forced King John to sign the Magna Carta at Runnymede in 1215," Wheeler said. "This is the 800th anniversary, so it is a good time to learn more about it."
Wheeler is 1st Vice President of the Oklahoma chapter of Magna Carta Dames & Barons. To this day, this "great Charter" impacts our daily lives because it established the idea that no one, not even a king, is above the law. Many American Constitutional rights, such as the right to a fair trial and the right to travel freely as reflected in our Bill of Rights, were inspired by the Magna Carta.
Dr. Wheeler, a former public school and Oklahoma City University music teacher, is a 55-year member of both Daughters of American Revolution and Colonial Dames of the 17th Century, and a member of too many other lineage organizations to list. She is an active member of Crown Heights Christian Church and held many offices in other organizations. Wheeler is author of Cherokee Outlet Cowboy, published by University of Oklahoma Press, about her grandfather’s experiences in Oklahoma Territory 1871--1892.
"I also found some interesting info on Pocahontas that I think the audience will enjoy as well, although the two subjects are not really connected," she said.
The purpose of the Edmond Genealogical Society is to develop and maintain high standards for training and assisting members pertaining to genealogical and related historical research, and to collect and preserve material and historical data.
FYI The Edmond Historical Museum is closed to visitors on Sundays and Mondays.
The EGS meets on the third Monday evening of each month, with speakers on subjects of interest to genealogists; membership is open to anyone interested in historical or genealogical research. For more info on EGS, www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~okegs/ or www.facebook.com/EdmondGenSoc
Parking at the Museum is limited and can be a problem. You may need to arrange for drop off or to carpool. For more information on the meeting place, contact Edmond Historical Museum at (405) 340-0078
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