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 August 21, 2017: "Debra Spindle, PhD - "Researching Church Records"
Debra Spindle, PhD, MLIS, will present a program on "Researching Church Records" at the Monday, August 21 meeting of the Edmond Genealogical Society. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Edmond Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1315 East 33rd Street.
Church records can be a valuable source of information for genealogists as they contain data related to baptisms and christenings, marriages, burials, confirmations, communions, church rosters, membership removals and censures, financial records, Sunday School lists, and church-related newsletters. The information can vary according to the denomination as well as the local church recorder, and not all information can be found online.
Dr. Spindle will share how to locate church records as well as the church records available at the Research Center at the Oklahoma Historical Society. Examples from her own research will be included.
Dr. Spindle is a popular speaker on various topics in the area and out of state. This is a return visit to speak at the Edmond Genealogical Society. Dr. Spindle works in the research library of the Oklahoma Historical Society following a career in public libraries and teaching on the university level. She brings not only her extensive library research skills, but a personal background which includes early settlers in the Oklahoma Panhandle, and Mennonite immigrants to western Oklahoma.
The Edmond Genealogical Society meeting is free and open to the public, beginning with a social time at 6:15 p.m. The program will start promptly at 6:30. Enter through the doors at the rear of the church building. The church offers plenty of parking and is fully handicapped 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 September 18th, will feature speaker Dr. Kenny Brown, Professor Emeritus from the University of Central Oklahoma Department of History and Geography, who will present "The Beginnings of Edmond: The Land Run and Beyond." The meeting will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Edmond.