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.
Web site overview:
- Society History and information
- Where we meet
- Our management
- What we have
Program for June 20, 2016: "Saving History at Oklahoma History Center"
by Carolyn Leonard
Patricia Jones, Technical Services Coordinator of the OHS Research Division, will speak at the June 20 meeting of the Edmond Genealogical Society. She will demonstrate items she would like each person to contribute to the Oklahoma History Archives.
Ms. Jones oversees the acquisition, processing, and preservation of the historical library collection.This is a continuation of the EGS "save our history" series.
"I enjoy helping genealogists and historians find the resources and answers they need," Jones says, "And also show how to preserve their research work."
She will answer such questions as: will you take in my family Bible, would you accept several volumes of the Chronicles of Oklahoma, or would you accept my family history even though it is not published. She will also answer any other questions on what materials OHS collects and the process they go through to get on the shelves in the Reading Room.
"Come and learn some easy and valuable tips to organize your research materials and preserve your family history," Patricia Jones said.
Ms Jones has a Master in Library and Information Studies degree from the University of Oklahoma (2004) and has been associated with the OK Historical Society since 2003.
The Edmond Genealogical Society meeting is free and open to the public, beginning with a social time at 6:00 p.m., with the program starting promptly at 6:30. at the Edmond Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), 1315 E. 33rd St. Park. Enter at the east doors. The church offers plenty of parking and is fully handicap accessible. The society formerly met at the Edmond Historical Museum, which is being remodeled. For 2017 the group will continue meeting at the LDS Church.
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, go to www.facebook.com/EdmondGenSoc
The FHS is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.