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 March 20, 2017: "DNA and Genealogy"
On March 20, 2017, Ruth H. Oneson Minke, president of the Edmond Genealogical Society, will give a presentation on Genetic Genealogy using examples primarily from Family Tree DNA. A basic overview with tips on how to use the often confusing test results will be included in the program, along with comparisons of the different DNA testing companies. Genetic Genealogy is a rapidly changing market and requires study and patience to fully utilize what is presented. DNA testing as it relates to genealogy has exploded in the last few years. This program will also provide DNA test-takers with fundamental information on how to choose the best type of testing based on desired results.
Ruth H. Oneson Minke MD MPH, is a practicing anatomic pathologist and owner of Heartland Pathology Consultants PC. In her practice she uses DNA and RNA testing to subtype malignant tumors and provide information to oncologists to target therapies.
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 promptly 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 April 17th, will feature speaker Deborah Baker, Curator of Collections at the Edmond Historical Society & Museum, who will present: "Genealogical Resources at the Edmond Museum." The meeting will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Edmond.
EGS Help Day At The Museum
The Edmond Genealogical Society is looking for members who desire to participate in the first EGS "Help Day at the Museum" on Saturday, April 1, 2017, from 10 am to 12 noon at the Edmond Historical Society & Museum, located at 431 South Boulevard in Edmond.
Eight volunteers are needed to help update the museum's vertical files. The files are a collection of newspaper articles, brochures, mailings and other items that detail Edmond events, along with the accomplishments of people in Edmond.
Volunteers will work with Deborah Baker, the Curator of Collections, to identify and cut articles about Edmond people and events from local newspapers that have been collected in the past year. Volunteers will also help code the articles for appropriate filing. There will be a brief training session at the beginning of the "Help Day."
Those interested in participating must email Andrea Aven, First Vice President of EGS, at: email@example.com, by Friday, March 31st.