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 June 19, 2017: "Outlaw Frank James and the Oklahoma Connection"
Rick Johnson has been conducting genealogical research for more than 30 years. He said it all started when traipsing through a cemetery with his wife in Appleton, Arkansas. "Researching your ancestry can be time consuming and rewarding. Invariably, you will uncover cherished facts and truths that you wished you had known while your ancestors were still alive. To paraphrase Mark Twain, 'The only thing we learn from history is that we don't learn from history.'"
An Oklahoma native, Rick Johnson is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma with a degree in business administration. Now retired, Mr. Johnson worked as a certified petroleum landman and as a financial advisor with Edward Jones. He and his wife Brenda have two children and four grandchildren.
Mr. Johnson's program centers on Alexander Franklin James, more commonly known as the outlaw Frank James, brother of Jesse James, both of the James-Younger gang. The program will share information about the connection of Frank James to Fletcher, Oklahoma through Mr. Johnson's mother, Mildred Louise Shilling.
The EGS meeting will be held at the Edmond Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 1315 E. 33rdStreet. 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. For more information on EGS, go to: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~okegs/
Next month's presentation, on July 17th, will feature EGS board members Ruth Oneson Minke, Sara Memmott, Karl Kueteman, and Jan Beattie sharing "Genealogy Tips, Tricks, and Tech." The meeting will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Edmond.