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 July 18, 2016: "Researching your Killer Kinfolk"
by Carolyn Leonard
Erin Taylor, PhD, genealogy hobbyist and disability advocate professional, will present a program on "Researching your Killer Kinfolk" at the Edmond Genealogical Society (EGS) meeting on Monday evening July 14.
"My family history includes two executed ancestors and a hanging judge," Taylor says. "I will focus on how to examine past criminal events."
Using a case study from her own family, she will provide guidance on how to "rebuild the story" much like criminal investigators recreate the scene. The cases we will examine is the 1912 murder of Ella Barham in Boone County, AR, Alice Martin Bishop exec 1648 and Martha Allen Carrier exec 1692.
Erin Taylor manages the Facebook group Killer Kin for those researching an ancestor who was the victim, perpetrator or witness to a serious crime. She has five children, is a board member of the OK Genealogical Society and a member of Daughters of American Revolution.
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.