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
EGS Meeting on Monday, April 17, 2017:
"Snapshots of Edmond, Selected Views from the Edmond Historical Society & Museum"
"Do you have any pictures of that?" is an oft-heard reply to visitors at the Edmond Historical Society & Museum as they share stories of roller skating or attending dances in the museum's historic Armory home. "We love to hear people's stories of Edmond and the Armory," says Deborah Baker. "Though we are always on the lookout for images, artifacts, and documents that can help us preserve and share those stories through the museum's collections." Baker notes that photographs from the community often help to enliven exhibits at the museum and enable visitors to experience their connection to Edmond's history, especially when they see familiar faces on display.
Family photographs not only provide records of particular people at a specific place and time, they can also inform and illustrate the history of the place they are taken. The perspectives that these frequently overlooked treasures have to share about the Edmond community and the people who live here are invaluable resources for exhibitions and research at the Edmond Historical Society & Museum. Curator of Collections, Deborah Baker, will share a variety of these images from recent exhibits and scrapbooks in the collection to show how family photographs are an important component in the museum's mission to celebrate Edmond history through preservation and education.
Deborah Baker brings to EHS&M over 30 years of experience in collections care with a focus on paper, book, and photograph conservation. She has worked for a variety of large and small museums including: California Museum of Photography, Getty Research Institute, National Gallery of Art, Gilcrease Museum and the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Deborah has a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art and a Master's Degree in Education.
Deborah has lived in Edmond since 2006 and joined the staff of EHS&M in 2012. She enjoys the challenges and variety that comes with celebrating the history of Edmond.
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. For more information on EGS, go to: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~okegs/
Next month's presentation, on May 15th, will feature speaker Sherrie Furber who will present: "How to Use the FamilySearch Database." 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: firstname.lastname@example.org, by Friday, March 31st.