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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 Dec 15, 2014: Mahlon Erickson - "Finding Early OK Death Records"
Finding early Oklahoma Death Records by Carolyn Leonard
Mahlon Erickson of Oklahoma City will speak at the Edmond Museum this month on finding early Oklahoma death records.
The meeting, which is free and open to the public, will begin at the Edmond Historical Museum, 431 S. Boulevard, Edmond, OK with a social time at 6:15 pm, program begins promptly at 6:30 pm.
"Since official Oklahoma death records are so hard to obtain, and are predominately non-existent before 1920, I set up an Index with all references to deaths in Oklahoma before 1920," Erickson said. "Each entry includes a reference to the original source."
This is an ongoing project but he already has more than 480,000 entries in the database, he said. And he will bring handouts.
"In my talk, Early Oklahoma Death Records, I will show where to look for references to deaths in early Oklahoma, Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory," Erickson said. "I will also explain the sort of information one can expect to find in those sources."
Erickson grew up in Oklahoma City and taught Junior High Science classes in Stillwater for 23 years before becoming a geologist with Sundown Energy where he is still employed. He started researching family history in 1975 and holds the office for Graves Registration for Dept of Oklahoma, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.
The purpose of the Edmond Genealogical Society is to develop and maintain high standards for training and assisting members pertaining to genealogical and related historical research, and to collect and preserve material and historical data.
FYI The Edmond Historical Museum is closed to visitors on Sundays and Mondays.
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, www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~okegs/ or www.facebook.com/EdmondGenSoc
Parking at the Museum is limited and can be a problem. You may need to arrange for drop off or to carpool. For more information on the meeting place, contact Edmond Historical Museum at (405) 340-0078
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