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 November 21, 2016: "Identifying historic family photos"
by Carolyn Leonard
Rachel Mossman of Shawnee, photo archivist for the Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) will present a program on how to "How to identify your old family photos" at the Edmond Genealogical Society (EGS) meeting on Monday evening November 21. This is a continuation of the EGS "How to" series.
"Photography was patented in 1839," Ms. Mossman says. "I will share some resources that help with the identification of your family photos."
Ms Mossman earned her Bachelors and Masters degrees at the University of Oklahoma and has experience working in a wide variety of library and archive settings. She is expert in the history of photographic processes and has been deeply immersed in the 10.2 million photos in the Oklahoma Historical Society collection for almost ten years. Her special interest is post-statehood Oklahoma City.
The speaker also will show off some of the many collections held at the OHS, with an emphasis on photographs from the Edmond region. She will also cover preservation methods for your own photographs.
The meeting, which is open to the public, will begin with a social time at 6:15 pm, and the program begins promptly at 6:30. The group formerly met at the Edmond Historical Museum, but for the remainder of 2016 will meet at the Edmond Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1315 E. 33rd St. Park. The church has a larger meeting room, is fully handicap accessible and provides media assistance. The walk from the back door is shorter and visitors will find plenty of parking there, too. The EGS meets on the third Monday evening of each month, with speakers on subjects of interest to genealogists and historians. For more info on EGS, go to www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~okegs/