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 August 15, 2016: "Research genealogy while vacationing"
by Carolyn Leonard
Walt Stoyanoski will recount the exciting genealogy vacation he and his sister took to New England, when he speaks at the Edmond Genealogical Society (EGS) meeting on Monday evening August 15.
"I will discuss some things to think about and do before you leave," Stoyanoski said. "I'll also show some of the surprises we found and tell about the friendly people we met."
Walt Stoyanoski became interested in genealogy shortly after retiring from the Accounting and Finance Division at Tinker Air Force Base. One day Walt and his mother were looking through his late aunt's genealogy research. That inspired a search for his great-grandmother's grave. Walt was hooked. He is now trying to improve on his aunt's work and document the information she was unable to find.
Stoyanoski says he enjoys the challenging detective work and the reward of walking where his ancestors did. He is a member of the Oklahoma Genealogical Society, National Genealogical Society, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Tulsa Genealogical Society, Rock County Genealogical Society (Wisconsin), and the Hardwick Historical Society (Massachusetts).
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.