The Edmond Genealogical Society
of Edmond, Oklahoma
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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:
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 September 15, 2014: Wayne Pettigrew - "A DNA Surprise"
Former Legislator to Reveal DNA Results to Genealogical Society
By Carolyn B. Leonard
When Wayne Pettigrew’s wife bought him a DNA kit for Christmas in 2010 he had no idea of the surprising family ties it was going to unlock. The revelation that was hiding in his own DNA was about to shake up everything he had believed to be true for more than 50 years and would ultimately connect him with the biological family that had been hiding in plain view for his entire life. His witness of his own personal DNA surprise and of the basics of Y chromosome DNA testing are the focus of his presentation to the Edmond Genealogical Society on Monday September 15th at 6:30pm. “When I was a kid there were family jokes about me belonging to the neighbors,” Pettigrew said, “but I never had a clue those remarks might be true.” A graduate of McAlester High School, and also East Central State University with degrees in Business Administration, Economics and Finance and minors in Accounting and Psychology. He began his career in the insurance business with Prudential Insurance Company, later founding Group & Pension Planners, Inc., which has grown into a major multi-state benefits consulting firm. Pettigrew won election as a state Representative in 1994 and served 10 years in the state legislature. After election as Assistant Minority Leader by the Republican Caucus, he ran for US Congress. He is an expert on US federal healthcare law and an active speaker on compliance and implementation of benefits in the United States. 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.
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
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431 S. Boulevard, Edmond, OK, P.O. Box 1984
Edmond, OK 73083-1984
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