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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- Society History and information
- Where we meet
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Program for February 15, 2016: "Organize your genealogy with Legacy"
by Carolyn Leonard
La Nell Shores, president of Oklahoma Genealogical Society (OGS), will present a program and demonstration on how and why to use a genealogy program to organize and store all your genealogy information at the Edmond Genealogical Society on Monday February 15.
"I will use the Legacy Family Tree software to demonstrate," she said. "Once you understand one program the technique works pretty much the same with all."
Using family history software, you can find your family connections easily ad quickly. Genealogy software helps you see everything at a glance using the different viewing options, which gives you an overall picture of your family. You can select and view information like the oldest living family member, the family line with the most children or the most common names.
"A genealogy program lets you track your family on their trek from the land of their forebears to the present day," Ms Shores says. "Once your many entries are organized, the pieces of information become more useful."
Ms Shores has been an avid genealogist for many years and continues to teach a Legacy Family Tree users group every Saturday at the Computer Club of Oklahoma City. She Worked for a CPA as a tax preparer and accountant until retirement, now she works one day a week at the OGS Resource Center. Very active in Daughters of American Revolution (DAR), she is past Regent of Council Grove chapter, serves as Director of Capital District DAR and is on the DAR state speakers staff. She is also a member of United Daughters of the War of 1812, Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars and United Daughters of the Confederacy.
The speaker encourages sharing family information through websites, printing books, reports and uploading to Ancestry and other online trees. She will also have handouts comparing the different genealogy programs available.
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.
The Edmond Genealogical Society meeting is free and open to the public, begins with a social time at 6:15 p.m., with the program starting promptly at 6:30 p.m. The society usually meets at the Edmond Historical Museum, but while it is being remodeled, the society will meet at the Edmond Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1315 E. 33rd St. Park and enter at the east doors. The public is invited. 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; membership is open to anyone interested in historical or genealogical research. For more info on EGS, go to www.facebook.com/EdmondGenSoc or