Our summer Lunch & Learn Lectures are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month in the Oklahoma History Center classrooms. The cost is $10 per person and lunch is included. To register contact the Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center at (405) 522-5225.
June 23 - Lunch & Learn-- Dating Old Photographs: Learn about you ancestors using clues found in old family photos. Chester Cowen, Oklahoma Historical Society Photographic Archivist, will share tips for dating historic photographs. Participants are welcome to bring family photos to the program. June 23, 2010 from 11:30am-1:00pm.
July 28 - Lunch & Learn-- The Freedmen Saga in the Dawes Commission: Explore the history of Freedmen and learn how to trace Freedmen in your family using the US Federal Census, records from the Dawes Commission and other historical documents. Our speaker will be Ron Graham, President of the Muscogee Creek Freedmen Band and President of the NAACP, Okmulgee, OK. Graham has been involved with genealogy and the history of the Freedmen for more than 20 years. July 28, 2010 from 11:30am-1:00pm.
August 25 - Lunch & Learn-- Finding the Girls: Persons researching their families for any length of time have encountered the problems with researching females. In our society, their names change with marriage. And in the past, females could not own property or enter into contracts, which makes locating them in legal records even more difficult. So, what's a researcher to do? Learn how to consider the times and some of the techniques for researching the females in your family with Research Division Librarian Debra Spindle, PhD. August 25, 2010 from 11:30am-1:00pm.
1890 Oklahoma Territorial Census and more! The Research Center has recently completed an index to the 1890 Oklahoma Territorial Census. This census is especially valuable to researchers and genealogists, as the majority of the 1890 US Federal Census was destroyed by fire. Search the index online now:
Now you can own the entire 1890 OT Census with 1890 Resources, a DVD containing the index to the 1890 Census, color images of more than 1,200 census pages scanned from the original documents, a newly-updated index to Smith's First Directory of Oklahoma Territory and color scans of the entire directory. The First Eight Months of Oklahoma City by Irving Geffs (aka Bunky.) The DVD is available for $45 plust $2 shipping and handling. To find out more, visit:
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