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Sunday, September 26, 2010

OKLAHOMA CELEBRATES FAMILY HISTORY MONTH

The OHS Research Center is offering a month of activities at the Oklahoma History Center including a book sale, workshop and Lunch & Learn Lectures!

BOOK SALE
September 30 to October 2

Don't miss our biggest book sale of the year! The sale includes books on a variety of topics including history, geology, education, genealogy, and more. Shop for rare and out of print books as well as microfilm, maps, photos, CDs, records and videos. The book sale runs 10am to 4:45pm Thursday & Friday; 10am to 3pm on Saturday.

OKLAHOMA! THE LAND WE BELONG TO IS GRAND!
Saturday, October 23 from 10:15 am to 3:45 pm. Early registration is $40; after October 1 registration is $45. Lunch is included. Pre-registration required.

SESSIONS:

Treaties & Allotment: The Opening of the Indian Territory 1830-1906

Explore the settlement of the Indian Territory, the occupants and the distribution of land by various means including laws, acts, treaties and allotments. Learn about finding the records and sources to help identify individuals who resided in the territory.

Boomers & Sooners: Those who opened the land by legal and not so legal means, including intruders in Oklahoma Territory.

Runners & Strippers: Land and towns that were opened by runs, including 1889 and 1893.

Lottery Winners & High Bidders: In 1901 over two million acres of surplus property belonging the Kiowa, Comanche and Apache tribes were distributed by lottery. In 1906 the Big Pasture, which had been set aside, was open for bid. Learn the mechanics of the lottery and the bidding and how to access records that identify the participants.

Lunch & Learn Lecture - Finding the Girls
Wednesday, October 6 from 11:30am to 1:00pm.
Pre-registration is required; $10, lunch included.

Back by popular demand! 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.

Lunch & Learn Lecture - Research in the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations: Indians, Intruders and Intermarriage
Tuesday, October 26 from 11:30am to 1pm.
Registration is $10, lunch included.

This program includes a history of Choctaw and Chickasaw removals, the first settlements, their participation in the Civil War and the formation of their governments. Learn about the role of intermarried citizens, intruders and other non-citizens and the vast resources available to researchers.

REGISTRATION

Pre-registration required for workshop and lunch & learns. To register by phone call 405-522-5225; please have your credit card ready. For more information visit www.okhistory.org/research and click "Calendar" in left-hand navigation bar, or call (405) 522-5225.

Oklahoma Historical Society
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive
Oklahoma City OK 73105

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