Thursday, February 27, 2014

Genealogy Workshop with D. Joshua Taylor


Saturday, March 15
9:30-4:30 pm
Hardesty Regional Library
8316 E. 93rd St.
918-549-7691

Join D. Joshua Taylor, a nationally known genealogical author, lecturer and researcher, as he addresses the following topics:
  • Bridging the Gap: Finding Ancestors in the U.S. Between 1780 and 1830
  • Online Resources for Colonial America
  • Finding the Roots of Your Family Legends
  • Treasures in the Archives: Using Archive Grid

Taylor is the lead genealogist for findmypast.com, president of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, and former director of education and programs at the New England Historic Genealogical Society. He also was a featured genealogist on NBC's "Who Do You Think You Are?" and PBS's "Genealogy Roadshow."

This event is free and open to the public. If you are hearing-impaired and need a qualified interpreter, please call the Hardesty Regional Library 48 hours in advance of the program.

Bartlesville Genealogical Society's March Meeting and Ask a Genealogist Day


The Bartlesville Genealogical Society is having its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday evening, March 10, in the Bartlesville Public Library’s upstairs meeting room (Conference Room A) beginning at 6 p.m.
During the first class at 6 p.m. -- The Beginner’s Corner -- Barbara Fulton will discuss “Why a Family Group Sheet?”  A family group sheet is the basic form to record the genealogical information of a family.  If you are a parent, the first family sheet should be of your family, showing yourself, spouse, and children.  If you are a grandparent, you may want to begin family sheets for your son or daughter, their spouse, and children.  In any case, creating family group sheets is how you record the details about the brothers and sisters of your parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and others.  She encourages questions concerning your genealogy research and will provide answers to those questions.

Following The Beginner’s Corner, at the 6:30 session Jerry Wells will discuss the use of software applications, such as "Evernote" and "Dropbox", for genealogists.

During the 7 p.m. session Meg Greenwood will discuss State Census records, including information on the Native Americans’ intermittent census records.

Genealogical Society meetings and classes are free and open to anyone interested in beginning or continuing a search of family historical records.  The classes are provided to the public as a service of the Bartlesville Genealogical Society and any guests are welcome to attend the genealogy meeting. 

Saturday, March 22, is “Ask a Genealogist Day” at the Library.  Experienced genealogical researchers will be available from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Bartlesville Public Library’s Local and Family History Room to guide anyone who is beginning research on family history or needing assistance with ancestral search.   This free service is also provided to the public by the Bartlesville Genealogical Society.

Friday, February 07, 2014

CANCELLATION

The free Census Research Class scheduled for Saturday February 8 at the library has been cancelled.

Monday, February 03, 2014

FREE CENSUS RESEARCH CLASS SATURDAY FEBRUARY 8


The Bartlesville Genealogical Society will present the popular short course “Census Information” from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 8, at the Bartlesville Public Library, Conference Room A (upstairs).

Instructor Barbara Fulton is an experienced genealogist who has taught a number of successful classes locally. The class will list what useful information is available from the Census records that have been compiled in the U.S. every 10 years since 1790. The class will outline the particular information contained in each Census, because the data collected varied from one 10-year period to the next. Also provided will be a list of sources that make Census records available to genealogists.

Some beginning researchers do not realize what data “gold mines” the Census records can be.  Some of the facts that can be discovered by a knowledgeable search of these records include: names of ancestors, ages, spouse(s), children (birth number, birth order, survival number), birthplace of individuals, their parents and their children, occupations, educations, location (residency: rural, city, township, county, state), marital status — married, divorced, widowed or single, length of marriage (to the date of the census) and much more data.

It is helpful to know the state and county where an ancestor resided at a particular time.  This information can take one directly to the Census listings of person or family.  Computers and indexed records now make it possible to search for a name “in any/all censuses.”

The class is open to all and is free, except for a fee of $3 to cover the cost of the handout (which will be a very useful tool for researchers).  Registration is required — to ensure that enough handouts will be available.  To register in person, sign up at the Bartlesville Public Library’s Local & Family History Room.  To register by phone, call 918-331-2757 or the Library at 918-338-4167 by Friday morning Feb 7.

UPCOMING BGS MEETING AND ASK A GENEALOGIST DAY


          The Bartlesville Genealogical Society is having its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday evening, February 10, in the Bartlesville Public Library’s upstairs meeting room (Conference Room A) beginning at 6 p.m.

          During the first class at 6 p.m. -- The Beginner’s Corner – Barbara Fulton will discuss “How do I start my family tree in a few easy steps?”.  She suggests to always begin with family information you have on yourself.  Next you should interview living relatives, and at the meeting she will provide other clues in accumulating information on a family tree.  There will be a time for questions concerning your genealogy research and she will provide answers to those questions.

          Following The Beginner’s Corner, at the 6:30 session Meg Greenwood will tell about information you may find in “State Census Records."

          Genealogical Society meetings and classes are free and open to anyone interested in beginning or continuing a search of family historical records.  The classes are provided to the public as a service of the Bartlesville Genealogical Society and any guests are welcome to attend the genealogy meeting. 

          On Saturday, February 22, is “Ask a Genealogist Day” at the Library.  Experienced genealogical researchers will be available from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Bartlesville Public Library’s Local and Family History Room to guide anyone who is beginning research on family history or needing assistance with ancestral search.   This free service is also provided to the public by the Bartlesville Genealogical Society.

 

Monday, January 06, 2014

BGS January Meeting and Ask a Genealogist Day

The Bartlesville Genealogical Society is having its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday evening, January 13, in the Bartlesville Public Library’s upstairs meeting room (Conference Room A) beginning at 6 p.m.

During the first class at 6 p.m. -- The Beginner’s Corner – Barbara Fulton will discuss “Steps for Getting Started in Genealogy”. She encourages questions concerning your genealogy research and will provide answers to those questions.

Following The Beginner’s Corner, the 6:30 session will be by Carol Wesson who will tell us about “Federal Land Patents”.

During the 7 p.m. session Rita Bibles will present “Whispering Stones – Secrets of Cemetery Research”. She will be discussing the importance of researching cemeteries for gathering valuable information from your deceased ancestors. She will also discuss various records created at the time of death and we will learn the benefits of analyzing a cemetery’s “community” and discover a few secrets cast in stone.

The January 13 Genealogical Society meeting and classes are free and open to anyone interested in beginning or continuing a search of family historical records. The classes are provided to the public as a service of the Society and any guests are welcome to attend the genealogy meeting.

Saturday, January  25, is “Ask a Genealogist Day” at the Library.  Experienced genealogical researchers will be available from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Bartlesville Public Library’s Local and Family History Room to guide anyone who is beginning research on family history or needing assistance with ancestral search.   This free service is also provided to the public by the Bartlesville Genealogical Society.

Monday, December 09, 2013

Cancellation

Bartlesville Genealogical Society meeting scheduled for Monday, December 9, 2013 has been cancelled due to weather and slick roads.

Monday, December 02, 2013

December 14 -Ask a Genealogist Day

Saturday, December 14, is “Ask a Genealogist Day” at the Library. Experienced genealogical researchers will be available from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Bartlesville Public Library’s Local and Family History Room to guide anyone who is beginning research on family history or needing assistance with ancestral search. This free service is also provided to the public by the Bartlesville Genealogical Society.

Bartlesville Genealogical Society meeting Monday December 9


The Bartlesville Genealogical Society is having its Christmas party at the regularly scheduled meeting date on Monday evening, December 9, in the Bartlesville Public Library’s upstairs meeting room (Conference Room A) beginning at 6 p.m.

During the first class at 6 p.m. -- The Beginner’s Corner – Ms. Barbara Fulton will discuss “Steps for Getting Started in Genealogy”. She encourages questions concerning your genealogy research and will provide answers to those questions.

Following The Beginner’s Corner, the Genealogical Society will collect donated items for the Family Crisis Center. This year the Center has requested socks and underwear (new packages) in all sizes for children, women and men. Items collected during the meeting will be distributed later to the Family Crisis Center. Also during this time, members and visitors will enjoy the annual sharing of seasonal finger food provided by the members.

At this meeting the Society will also enjoy a genealogy related group activity.

The December 9 Genealogical Society meeting and classes are free and open to anyone interested in beginning or continuing a search of family historical records. The classes are provided to the public as a service of the Society and any guests are welcome to attend the genealogy Christmas party.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

November 16 - Ask a Genealogist Day

Saturday, November 16, is “Ask a Genealogist Day” at the Library. Experienced genealogical researchers will be available from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Bartlesville Public Library’s Local and Family History Room to guide anyone who is beginning research on family history or needing assistance with ancestral search. This free service is also provided to the public by the Bartlesville Genealogical Society.

November 11 - Bartlesville Genealogical Society's Monthly Meeting

The Bartlesville Genealogical Society is having its regular monthly meeting on Monday evening, November 11, in the Bartlesville Public Library’s upstairs meeting room (Conference Room A) beginning at 6 p.m. All classes and presentations are provided free to the public.

During the first class at 6 p.m. -- The Beginner’s Corner – Ms. Barbara Fulton will discuss “Slaying Name-Spelling Dragons”. She will provide information as to how to find relatives whose names may be misspelled or spelled differently on historical documents.

Following The Beginner’s Corner, the 6:30 session will be by Ms. Meg Greenwood, who will tell us how to find people who might have information or be able to get information for us. If your relatives are from another area, Ms. Greenwood will help us to contact the correct person in that location.

Since November 11 is Veterans Day, during the 7 p.m. session, Mr. John W. Miller will present “The Clank of Arms Be Heard No More”. He will discuss his great-grandfather, a Union soldier from New York, the letters to his wife, and ultimate death at Andersonville. Plus, there were several men from the same area involved. Also, find out what resources your family may have that would enhance your research and how might you present the stories of your ancestors in a manner that would appeal to your family and give them a sense of legacy.

The November 11 meeting and classes are free and open to anyone interested in beginning or continuing a search of family historical records. The classes are provided to the public as a service of the Bartlesville Genealogical Society.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Genealogy 101 slated on Saturday at Bartlesville Public Library


The Bartlesville Genealogical Society will again present the popular short course "Genealogy 101" at the Bartlesville Public Library, Conference Room A (upstairs). The class will meet from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 19.

The instructor for this class will be Barbara Fulton, an experienced genealogist, who has taught a number of classes locally. The class will include basic beginning genealogy information, tips for how to begin the search for one's ancestors, and how to organize the information that is found.

This class is open to all and is free, but hand-out information will be available at the meeting for a fee of $3.00 at the time of the class. Each person attending the Saturday Genealogy 101 class will need to register at the Local and Family History Room at the Bartlesville Public Library prior to the class. The telephone number to call to register is 918-338-4167.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Bartlesville Genealogical Society Meeting October 14

Our October 14 meeting will be held at the LDS Family History Center, 1501 Swan Drive. Enter at the back of the Church building on the NorthWest corner.

Beginner's Corner will start at 6 PM. It will inform you on the basics of how to get started researching your family and answer a few questions.

The Early session and Program will be combined beginning at 6:30. You will want to be on time! Stan South, the Family History Center Director, will be giving us all the new information about FamilySearch.org. We will learn about the new changes at FamilySearch.

After the meeting there will be a short tour of the Family History Center Room. We hope you will join us for this special evening.

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Bartlesville Genealogical Society Meeting Monday September 9

What was Grandma’s maiden name? Where was my Grandfather born? Do I have a relative who served in the Civil or Revolutionary War? Do you need assistance to find answers to similar family questions?

 The Bartlesville Genealogical Society is having its regular monthly meeting on Monday evening, September 9, in the Public Library’s upstairs meeting room (Conference Room A) beginning at 6 p.m. All classes and presentations are provided free to the public.

 During the first class at 6 p.m. -- The Beginner’s Corner -- Barbara Fulton will provide information on “The Five Things to Learn from Death Records”.

 At the 6:30 Early Session Randy Porter will discuss the free genealogy website, “US Gen Web”. This website is maintained by volunteers working together to provide free genealogy and family history online for research in every county and every state. He will explain how to access the website to find family information, including marriage, probate, and cemetery information.

 Experienced genealogy instructor, Jay Lamb, will lead the 7 o’clock General Session class session. Mr. Lamb will be discussing how to access and research the 1790 to 1840 Census.

 All three above September 9 classes are free and open to anyone interested in beginning or continuing a search of family historical records. The classes are provided to the public as a service of the Bartlesville Genealogical Society and the Public Library. Classes meet on the second floor of the Bartlesville Public Library (located between Johnstone and Dewey and between Sixth and Adams). An elevator is available.

 On Saturday, September 21, experienced genealogical researchers will be available from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Bartlesville Public Library’s Local and Family History Room to guide anyone who is beginning research on family history or needing assistance with ancestral search. This free service is provided to the public by the Bartlesville Genealogical Society.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

JULY'S BARTLESVILLE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING and ASK-A-GENEALOGIST DAY

         
          On Monday, July 8, the Bartlesville Genealogical Society will present information on the “Five Kinds of Marriage Records” at the Bartlesville Public Library, Conference Room A (upstairs).  The “Beginner’s Corner” class will begin at 6 p.m.  The instructor will be Barbara Fulton.  This class will provide tips and useful information concerning how and where to begin the search for historical marriage records.
          Following the “Beginner’s Corner” will be the 6:30 “Early Session” for the Society.  At this session Jerry Wells will continue to provide useful information concerning the use of technology in researching family information.
          The General Session will begin at 7 p.m. with Rita Bibles presenting information on “Dating Photographs”.  Learn how to identify old photographs, including tips for dating the time period and identifying the people, faces and places pictured in the photo.
          The July 8 meeting is free and open to anyone interested in beginning or continuing a search of family historical records.
          During the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, an experienced genealogist will be on duty in the Bartlesville Public Library’s Local and Family History Room to guide beginning family history researchers or to assist anyone requesting help to get past “brick walls” in their ancestral search.   This free service is provided to the public by the Bartlesville Genealogical Society.

Friday, June 14, 2013

GENEAOLOGY 101 CLASS CANCELED

The Genealogy 101 class scheduled for this Saturday, June 15th from 1:30-3:30 p.m. has been canceled.

Monday, June 03, 2013

GENEALOGY 101 CLASS and ASK-A-GENEALOGIST DAY

On Saturday June 15th, Barbara Fulton will be teaching a Genealogy 101 class free for the public. The class will be in the library's upstairs meeting room from 1:30-3:30 pm.
Please call the Local Family and History desk at 918-338-4167 to register for this class.

Also June 15th is Ask-a-Genealogist Day. BGS members will be on hand in the Local and Family History Department from 9:00am - 4:00 pm to answer any questions you may have with your genealogical research. This is a free service and the public is welcome.

BGS CELEBRATES 40th ANNIVERSARY!

Bartlesville Genealogical Society is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Join us at the Bartlesville Public Library on June 10.

The evening begins at 6:00 with Barbara Fulton answering the question "Did my ancestors vote?". Barbara is an experienced genealogist and has taught numerous classes on genealogy research.

At 6:30, Jerry Wells will teach a class on using Excel to make a timeline. Jerry is an experienced teacher of computer skills.

David McIntosh, former OWU professor, will complete the evening's classes with an explanation of how timelines can help in your genealogy research.

Cookies and punch will be served between classes in celebration of the society's birthday.

The society was organized in 1973 by Boyd Webster and Jack Thornberry. The group began with a membership of around ten persons. One of their goals was to build up the genealogy section of the Bartlesville Public Library. The society now has over 100 members and continues to add to the genealogical research materials available for public use.

The public is invited to come learn about genealogy research and celebrate the 40th anniversary.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Interlibrary Loans and Microfilm Notice from Kansas

For those who request microfilm reels from the Kansas Historical Society, we have received a notice from them that they are suspending their out-of-state interlibrary loan program indefinitely as of April 1, 2013. The problem stated it that of ongoing staff vacancies.

BGS Meeting May 13, 2013

The Bartlesville Genealogical Society will have their monthly meeting May 13th in the library's upstairs meeting room.

6:00 pm  Beginner's Corner: What is a First Cousin, Twice Removed? ~ Barbara Fulton
6:30 pm  Early Session: Map It Out ~ Carol Wesson
7:00 pm  Program: Google Earth for Genealogy ~ Video

Ask a Genealogist Day will be held in the Local and Family History room in the Bartlesville Public Library on Saturday May 18th from 9 am to 4 pm.

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

1940's CENSUS CLASS

On Saturday, April 13, experienced genealogists, Jay G. Lamb and David McIntosh, will teach a 1940's Census Class in the library’s upstairs meeting room starting at 1:30 pm.

To register for this class, please call the Local and Family History Department at the library at 918-336-4167.
BARTLESVILLE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MONTHLY MEETING - APRIL 8, 2013

The Bartlesville Genealogical Society will meet on April 8, 2013 in the upstairs meeting room of the public library. 

The programs will begin at 6 pm with Randy Porter presenting "Non-Traditional Genealogical Sources".  He will discuss using the Family Bible, baby books, diaries and letters to help you trace your family history.  At 6:30 pm, Meg Greenwood wil discuss scanning documents and other family items you wish to archive.  At 7 pm, Gary Nealis, photo archivist for the Frank Phillips Home, will speak on "Saving, Protecting, Identifying Family Photographs".  He will give advise on how to scan it, protect it, identify it, and save it. Gary will include photos, negatives and damaged negatives in his talk.

The public is invited to this evening's programs.  All programs are free of charge.

Monday, December 03, 2012

Bartlesville Genealogical Society's December 10 Meeting

            The Bartlesville Genealogical Society will be meeting on December 10, 2012 at 6:00 PM upstairs in the Bartlesville Public Library.   The evening will begin with Beginner’s Corner led by Barbara Fulton.  Barbara is an experienced genealogist and teacher of family history research.  Her topic for December will be “Some Important Things You Need to Know about Genealogy”.
            Beginner’s Corner will be followed by a time of holiday festivities.  Members will share from their own genealogy research.  Some will share about their greatest find, others their most embarrassing research mistake, the highlight of their research, or the story behind a family treasure. Some interesting and funny stories will be shared.
Members will bring finger foods to share with everyone there.  They are encouraged to bring new packages of underwear or socks to be donated.
The following Saturday, December 15, 2012 members of the society will be on hand in the Library’s Local and Family History Room to help anyone interested in learning how to research their family heritage.  They will also give ideas on how get past the brick walls of research, and show what resources are held locally. Members will be available from 9 AM until 4 PM. This is a free service provided by the genealogical society.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

GENEALOGY 101 BEING OFFERED AGAIN

The Bartlesville Genealogical Society will again present the popular short course "Genealogy 101" at Bartlesville's Public Library, Conference Room A (upstairs). The class will meet from 1:30 until 3:30 on Saturday, October 27, 2012.

The instructor for this course will be Barbara Fulton. Barbara is an experienced genealogist who has taught a number of classes locally. The class will include tips for how to begin the search for one's ancestors and how to organize the information that is found.

The class is open to all and is free, but there will be a fee of $3.00 to cover the cost of the handout (which will be very useful to researchers).

Registration is required - to insure that enough handouts and seating will be available. To register, sign up at the library's Local and Family History Room or call 918-331-2757 or 918-338-4167 by Friday, October 26, 2012.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Oklahoma Newspapers Available on Gateway

The Oklahoma Historical Society is in the process of creating an online repository of Oklahoma historical materials. They are making these available on http://gateway.okhistory.org
 
Currently, you can browse through thousands of Oklahoma newspaper pages dating from the 1840s to the 1920s. You can :
  • Search by keyword
  • Explore by title, date, or location
  • View, save and print articles  
Visit this web site often to see the newest additions.OHS's goal is to include every newspaper published prior to 1923 held in their collection.

Soon you will be able to easily search newspapers from Washington County from your home computer!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Bartlesville Genealogical Society Meeting October 8th

Change of Meeting Location
            The Bartlesville Genealogical Society will hold its monthly meeting and free monthly classes on Monday, October 8, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located at 1501 Swan Drive in Bartlesville.  Participants should enter through the west doors. There will be many opportunities to receive instruction in genealogical research.
            Beginners’ Corner will begin at 6:00 PM.  Barbara Fulton will lead the group in learning how to take good genealogical notes.  She will offer tips on what to include in your notes.
            A variety of programs will begin at 6:30 PM.  Tours of the New Family Search will be available.  Small groups will be led through the research area and shown what is available to aid in their own research. A Question and Answer session will allow visitors and members to ask about where to find information, which web sites have free information, and any other questions they may have. Experienced genealogists will be on hand to answer the questions. Fold3, a website specializing in military and veteran information, will be introduced to those attending.
            Watch for other events coming up this month. Barbara Fulton will lead her popular class “Genealogy 101”.  This is a class for those getting started or who would like a refresher on genealogical research. Experienced genealogists will be on hand for “Ask a Genealogist Day”.  They will help you find the information you need in the library’s Family History Room.  Dates and times will be published later.
 Contact person: Nancy Turner, 918-331-7785 or npturner@cableone.net

Monday, July 30, 2012

MONDAY AUGUST 13 BARTLESVILLE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY CLASSES AND MEETING

The Bartlesville Genealogical Society is continuing its offering of free monthly classes.  On Monday, August 13, upstairs at the Bartlesville Public Library, BGS members and visitors have the opportunity to receive instruction in three areas-to assist them in researching their ancestors.  Free handouts are also provided.
            Beginners’ Corner, at 6:00 will give information on marriage records.  Local genealogist, Barbara Fulton, will explain the different types of marriage records, where to find them, and how the internet can help you find copies of marriage records.
            At 6:30, Nadine Hawke of the Bartlesville Public Library will take attendees on a virtual tour of the Local and Family History Room, located in the library. She will discuss the various research sources to be found in this room.
            At 7:00, Janice Meredith will talk about Order from Chaos! Janice is a former president and board member of the Tulsa Genealogical Society.  She currently serves as Librarian for the Tulsa Genealogical Society Library.  Janice is a professional genealogist who teaches genealogy classes, owns Searching On Site, and is a member of the Daughters of American Revolution.  Her experience makes her well qualified to talk on the topic of getting your genealogical research organized.

Monday, July 09, 2012

GENEALOGY 101 BEING OFFERED AGAIN

     The Bartlesville Genealogical Society will again present the popular short course "Genealogy 101" at Bartlesville Public Library, Conference Room A (upstairs).  The class will meet from 1:30 until 3:30 on Saturday, July 21, 2012.
     The instructor for this course will be Barbara Fulton.  Barbara is an experienced genealogist who has taught a number of classes locally.  The class will include tips for how to begin the search for one's ancestors and how to organize the information that is found.
      The class is open to all and is free, but there will be a fee of $3.00 to cover the cost of the handout (which will be very useful to researchers).
     Registration is required - to insure that enough handouts will be available.  To register, sign up at the library's Local and Family History Room or call 918-331-2757 or 918-338-4167 by Friday, July 20, 2012.

Monday, July 02, 2012

NEW ANCESTRAL RESEARCH CLASSES OFFERED BY BARTLESVILLE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY


MONDAY, JULY 9th

The Bartlesville Genealogical Society (BGS) is having its regular monthly meeting on Monday, July 9, in the Public Library’s upstairs meeting room, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

The first class (all classes are provided free to the public) will be especially for those “lineage seekers” who want to learn more about how to find their ancestors.  Experienced Instructor, Barbara Fulton, will teach the “Beginners’ Corner” class entitled “I Can’t Find My Great Grandfather—What do I do next?” in the northeast corner of the large meeting room .

At 7:00 Rose Beavers will present a thirty-minute informational class on DNA testing and its use in helping us discover our ancestry.  Rose had the unique privilege of being invited by Ancestry.com to participate in cost-free DNA Gene testing.

The 7:30 class segment will be a panel presentation on Courthouse Research.  Attendees will receive a handout revealing which agencies in the courthouse provide particular information, and there will be a “quick review” of library books available on such research.  Incoming BGS President Jack Fulton and Past President Jay Lamb will be sharing their own experiences of what they have learned as they visited courthouses in search of ancestor information. They will also be responding to audience questions and comments regarding what can (or cannot) be discovered in courthouse records.

SATURDAY, JULY 21st

Experienced Genealogical Researchers will be available (from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 21) to “coach” beginners who want to learn how to do the research via computer or other library resources that will lead them to their ancestors.  The “coaches” will also assist any other genealogists who have hit a “brick wall” in their research.  So bring your questions to the Local and Family History room on Ask-a-Genealogist-Day.  The help is free!

Also, on July 21, from 1:30 until 3:30, Expert Genealogist Barbara Fulton will be offering her ever-popular “Genealogy 101” class in the Public Library Meeting Room.  There is no fee for the class except a $3.00 charge to cover the cost of the take-home guide.  However, reservations are required.  To register, sign up at the Library’s Local & Family History Room or call 918-331-2757 or 918-338-4167 by Friday, July 20.

Monday, June 25, 2012

TULSA GENEALOGY CENTER PROGRAMS FOR JULY

Tulsa City-County Library's Genealogy Center is offering these classes in July. All are held at the Hardesty Regional Library at 8316 E. 93rd Street.

Saturday, July 7
9:30 am - noon  Beginning Genealogy Workshop
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm  Free Genealogy Websites
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  Information Overload: Organizing Your Genealogy Records

Saturday, July 14
10:00 am - 11:30 am  Treasure Hunting in the Oklahoma Historical Society's Indian Archives
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm  Historygeo.com Historic Maps

Saturday, July 21
9:30 am - 10:30 am  Adoptees Have Rights Too!
11:00 am - noon  Navigating the Genealogy Center's New Web Page
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm  Tulsa Area Genealogy Libraries and Museums

Saturday, July 28
9:30 am - 10:30 am What's Coming on the Internet
11:00 am - noon  Locating Online Manuscripts
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Beginning to Understand Land Records
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  Sift Through South Carolina

Sunday, July 29
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm  Step-by-Step: Finding Ancestors in the Civil War

Course information can be found at Tulsa City-County Genealogy Center' s web site or call them at 918-549-7691.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

1940 CENSUS UPDATE- OKLAHOMA NOW COMPLETELY INDEXED

According to FamilySearch blog from June 15th, you can now search for people by name who lived in Oklahoma in 1940.

Simply go the FamilySearch's home page at http://www.familysearch.org/ , type in the person's name, select "Residence," type in "Oklahoma", then type in the year "1940." Click on the Search button.

Other states now completely indexed on FamilySearch are Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia and Wyoming.

These are not indexed on Ancestry yet. States that are now available on Ancestry are Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Nevada and NewYork.

Friday, June 08, 2012

FREE NEW CLASSES AND ASK-A-GENEALOGIST DAY

The Bartlesville Genealogical Society is continuing its offering of free monthly classes. 

On Monday, June 11, in Meeting Room A upstairs at the Bartlesville Public Library, BGS members and visitors have the opportunity to receive instruction in three areas — to assist them in researching their ancestors. Free handouts are also provided.
            Beginners’ Corner, at 6:00 (taught by skilled genealogist Barbara Fulton), will consider “Commonly Mistaken Assumptions in Genealogy” (e.g., that a man’s widow may not be the mother of his children).
            At 6:30, experienced genealogist Meg Greenwood will present a twenty-minute class on “Grave Matters” (what you can discover about ancestors from cemeteries).  As an example, she will use William Johnstone, one of Bartlesville’s founders, who (it has been discovered through cemetery research) was born in Canada to a Scottish father and a Canadian mother.  Greenwood will list websites where searchers can find similar information on their own families.
            At 7:00, Nancy Turner, former 7th and 8th grade teacher at Wesleyan Christian School, will provide information on “Heraldry” and how the heraldic system can be used to discover more about your family.  Attendees will learn about the system that lists clans as well as the individual families within those clans.  She will also explain what some of the symbols in heraldry can tell about the family members of those clans.
            Later this month, on Saturday, June 16, there will be qualified genealogists at the public library (in the Family History Room) from 9 am until 4 pm to assist researchers.  Visitors may Ask-A-Genealogist to help them with their search.  This monthly service is free, provided by members of the Bartlesville Genealogical Society and the Bartlesville Public Library.

Monday, April 30, 2012

THREE FREE CLASSES ON THE CENSUS

Including Information on the 1940 Census!
Monday, May 14th
Bartlesville Public Library
Meeting Room A (upstairs)


LOCAL GENEALOGISTS TO CONSIDER
“THE VALUE OF CENSUS INDEXES”

The Genealogical Society’s three free classes would fit comfortably under the banner “The Value of Census Indexes”. 

Experienced genealogists have found that Census Records provide the closest thing to a “goldmine of ancestral information” that has ever been discovered.  The every-ten-years enrolling of residents (since 1790 in the US) gives such details as names of ancestors, ages, spouse(s), children (birth number, birth order, survival number), birthplace of individuals, their parents, and their children, occupations, educations, location (residency:  rural, city, township, county, state), marital status — married, divorced, widowed, or single, length of marriage  (to date of census), and much more data.  However, “browsing” a census (going one page at a time to find the gold) is tedious business!  That’s why indexes are so valuable.  The indexes lead searchers to the right census which, in turn, provides information to lead searchers to other sources!

For the 6:00 Beginners’ Corner class, Instructor Barbara Fulton will be explaining location and use of some of the Bartlesville Public Library’s richest resources:  “Census Indexes”.  These are alphabetical listings in books which list people living in the United States between 1607 and 1906.  Although the very early census listings were compiled from a variety of sources (colonial petitions, passenger arrivals, naturalizations, tax records, voter lists and other sources), the majority of the published records list folks who were counted in the U.S. Censuses.

The 6:30 session, “Come, Help Make History” — presented by Lisa South, Assistant Director of the Family History Center at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints — will tell how ordinary folks are helping to make the 1940 Census Data quickly and easily accessible by creating an index of all the people listed.

At 7:00, Instructor Barbara Fulton will be presenting complete, detailed information on the contents of the newly released 1940 Census:  “The Whole Story”.

All three classes on May 14 are free and open to the public as a service of the Bartlesville Genealogical Society and the Public Library.  Classes meet on the second floor of the Bartlesville Public Library (located between Johnstone and Dewey and between 6th Street and Adams Blvd).  An elevator is available.

Monday, April 23, 2012

"Help Make History" Tri Ward 1940 Census Indexing Party

Sponsored by the Bartlesville Family History Center

Saturday, April 28 2012
8:00 am to 6:00 pm (come and go)

Indexing Goal for the day: 5,000 names

Everyone is invited:
  • Current indexers
  • Those who want to become indexers
  • Those who want to know more about the indexing program
  • Young Women and Young Men
  • General Public
Computers available in the Family History Center.
For more information contact
Stan or Lisa South   918-333-0382
Willena Patterson    918-333-4431

*Note
Current indexers please bring your laptop if you have one with downloaded batches.
Those wishing to become Indexers, if you have a laptop, please bring it so that the program can be downloaded to your computer.

People will be available to answer questions about the indexing program.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

CENSUS INFORMATION CLASS

Saturday, May 5, 2012
1:30 pm -3:30 pm
Meeting Room A
Bartlesville Public Library


Barbara Fulton - an experienced genealogist who has taught a number of successful classes locally- will be presenting a Census Information class.

  The class will list what useful information is available from the Census records that have been compiled in the U.S. every ten years since 1790.  The class will outline the particular information contained in each Census — because the data collected (questions asked) varied from one ten-year period to the next.  For example, the 1900 Census was the only one to include a person’s year/month of birth. Also provided will be a list of sources that make Census records available to genealogists.
Some beginning researchers do not realize what data “gold mines” the Census records can be.  Some of the facts that can be discovered by a knowledgeable search of these records include: names of ancestors, ages, spouse(s), children (birth number, birth order, survival number), birthplace of individuals, their parents, and their children, occupations, educations, location (residency: rural, city, township, county, state), marital status — married, divorced, widowed, or single, length of marriage (to the date of the census), and much more data (when the researcher knows where to look and how to interpret the data).
It is helpful to know the state and county where an ancestor resided at a particular time.  This information can take one directly to the Census listings of person or family.  But computers and indexed records now make it possible to search for a name “in any/all censuses.” 

This class is open to all and is free, but there will be a fee of $3.00 to cover the cost of the handout (which will be a very useful tool for researchers). 

To register, please call 918-331-2757, or the Local and Family History desk at 918-338-4167, or drop by the Local and Family History department in person to sign the registration sheet.
This program is sponsored by the Bartlesville Genealogical Society.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Genealogy Workshop with Billie Stone Fogarty

Saturday, April 28
9:30 am -4:30 pm
Hardesty Regional Library
8316 E. 93rd St.
918-549-7550

Join professional genealogist Billie Stone Fogarty as she discusses:
  • Land Runs, Lotteries and Homesteading in Oklahoma
  • Finding and Using Historic Newspapers in Genealogical Research
  • The Causes, Participants and Records of the War of 1812
  • Bundling, Banns and Bonds: Love and Marriage in Early America

Fogarty is president of the Genealogical Speakers Guild and serves on the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Oklahoma Historical Society and the Oklahoma Genealogical Society boards.

Presented by the Genealogy Center and sponsored by the Tulsa Library Trust.

For more information about this workshop, contact the Genealogy Center at 918-549-7691.

Free and open to the public.

Friday, March 02, 2012

Documenting Your Family Tree

The Bartlesville Genealogical Society will be sponsoring a class called "Documenting Your Family Tree" Saturday March 17th from 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. in Meeting Room A (upstairs) at Bartlesville Public Library. The instructor will be Jeanette Yokley. The class is free and open to the public. To register for the class, call the Local and Family History desk at 918-338-4167.