Wednesday, January 20, 2016

JANUARY 30 - ASK A GENEALOGIST DAY


Experienced genealogists will be available on Saturday, January 30, from 9 am to 4 pm in the Local and Family History Room of the Bartlesville Public Library.  Volunteer genealogists will be there to guide you, whether you are beginning family research or need suggestions to further your research.  It is helpful to bring the family information you already have, along with the questions or family information you need answered.  All genealogy assistance is a free service provided by the Bartlesville Genealogical Society. 

 

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

JANUARY BGS MEETING


If you are looking for answers to ancestral questions or how to find information on your ancestors, the Bartlesville Genealogical Society (BGS) may help you find answers.

          The BGS will have its regular monthly meeting on Monday evening, January 11, in the Bartlesville Public Library’s upstairs meeting room (Conference Room A).  The public is invited. 

          During the Beginner’s Corner at 6:30 pm, Nancy Shively will discuss resources available for your genealogy research.  At the 7:00 portion of the meeting Rita Bibles will share methods of “Getting Organized for the New Year”, explaining different filing system options for your genealogical records and other information.

          All meetings and classes are a service of the Bartlesville Genealogical Society and are free and open to anyone interested in beginning or continuing family research.  Information discussed will assist beginners in their search for family information, and experienced genealogists will find useful tips in continuing family research.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

DECEMBER ASK A GENEALOGIST DAY


Experienced genealogists will be available on Saturday, December 19, from 9 am to 4 pm in the Local and Family History Room of the Bartlesville Public Library.  These volunteer genealogists will guide you, whether you are beginning family research or need suggestions to further your research.  It is helpful to bring the family information you already have, along with the questions or family information you need answered.  All assistance is a free service provided by the Bartlesville Genealogical Society. 

Monday, December 07, 2015

BGS DECEMBER 14 MEETING


On Monday evening, December 14, the Bartlesville Genealogical Society is holding its annual Christmas party in the Bartlesville Public Library’s upstairs meeting room (Conference Room A) beginning at 6:30 p.m.  There will be finger food provided by the members, and those present will be able to participate in a genealogy related group activity led by David McIntosh.

Members of the Genealogical Society are encouraged to bring socks and underwear (new packages) in all sizes for men, women and children.  The items collected during the meeting will be distributed later to the Family Crisis Center. 

The Genealogical Society meetings are free and open to anyone interested in beginning or continuing a search of family historical records.  Guests are welcome to attend this month’s genealogy Christmas party. 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

NOVEMBER ASK A GENEALOGIST DAY


 
Experienced genealogists will be available on Saturday, November 21, from 9 am to 4 pm in the Local and Family History Room of the Bartlesville Public Library.  These volunteer genealogists will guide you, whether you are beginning family research or need suggestions to further your research.  It is helpful to bring the family information you already have, along with the questions or family information you need answered.  All assistance is a free service provided by the Bartlesville Genealogical Society. 

Thursday, October 29, 2015

VETERANS TO BE HONORED AT GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING


November is the month when America honors the many veterans who served or who are serving this country.  The emphasis of the Bartlesville Genealogical Society’s regular monthly meeting on Monday evening, November 10, will be on the military.  The meeting will be held in the Bartlesville Public Library’s upstairs meeting room (Conference Room A).  The public is invited. 

During the 6:30 Beginners Corner, Rita Bibles will discuss Researching Military Records and will share tips for researching military websites to locate information on those family members who served.

Most of us have attended a funeral or political meeting and watched as military personnel carefully fold the American flag.  During the 7:00 pm portion of the meeting, those attending will see the proper folding of the flag and will learn the meaning of each fold as it occurs.

One speaker, who will display and explain each fold of the flag, will be David Weldon.  Weldon was born in Bartlesville and graduated from College High School in 1966.  He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1967 and became an aviation mechanic, serving aboard the USS Kitty Hawk during the Vietnam tour from 1969 to 1971.  He then reenlisted into the U.S. Navy serving on several other aircraft carriers and retired in 1987.  After returning to Bartlesville he was employed as a Bartlesville police officer and also by American Airlines.  Weldon is a member of the Kansas Heartland Vietnam Association, the military group who recently dedicated a memorial to Vietnam Veterans in Independence, Kansas.  David resides in Bartlesville with his wife Susan and is a member of the Rose Hill Baptist Church in Dewey.

After the flag-folding demonstration Ms. Bibles will continue the discussion of locating military records of family members.  Many military service and pension records have been added to the subscription website Fold 3, History & Genealogy Archives.  This website can be accessed through the Bartlesville Public Library.  Other military records can be ordered from the National Archives or through the Adjutant General of a particular state (Confederate records). 

All meetings and classes are a service of the Bartlesville Genealogical Society and are free and open to anyone interested in beginning or continuing their family research.  Information discussed will assist beginners, and experienced genealogists will find useful tips in continuing family research.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

GENEALOGY SOCIETY TO HOLD CENSUS CLASS


 
The Bartlesville Genealogical Society will be holding a Census Class on Saturday, October 24, from 1 to 3 pm at the Library upstairs meeting room.   The instructor for the class will be Barbara Fulton, an experienced genealogist who has taught a number of classes locally. Census records are the single most important resource for tracing your family tree. The details a census provides will help you move quickly back through the generations, build a picture of your ancestors' lives, and solve puzzles in your family's past. During the Saturday class you will learn that the first Federal Population Census was taken in 1790, and a census has been taken every ten years since. However, data from recent censuses are not available after 1940 because of a 72-year restriction on access to the census. Most researchers find it helpful to begin with the 1940 Census and work backwards to locate people in earlier generations. The name of your relative or ancestor, and the state he or she resided in, is enough to get you started searching census records. During this class you will learn the different information included on each Federal census and how to access that information.
 
The class is open to all and is free, but there will be a fee of $3.00 to cover the cost of handouts (which will be very useful as you perform your genealogical research).

Registration is required to insure that enough handouts will be available. To register, sign up at the Library's Local & Family History Room or call 918-331-2757 by Friday, October 23.
 
 
 

 

       

 

Monday, October 12, 2015

ASK A GENEALOGIST DAY OCTOBER 17


Experienced genealogists will be available on Saturday, October 17, from 9 am to 4 pm in the Local and Family History Room of the Bartlesville Public Library.  These volunteer genealogists will guide you, whether you are beginning family research or need suggestions to further your research.  It is helpful to bring the family information you have, along with the question or family information you need answered.  All assistance is a free service provided by the Bartlesville Genealogical Society. 

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

“Genealogy 101” Class Being Offered


The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will sponsor the popular short course “Genealogy 101” at Bartlesville’s Public Library, Conference Room A (upstairs).  The class, in recognition of the DAR National Day of Service, will meet from 9:30 to 12:30 on Saturday, October 10.
 
 
The instructor for this class will be Barbara Fulton, a representative of DAR and an experienced genealogist who has taught a number of classes locally.  This class will include tips on 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.  There will be handouts, which will be useful as you perform your genealogical research.
 
Registration is required to insure that enough handouts will be available.  To register for this class call 918-331-2757 by Friday, October 9.

Bartlesville Genealogical Society Meeting October 12


          If you are looking for answers to ancestral questions or how to find information on your ancestors, the Bartlesville Genealogical Society (BGS) may help you find answers.

          The BGS will have its regular monthly meeting on Monday evening, October 12, at the Family History Center of the LDS Church located at 1501 Swan Drive.  The public is invited.  Those coming to the meeting should park and enter at the northwest corner of the church.

          During the Beginner’s Corner at 6:30 pm, Rita Bibles will continue discussions concerning your search for vital records.  She will tell how to find and collect such documents as passenger lists for relatives who were immigrants, deeds, wills, land, property records and maps.

          Gail Inman will be presenting the 7:00 program entitled "Birdie Mae Gets Married".  She will tell about her grandmother's marriage to a young man in Virginia and the pilgrimage from a Virginia Poor-House to the plains of Kansas.  Gail is a ten-year veteran in the antiques business.  She conducts estate sales, is a personal fair market value property appraiser, and is the owner of Hog Shooter Antiques.  Ms. Inman also operates retail outlets at Linger Longer Antiques, The Vintage Loft in Dewey and Tonitown Flea Market in Arkansas.  She is well known throughout the community as owner-operator of Gail's Hairstyling and Spa for over forty years.

          At the end of Ms. Inman’s presentation, Meg Greenwood will provide a guided tour of the LDS Church’s Family History Center and explain the resources and information available to the public in the Center.

          All meetings and classes are a service of the Bartlesville Genealogical Society, are free and open to anyone interested in beginning or continuing their family research.  Information discussed will assist beginners, and experienced genealogists will find useful tips in continuing family research.

          October is “Family History Month”.  The Bartlesville Genealogical Society invites you to visit the “Grandma’s Attic” display in the front hall at the Bartlesville Public Library.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Oklahoma Genealogical Society Fall Seminar October 24

Oklahoma Genealogical Society's Fall Seminar presents
Click Your Way to Success! Also Making the Most of the Internet in Your Genealogical Research
Presenter Cyndi Ingle
Saturday October 24, 2015
Oklahoma History Center
 
We are excited to welcome Cyndi Ingle, the creator of Cyndi's List and nationally known genealogical speaker, to fill us in on using the Internet in ways we have not even thought about. We are not just talking Google and Ancestry. Cyndi will be introducing you to the hidden web, using the Internet more successfully, social networking to move your research forward, and some of her favorite resources.
 
Cyndi Ingle is the owner and creator of Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet, www.CyndisList.com, a categorized index to over 333,000 online resources. Cyndi's List is an award-winning site, which helps millions of visitors worldwide. Cyndi, a genealogist for more than 35 years, is a past-member of the board of directors for the National Genealogical Society. She is the author of three books for genealogical research on the Internet titled, Netting Your Ancestors, Cyndi's List and Planting Your Family Tree Online: How to Create Your Own Family History Web Site.
 
To learn more about Cyndi, the sessions, to register online or print a  registration form to mail, visit :
Mail registrations forms to:
OGS, P.O. Box 12986, Oklahoma City, OK  73157-2986
 
Early Bird Registration ends September 20.

Thursday, September 03, 2015

BGS MEETING SEPTEMBER 14


Genealogical Society Meeting
 
          Are you thinking about your ancestors?  Do you want to learn how and where to find information regarding your ancestors?  Answers are often found during meetings of the Bartlesville Genealogical Society.  The next meeting is Monday evening, September 14, in the Bartlesville Public Library’s upstairs meeting room (Conference Room A).  The public is invited. 
          During the Beginner’s Corner at 6:30 pm, Rita Bibles will discuss “Collecting Documents”.  She will instruct on how to gather data from your attic or basement, old address books, baby books, obituaries, a family Bible, etc.  She will also touch on Vital Records like birth, death and marriage records, and how to get the most from a census record.
          At 7:00 PM, Pat Dempsey Kerbs will be the guest speaker.  Ms. Kerbs has served as a designer and framer for over 20 years. She operated her first shop in the downtown Bartlesville area (Pat’s Framing & Uptown Gallery) for 18 years, and now has reopened in a remodeled building that was formerly her dad’s shop building in Dewey.  Always being conscious of how her customers feel about the items they bring her, she has specialized into the world of conservation and preserving art, prints, memorabilia, military items, and precious family collectables.  Pat will discuss instructions on choosing the right glass, the perfect mat, and the acid free backing behind the art, when to use it, the reason behind it, as well as the added value and longevity acid free backing will bring to your art and the items you are having framed.   She will explain the many types of glue, tapes, and mats, even frames that can acid burn and deteriorate your art.  One point that will be discussed is “Why you never put glass directly on a photo or art piece” and she will answer the question, “My art is old and already acidic, is it possible that can be changed?” 
          All meetings and services of the Bartlesville Genealogical Society are free and open to anyone interested in beginning or continuing their family research.  

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

AUGUST ASK A GENEALOGIST DAY


 

Experienced genealogists will be available on Saturday, August 15, from 9 am to 4 pm in the Local and Family History Room of the Bartlesville Public Library.  These genealogists will guide you, whether you are beginning family research or need suggestions to further your research.  It is helpful to bring what family information you have and the question or family information you need answered.  All assistance is a free service provided by the Bartlesville Genealogical Society. 

 

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

BGS MEETING AUGUST 10


          Do you want to learn how and where to search for information regarding your ancestors?  Are you searching for family names and wanting to gain information to further improve your skills?  Answers are often found during meetings of the Bartlesville Genealogical Society.  The next meeting is Monday evening, August 10, in the Bartlesville Public Library’s upstairs meeting room (Conference Room A).  The public is invited. 

          During the Beginner’s Corner at 6:00 pm, Rita Bibles will discuss, “Starting with Yourself”, how to begin your search for ancestors using pedigree charts and family group sheets.  She will be teaching how to interview living relatives for more clues to your genealogical puzzle.

          At 6:30 PM, Gene Allen will tell about information available in the National Archives.  Mr. Allen started his career writing commercials and scripts for radio, eventually ending in Oklahoma City.  After serving two-years in the Army, he returned to WKY-TV in Oklahoma City as a news cameraman, then a reporter and finally as a documentary writer/producer.  During his time at WKY-TV the station’s documentary unit won numerous national awards including Outstanding Documentary from the National Society of Journalists, Western Heritage Wrangler (three times) and one national Emmy nomination.  He has two published books: Voices on the Wind, a history of early day radio in Oklahoma and Halina, co-author of a Polish girl’s survival of World War II.  Currently in progress is The Quaker Sergeants War, a Civil War diary, The Thoughtful Shooter, the biography of an NBC-TV news cameraman, and Four Eyes, a memoir of growing up in the depression-era Ozarks.  Mr. Allen says he would be writing more except for the time required to raise his three daughters, ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

          All meetings and services of the Bartlesville Genealogical Society are free and open to anyone interested in beginning or continuing their family research.  

 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

JULY ASK A GENEALOGIST DAY


Experienced genealogists will be available on Saturday, July 18, from 9 am to 4 pm in the Local and Family History Room of the Bartlesville Public Library.  These genealogists will guide you, whether you are beginning family research or need suggestions to further your research.  It helps to bring a question you want answered.  All assistance is a free service provided by the Bartlesville Genealogical Society. 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Monday, July 06, 2015

BGS JULY MEETING


Do you want to learn how and where to search for information regarding your ancestors?  Do you want to begin that search for family information or further improve your skills?  Answers are often found during meetings of the Bartlesville Genealogical Society.  The next meeting is Monday evening, July 13, in the Bartlesville Public Library’s upstairs meeting room (Conference Room A).  The public is invited. 

         During the Beginner’s Corner at 6:00 PM, Rita Bibles will discuss using “Online and Library Resources” for genealogical research.  Records are continuously being added online while others can be found in books located in libraries, including Bartlesville Library’s Local and Family History Room.

          At 6:30 PM, Gordon Stallings will discuss “Adventures with DNA Genealogy.”  With the increase of DNA testing, use of DNA to connect family members and to solve research challenges has become increasingly possible.     

          All meetings and services of the Bartlesville Genealogical Society are free and open to anyone interested in beginning or continuing their family research.  

 

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

RECORDED FREE WEBINAR ABOUT DNA TESTING AND GENEALOGY

The North Carolina Genealogical Society will provide a recording of Katherine Benbow's webinar DNA Testing: The Three Types We Use in Genealogy Research for a free, 3-day public viewing, over the weekend of 5-7 June 2015. This webinar will be accessible from the NCGS website.


Choosing the right DNA test depends on the question you are trying to answer about your ancestry. This presentation will provide an overview of the three types of DNA testing for genetic genealogy purposes: YDNA, MtDNA or mitochondrial DNA, and atDNA or autosomal DNA. Information will be given about the major testing companies with examples of their typical displays and costs.


On the home page of the NCGS website, at http://www.ncgenealogy.org/,  there is link to register to access this recording. You may register any time prior to the free viewing dates (5-7 June 2015), or on any day of the free viewing period. Upon registration, an email will be sent to the email address you provide on the registration form, containing a link to the webinar viewing page. This link will not be active until the free viewing period starts.

Friday, May 29, 2015

BGS MEETING JUNE 8


Do you want to know how to search for ancestors?  Do you want to know special places to find information?  These are questions often answered at a meeting of the Bartlesville Genealogical Society.  The next meeting of this society is Monday evening, June 8, in the Bartlesville Public Library’s upstairs meeting room (Conference Room A).  The public is invited. 

          During the Beginner’s Corner at 6:00 Rita Bibles will discuss “Visiting and Researching Localities”.  She will provide information to help expand the genealogical information in your search. 

          During the 7:00 pm program, members will be showing their preserved family heirlooms and the history and stories involved.  At the end of every meeting there will be a time for questions and answers.   Remember that “Everything is Relative”. 

          All meetings and classes are a service of the Bartlesville Genealogical Society and are free and open to anyone interested in beginning or continuing family research.  Both beginners and experienced genealogist will find assistance and tips in continuing family research.   

 

Monday, May 04, 2015

MAY'S GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING


Have you made or do you know how to begin your family tree?  Do you want to know how to search for ancestors?  These are questions often answered at a meeting of the Bartlesville Genealogical Society (BGS).  The next meeting of this society is Monday evening, May 11, in the Bartlesville Public Library’s upstairs meeting room (Conference Room A).  The public is invited. 

          During the Beginner’s Corner at 6:00 Carol Wesson will discuss “Immigration, Naturalization and Passenger Lists”.  She will provide information to help you expand your genealogical information. 

          During the 7:00 pm program, David McIntosh will discuss “Family Diseases, Are You at Risk?” These presentations will be followed by a time for questions and answers.

          All meetings and classes are a service of the Bartlesville Genealogical Society and are free and open to anyone interested in beginning or continuing family research.  Both beginners and experienced genealogist will find assistance and tips in continuing family research.

Monday, April 20, 2015

OSAGE BRIDAL ATTIRE PROGRAM MAY 2

CHIEFS' COATS, BRIDES AND DRUMKEEPERS:
THE DEVELOPMENT OF OSAGE BRIDAL ATTIRE
 
Saturday, May 2, 2015, 10 am to 2 pm
 
Wah-Zha-Zhi Cultural Center
1449 W. Main Street
Pawhuska, OK 74056
918-287-5538
918-287-5539
 
Come join us as we explore the history of Osage bridal attire and its incorporation into the Paying for the Drum ceremonies of the Elonshka Dances. We will discuss the gifts of military coats to Osage Chiefs and their use in traditional Osage weddings. We will also discuss the construction of wedding coats in the 20th century by Osage and non-Osage artisans.
 
  • Slide show and audience discussion
  • Wedding Coats and Hats on display
  • Light Refreshments
Bring your photos, wedding coats, hats and stories to share!
 
The Osage Weddings Project
 
Sponsored by: Wah-Zha-Zhi Cultural Center, Sam Noble Museum, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Oklahoma

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Wah-Zha-Zhi Cultural Center Presentation April 18

Dr. Garrick Bailey, a professor of Anthropology at the University of Tulsa will present a talk on Osage culture Saturday, April 18 at 10:00 am at the Wah-Zha-Zhi Cultural Center.


About his upcoming talk, he writes, "At the beginning of the twentieth century, Francis La Flesche, an Omaha, recorded and translated many of the teachings of the ancient Osage Wa-kon-da-ge, or men of mystery. With the adoption of the peyote religion the actual We-gi-e and Wa-thon of the ancient men were abandoned. However, as I will argue, the basic ideas incorporated in these teachings were not forgotten. Only by understanding these basic ideas, can one understand how the Osage culture adapted and why the Osage have survived as a people until the present day."


The Wah-Zha-Zhi Cultural Center is located at 1449 W. Main in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. For more information, please call 918-287-5538.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

ASK A GENEALOGIST DAY - APRIL 18


Experienced genealogists will be available on Saturday, April 18, from 9 am to 4 pm in the Local and Family History Room of the Bartlesville Public Library.  These genealogists will guide you in beginning family research or will make suggestions to further your research.  This assistance is a free service provided by the Bartlesville Genealogical Society. 

 

Monday, April 13, 2015

FREE GENEALOGY WORKSHOP AT HARDESY LIBRARY


COMING APRIL 18TH
Pam & Rick Sayre
Certified Genealogists and Professonial Researchers
Sat. April 18
9:30 Researching in Missouri Records—Pam
10:45 The Serial Set, American State Papers and the Territorial Papers---Rick
1:30 Using Maps to Solve Problems---Pam and Rick  2 hour workshop
 No pre-registration required
Class will be held in the Frossard Auditorium at the Hardesty Regional Library at 8316 E. 93rd St.
 
  If you have any questions, please call the Genealogy Center, (918) 549-7691.
 

 

Monday, April 06, 2015

BGS APRIL 13TH MEETING TO HIGHLIGHT NATIVE AMERICAN GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH

 

          Are you searching for your family’s history?  Are you confused about which website to use to locate a past relative?  Do you have questions about Native American ancestors?  These questions are often answered at a meeting of the Bartlesville Genealogical Society (BGS).  The next meeting of this society is Monday evening, April 13, in the Bartlesville Public Library’s upstairs meeting room (Conference Room A).  The public is invited. 

          The Beginner’s Corner will start at 6:00 at which time Rita Bibles will discuss “Slews of Clues”.  She will provide research ideas to help you expand your genealogical findings. 

          At 6:30 during the Early Session, the BGS will hear from Laura Martin, Research Deputy Director of the Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) in Oklahoma City.  She will introduce those present to the general resources and the many items pertaining to genealogical research available at the Oklahoma History Center.  Ms. Martin says the mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share Oklahoma history.

          During the 7:00 pm program, Debra Spindle, also from the Oklahoma Historical Society, will discuss American Indian Records located in the OHS files and how to use those records.  The information presented will be of special interest to anyone interested in Native American research.  The presentations will be followed by a time for questions and answers.

          All meetings and classes are a service of the Bartlesville Genealogical Society and are free and open to anyone interested in beginning or continuing their family research.  Information discussed will assist not only beginners, but experienced genealogists will find useful tips in continuing family research.

 

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            Guest speakers at the Monday, April 13, meeting of the Bartlesville Genealogical Society (BGS) will be Laura Martin and Debra Spindle MLIS, PhD, from the Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) in Oklahoma City. 

            Ms. Martin is Deputy Director, Research Division, and has worked at OHS for 25 years.  She has taught beginning and intermediate genealogy at Oklahoma City Community College, Beginning Genealogy for the OSU Extension, is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and an avid genealogist who enjoys assisting researchers with their family history. 

            Dr. Spindle has been the chief librarian for the Research Division at OHS for ten years.  She has lectured extensively on genealogy matters and has attended many genealogy seminars, the latest being the Advanced Genetic Genealogy and Unknown Parentage Cases course at the Forensic Genealogy Institute in Dallas.  In June she will lecture on the records of The Five Civilized Tribes at the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research at Samford University in Birmingham, AL.

            The Monday, April 13, meeting of the Genealogy Society begins at 6:00 pm in the Bartlesville Public Library’s upstairs meeting room (Conference Room A).  The public is invited. 

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Friday, February 27, 2015

BGS MARCH EVENTS


GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING

 

          Where do I find information on past relatives?  What websites do I use?  If you have similar questions, the Bartlesville Genealogical Society is having its regular monthly meeting on Monday evening, March 9, in the Bartlesville Public Library’s upstairs meeting room (Conference Room A).  The public is invited. 

          The Beginner’s Corner will begin at 6:00 pm and the Genealogical Society will continue a six-month study of beginning genealogical research.  For this month, Rita Bibles will discuss “Milking a Census Record”. 

          During the 6:30 pm Early Session, the Society will hear from a guest speaker, Nancy Shively.  Ms. Shively will discuss “What is Pinterest and How to Use Pinterest for Genealogy”.

          Ms Shively is a native Oklahoman who became interested in genealogy when a casual search on Ancestry.com led to finding her 83-year-old father's birth family.  Thoroughly hooked after that, she went on to write the Family Tree Firsts blog for Family Tree Magazine and to serve three years as an official blogger for the RootsTech genealogy conference in Salt Lake City.  She lives near Skiatook and continues to research and write about dead ancestors on her blog.

          At 7:00 pm Ms. Shively will continue her presentation, telling how she became a genealogy blogger and will share her story of genealogical research.  She says, “You can’t make this stuff up”, and will share the amazing healing power of genealogy.

          All meetings and classes are a service of the Bartlesville Genealogical Society and are free and open to anyone interested in beginning or continuing their family research.  Information discussed will assist not only beginners, but experienced genealogists will find useful tips in continuing family research.

         

ASK A GENEALOGIST DAY

Experienced genealogists will be available on Saturday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Local and Family History Room of the Bartlesville Public Library.  These genealogists will guide you in beginning family research or will make suggestions to further your research.  This assistance is a free service provided by the Bartlesville Genealogical Society. 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

FREE WEBINAR FROM NCGS MARCH 13


The  North Carolina Genealogical Society will present:

Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
“How Old Did He Have To Be ...?”

LIVE Webinar: 13 March 2015, 3 pm - 4 pm EDT

Free viewing period of recorded webinar: 3–5 April 2015


For registration information, go to www.ncgenealogy.org.

Is this man John the father or John the son? Could that man be my ancestor who married in 1802?

Knowing a person’s age is often the key to distinguishing between two people of the same name. But if no record gives a birth date, how do you know how old someone was? The law can often give the answer.


The Legal Genealogist Judy G. Russell is a genealogist with a law degree. She writes, teaches, and lectures on a wide variety of genealogical topics, ranging from using court records in family history to understanding DNA testing. A Colorado native with roots deep in the American south on her mother’s side and entirely in Germany on her father’s side, she is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the National Genealogical Society, and numerous state and regional genealogical societies. She has written for the National Genealogical Society Quarterly and National Genealogical Society Magazine, among other publications. On the faculty of the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research in Alabama, and the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, she is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, from which she holds credentials as a Certified Genealogist and Certified Genealogical Lecturer.

After the free 13 March live presentation, the recording of the webinar, “How Old Did He Have To Be...?,”will be presented on the NCGS website from 3-5 April 2015 and will be free for all to view. After 5 April the video will only be accessible on the website to NCGS members as a member benefit. NCGS members and non-members may also purchase the webinar on a CD, which includes the handout, from the NCGS online store. The handout will be posted in the members only section of the NCGS website one week prior to the webinar.

Friday, February 06, 2015

RootsMOOC: Intro to Genealogy and Family Research




The State Library of North Carolina and Wake Forest University is providing a free MOOC that is open for anyone to attend. ("MOOC" stands for "Massive Open Online Course"). 

RootsMOOC: Intro to Genealogy and Family Research is now open for enrollment, RootsMOOC is a free, open, online course and a friendly introduction to family history research in the U.S. using commonly available sources. The staff at the State Library of North Carolina's Government and Heritage Library will help you learn about the most useful sources, tools, and techniques for getting your research off the ground. By the time you're finished with this course, you'll have a good start on your own genealogy research and you will know how and where to keep digging.

Participants in this course will have the opportunity to complete an ancestor chart, conduct interviews with family members, and share their own research progress with fellow participants. You'll be challenged to go beyond the sources that are available online, identify local genealogy societies and libraries in your area, and connect with experts who can help you wherever your search takes you.

This project created by Wake Forest University's Z. Smith Reynolds Library and the State Library of North Carolina and was made possible in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

RootsMOOC is broken up into five two-week modules, each opening in sequence:
  • Introduction and orientation
  • Getting started and staying organized
  • Tapping into the US Census
  • Using state and local resources (ex: local history room, public library, university archives, state libraries and archives etc.)
  • Understanding and using digital collections
The course has no graded activities and no deadlines. As new modules open, all previous modules and their discussions remain active, so participants can go back to previous modules if they fall behind.  You can spend as much or as little time as you want on each module.

It is really up to the participant. There is no set time to "meet" but the course and discussions will be open from March 23, 2015 - June 1, 2015.

Through video interviews, tutorials, discussions, and structured learning activities, we'll learn the very basics of genealogy research, such as the best places to get started, how to stay organized, and what kinds of documents and search tools you'll encounter along the way. We'll all share our research progress and help each other overcome roadblocks as we share our best tips and tricks in the online discussion forums. Librarians, archivists, and other experts from North Carolina and around the United States will be participating right alongside us, answering questions and pointing us all in the right direction.

If you've been looking for a place to get started on your family history research, RootsMOOC just might be the thing you've been waiting for. We can't wait to get started!

Need  more information?
If you are unfamiliar with the concept of MOOCs this YouTube video is quite helpful, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW3gMGqcZQc.

To enroll in RootsMOOC go to:
https://www.canvas.net/browse/reynoldslibrary/courses/intro-to-genealogy

Genealogy and the Law: From Finding the Evidence You Couldn’t Find to Enriching Your Family Story


The Oklahoma Genealogical Society Spring Seminar 2015
Saturday, March 28, 2015 – Oklahoma History Center – 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr, OKC

 
The Legal Genealogist, Judy G. Russell, is a genealogist with a law degree. She writes, teaches and lectures on a wide variety of genealogical topics, ranging from using court records in family history to understanding DNA testing. A Colorado native with roots deep in the American south on her mother's side and entirely German on her father's side, she is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the National Genealogical Society and numerous state and regional genealogical societies. She has written for The National Genealogy Society Quarterly and the National Genealogical Society Magazine. On the faculty of the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research in Alabama, and the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, she is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, from which she holds credentials as a Certified Genealogistand Certified Genealogical Lecturer. She was awarded the Bronze Medal in 2013 and the Gold Medal in 2014 on John Reid’s blog, Anglo-Celtic Connections, by voters for  Rockstar genealogists, those genealogists who are “must attend” speakers and whose blogs, tweets, and/or books leave you wanting more. She was named as one of America’s best legal bloggers in 2013 and 2014 by the prestigious American Bar Association Journal, and won top honors in its Blawg 100 Niche category both years. You can check out her blog, The Legal Genealogist, at http://www.legalgenealogist.com.

Visit http://www.okgensoc.org/ for more information and to register online or print a mail-in form.
 
 

 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

BGS FEBRUARY EVENTS


GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING

 

          I would like to know more about my ancestors, but where do I begin?  If you have similar questions, the Bartlesville Genealogical Society is having its regular monthly meeting on Monday evening, February 9, in the Bartlesville Public Library’s upstairs meeting room (Conference Room A).  The public is invited. 

          The Beginner’s Corner will begin at 6:00 and the Genealogical Society will be starting on a six-month study focusing first on “Starting with Yourself”, which will cover family interviews, genealogical forms for recording researched information, and software for storing and sharing your family data.

          During the 6:30 Early Session, the Society will hear from Rita Bibles.  Ms. Bibles will discuss “Learning the times of your ancestors – using timelines, websites and historical fiction books”.

          At 7:00 Carol Wesson will present a program:  “Love, Marriage, and Genealogy:  how an understanding of marriage traditions can influence our genealogy research”.

          All meetings and classes are a service of the Bartlesville Genealogical Society and are free and open to anyone interested in beginning or continuing their family research.  Information discussed will assist not only beginners, but experienced genealogists will find useful tips in continuing family research.

         

ASK A GENEALOGIST DAY

Experienced genealogists will be available on Saturday, February 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Local and Family History Room of the Bartlesville Public Library.  These genealogists will guide you in beginning family research or will make suggestions to further your research.  This assistance is a free service provided by the Bartlesville Genealogical Society. 

 

Monday, January 12, 2015

DATE CHANGE FOR ASK A GENEALOGIST DAY


 
It was reported earlier that “Ask a Genealogist Day” was to be held on Saturday January 17.  A change in the date for that program has been made due to the Library being closed on Saturday, January 17, in advance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  The January “Ask a Genealogist Day” will be held on Saturday, January 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Local and Family History Room of the Bartlesville Public Library.  As reported earlier, experienced genealogists will be available to guide you in beginning family research or will make suggestions to further your research.  This assistance is a free service provided by the Bartlesville Genealogical Society. 

 

Monday, January 05, 2015

BGS January Events


GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING

 

          Do you need assistance with ancestry questions?  Do you need help using your computer with these ancestry matters?  Do you need help as to where to find the answers?

          The Bartlesville Genealogical Society is having its regular monthly meeting on Monday evening, January 12, in the Bartlesville Public Library’s upstairs meeting room (Conference Room A).  The public is invited. 

          During the Beginner’s Corner at 6:00, Carol Wesson will discuss “Online Resources”.  At the 6:30 Early Session Rita Bibles’ topic will be “What is New for 2015?”.   At 7:00 Rita Bibles will bring a program concerning Mind Mapping “Brainstorming”. 

          All meetings and classes are a service of the Bartlesville Genealogical Society are free and open to anyone interested in beginning or continuing their family research.  Information discussed will assist beginners, and experienced genealogists will find useful tips in continuing family research.

         

ASK A GENEALOGIST DAY

Experienced genealogists will be available on Saturday, January 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Local and Family History Room of the Bartlesville Public Library.  These genealogists will guide you in beginning family research or will make suggestions to further your research.  This assistance is a free service provided by the Bartlesville Genealogical Society. 

Monday, December 01, 2014

BGS DECEMBER EVENTS


GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING

 

          The Bartlesville Genealogical Society is having its Christmas party at the regularly scheduled meeting date on Monday evening, December 8, in the Bartlesville Public Library’s upstairs meeting room (Conference Room A) beginning at 6:30 p.m.  The public is invited. 

          At the December 8 meeting 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 men, women and children.  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 members and guests will enjoy a genealogy related group activity, which may assist you with how to search for answers to family questions.  The Genealogical Society meetings and classes are free and open to anyone interested in beginning or continuing a search of family historical records.  Guests are welcome to attend this month’s genealogy Christmas party. 


ASK A GENEALOGIST DAY

          Experienced genealogists will be available on Saturday, December 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Local and Family History Room of the Bartlesville Public Library.  They will guide you in beginning family research or will make suggestions to further your research.  This assistance is a free service provided by the Bartlesville Genealogical Society.