Thursday, September 15, 2016

SEPTEMBER'S ASK A GENEALOGIST DAY


 
 
If you are looking for assistance in tracking your family information, experienced genealogists will be available on Saturday, September 17, 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.  The purpose of the Bartlesville Genealogical Society is to promote and encourage the common interest of family genealogy.  All genealogy assistance is a free service provided by the Society. 
 
 
 

Friday, September 02, 2016

BGS MEETING SEPT. 12


Many people are attempting to find their family roots.  Some wonder whether there were American Indians in the family line.  If you need to gather family history, need to know where to look and how to store that information, the Bartlesville Genealogical Society (BGS) may help you find answers.

The BGS will have its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 on Monday evening, September 12, in the Bartlesville Public Library’s upstairs meeting room (Conference Room A).  The public is invited. 

During Beginner’s Corner at 6:30, Randy Porter will discuss “Vital Records from the Attic to the Basement”.  He will report on those special places in your home to find family history and what to do with what you may find.
 
Guest Speaker Nancy Shively
 

At the 7 o’clock portion of the meeting Nancy Shively will discuss how to research America’s “First Families” -- the Native Americans, with an emphasis on the Five Civilized Tribes.  A native Oklahoman, Nancy Shively became interested in genealogy in 2010 when a casual search on the website, Ancestry.com, led her to find 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.  Her article "First Families" on researching American Indian ancestry will appear in the October 2016 issue of Family Tree Magazine.  Nancy lives with her husband Dennis near Skiatook, Oklahoma, where she continues to research and write about dead relatives.  Ms. Shively will provide a time for questions and answers.

The goal of the Bartlesville Genealogical Society is to promote and encourage the common interest of family genealogy and history among the members.  Meetings and classes are a service of the 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, if you are an experienced genealogist, you will find useful tips in continuing family research.   

For more information about the Bartlesville Genealogical Society, including membership options and meeting information (2nd Monday each month), please visit the website:   http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~okbgs/.  Information on the Society is also found on Facebook under "Bartlesville Genealogical Society".

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

AUGUST 20 ASK A GENEALOGIST DAY


Do you need assistance tracking your family information?  Experienced genealogists will be available on Saturday, August 20, 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.  The purpose of the Bartlesville Genealogical Society is to promote and encourage the common interest of family genealogy.  All genealogy assistance is a free service provided by the Society. 

 

Monday, July 25, 2016

BGS MEETING AUGUST 8


Are you thinking of gathering family information or history?  If you are wondering how to find information on and how to store that information on your ancestors, the Bartlesville Genealogical Society (BGS) may help you find answers.

The BGS will have its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 on Monday evening, August 8, in the Bartlesville Public Library’s upstairs meeting room (Conference Room A).  The public is invited. 

During Monday’s Beginner’s Corner at 6:30, Rita Bibles will discuss “Where do you begin with your genealogy research?”  She will explain how to start with yourself and work backwards.  Ms. Bibles will be discussing family interviews, how to fill out a Pedigree Chart and a Family Group Sheet, and the different software available in the search for family history.

At the 7 o’clock portion of the meeting, Frank Molina, owner of Media Room Productions in Bartlesville, will discuss how to store memories from old films, home videos, 35 mm slides and other materials brought to him for preservation.  Molina has a degree in science with a multimedia/arts concentration and has been in business since 2001.  His satisfied clients consistently tell him his finished products surpassed their expectations and are relieved their memories have been preserved.  Mr. Molina says Videography is another of his specializations.  His skills produce high quality HD videos that give clients a professional presence for online, television, or special occasion presentations.  Molina’s studio is located at 1627 South Washington in Bartlesville.   He will provide a time for questions and answers.

The goal of the Bartlesville Genealogical Society is to promote and encourage the common interest of family genealogy and history among the members.  Meetings and classes are a service of the 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, if you are an experienced genealogist, you will find useful tips in continuing family research.   

For more information about the Bartlesville Genealogical Society, including membership options and meeting information (2nd Monday each month), please visit the website:   http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~okbgs/.

Friday, July 01, 2016

BGS JULY 11 MEETING


Families are often attempting to find their roots.  Where can you find information on-line?  What other places might you find information on family history?  If you are looking for answers to ancestral questions and want to know where to find information on your ancestors, the Bartlesville Genealogical Society (BGS) may help you find answers.

The BGS will have its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 on Monday evening, July 11, in the Bartlesville Public Library’s upstairs meeting room (Conference Room A).  The public is invited. 

During Monday’s Beginner’s Corner at 6:30, Rita Bibles will discuss “What Will You Find in a Cemetery?”  Her discussion will include everything from murder, mystery, families, church affiliations, military service, and other buried stories.  She will help you begin your search in finding cemeteries, what to look for when visiting the grounds, symbolism of the stones, and more.

At the 7 o’clock portion of the meeting, Kim Inman, White Rose Cemetery Relations Coordinator, will share her stories of pioneers of the city and lesser know residents.  Ms. Inman has been with the City of Bartlesville since 1996 working part-time with the Bartlesville Public Library, where she discovered her love of history.  She has been with White Rose since September 2001 and has used her skills to modernize the cemetery records.  She will also share how to review obituaries, census records, stone reading and funeral home records to uncover mysteries of the past.  She will provide a time for questions and answers.

The goal of the Bartlesville Genealogical Society is to promote and encourage the common interest of family genealogy and history among the members.  Meetings and classes are a service of the 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, if you are an experienced genealogist, you will find useful tips in continuing family research.   

For more information about the Bartlesville Genealogical Society, including membership options and meeting information (2nd Monday each month), please visit the website:   http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~okbgs/.

Monday, June 06, 2016

BGS Meeting June 13


Various programs on television lately report on families attempting to find their roots.  Many of us are becoming more interested in finding the history of our families.  When did my relatives arrive in America?  Where can I find information on-line?  If you are looking for answers to ancestral questions and want to know where to find information on your ancestors, the Bartlesville Genealogical Society (BGS) may help you find answers.

The BGS will have its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 on Monday evening, June 13, in the Bartlesville Public Library’s upstairs meeting room (Conference Room A).  The public is invited. 

During Monday’s Beginner’s Corner at 6:30, Rita Bibles will discuss “Snippets of the Past – How Memories, Pictures, Places and Old Stories Can Help You Write Your Family Story.”  She says that family history reminds us of who we are.  Also, what we see, feel and remember can guide us in preserving our families’ lives on paper.  Ms. Bibles will lead a brief discussion on keeping our families’ past alive for future generations.

The Bartlesville Library has added a new database called NewspaperARCHIVE Library Edition.   At the 7:00 portion of the meeting, Nadine Hawke, Head of Reference Services at the Bartlesville Library, will report on how to use the library’s newspaper database to flesh out your ancestors and learn more about them as people and the community and historical context in which they lived.  

Nadine Hawke was born near Cleveland, Ohio, but grew up south of San Antonio, Texas.  She studied fine art, art education, and classical studies at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and Oklahoma State University, and was an art teacher for over a decade.  She then went to the University of Tennessee and received her Information Science degree.  She received a job as Reference Librarian at Bartlesville Public Library in 2008.  In 2009 she took over managing the genealogy division as well as Reference and became the Head of Reference Services.

Ms. Hawke reports that by using the library’s NewspaperArchive database, you can discover, not just marriages and obituaries, but also where and with whom they visited, whether they belonged to any organizations, played sports, got in trouble with the law, were involved in an accident, and any news about them during wartime.  You get to read the same newspaper that they probably read, and you can get a glimpse into their everyday life. By accessing the library’s newspaper database, you may also discover first hand factual accounts about certain family members whose stories had become family lore.  Also, the newspapers in the database not only allow you to travel back to the 1800s, but also can provide you with more recent information from more recent years.  She further says the person doing research at the library will be able to find the same types of information mentioned above, but on relatives you may have limited access to through traditional research materials, such as census records.  This portion of Monday’s meeting will help us learn which historical newspapers we have access to as well as advanced searching tips and special features one can use to get the most for your genealogical research.  After her presentation, she will provide a time for questions.

The goal of the Bartlesville Genealogical Society is to promote and encourage the common interest of family genealogy and history among the members.  Meetings and classes are a service of the 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, if you are an experienced genealogist, you will find useful tips in continuing family research.   

For more information about the Bartlesville Genealogical Society, including membership options and meeting information (2nd Monday each month), please visit the website:   http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~okbgs/.

Monday, May 16, 2016

MAY ASK A GENEALOGIST DAY


Have you run into a problem tracking your family’s information?  Experienced genealogists will be available on Saturday, May 21, 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. 

 

Monday, April 11, 2016

April Ask a Genealogist Day



Experienced genealogists will be available on Saturday, April 16, 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, April 05, 2016

BGS APRIL MEETING


Many people are currently looking for information on family history.  Where did “my people” come from and when?  How did they end up in America?  If you are looking for answers to ancestral questions and want to know where to find information on your ancestors, the Bartlesville Genealogical Society (BGS) may help you find answers.

The BGS will have its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 on Monday evening, April 11, in the Bartlesville Public Library’s upstairs meeting room (Conference Room A).  The public is invited. 

During Monday’s meeting there will be a discussion of breaking through the brick walls that hamper genealogy research.  Rita Bibles will discuss ways to get past some of those “barriers”.  Those attending are asked to bring a brief description of one of their current research challenges.  Rita will be the moderator as other members also offer suggestions.

To make this program a success, those attending are asked to bring a brief description of a research problem or a "barrier" to your research / or the "brick wall" that has stopped further progress.  We hope you go home with a new perspective and ideas that lead to a solution. 

The goal of the Bartlesville Genealogical Society is to promote and encourage the common interest of family genealogy and history among the members.  Meetings and classes are a service of the 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, if you are an experienced genealogist, you will find useful tips in continuing family research.   

For more information about the Bartlesville Genealogical Society, including membership options and meeting information (2nd Monday each month), please visit the website:   http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~okbgs/.

(The announced speaker for Monday's BGS meeting has a family emergency and will not attend the meeting.  We hope to reschedule her program later about information and records available for ancestors of the Five Civilized Tribes.)

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

GENEALOGY WORKSHOP with Barbara Vines Little, CG

Saturday, March 19
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Frossard Auditorium
Hardesty Library
8316 E. 93rd Street
Tulsa, OK


Discover Virginia's rich collection of genealogy resources and records in this all day workshop with certified genealogist, Barbara Vines Little. She is an authority on Virginia research. This workshop consists of:
  • Researching Virginia's Records
  • Patents and Land Grants, Virginia's Land Records
  • Chancery Records, The secrets they hold, the families they reveal

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

MARCH MEETING - BARTLESVILLE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY


Are you having problems finding what is hanging from your family tree?  Are you looking for answers to ancestral questions?  If you want to know 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, March 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 review methods to research family information you might find in your own home and from a cousin or other relative.  At the 7:00 portion of the meeting Meg Greenwood will concentrate her discussion on how to obtain information concerning UK relative research.  Ms. Greenwood will include information on family searches relating to England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.  However, since March is the month when St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated, she will emphasize Irish research.  All presenters will provide a time to ask and answer questions.
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.   
For more information about the Bartlesville Genealogical Society, you can go to the website:   http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~okbgs/ 
 
 

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