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.

Monday, November 03, 2014

NOVEMBER BGS EVENTS


GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING

 

          Do you need assistance with family questions and where to find the answers?

The Bartlesville Genealogical Society is having its regular monthly meeting on Monday evening, November 10, in the Bartlesville Public Library’s upstairs meeting room (Conference Room A).  The public is invited. 

          During the Beginner’s Corner at 6pm, Rita Bibles’ topic will be a continuation of the October presentation, “Milking the Census Records”.  She will provide instructions on how to secure the most from the census records you may find.  At 6:30 Steven Cruce will discuss using the computer and “Digitizing Documents”.  At 7:00 Kerric Franco, USAF Chief Security Officer and Jr. Vice Commander of Washington County Disabled American Veterans Chapter 65 will discuss researching military records.

          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, November 14, 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. 

 

Monday, October 06, 2014

OCTOBER MEETINGS, GENEALOGY 101 CLASS


GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING

 

          Does your family have skeletons in the closet?  Do you have family unsolved mysteries?  Do you need assistance with family questions and where to find the answers?

          The Bartlesville Genealogical Society is having its regular monthly meeting on Monday evening, October 13, at the Family History Center of the LDS Church located at 1501 Swan Drive.  The public is invited.  Those coming to the meeting should enter at the northwest corner of the church.

          During the Beginner’s Corner at 6pm, Rita Bibles’ topic will be “Milking the Census Records”.  She will tell how to secure the most information from the census records you may find.  At 6:30 Don Cone will discuss “What Happens When You Have a Skeleton in the Closet?”  He will tell about mysteries and unsolved murders in his family.  At 7:00 Stan South will present a program on new information available in the LDS Church’s “FamilySearch.org” website.

          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.

          October is “Family History Month”.  The Bartlesville Genealogical Society invites you to visit its display at the Bartlesville Public Library.


ASK A GENEALOGIST DAY – GENEALOGY 101

          Experienced genealogists will be available on Saturday, October 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Local and Family History Room of the Bartlesville Public Library.  Local 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. 

          Also on October 18, experienced genealogist, Barbara Fulton, will be teaching Genealogy 101, a class that beginning genealogists should find helpful, as well as interesting.  The classes are free.  Handouts, costing $3.00 each, are printed based on enrollment.  To enroll in this class, phone Barbara Fulton  918-331-2757.

Monday, September 15, 2014

CHEROKEE FAMILY PHOTOS WANTED

The new Cherokee Nation clinic in Ochelata is looking for Cherokee family photos!

Employees will set up in the lobby of the existing Bartlesville Clinic with photo scanning equipment to immediately scan a copy of any photograph you bring so the original photograph stays with you.

Each person donating photographs will be asked to sign a donation form giving Cherokee Nation officials permission to potentially hang the scan of your family photograph on the wall of the new Cooweescoowee Clinic in Ochelata, OK.

Please provide the name of the people in the photo, date and the location the photo was taken, if known.

Dates: September 25-26, 2014
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day
Location: Bartlesville Health Clinic
                501 E. 5th St.
                Bartlesville, OK 

For more information call (918) 384-7490 or send an email to krystan.moser@cn-bus.com

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

BGS SEPTEMBER EVENTS


GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING

          The Bartlesville Genealogical Society will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday evening, September 8, in the Bartlesville Public Library’s upstairs meeting room (Conference Room A).

          During the Beginner’s Corner at 6 pm, Rita Bibles’ topic will be “Basic Genealogy – Where to Begin.”  At 6:30 p.m., following announcements, Ms. Bibles will continue the program and will discuss implementing the Color Coded Filing System which was introduced at the last meeting.  Beginners should find this filing system easy to understand, simple to set-up, and simple to follow.  At 7:30 Carol Wesson will present a program on Analyzing Genealogical Evidence, discussing how to examine and analyze all our carefully collected information concerning our ancestors.
          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, September 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 is a free service provided by the Bartlesville Genealogical Society. 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

"HISTORIC HOMES OF CHEROKEE AVENUE" PROGRAM

The Frank Phillips Home is pleased to host a program on "The Historic Homes of Cherokee Avenue" to be presented by Vicki Stewart and Barbara Garrison, two of the local authors of the popular book, If Bartlesville's Walls Could Talk. The program is scheduled for Friday, July 11th at noon in the upstairs meeting room of the Bartlesville Public Library. This program is free to the public.


Homes of interest on Cherokee Avenue date from the late 1800s to 1927 and range from the 300 block to the 1200 block. The prestigious Cherokee Avenue address was home to oil tycoons, judges, attorneys, bankers, physicians, inventors, along with many other occupations. The original owner of 916 Cherokee came to this area on the Trail of Tears in the 1830s. Some of the more famous residents of Cherokee Avenue include Frank Waite, John and L.E. Phillips, William Johnstone, Dr. Weber, Dr. Shipman, C.E. Burlingame, Armais Arutunoff and Judge Brennan.


The Frank Phillips Home was the residence of Frank Phillips, founder of Phillips Petroleum Company. Today, the Home preserves the history of the home and its furnishings and offers tours and various presentations throughout the year.


For more information about this program or details about the Frank Phillips Home, contact Kim Goss at 918-336-2491, ext. 104 or visit www.frankphillipshome.org

BGS MEETING JULY 14





          The Bartlesville Genealogical Society will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday evening, July 14, in the Bartlesville Public Library’s upstairs meeting room (Conference Room A).

          During the Beginner’s Corner at 6 pm, Rose Beavers will discuss “Surname Spelling Problems” one may encounter while doing ancestor research.  Questions are encouraged to assist with your genealogical research.

          In the 6:30 session, David McIntosh will present “Genealogy in Pictures”.  He will discuss ways to share pictures at family gatherings. 

            During the 7 o’clock session, “Products of Your Genealogy,” Ron LaSpisa will display descendant charts, Ron Knudsen will share family trees and published genealogies, and Carol Wesson will discuss creating gift cards to share genealogy.

            The 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. 

 

          Saturday, July 19, is “Ask a Genealogist Day” at the Library.  Experienced genealogical researchers will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Bartlesville Public Library’s Local and Family History Room.  They will guide you in beginning family research or provide suggestions to continue your research or break through any “brick walls.”  This is a free service provided by the Bartlesville Genealogical Society.  

Monday, June 23, 2014

PROBLEMS WITH ANCESTRY, FIND A GRAVE, ETC.

On Monday, June 16, 2014, attackers targeted Ancestry with a Distributed Denial of Service attack (DDoS). During the attack, Ancestry websites along with the Find a Grave website were clogged with massive amounts of bogus traffic that took the sites down.

The company has neutralized the attack. According to Scott Sorenson, their Chief Technology Officer, the attack overloaded their servers with excessive traffic, but "did not impact or access the data within those servers" and that "no data was impacted in any way."

They are working hard to bring their sites to working up to full capacity, but you may still find service to be slow and intermittent.

HISTORIC OKLAHOMA DIGITAL MAPS ONLINE

Oklahoma State University Library is in the process of digitizing historic Oklahoma maps: maps from Oklahoma and Indian Territory (1805-1925), those from U.S. Geological Survey (1892 - 1950s), and the Works Progress Administration (1935-1936).

Access the maps through http://www.library.okstate.edu/okmaps.

These maps are available to anyone to view.

If you scroll over the name of the collection, a brief description of the collection will pop up. If you don't know which collection to search, click on "View All Maps." After the browser opens in a new window, type in a map title, original date, Indian Tribe, creek or river, geographic region, or keywords in the search box. Click on the map you want. This larger image will then activate the zoom feature. There is a "printer friendly" symbol at the top. This will print a version of the map along with its description.

You can also request a scanned version from the library.

Friday, June 20, 2014

GENEALOGY BOOK SALE



The Bartlesville Genealogical Society is selling a variety of genealogical books, for families and locations, including “How to Books,” mostly for $5 or less.  Also the Society’s “Washington County, Oklahoma, Index to Marriage Records, 1907-1920” will be on sale for $20.  The book sale will be at the Bartlesville Women’s Club located at 601 SE Shawnee Ave., Saturday, June 28 from 1 to 5 PM.  Come and browse for bargains!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

GENEALOGY 101 JUNE 14


 

            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 afternoon, June 14. 

            The instructor for this class will be Barbara Fulton, an experienced genealogist who has taught a number of classes locally.  This 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 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 or 918-338-4167 by Friday, June 13.

 

Thursday, June 05, 2014

JULY GENEALOGY PROGRAMS AT HARDESTY REGIONAL LIBRARY

The following programs are free and open to the public. Please contact Hardesty Regional Library's Genealogy Center at 918-549-7691 for details and registration. Note that all events that take place in the library's computer lab will require registration.

Start Your Research@ the Library
Tuesday, July 1
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Computer Lab
Join Lisa Hansen, Genealogy Center associate, for an overview of the many helpful services the library offers to family history researchers. Registration is required.

An Overview of the Civil War Records on Fold3
Thursday, July 10
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Pecan Room
Genealogy Civil War researcher Hugh Keen gives an in-depth look at the Civil War records found in Fold3, including service records, pensions and more.

Beginning Genealogy
Saturday, July 12
9:30 a.m. to noon, Frossard Auditorium
Learn how to begin your family research with Kathy Huber, Genealogy Center managing librarian.

Women Finding Their Way: Tulsa in the 1920s
Saturday, July 12
1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Frossard Auditorium
Genealogist Jae Jaeger uses media methods to introduce historic women of Tulsa that many have yet to meet. The times were exciting as women pressed forward after winning suffrage and began boldly, sometimes politically, to address the unmet needs of the Magic Empire citizens. In addition to Tulsa stories, Jaeger will introduce the research methods that take the story "off the page" to unknown details.

Explore Ancestry's Collection
Monday, July 14
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Computer Lab
Learn to use some of Ancestry's underutilized collections, including directories, maps, plus military, school and tax records. Registration is required.

The Deep Web: Using the Library's Other Databases for Genealogy Research
Wednesday, July 16
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Computer Lab
You may be familiar with our genealogy databases, but did you know the library has an entire other list of databases that can help you with your genealogy research? Carissa Kellerby, Genealogy Center associate, will show you how to use these nongenealogy specific databases to further your research. Registration is required.

Gold Nuggets: Those Overlooked Sources in the Genealogy Collection
Saturday, July 19
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Frossard Auditorium
Join Kathy Huber, Genealogy Center managing librarian, for an overview of important print resources that may help solve that difficult research problem.

Hidden Treasures: Genealogy Vertical Files
Saturday, July 19
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Frossard Auditorium
Join Carissa Kellerby, Genealogy Center associate, as she delves deep into the hidden treasures found in the vertical files collection. Learn what kind of resources you will find and how to easily search for them.

Preserving Family Records: From Expensive to Cheap Methods - You Decide!
Saturday, July 19
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Frossard Auditorium
Bill Welge, certified archivist and director of the American Indian Culture and Preservation Office, Oklahoma Historical Society, will show how to preserve family documents, letters, photos and film/video. He will cover methods that range from inexpensive to costly.

Solving Google Mysteries: A Skills Training Workshop for Family Research
Tuesday, July 22
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Computer Lab
Genealogist Jae Jaeger will teach 10 mighty tools needed to unlock Google and maximize its potential. Learn how to narrow a search, expand findings, prevent useless responses, create a paperless file for findings, decrease paper production, and use Google images and books. Bring your laptop or notebook, if possible. Registration is required.

Settling America: Her Historic Land Distribution
Thursday, July 24
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Pecan Room
Historic legislation governed the way land was distributed in America. Learn how this legislation opened up America's land for settlement and follow your ancestor's westward migration.

Free Genealogy Websites
Tuesday, July 29
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Computer Lab
Join Liz Walker, Genealogy Center associate, and discover useful free genealogy websites. Registration is required.

Genealogy Workshops Presented by Mark Lowe
Mark Lowe, certified genealogist, joins Hardesty Regional Library July 26 - 28 for a weekend of entertaining programs. Learn valuable tips and helpful resources that will aid you in solving difficult research problems:

Making Those Early Census Records Talk to You
Saturday, July 26
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Frossard Auditorium
Stop avoiding those pre-1850 census records. Turn those 1's and 0's into clues and lively pictures of your family. Discover your ancestors in these records even without individual names.

Cemeteries as a Genealogical Resource
Saturday, July 26
10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Frossard Auditorium
Enjoy this look at ways to learn more from your ancestors through gravestones and cemeteries, whether town or country.

Over There and Back: World War I Records That Do Survive
Saturday, July 26
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Frossard Auditorium
Find the valuable state and local records that document WWI service (including females). Also look at some federal sources.

Road Crews and Jury Selections: Finding an Ancestor Without a Census
Saturday, July 26
2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., Frossard Auditorium
Our ancestors were expected to be good citizens. Court minutes can identify where and when our ancestors participated in the community. Learn about their appropriate conduct or when they left town.

Using State Archives and Libraries from Afar: Digging Deeper - Getting Records Away From Home
Sunday, July 27
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Frossard Auditorium
Learn about the wonderful genealogical records in the U.S. state-level research facilities. Discover tools to accomplish long-distance research, and develop plans to solve your research problems and obtain the records you need.

Using Library Resources to Find Ancestors
Monday, July 28
9:30 a.m. to noon, Frossard Auditorium OR 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Maple Room
Mark Lowe will solve a research problem using resources in the Genealogy Center's collection. Follow the pathway as we discover and detail real ancestors through published and online resources. Understand how you can follow the same paths to develop your plans.


Friday, May 30, 2014

Bartlesville Genealogical Society Meeting June 9



          The Bartlesville Genealogical Society will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday evening, June 9, in the Bartlesville Public Library’s upstairs meeting room (Conference Room A) beginning at 6 p.m.

          During the Beginner’s Corner at 6 pm, Barbara Fulton will discuss “What do I write in a Genealogical Message Board or Mailing List Query to get a reply?”  She will talk about the who, what, where and the date.  Questions are encouraged to assist with your genealogical research.

          During the 6:30 session Jay Lamb will discuss “Erroneous information that is posted on many family trees and posted to various internet sites”.  He will explain the various options you may have when dealing with these postings.

          At the 7 o’clock session, Carol Wesson will discuss “Analyzing Genealogical Evidence”.  She will explain how to use careful research and analysis practices to make sure that every ancestor you place on your family tree really belongs there.

          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 guests are welcome to attend the genealogy meeting. 

          Saturday, June 21, is “Ask a Genealogist Day” at the Library.  Experienced genealogical researchers will be available from 9 a.m. to 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.   Instructions will also be available on accessing census records.  This free service is also provided to the public by the Bartlesville Genealogical Society.

Monday, May 19, 2014

UPCOMING GENEALOGY CLASSES

The Bartlesville Genealogical Society will be offering two free classes for the public.

101 Genealogy
June 14, 2014 Saturday
1:30-3:30 pm in upstairs Meeting Room A, Bartlesville Public Library

Census Class
June 21, 2014, Saturday
1:30-3:30 pm in upstairs Meeting Room A, Bartlesville Public Library

There will be a $3.00 charge for any handouts given during class.

Please register for either or both classes by dropping by the Local and Family History Room in Bartlesville Public Library and signing the registration sheet, or call the department at 918-338-4167.

You may also register by calling Barbara Fulton at 918-331-2757.

Monday, May 05, 2014

BARTLESVILLE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING MAY 12



          The Bartlesville Genealogical Society will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday evening, May 12, in the Bartlesville Public Library’s upstairs meeting room (Conference Room A) beginning at 6 p.m.

          During the Beginner’s Corner at 6 pm, Barbara Fulton will discuss “Where can I find information about a person or family?”  She will explain how to use Census records, Social Security Death Index, and other available records.  Questions are encouraged and answers will be provided.

          During the 6:30 session Ron Knudson will explain Patronymics, the practice in some societies and countries of naming a child based on the given name of the father, grandfather or an even earlier male ancestor.  He will explain this naming practice, which is a means of conveying lineage and is mandatory in many places worldwide.

          At the 7 o’clock session, Nadine Hawke of the Bartlesville Library’s Local and Family History Room will discuss the Gale Genealogy Connect data base.  She will explain what the data base is, what it has and how to use it in your genealogy research.

          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, May 17, is “Ask a Genealogist Day” at the Library.  Experienced genealogical researchers will be available from 9 a.m. to 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.   Instructions will also be available on accessing census records.  This free service is also provided to the public by the Bartlesville Genealogical Society.

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.