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First Families
of the
Twin Territories

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Oklahoma & Indian Territories
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February 2, 2015
Monday, 6:00 pm OGS General Meeting

"First Families of the Twin Territories"

Original Speaker: June Stone, Oklahoma Genealogical Society board member & First Families of the Twin Territories committee chairperson

Note: Speaker Change-June will be out recovering from surgery (Get well soon June). Billie Fogarty will pinch hit for June.

First Families of the Twin Territories was founded to recognize, honor and perpetuate the memory of early Pioneer and Indian families who were residents of Oklahoma or Indian Territory on or before the date of statehood.

On the morning of 16 November 1907, President Theodore Roosevelt signed a proclamation declaring statehood for Oklahoma. A huge crowd at Guthrie received a telegraphed message that the "Twin Territories" had been merged to form the forty-sixth state. In a mock wedding ceremony, symbols of these two diverse communities - a woman representing the Indian Territory, and a man from Oklahoma Territory - were united in marriage. A new state had entered the union after years of conflict between the Indian's love of his homeland and the forces of the westward frontier movement.

If you can prove each generation of your lineage back to an individual who settled in one of Oklahoma's territories on or before 16 November 1907, you are eligible for membership in First Families of the Twin Territories. Come learn how to make this part of your genealogy portfolio and recognize your families contributions to our great state of Oklahoma.

Monthly programs are free for all members of Oklahoma Genealogical Society. Non-members are welcome, but are charged $5 to attend each program. We invite you to join!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Genealogy and the Law: From Finding the Evidence You Couldn’t Find to Enriching Your Family Story
Oklahoma History Center – 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr, OKC, OK

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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 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 GenealogistSM and Certified Genealogical LecturerSM. 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. You can check out her blog, The Legal Genealogist, at www.legalgenealogist.com.

Join us as we welcome Judy Russell, learn and laugh, and make new friends. Registration includes the day with Judy, the syllabus, and lunch. You might also be the lucky winner of a door prize! Take advantage of Early Bird Registration and save money NOW!

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The card catalogue of the Oklahoma History Research Center is now accessible from home. Go to the Oklahoma Historical Society website  www.okhistory.org  then Click on Research.

The Oklahoma History Research Center is open for researchers until 7:45 pm on the Monday evenings when Oklahoma Genealogical Society meetings occur.


Directions to the Oklahoma History Center locatedat the northeast corner of the state capitol complex at N.E. 23rd and N. Lincoln Blvd. 

1 - turn north from 23rd Street at the first street east of the capitol 
2 - turn east at the stop light at N.E. 28th and Lincoln then south on Lindsay to the Oklahoma History Center parking lot.

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