March 2, 2015
Monday, 6:00 pm OGS General
"Oklahoma Historical Society
Digital Projects and Oral Histories"
Speaker: J.A. Pryse, Digital Archivist, Research Division, Oklahoma Historical Society
J.A. Pryse, Digital Archivist at the Oklahoma History Center, Digital Projects and Oral Histories will the speaker for the March 2nd monthly meeting of the Oklahoma Genealogical Society. He will discuss the process of this online repository of Oklahoma history. Learn more about what's currently included, what's scheduled to be included and how to search and utilize this tool. J.A. will also be presenting on the Oral Histories at OHC. The Oral History Collection includes approximately 3,000 recorded interviews pertaining to a wide range of Oklahoma topics. The interviews date from 1956 to the present day. Most of the collection dates from the early 1980s to the late 1990s. The most common formats are: cassette, VHS, DVD, and digital. Recordings in this collection range from twenty minutes to eight hours, with the average being one to two hours.
J.A. works as a digital archivist at the Oklahoma History Center. In addition to photos, videos and audio recordings Pryce is also involved in digitizing millions of pages of newspapers from around Oklahoma. J. A. was awarded the Smithsonian Affiliations Visiting Professional Fellowship for 2014.
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
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 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.
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
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