Oklahoma Genealogical Society
is Proud to Present
DNA strand
A Day With
The Genetic Genealogist
Blaine Bettinger, PhD, JD

1 April 2017
10 AM – 4 PM
Register online @
or mail to: OGS
1125 NW 50th St
Oklahoma City
OK 73118
Blaine Bettinger Oklahoma History Center
800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr
Oklahoma City
Registration Price
Includes 4 talks, syllabus, & lunch

Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D., is an intellectual property attorney by day and a DNA specialist by night. In 2007 he started The Genetic Genealogist (www.thegeneticgenealogist.com), one of the earliest blogs on the topic. Dr. Bettinger has been interviewed and quoted on personal genomics topics in Newsweek, New Scientist, Wired, and others. He is the author of The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy, and co-author with Debbie Parker Wayne of the award-winning Genetic Genealogy in Practice, the world’s first genetic genealogy workbook.

Blaine frequently authors articles and gives presentations to educate others about the use of DNA to explore their ancestry. He has been an instructor for genetic genealogy courses at Excelsior College, the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR), Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research, and Family Tree University. Blaine is a trustee for the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society’s Board of Trustees and a board member for the Association of Professional Genealogists.

Billie Fogarty, M.Ed.

April 3, 2017
Monday, 6:00 pm OGS General Meeting

Public Land System

Speaker: Billie Fogarty, M.Ed.

Learn how land was parcelled by the U.S. government across 30 states and what we can learn about our ancestors from these records.

Our own Billie Stone Fogarty currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Oklahoma Historical Society, and is the Past President of the Genealogical Speakers Guild and the Oklahoma Genealogical Society.

Meetings start at 6:00 pm in the Chesapeake Room of the Oklahoma History Center,
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City (across from the State Capitol).

Monthly programs are free for members and non-members alike, but we encourage you to join!
Your membership dues help us to provide more and better resources for the genealogical community of Oklahoma.

Settlers and Builders of Oklahoma
An Invitation to Honor the Early Builders of Oklahoma

Settlers and Builders of Oklahoma, under the jurisdiction of the Oklahoma Genealogical Society, was founded to recognize, honor, and perpetuate the memory of the residents that helped build the new State of Oklahoma from statehood, 16 Nov 1907 through 31 Dec 1929. Note: Anyone that resided in the Twin Territories prior to statehood is also eligible for the OGS First Families of the Twin Territories Lifetime Membership. You can nominate anyone you believe should be honored for their contribution(s) to the settling and/or building of Oklahoma.
Get more info on Settlers and Builders


First Families of the Twin Territories Lineage Book

click here to learn more

Search Index to FFTT Lineage Book click here

Was your ancestor in World War I?
or do you know someone who was?
if so, we want their name & any info for the

World War I Project

Click here to learn more

School Census Book

Oklahoma School Census Location Index

learn more here

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

From N.E. 23rd Street:
Turn north from 23rd Street at the first street east of the capitol


From North Lincoln Boulevard:
Turn east at the stop light at N.E. 28th and Lincoln, then south on Lindsay to the Oklahoma History Center parking lot.

Click on map image to enlarge:  Oklahoma History Center Map