May 4, 2015
Monday, 6:00 pm OGS General
"Researching City Directories"
Speaker: Debra Spindle, PhD, Research Librarian and member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy
Debra Osborne Spindle has been a librarian in the Research Division of the Oklahoma Historical Society for 10 years. She has been a professional genealogist for seven years, now part time while enjoying grandson Jack, and an avid genealogist for over 30! She was the manager of the downtown library in the Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County for 10 years prior to her work at the Historical Society. Debra has served as an administrator for the University of Oklahoma's School of Library and Information Studies as well as adjunct professor. Her prior teaching experience includes working with adults returning to university to finish a degree, teaching communication at the university level for 16 years and 7th grade for two years. She holds a PhD in Communication and an MLIS (masters in library and information studies) from the University of Oklahoma. She recently completed a seminiar "Advanced Genetic Genealogy" at the Council for Forensic Genealogists Institute in Dallas and will lecture on 4 topics at IGHR in June in the "Five Civilized Tribes: Their Records and Where to Find Them" at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama.
Sources: Samford University Library - IGHR and Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy
City Directories are a wealth of information and are useful for tracking your ancestors in between census years. Even if your ancestors did not live in a city, they may be included in a nearby towns's publication. Learn how to access and how to mine these treasures.
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