About OGS

The Oklahoma Genealogical Society was established and incorporated as a nonprofit educational organization under the laws of the state of Oklahoma in 1955.

It was created to bring together interested persons for discussion and exchange of information, to study research methodology, to issue publications, to collect and preserve data and to assist members with their genealogical research and writing.

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Membership: Individuals, societies and libraries may apply for membership.  See membership page to learn about types of memberships, dues and benefits of membership.

Meetings: The Society's regular monthly meetings are held on the first Monday evening of each month, at 6:00 pm in the Chesapeake Event Center of the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City.  The building is located at the northeast corner of the Oklahoma State Capitol Complex (see map).  See the meetings page to learn the subject and speaker for scheduled meetings.

Workshops: The Society sponsors a number of workshops each year.  These workshops are normally held at the Oklahoma History Center.  Registration usually begins at 9:30 am.  Sessions start at 10:00 and continue until about 4:00 pm with breaks scheduled for coffee and lunch.  Program topics and speakers are announced on the web page, printed in the Quarterly and publicized in several Oklahoma newspapers including the newspaper column, “We the People” which normally appears in the Daily Oklahoman each Monday morning.

Seminars: The Society also sponsors special seminars featuring prominent genealogical lecturers.  Topics and places of these events are publicized on our web site and in the OGS Quarterly as well as other places.

Quarterly Publications: Published since December 1955, the Oklahoma Genealogical Society Quarterly publishes a wide range of material with an emphasis on the early records of Oklahoma and the Indian Territory.  The Quarterly is exchanged for publications in many other states and foreign countries.  Some back issues are available.

Surname Card File: Members are encouraged to submit a 3x5 surname card for each name on their ancestor chart.  This file, now numbering in the thousands, assists others in locating fellow researchers working on the same lines.

Queries: We no longer publish queries online or in the Quarterly.

Constitution and Bylaws of the Oklahoma Genealogical Society
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