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The Ottawa County (Oklahoma) Genealogical Society wants to invite you to become members of our great group. Member or not, check back here for updates and information. Likewise, feel free to add information, documents, photos and data to our pages. Hopefully we can even get a spirited discussion or two on genealogical resources begun. – Carrie Cook, Webmaster

November 2016 Meeting

November 21, 2016
Hostess –  Carrie and Fredrea Cook
Program: Adopt a Brick Wall

A tip from another genealogical group sounds like something we could take advantage of…
I am sure each of you has found a brick wall at some point in your research from which you have either faced severe frustration or have totally put aside without completion. So a little help from your friends may be just the solution you need to get back on track.
The suggestion is that everyone should bring one of his/her brick walls to the next meeting, along with copies of last known facts, family group sheet for problem area and one for descendant. At that meeting each one draws a name of a member and is given the brick wall info needed. Each of us then will research the problem from our own resources and tricks and bring the info back with us to the next meeting when this discovered info can be shared. Each one will make a brief report of what we found and hand it off to the person to whom it belongs.

The other group called this ADOPTION and since we all research differently, there is no telling what could be located. Adoption not only assisted with member research and technique, it will bring us closer to the heart of our focus here.

As our very next meeting will also be our nominating meeting, this will be a perfect rounding out of the meeting. Please commit to this for a really good time and progress of our purpose. With our Christmas art being the following month, we can actually have an extra time to do the research without stressing and make our presentations in January as a whiz bang start of a new year.
From – Sherry Rollins, Vice President

Place: First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 1410 NE Veterans Blvd, Miami, Oklahoma: As leaving Miami to the north on Main, turn right at Braum’s onto Veterans BLVD (heading East) the Church is on the right (South).
Time: 6:00 PM, light refreshments; 6:30 PM, program and meeting

October 2016 Meeting

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October 17, 2016
Hostess – Jim and Sherry Rollins
Program: Tim Field, Har-Ber Village: He has agreed to give us an interesting talk regarding the history of the village with a connection to the people in the area and relationships. 
Place: Community Room of the First National Bank, 1749 North Main Street, Miami, Oklahoma
Time: 6:00 PM for refreshments and networking, 6:30 PM to start the meeting

September Picnic (No Meeting – 2016)

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Indoor Picnic – no worries for weather!

No host or meeting – just food and fun: OCGS will provide buffalo burgers, plates and such, potluck for the rest – contact Secretary Carolyn L. to get on the list if bringing anything.
Place: Community Room of the First National Bank, 1749 North Main Street, Miami, Oklahoma
Time: 6:00 PM

August 2016 Meeting

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August 15. 2016
Hostess – Olive and Chuck Goad
Program:
Place: Community Room of the First National Bank, 1749 North Main Street, Miami, Oklahoma
Time: 6:00 PM for refreshments and networking, 6:30 PM to start the meeting

Remember you can always find information on the next meeting at our website at http://www.ottawacountygenealogy.com and many times our Facebook page.

June 2016 Meeting

Monday, June 20, 2016
Hostess – Grace Goodeagle with fry bread, dried corn soup and grape dumpling refreshments.
Program: Group Participation – New research technique or tool. This month’s program will be an opportunity for attendees to share a skill or resource that has been helpful to them recently.
Place: Community Room of the First National Bank, 1749 North Main Street, Miami, Oklahoma
Time: 6:00 PM for refreshments and networking, 6:30 PM to start the meeting

May OCGS meeting

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Join us Monday evening, May 16, 2016 for our May monthly meeting. Our speaker this month will be Talon Silverhorn: family history and honoring your elders. We will again be meeting in Miami, OK at the 1st National Bank Community Room (1749 North Main Street). Hostess Elizabeth Goad will have refreshments ready at 6PM while the meeting is slated to begin at the usual time of 6:30 PM.

March 21 2016 Meeting

Our regular monthly meeting (3rd Monday of each month) falls on March 21st this year. We will again be meeting at the First National Bank Community Room. We get together starting at 6PM for networking and the meeting is called to order at 6:30PM. For the program this month Carrie Cook will present “Social media is a way to share history freely”: Because researchers realize that social media should not be considered an archival alternative – they may be the last to join the party. Given the availability and ease of use, social media can be a vital augmentation to sharing knowledge, images, and requests “with the masses”. User friendly interfaces have contributed to a large “customer base” that access social media with high historical content. Samples from Facebook and other internet sources will be used to show how this medium has increased participation and interest in both popular history as well Oklahoma history of interest to today’s participants.

December 2015 Gathering

Join us Monday, December 21, 2015 for our annual Christmas gathering: Charlies Chicken, Miami, OK at 6:00 PM. The evening includes a no-host dinner, 2016 officer installation, and optional “dirty Santa” ($10.00 limit). We always have fun and hope to see you there.

**Originally posted wrong date – this get together is NEXT Monday, not tomorrow. Sorry for any confusion. Have a great week.**