Due to the mounting snow and dropping temperature, the January 2018 monthly meeting has been canceled. Stay safe and warm and we’ll see you in February.
OCGS is doing a fundraiser Saturday, October 14 at the Afton Poultry Swap!
Contact Luretta, Jordan or Grace if you wish to bake something for the sale, or help at the table.
This just in:
The Ozarks Genealogical Society (OGS) presents a one day DNA Seminar Saturday, March 11th, 2017 at the Schweitzer United Methodist Church, 2747 East Sunshine, Springfield, Missouri.
The instructor, Patti Lee Hobbs, a Certified Genealogist,. holds a BA degree in biology. She is a lifetime OGS member and works part-time as a professional genealogist. She works occasionally in the Local History and Genealogy department at the Springfield-Greene County Library.
Hobbs instructs on the use and analysis of DNA testing and how it complements traditional genealogical research in original records. She has presented numerous workshops locally and regionally. She also teaches at the week-long Practical Genetic Genealogy course at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and will be teaching in a DNA course at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at its new location in Athens, Georgia.
Sessions include: An Overview of Genetic Genealogy; Researching the Patrilineal and Matrilineal Lines through Y-DNA and Mt-DNA Testing; Autosomal DNA: Testing for All Genealogical Lines;
Autosomal DNA Data: Working the Results; and gedmatch.com: An Invaluable Tool for Autosomal DNA Analysis
The seminar begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. The cost of the seminar is $25 and optional lunch for an additional $7. In order to receive the syllabus and order lunch, you must register by March 5. Additional seminar details, a registration form or online registration is available at the OGS website: http://www.ozarksgs.org. For other questions call 417.883.0692.
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.
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.
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.**
October 19, 2015
Hostess – Charles and Olive Goad
Program – Gladys Keeton: family history writer, centering on our area reaching as far back as Indian Territory.
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
Weather is not permitting, so the meeting tonight has been canceled.
Our main website is currently down. Please keep up with us here, or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ottawa-County-Genealogical-Society-Oklahoma/120449541360865 until this can be remedied. Thank you for your patience.