In our voting world today, every female citizen in the United States takes for granted the right to vote. However, it took decades of struggle and protest by suffragists across the country fighting for approval of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which was ratified on August 18, 1920 giving women the right to vote.
To learn more about the movement and the amazing amount of work that went into the amendment, you’re invited to attend the August 17, 2020 meeting of the Edmond Genealogical Society. Our program entitled “Well Done, Sister Suffragist!...The History of Women’s Right to Vote in America” will be presented by our president Jan Beattie.
Professionally, Jan is a member of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists and the Southwestern Society of Clinical Microbiologists and spent her career at the Veterans' Administration Medical Center in Oklahoma City. She was also an adjunct professor at the OU College of Medicine and Health Sciences Center for more than 16 years.
Now retired from the medical field, Jan has time for her genealogy hobby of which she is most passionate. She is involved in several genealogy and lineage-based societies and loves to share her knowledge with others. She has made numerous presentations, seminars and workshops across the state on topics relating to genealogy and family history.
Meetings are free and open to the public. Programs start at 6:30 p.m. Edmond Genealogical Society meetings are held the third Monday of the month at the Edmond Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 1315 E. 33rd Street, Edmond, OK. Enter through the doors at the rear (north side) of the building. The church offers plenty of parking and is fully handicap accessible, with social distance seating at the meeting. Masks are required for all attendees. For more information on EGS, go to: www.rootsweb.com/~okegs, or visit us on Facebook at Edmond Genealogical Society. The September 21, 2020 program will be “Making Sense of the Census” presented by Nancy Calhoun.