The Edmond Genealogical Society is happy to report regular monthly meetings will start again July 20, 2020, with program speaker Chad Williams, Director of the Research Division at the Oklahoma Historical Society. Mr. Williams will give information about the Gateway to Oklahoma History, an online repository of Oklahoma history where visitors can search, view and download newspapers, photographs, maps, and documents concerning the history of the state of Oklahoma.
A native Oklahoman, Mr. Williams has been instrumental in the development of the OHS online research catalog which includes a variety of digitized records. Prior to working full time in the Research Division, he volunteered for three years and wrote his Masters thesis on “Digitization in the Archives of the Oklahoma Historical Society.” Mr. Williams earned a Bachelor of Arts in History and Public Administration and Masters in Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma.
Meetings are free and open to the public, with programs starting 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. For more information on EGS, go to: www.rootsweb.com/~okegs, or visit us on Facebook at Edmond Genealogical Society. The August 17th program will be WellDone, Sister Suffragist!...The History of Women’s Right to Vote in America, given by Jan Beattie, EGS president.