2024 Upcoming E G S Meeting Schedule

 
  • 01-15-2024  No meeting – Cancelled due to inclement weather.
  • 02-19-2024  “Guidelines to Writing Your Family History” by Jay Cress, Computer Specialist and Genealogist.
  • 03-18-2024 “Describing Stokes’s service in the war, his family and career, and why he came to Oklahoma” by Andrea Wallis Aven
  • 04-16-2024  Road Trip – The Oklahoma History Center – 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr., Oklahoma City – at 1:00pm
  • 05-20-2024 “Pioneers to Professors: The Legacy of Edmond’s Early Settlers and the Normal School” by Nicole Willard

Please join us for our monthly meeting on Monday, May 20, 2024, at 6:30 p.m.

The Edmond Genealogical Society’s program will be “Pioneers to Professors: The Legacy of Edmond’s Early Settlers and the Normal School.” The program will be presented by Nicole Willard, Senior Director for the Max Chambers Library at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma.
 
December 24, 1890 – The Territorial Legislature voted to establish the Territorial Normal School. The Territorial Legislature located the new school in Edmond. But first, Oklahoma County had to donate $5,000 in bonds, and Edmond had to donate 40 acres of land within one mile of the town.
 
Serving as an adjunct faculty member in UCO’s History and Geography department, Nicole has over a decade of experience teaching archival courses that contributed to the Museum Studies Program. Her academic background includes a Master’s degree in History with a minor in Geography from the University of Central Oklahoma, and she has been a Certified Archivist since 2008. Beyond her professional commitments, Nicole is deeply involved in community service. She served two terms on the Oklahoma Historical Records Advisory Board, assisting various Oklahoma institutions in preserving their invaluable historical records. Nicole was also a founding member of the Oklahoma Archivist’s Association, where she actively contributed to the organization’s executive board and education committee. Most recently, Ms. Willard served as Chair of the Oklahoma State Archive’s & Records Commission for six years, highlighting her dedication to safeguarding Oklahoma’s cultural heritage. Nicole is passionate about preserving the past for current and future generations.
 

EGS is celebrating it's 33rd year !
(in 2024)

Edmond Genealogical Society meetings are free and open to the public. Programs start at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are held the third Monday of the month at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located at 15700 N. Penn, Oklahoma City. Enter through the doors on the south side of the building. The church offers plenty of parking and is fully handicap accessible.

Membership is open to anyone interested in historical or genealogical research.   See the Join EGS tab for more information on joining the EGS family.  The EGS Board of Directors meetings are held every other month on the second Monday of the month.  Please visit our EGS Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Edmondgensoc for the latest announcements about Edmond Genealogical Society and postings of interest about genealogy and history.