Monday, January 24, 2011

January Meeting - English Research by George G. Morgan

Muskogee County Genealogical Society will host their monthly meeting Thursday, January 27, 2010, 6 to 8 p.m. in the Grant Foreman Room of the Muskogee Public Library. This month, George G. Morgan of Odessa, Florida, will present, “Locating Anglican Parrish Records in England”. This meeting is open to members and the general public. Please bring your favorite snack to share.

George is the author of eight landmark genealogy books. These include: The Genealogy Forum on America Online: The Official User's Guide; Your Family Reunion: How to Plan It, Organize It, and Enjoy It, How to Do Everything with Your Genealogy, The Official Guide to, Genealogical Research in the Major Repositories of London. The second edition of How to Do Everything: Genealogy.

Muskogee County Genealogical Society was established in 1983 to provide education and support to those interested in family history research. The society contributes to the Local History and Genealogy collection at the Muskogee Public Library and other genealogy and history related projects and is a member of the Federation of Genealogical Societies. They maintain a website of databases at: providing material as well as research services to those interested in research in Muskogee and the surrounding area. For information: or 682-6657

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Technology Brings Genealogy Learning Right Into Your Home

There is just no excuse anymore! Anyone wanting to further their genealogy education can do so easily now. You don't have to travel long distances to attend a conference, (although you will miss out on a lot if you don't), or travel miles down the road for a workshop. Technology has put new learning experiences as close as our computer.

Genealogy has gone very hi-tech! Many of the top notch genealogy lecturers are moving into the virtual world. They are providing lectures for workshops and genealogy society meetings via Skype, GoToMeeting and others. They are providing online classes and webinars, many of which are free or cost a minimal fee.

For example, today I received the newsletter Genealogy Newsline -Vol 1 #2-January 18, 2011 edited by Leland K Meitzler for Family Roots Publishing Co., LLC. This is a brand new e-news letter and it is FREE. To subscribe yourself, enter your email address in the box titled "Signup-Free Genealogy Newsletter" found on the upper left hand corner of the Family Roots Publishing Company website, just under the Family Roots Publishing logo. There are several really good articles and it looks like this newest e-news will be a good way to help keep you up to date in the genealogy world. Along with articles, they announce educational opportunities like the following:

Registration is now open for an upcoming webinar: Chasing Women-Finding Your Female Ancestors, hoted by Legacy Family Tree's Geoff Rasmussen and presented by's Leland K. Meitzler.

While the live webinar is not until Wednesday February 16, 2011, space is limited to the first 1,000 attendees, so register today to reserve your virtual seat. Registration is free.

Webinar Description: Locating the names of our female ancestors can be difficult-principally because their names changed upon marrying. However, women historically haven't produced as many records as their husbands, since women's suffrage largely didn't exist until the twentieth century. This adds to the difficulty of finding their names, let alone the details of their lives.

There are two major search areas that we deal with in locating women's names, the first being the search for their maiden names, and secondly, the search for their married names. One search can be as hard as the other, and you may find you're doing both types of searches on the same women.

This webinar is very "source" oriented, giving detailed information on a wide variety of sources, starting with the obvious, and working its way through sources that you may not have thought of using previously.

About the presenter: Leland K. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest in 1985, and has worked as Managing Editor of both Heritage Quest Magazine and The Genealogical Helper. He currently operates Family Roots Publishing Company, writes daily at, conducts the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour (now in its 27th year), and speaks nationally, having given over 2000 lectures since 1983.

Registration is free but space is limited to 1000 attendees. Click Here to go to the GotoWebinar site and reserve your webinar seat, by clicking on the REGISTER NOW button.

So...keep up to date, improve your genealogy knowledge. No excuses anyone.

Some content used with permission from: Genealogy Newsline Vol 1 #2, Tuesday, January 18, 2011; a publication of Family Roots Publishing Co. LLC