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Ottawa County, Oklahoma
PO BOX 1383, Miami, OK 74355
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Regularly scheduled 2017 monthly meetings will be held the third Monday evening of each month at the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 1410 NE Veterans Blvd, Miami, Oklahoma. Membership is not required to attend meetings, but do you want to join the organization?

2016 Meeting Information

January 18, 2016 (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) CANCELED due to weather
Hostesses -
Program:
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

February 15, 2016 (President's Day)
Hostess - Sherry Rollins
Program: Incorporating DNA into your genealogical research - Sherry Rollins
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

March 21, 2016
Hostess - Cari Allen
Program: 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 User friendly interfaces have contributed to a large “customer base” that access social media with high historical content.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.
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

April 18, 2016
Hostess - Carolyn Leach
Program: Jordan Boyd, Director of the Dobson Museum - Genealogy Sources and Research Tips
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

May 18, 2016
Hostess - Elizabeth Goad
Program: Talon Silverhorn will speak on family history and honoring your elders
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

June 20, 2016
Hostess - Grace Goodeagle with refreshments of fry bread, dried corn soup and grape dumplings.
Program: Group Participation - New research technique or tool. This month's program will be an opportunity for attendees to share a skill or resource that has been helpful to them recently.
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

July 18, 2016
Hostess - Luretta Williams
Program:
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

August 15, 2016
Hostess - Olive and Chuck Goad
Program:
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

September 19, 2016 - Annual Picnic (indoor)
No host, program, or business meeting - just food and fun: OCGS will provide buffalo burgers, plates and such, potluck for the rest - contact Secretary Carolyn L. to get on the list if bringing anything.
Place: Community Room of the First National Bank, 1749 North Main Street, Miami, Oklahoma
Time: 6:00 PM

October 17, 2016
Hostess - Jim and Sherry Rollins
Program: Tim Field, Har-Ber Village
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

November 21, 2016
Hostess -  Carrie and Fredrea Cook
Program: Adopt a Brick Wall

A tip from another genealogical group sounds like something we could take advantage of…
I am sure each of you has found a brick wall at some point in your research from which you have either
faced severe frustration or have totally put aside without completion. So a little help from your friends
may be just the solution you need to get back on track.
The suggestion is that everyone should bring one of his/her brick walls to the next meeting, along with
copies of last known facts, family group sheet for problem area and one for descendent. At that meeting
each one draws a name of a member and is given the brick wall info needed. Each of us then will
research the problem from our own resources and tricks and bring the info back with us to the next
meeting when this discovered info can be shared. Each one will make a brief report of what we found
and hand it o$ to the person to whom it belongs.
The other group called this ADOPTION and since we all research differently, there is no telling what could
be located. Adoption not only assisted with member research and technique, it will bring us closer to
the heart of our focus here.
As our very next meeting will also be our nominating meeting, this will be a perfect rounding out of the
meeting. Please commit to this for a really good time and progress of our purpose. With our Christmas
art being the following month, we can actually have an extra time to do the research without stressing
and make our presentations in January as a whizbang start of a new year.

Sherry Rollins, Vice President

Place: First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 1410 NE Veterans Blvd, Miami, Oklahoma: As leaving Miami to the north on Main, turn right at Braum's onto Veterans BLVD (heading East) the Church is on the right (South).
Time: 6:00 PM, refreshments; 6:30 PM, program and meeting

December 19, 2016 - Annual Christmas celebration
Place: Audrey's Wedding Chapel, 58626 US-60, Fairland, Oklahoma
Time: 6:00 PM Wassail; 6:30 PM Dinner (Must RSVP/$14.00); 7:15 PM Meeting with gift exchange to follow.
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