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We the People: Genealogy group to examine city directories, county histories

Sharon Burns: Jim Ike will discuss “City Directories and County Histories: Great Sources for Ancestral Information” at the Computer Club of Oklahoma City Genealogy Study Group
By SHARON BURNS, For The Oklahoman Published: January 6, 2014
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Jim Ike will discuss “City Directories and County Histories: Great Sources for Ancestral Information” at the Computer Club of Oklahoma City Genealogy Study Group at 9 a.m. Jan. 11 at the CCOKC Resource Center, 3000 United Founders Blvd., Suite 201.

City directories were usually published annually by governmental and civic groups over the years. In addition to information about the head of household, they can include names of household members, occupations, and occasionally the former address of the family.

Older directories can be found in archives, public and college libraries as well as museums.

County histories are a source of information on the environments where your ancestors lived and worked.

Publications can include information about how the town was established, histories of the first settlers, major events, religious organizations, as well as photographs and articles about families who resided in the communities.

Genealogy notes

“Legacy” or “The Master Genealogist” genealogy database program forums will meet at 11 a.m. The workshops help family history researchers use computers to assist in the search, organization and publication of information about their families.

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