We the People: Meeting to focus on finding obscure federal records

Mike Birdsong, Oklahoma Genealogical Society monthly meeting and publicity coordinator, will present “Locating Your Ancestor's Little Known Federal Records” May 19.
By Sharon Burns, For The Oklahoman Published: May 12, 2014
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Mike Birdsong, Oklahoma Genealogical Society monthly meeting and publicity coordinator, will present “Locating Your Ancestor's Little Known Federal Records” from 6 to 8 p.m. May 19 at the Oklahoma Genealogical Society office, 4509 N Classen Blvd. Fee for the special session is $20.

Birdsong, who recently published a book on the Birdsong-Oakley family, will demonstrate how to locate an ancestor’s little-known federal records, including records from the Social Security Administration, the military and the Railroad Retirement Board.

To register, call 637-1907 or email info@okgensoc.org. Include the title of the class you are registering for. Fees will be collected at the door.

Genealogy notes

•The Cleveland County Genealogical Society’s family history writers group will meet at 10 a.m. May 14 at the CCGS Library, 1119 E. Main, Norman. Participants will be encouraged to write stories about their families and relate them to their life experiences and personal memories.

Herman Kirkwood will present information about Murray Humphreys, the Chicago mobster known as “The Hump” or “The Camel,” and his connection to Cleveland County in the 1920s, at the society’s monthly meeting at 7 p.m. May 20. The meeting will be in the south lobby adjacent to the CCGS Library.

For more information about society activities, call the Cleveland County Genealogical Society at 791-2100 on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday between 1 and 5 p.m.