We the People: Oklahoma society joins national project

Sharon Burns: The Oklahoma Genealogical Society has joined the FamilySearch.org U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Community Project.
BY SHARON BURNS sburns@opubco.com Published: May 13, 2013

The Oklahoma Genealogical Society has joined the FamilySearch.org U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Community Project. To help index the immigration and the naturalization records of millions of Americans go to www.familysearch.org/immigration and do this:

1. If you participated in the 1940 U.S. Census Project as a member of the society, open the FamilySearch indexing computer program and go to the Download Batch list labeled “U.S. (Community Project).”

2. If you have not previously participated in a FamilySearch project, go to the website listed above and scroll down to the section “Make More Records Searchable Online” and follow the instructions. Register with the society by selecting Oklahoma Genealogical Society on the profile screen when creating your account.

For assistance, call the society at 637-1907 or visit www.okgensoc.org.

Genealogy notes

Bill Welge will present “Preserving Family Heirlooms” at the Edmond Genealogical Society meeting at 6 p.m. May 20 at the Edmond Historical Museum, 431 S. Blvd., Edmond. For more information, go to www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~okegs/ or call the Edmond Historical Museum at 340-0078.

The Tulsa Genealogical Society meeting will be at 7 p.m. May 20 at the Tulsa Genealogical Society Library, 9136 E 31, Tulsa. Jan Morrill, third-generation Japanese American, will present “Wearing The Red Kimono: Reflections on the Japanese American Internment Camps.”