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.
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.”
For more information, call (918) 627-4224 or go to www.tulsagenealogy.org.
Juliana Nykolaiszyn will present “The Oklahoma Oral History Research Program” at the Muskogee Genealogical Society meeting at 6 p.m. May 23 at the Muskogee Public Library, 801 W Okmulgee, Muskogee.
Nykolaiszyn, a member of the Oklahoma State University Library Oklahoma Oral History Research Program, serves as an interviewer on several oral history projects, including the inductees of the Oklahoma Women's Hall of Fame, Oklahoma Centennial Farm Families, O-State Stories and the Spotlighting Oklahoma series.
The program was founded in 2007 as part of the Oklahoma State University Library. Its goal is to document and make accessible the history of Oklahoma and OSU through oral history interviews.