The Rev. Wade Burleson, of Enid, will present “On the Verge of Insanity: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the Bizarre Connection to Oklahoma” at the Edmond Genealogical Society at 6:30 p.m. today at the Edmond Historical Museum, 431 S Boulevard, Edmond.
Burleson has researched John Wilkes Booth and presents a convincing argument to consider a mysterious story about the shooter who lived and died under an assumed name in Enid.
He is a pastor, writer and a vocational historian and is well acquainted with genealogical research.
On the maternal side of his family, Burleson is the direct grandson (16x) of Geoffrey Chaucer, the father of English literature. His (7x) great-grandfather, John Crawford Burleson (1729-1776), served under George Washington and died in the Battle of Trenton in December 1776.
For more information about Burleson, go to his website www.wadeburleson.com.
For more information about the Edmond Genealogical Society go to www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~okegs/ or www.facebook.com/EdmondGenSoc.
•The Central Oklahoma Chapter of Germans from Russia will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1800 NW 36.
Lisa Lance will present “Storytelling.” She will share her personal story of how she began storytelling. Lance will use photos and artifacts to demonstrate how family members — grandpa, mother and father and children — can have fun in telling their family story.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a family story project such as a book, quilt or an embroidery item to show or display. Bring your favorite dessert to share with members and guests and a small photo of someone special for the "Blessings" tray project, if possible.
For more information, email Lillian Larwig at firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Nan Taylor Kent will talk about blogging and tweeting genealogy at the Southwest Oklahoma Genealogical Society at 6:30 p.m. today at Lawton Public Library, 110 SW 4, Lawton.
Kent will explain how blogging and tweeting are done, the differences between the two systems, and why social media is becoming the way to exchange and share family history. She will also go into detail about the pros and cons of both.
The meeting is open to the public. For more information, email Pat Moody at email@example.com.
•The Tulsa Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. today at the TGS Library, Briar Village Shopping Center, 9136 E 31, Tulsa.
Randy Krehbiel, author and a Tulsa World newspaper staff writer, will present “Tulsa's Daily World: The Story of a Newspaper and Its Town.” For more information, call (918) 627-4224 or go to the society's website at www.tulsagenealogy.org.
If you have a question, event, idea or an experience you wish to share, email Sharon Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org.