The Texas Map Society spring meeting, co-sponsored by the Edmon Law Library, will be May 17-18 at the Edmon Low Library, 501 Edmon Low Library, Stillwater.
The OSU library includes more than 300,000 maps in its collection and hosts the Oklahoma Digital Maps collection online at www.library.okstate.edu. The library map collection includes the McCasland Collection, the U.S. Geological Survey Collection, WPA Collection and the Russal Brawely Collection.
The topic, “Indian Territory Maps: The Early Years,” will include sessions on the movement of Indian tribes and the development of forts, military roads and cattle trails from Texas through Indian Territory.
Early registration by May 15 is $100 per person and includes the reception and lecture May 17 and lectures and meals on May 18. Registration after May 15 is $115 per person. An optional bus tour to the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage, Enid, will be from 1 to 5 p.m. May 17 for an additional fee of $25 per person.
For more information and to register, visit www.texasmapsociety.org/events.html or call John Pillips, OSU, at 405-744-6546 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The 12th annual Cherokee Ancestry Conference is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 14-15 at the Cherokee Heritage Center, 17725 S Muskogee Ave., Tahlequah, OK.
Speakers will include Gene Norris, Benjamin Chasenah, Roy Hamilton, and Ryan Mackey. Topics will be “The Cherokee Nation History Course, an Overview,” “What's My Cherokee Clan, A History of Family,” “Cherokee Genealogy — A Beginner's Guide,” “websites for Cherokee Genealogy Research,” and “Techniques on How to Use websites for Cherokee Research.”
Fee is $60 for Cherokee National Historical Society members and $75 for nonmembers if received by June 8. Mail checks to the Cherokee Heritage Center, P. O. Box 515, Tahlequah, OK 74465. For more information, call the Cherokee Family Research Center at (888) 999-6007 or email email@example.com.
• The 9th Annual Wholly Genes, Inc. Genealogy Conference and Cruise will be October 17-25 on Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas. The cruise will depart from Baltimore, Md., and visit Portland, Maine; Bar Harbor, Maine; Saint John, New Brunswick; and Halifax, Nova Scotia before returning to Baltimore.
Speakers include: David E. Rencher, FamilySearch chief genealogical officer; Donn Devine, professional genealogist, legal counsel for Board for Certification of Genealogists, and National Genealogical Society Quarterly editorial adviser; Judy G. Russell, professional genealogist and attorney, blogger: The Legal Genealogist; Rick Sayre, professional researcher, lecturer and author; Pam Boyer Sayre, professional researcher, lecturer and author; and Craig Scott, professional researcher, publisher and speaker. For registration form and more information, go to www.whollygenes.com.
If you have a question, event, idea or an experience you wish to share, email Sharon Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org.