D. Joshua Taylor will be the keynote speaker at the Tulsa genealogy workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 15 at the Hardesty Regional Library, 8316 E 93, Tulsa.
His topics will be “Bridging the Gap: Finding Ancestors in the U.S. Between 1780 and 1830,” “Online Resources for Colonial America,” “Finding the Roots of our Family Legends,” and “Treasurer is the Archives: Using Archive Grid.”
Taylor, a nationally known genealogical researcher, is the lead genealogist for findmypast.com and was featured on NBC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” and PBS’s “Genealogy Roadshow.”
For information about genealogy programs and workshops, go to the Tulsa Library website at www.tulsalibrary.org, click on “Research and Learn” then select “Genealogy.”
• The Cleveland County Genealogical Society will meet at 10 a.m. March 12 at the Cleveland County Genealogical Library, 1119 E Main, Norman. The program will provide information on how to use generations of family anecdotes to relate to life experiences and personal memories in writing a family story.
Suzanne Schrems and Vernon Maddox, authors of the book “Norman 1889-1949, Early Cleveland County,” will discuss their book at the society’s monthly meeting at 7 p.m. March 18 in the Genealogical Library south lobby. For more information, call the CCGS Library at 701-2100.
• The Central Oklahoma Chapter of Germans from Russia will meet at 10:15 a.m. March 15 at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive.
Laura Martin, research library executive director, and Debra Spindle will provide sessions on "Exploring the Newspapers for Vital Information to Aide in Genealogy Research;” "Oral Histories and What is Included in an Interview;" and “'How to Use the History Center Resources: Census Records, Obituaries, Etc.”
Sandra Merchant, an experienced researcher and scholar of the German Russian Heritage, will give an overview of online resources beyond Ancestry.com, the AHSGR, GRHS and LDS. For more information, contact program chairman Anna Thompson at 306-4434.
• Roy Heim, retired TPS detective division detective, will speak on "Using Genealogical Clues to Unlock Family Facts! (Brick Walls?)” at the Tulsa Genealogical Society meeting at 7 p.m. March 17 at 9136 E 31, Tulsa. For more information, visit the society’s website at www.tulsagenealogy.org or call (918) 627-4224.
• The Cleveland County Genealogy Society research interest group will meet at 1:30 p.m. March 19 at the Genealogical Library, 1119 E. Main, Norman. Group members will share research techniques and recent discoveries in their family history research.
The March challenge is “Migration Paths.” Attendees are encouraged to bring a map or list of places where at least one family line lived — back as far as known. Each map will be discussed as to why the families moved from one place to another. Researchers interested in developing research techniques are invited to participate.
If you have a question, event, idea or an experience you wish to share, email Sharon Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org.