Muskogee County Genealogical Society (Oklahoma)

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Muskogee County Genealogical Society
Established 1983
Contact Info
Address 801 West Okmulgee
Muskogee, OK 74401–6840
Telephone 918–682–6657
Society Meetings
Address Muskogee Public Library
Time of Meeting 6:00 pm

Purpose of the Society

Muskogee County Genealogical Society provides research services, publications, and online databases for those researching Muskogee County ancestors. Meetings, and educational opportunities are provided for all genealogists regardless of their research focus locations. Local MCGS members provide volunteer services and financial support to the Local History Genealogy collection at the Muskogee Public Library. MCGS is a member of the Federation of Genealogical Societies.

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Society Happenings

Meetings 2013

MCGS Meetings are free and open to the public and are held at Muskogee Public Library, 6:00 p.m.

February 28 - 6:00 p.m. - Muskogee Public Library

March 28th - 6:00 p.m. - Muskogee Public Library
Program: Research at the Library of Congress in your Jammies - Utilizing the online resources at the Library of Congress

Presented by: Diane L Giannini, CG (certified genealogist) is a member of the National Genealogical Society, an Association of Professional Genealogist board member, as well as a member of several state and local societies. She currently serves as the President of the Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society and as the webmaster for The Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society. Diane regularly lectures on various topics for all levels of genealogists on both a local and national level. Visit her website at:

April 25th - 6:00 p.m. - Muskogee Public Library
Program: Civil War in Oklahoma

Presented by: Dr. Brad Agnew is a native Oklahoman whose family came to the Unassigned Land in 1889. After serving a four-year tour in the U.S. Army in Germany and several posts in the United States, he returned to the University of Oklahoma where he earned an M.A. and a Ph.D. in history. He began teaching at Northeastern State University at Tahlequah in 1968, served as director of the library, chair of the geography and history department, and director of the M.A. program in American Studies. His main area of historical research focuses on Oklahoma and its people. He has written several books, many articles and book reviews, and a half dozen slide-tape and television documentaries.

'May 23rd - 6:00 p.m. - Muskogee Public Library
The Oklahoma Oral History Research Program (OOHRP)
The OOHRP was founded in 2007 as part of the Oklahoma State University Library, with the goal of documenting and making accessible the history of Oklahoma and OSU through oral history interviews.

Presented by: Juliana Nykolaiszyn joined the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program at the OSU Library in May 2007. She 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. In addition to interviewing, Juliana works closely with oral history processing and is involved in making materials available online, primarily through CONTENTdm and other web-based efforts. She enjoys speaking on a variety of topics, including oral history methodology and new media technology. A native of Miami, FL, Juliana received her master's degree in Library and Information Studies and a bachelor's degree in Communication from Florida State University. Prior to entering librarianship, she worked in media relations and marketing along with radio and television production.

June 27th - BBQ & Brickwalls - Eat good BBQ and bring your research questions for an evening of fun.

SATURDAY 28th - HAPPY BIRTHDAY MCGS!! Birthday Party with Cake and Ice Cream at 10:30 a.m.

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November 21

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