Registration CLOSED

Thank you for showing interest in the Treasure Your Roots 2018 Genealogy Conference. Registration at this time is closed. We invite you to still come on Saturday, February 10th!  Doors open at 8am, and purchasing lunches will be done on a first come first serve basis. Lunches for walk ins are limited and not guaranteed.... Continue Reading →

Gladys Knight’s Story

The Empress of Soul, Gladys Knight, shares her story about the value of the Freedmen’s Bureau when looking for answers within her own family history. Learn how to use the Freedmen's Bureau Project at our conference THIS Saturday!

Freedmen’s Bureau Project

In honor of Black History Month, we want to share the Freedmen's Bureau Project website. Several of our lectures will utilize this treasure trove of information! Emancipation freed nearly 4 million slaves. The Freedmen’s Bureau was established to help transition them from slavery to citizenship, providing food, housing, education, and medical care. And for the... Continue Reading →

Instructor Spotlight: Andre L. Head

Andre’ Head brings over thirty years of managerial experience to his quest for community preservation and restoration, historical confirmation, and family research. With his professional and avocational interests overlapping, Mr. Head served the State of Washington as a Federal Marshal, was a Safety Manager with Experience Music Project and Chateau Ste Michelle, and with his... Continue Reading →

Instructor Spotlight: Patricia Jones

Lecture: Preserving Documents and Family Heirlooms Patricia Nunes Jones is the Technical Services Coordinator of the OHS Research Division, where she oversees the acquisition, processing, and preservation of the library collection. She has a Master in Library and Information Studies degree from the University of Oklahoma (2004) and has been associated with the OK Historical... Continue Reading →

Instructor Spotlight: Mallory Covington

Lecture: Preserving Documents and Family Heirlooms Mallory Covington attended the University of Central Oklahoma where she graduated in 2010 with a M.A. in Museum Studies. She started with the Oklahoma Historical Society in 2011 working on newspaper digitization project for the Gateway to Oklahoma History and cataloging oral history. During that time she also worked... Continue Reading →

Instructor Spotlight: Sherrie Furber

Lecture: Beginning Your Family History, Beginning African American Genealogy Sherrie Furber is a local Realtor who has 35 years of experience as a volunteer genealogist. Furber has researched many generations of her ancestors and currently provides assistance to hundreds of people seeking her help individually and at the Family History Center at 5020 NW 63... Continue Reading →

Instructor Spotlight: Debra Spindle

Lecture: Vital Records and Their Substitutes and Genealogy Research in Oklahoma Dr. Spindle is a popular speaker on various topics in the area and out of state. She has worked as a professional genealogist with “Who Do You Think You Are” and has taught in the “Records of the 5 Civilized Tribes” at the Institute of... Continue Reading →

FamilySearch Computer Lab

One on one, hands on assistance at our FamilySearch computer lab, open the full day of the conference! When you register for one or more of your sessions, you can select the "None (Visit FamilySearch or Explore Vendors" option. Whether you are just beginning your family history or have experienced a road block, there will... Continue Reading →

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