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 in Oklahoma City.

“In high school, I did a family tree project for my English class. When I interviewed my grandparents and heard all of the great stories behind their lives, I wanted to know more. They shared their old photographs and documents with me, and I knew I wanted to help them create a record that could be enjoyed by all of their children and grandchildren,” Furber said.

And today, Furber said, “It’s never been easier to find your ancestors, especially with FamilySearch.org.

A native of San Francisco, Furber met her husband, Dan, at Brigham Young University’s Hawaii campus. His work brought them to Edmond in 1997, where they chose to stay and raise their three children and re-establish the family real estate business.

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