Instructor Spotlight: Walt Stoyanoski

Lecture: Land Records Walt Stoyanoski retired in 2000 after working 20 years as a machinist and 19 years as an accountant. During the next year he became interested in genealogy while going through his deceased aunt’s family history research papers and began searching for his great-grandmother’s grave.  Now he’s hooked.  He is now trying to improve on... Continue Reading →

Instructor Spotlight: Pam Kirkland

Lecture: Using Ancestry.com Pam Kirkland has been teaching and researching Family History for 40 years. Born in California but living in Oklahoma for the last 33 years. She graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor’s Degree in History and is a Certified Professional Genealogist through BYU; her specialty being United States and... Continue Reading →

Instructor Spotlight: Billie Fogarty

Lectures: Oral History and Passenger Lists Billie Stone Fogarty, M. Ed. is a professional genealogist who frequently lectures to family history enthusiasts and genealogists across the country.  She is currently president of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the world’s largest organization for professional genealogists with members in forty countries. She serves on the Board of... Continue Reading →

Instructor Spotlight: June Stone

Lecture: Probate and Wills June Stone has always been interested in family history and stories about individual family members. Actual research was started almost 50 years ago and has been done in libraries, archives, and court houses in numerous states. She has served on the board of the Oklahoma Genealogical Society for about 20 years... Continue Reading →

Instructor Spotlight: Ron Graham

Lecture: Beginning Native American Research RONALD GRAHAM SR. was born and raised in Okmulgee, OK. He graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1982, and attended Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College in Miami, OK and Langston University. He is the son of Theodore (Blue) Graham, roll number Newborn Freedmen 671, and maternal grandson of Phyllis Johnson, Minor Freedmen... Continue Reading →

Instructor Spotlight: Rick Fogarty

Lecture: What Race Are My Ancestors? Rick Fogarty is a professional genealogical researcher and lecturer in Hazlet, New Jersey. He is a third-generation genealogist with deep Oklahoma roots and a citizen of the Muscogee Creek Nation. He specializes in Native American tribal, adoption, and DNA/forensic genealogical research. He has attended the Boston University forensic genealogy... Continue Reading →

Instructor Spotlight: Sherry Brown

Lecture: Federal Census Sherry Brown have a Bachelor’s of Science from Oklahoma State University. She taught and substituted school while her  children were going through school. She also started a Head Start program in Boonville, Arkansas. She has three children, six wonderful grandchildren, and a great husband that listens and supports her genealogy pursuits. In 2001,... Continue Reading →

Instructor Spotlight: Helen A Lehman

Lecture: Migration Helen Ann ‘Wills’ Lehman born in Longview, Cowlitz, Washington. My husband, John L Lehman and I are Directors of the Oklahoma City Stake Family History Library for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; and have been in this position for the last 6 ½ years. We began researching our Lehmann Family Records... Continue Reading →

Instructor Spotlight: Chad Williams

Lecture: Newspapers Mr. Chad Williams is the Director of the Research Division at the Oklahoma Historical Society was born in Midwest City, Oklahoma.  He has been instrumental in the development of the OHS online research catalog which includes a variety of digitized records.  Prior to working full time in the Research Division he volunteered for... Continue Reading →

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