The Ottawa County Genealogical Society will hold their regular monthly
meeting, Monday, November 19, 2012, in the Community Room of the First
National Bank, 1750 N. Main Street in Miami. A special help session, with
refreshments, will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the program to follow at 7:00
Carrie Ann Cook, Fairland, Oklahoma, will present the program entitled “How
Hollywood has impacted American Indian Research”. Using popular culture as
a reference point, the program will view several facts as well as
typecasting and handling family tradition. Discussion on how it should be
utilized or discarded in a successful research plan will follow. Even if a
researcher has no American Indian ancestors, basic understanding of
different culture(s) may yield unexpected benefits in any family genealogy.
This month?s program is presented by a published author, illustrator and
free-lance photographer. Cook, a national genealogy speaker since 2006, has
taught genealogy, writing and computer classes at Northeast Technology
Center, Afton, Oklahoma. She has also served the Miami Public Library as
Genealogy and Local History Specialist. A life long learner, she enjoys
new insights offered while attending educational opportunities such as
Historical Preservation Conferences, NIGR, and recently, various lectures
at the Federation of Genealogy Societies National Conference in Birmingham,
Alabama in 2012.
Hostess for the evening will be Luretta Armagost Williams, Narcissia,
Oklahoma. As always, the public is invited to attend.