2013 Retreat Canceled Tuesday, Sep 3 2013 

ImageUnfortunately, after booking to near capacity for our October Retreat, Sky Ranch at Cave Springs informed us our ranch house availability was reduced by at least 5 hours, due to a new group’s needs. This was unforeseen as our 2013 schedule mirrored 2011, and the completed SRCS contract did not address time frame. While still welcome on this Christian campus, alternatives would have drastically reduced the retreat experience.

We are sorry to announce that have found no comparable alternative and have canceled. We thank Julie McClain, Guest Services Specialist and Doug McClain, Camp Director for their efforts of August 28, 2013.

We have enjoyed our relationship with Cave Springs, since 2003, and everyone seems to have a wonderful time there. We wish all those attending SRCS during our originally scheduled dates the best.

Annual Ozarks Conference Canceled Monday, Aug 26 2013 

Springfield ExhibitWe were sorry to learn last week that the Ozarks Genealogical Society of Springfield, Missouri has been forced to cancel this year’s annual conference. We always have a great time with them, learn lots and get re-energized. We look forward to their plans for next year. For more information, see their announcement.

FGS 2013 Irwin Author Signing Thursday, Aug 1 2013 

Join us in welcoming Dr. Lyndon N. Irwin, Ph.D. to booth #125 Friday, August 23 from 3:30-4:00 PM where he will be signing his books. We look forward to seeing many of you in Fort Wayne, Indiana this year.

Lyndon Irwin is an Agriculture Professor at Missouri State University. He is a member of the St. Louis World’s Fair Society and a popular speaker on World’s Fair topics. His writing about the Fair has been included in documentaries and public television programs. He is also the author of several literary works.

Local event additons to our online upcoming event listings! Friday, May 17 2013 

We’ve maintained an online listing for any genealogy, history (color code brown) or author (color code blue) event listings for some time. Today, we have added a green color code to indicate events for which this publishing company has printed promotional material. Visit the Oklahoma page to see what’s new!

October 26-27 Retreat Basic Schedule Filled Monday, Mar 11 2013 

Times are yet to be confirmed and there may still be surprises, but here are the 11 learning opportunities on tap for package attendees at this time:

  • Movie Night
    Comic look at the pros and cons of stereotypes in research

October 2013 Retreat Registration Update Monday, Feb 25 2013 

October 26-27, 2013 Retreat

Theme: Tools & Skills of an Effective 21st Century Genealogist

Early Bird Registration by May 1 – $160.00

Standard Full Registration by October 1 – $175.00 (same full price as in 2011)

Go to registration information!

New Gregath shipping and handling starts February 1 Thursday, Dec 20 2012 

United States Postal Service (USPS) rates go up January 27, 2013. While we were able to not raise our rates the last time USPS did, our standard S&H will rise from $11.00 for first item to $12.00 for first item (additional items remain the same at $2.00 per). We will allow a small grace period and plan on implementing the raise in S&H February 1, 2013.

Please note that we did not change our S&H when USPS raised rates in 2012, but the 2013 9% average raise wasn’t one we could absorb.

Publisher to speak to OCGS Monday 11-19-12 Sunday, Nov 18 2012 

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.

October 2012 E-Zine (V11#10): Marketing & Computers Thursday, Nov 1 2012 

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FGS 2012 Door Prize Winner Friday, Aug 31 2012 

Congratulations to Stephanie W. from Pensacola on winning the FGS 2012 door prize from GCI.

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