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All society meetings are free and open to the public. They are held in the Grant Foreman Room (2nd floor) of the Muskogee Public Library. Attendees are able to share in a covered dish meal provided by Society members and friends.

Thursday, May 25, 2017, 6:00 pm

Betty Smith Ridge, will be the guest speaker.

Ridge worked as a journalist in northeastern Oklahoma for 35 years, covering government, politics, crime and courts, writing features, and enjoying the variety of people she met in this historic area. Her writing earned numerous awards from the Associated Press, Oklahoma Press Association, Gannett News Service, Oklahoma Education Association and the Oklahoma Department of Tourism and Recreation. More important than winning awards to her was providing accurate coverage of the issues facing northeastern Oklahomans, and informing them about some of the interesting people, places and events in the area. A native of Missouri, she and her husband now live in the Ozarks.

Her latest book, Deadlines is available at https://www.amazon.com/Deadlines-Betty-Smith-Ridge/dp/099604020X. Her Facebook page, "Deadlines" reflects her continued interest in Northeast Oklahoma. https://www.facebook.com/bettysmithridgeauthorstoryteller/

Thursday, June 22, 2017, 6:00 pm

Gregory A. Boyd, J.D., co-founder with his wife Vicki, of Arphax Publishing Co., will bring information about his latest additions to the Arphax offerings as well as HistoryGeo.com. Arphax Publishing Co. has been delivering quality historical and genealogical reference books to a wide community since 2005. These include Family Maps and Texas Land Survey Maps.

Boyd, besides being an attorney and software/systems designer has done extensive family research since 1997. He gravitated to this field when he began learning how his family was involved in various historical events. Vicki is a gifted map and book-editor and manages most aspects of the business, leaving Greg free to create new content for Arphax's growing body of individual and institutional customers (including Arphax's award-winning subscription service, http://www.historygeo.com/).

The Muskogee Public Library's Genealogy Department, holds Family Maps and Texas Land Survey Maps of interest to family historians and genealogists doing research in the area. In addition HistoryGeo.com is available within the library. The First Landowners Project displays original landowners of the continental United States according to state and federal records. At present it covers 21 states and contains over 9 million records. The Antique Maps Collection, an expanding collection of antique maps and atlases is also available through the library's access.

This Calendar is sponsored by Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter.

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