Genealogy services

Learn to research your family’s Irish roots

Have you just started your Irish genealogy research? The February 21 program of the Edmond Genealogical Society can help you.

“Researching Your Irish Roots” will provide people of Irish descent with tools to find their family records and documents. The history of Ireland and its impact on surnames will be shared, as well as how and where to search for records, and how to overcome some of the challenges of researching Irish genealogy.

Presenter Andrea Wallis Aven has had a keen interest in genealogy for over 30 years. She conducted extensive research into her Wallis and Stewart family lines and delved into US intelligence records, with a particular interest in the CIA and the Office of Strategic Services, the United States’ first organized spy agency.

Aven is the immediate past president of the Edmond Genealogical Society, a past board member of the Edmond Historical Society and Museum, and a public speaker on historical and genealogical topics. She is now the Regent of the Cordelia Steen Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), is the Oklahoma State DAR Women’s Issues Chair, and is on the staff of DAR State Speakers.

The meetings of the Edmond Genealogical Society are free and open to the public. Programs begin at 6:30 p.m. and are held the third Monday of the month at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 15700 N Pennsylvania. Participants must enter through the doors on the south side of the building.

For more information, visit www.edmondgensoc.org or search Edmond Genealogical Society on Facebook.