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March 30, 2013

MPL a good place to peruse genealogical periodicals

— The Grant Foreman Collection at the Muskogee Public Library receives a wide variety of magazines, genealogy society publications and other periodicals containing historical information. Some of them may come from subscriptions by the library, but a good many others either come from voluntary donations from patrons, or through trade with other libraries and genealogical societies.

These sources do not limit the scope of discovery to Indian Territory and Oklahoma, but also the history of many counties located in a majority of the United States. Often they refer to the origins of ethnic groups and a good many deal with the research of immigrants from a myriad of other territories and nations. A few examples of these periodicals are: “The Arkansas Family Historian;” “The Timen Stiddem Society,” an informative family history of the lineage of Dr. Timen Stiddem which spans several states; “The New England Historical and Genealogical Register;” and “Tobucksy News,” published by the Pittsburg County Genealogical Society of McAlester. Two national magazines that often contain valuable information regarding history research and early history of our nation are the “Family Tree Magazine” and the “Family Chronicle.”

Sometimes it seems that some of our researchers who have a vast array of information only have to pick up a book or magazine and find more documentation. Others who don't find results so quickly and without help get discouraged. However, in a recent March/April 2013 issue of the “Family Chronicle,” a patron discovered two distant “cousins” dating back to immigrants from England and patriots in the Revolutionary War. These cousins each had an article published in the issue based on an episode of “The Will” on the television show “Investigation Discovery.” In this same issue “Researching British Army Records Abroad” helped a patron with research of his family roots in England who were in the British Army.  

When you come to the Muskogee Public Library for help with your family research, be sure to check out the section of new periodical publications and look for the recent additions to the “New Books” area. The staff of the Grant Forman Collection is always ready to help with family history, whether you are new to genealogy or a veteran family historian.

Nancy Lasater is the assistant librarian at the Muskogee Public Library. Reach her at (918) 682-6657.

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