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Carrie Ann Cook, Lecturer from area to national

A Green Country woman was honored to lecture at the Federation of Genealogical Societies 2007 Conference this past August. This was the first opportunity Carrie Ann Cook has had to speak at this premier event. Lecture proposals arrive from the four corners of the globe each year and less than a hundred presenters are selected. Ms. Cook, Vice President of Gregath Co., holds degrees in education from Northeast Oklahoma A&M College, Miami and Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, both in Oklahoma. She began educational presentations on the local level while still in high school and continues to be available today. Ms. Cook has been in genealogy and education her entire professional career. A life long genealogy and history advocate, she has taught genealogy, writing, and computer courses at the Northeast Technology Center, Afton, Oklahoma in the past, as well as briefly serving as the Local History Specialist for the Miami Public Library in northeast Oklahoma. Her most recent area engagement was presenting one of her FGS topics to the Delaware County Genealogical Society at their August meeting in Grove, Oklahoma.

2007 FGS attendees had the choice of four different lectures from Cook in the main programming tracks: PR101 Strong Response with the Basics, geared to inform others the power of basic promotion; Money for Nothing Making Money with Volunteers, illustrated the value of volunteers as contributors besides their monetary donations; Earth, Wind, Fire (& Water), explaining basic techniques and materials for disaster recovery; and Publishing for Pennies Electronically, which focused on digital methods of preservation through publication. Additionally, during FGS, the Genealogical Speaker’s Guild invites six speakers to provide special lectures, of which Ms. Cook was one this year. For the select GSG track, Cook provided Barnstorming with Brainstorming, outlining the rules of brainstorming and why they are important.

Planners for one of the world’s foremost genealogy and family history events expected over 2,000 attendees from all over the world to converge on Ft. Wayne, Indiana August 15-18, 2007. From the crowds in evidence, and the accents overheard, the “Meeting at the Crossroads of America” FGS annual event exceeded expectations. The local host was the Allen County Public Library, one of the top research repositories in the nation. Oklahoma attendees included Jean Bohannan, Grove Public Library Board President; Fredrea Gregath Cook, Gregath Publishing; Kathy Huber, Tulsa Public Library Genealogical Center; Linda Stout, Muskogee Genealogical Society Member; Sue Tolbert, Three Rivers Museum Assistant Director, Muskogee.

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