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Local Historians Represent Northeast Oklahoma on the World Stage

Genealogists, historians and professionals from all over the world gathered for several days of extensive study at the Federation of Genealogical Societies annual convention.  Carrie Ann Cook, Fairland, and Fredrea Cook, Miami, recently returned from “Footprints of Family History“, held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Carrie Cook gave multiple lectures in the Business Management and Public Speaking tracks of the conference. An Educator, she is a graduate of the National Archives’ National Institute on Genealogical Research, Washington, D.C., has taught Genealogy, Writing and Computer courses at Northeast Technology Center in Afton, Oklahoma and lectured throughout the United States.  Cook maintains membership in various lineal and service organizations. Professional memberships include of the Association of Professional Genealogists, Genealogical Speakers Guild, Federation of Genealogical Societies, and National Genealogical Society.

Fredrea Cook, Director of the Genealogical Speakers Guild, presented several speakers and took part is various activities with the guild and the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors.  A well-known researcher, author and publisher, she has continued writing genealogical and historical books, including college level textbooks, since her first publication in the early 1970s.  Fredrea has developed and taught genealogical research and writing courses of study at colleges and universities, beginning locally with Northeast Oklahoma A&M College. 

FGS enriches the genealogical community by serving the needs of its members through their societies.  Founded in 1976, it links more than 500 genealogical societies around the world. Members strengthen and grow through education and communication.  Each year this support group hosts a world-wide conference of lectures from some of the world’s leading genealogical speakers, professionals, managers and vendors at various places around the nation.  Next year’s convention will be held in Little Rock, Arkansas.


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