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Research by Land and Deed Presented
by a Professional Genealogist in Northeast Oklahoma

Mary Clement Douglass, Certified Genealogist and SpeakerEvery family researcher will find land a common theme throughout their research. Mary Clement Douglass, Certified Genealogist, will be the keynote speaker for Land in America, October 25, 2008. The seminar will be held at Stonebrook Inn in Grove, Oklahoma from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. This $40.00 seminar focuses on land and how it can enrich genealogical and historical research. The Gregath Publishing Company is proud to present their annual genealogical event this year including two national speakers to enhance area researcher’s techniques. 

“Introduction to Land Records” from Douglass and “Land in the Old Northwest Territory” from Fredrea Gregath Cook are on tap for the morning sessions. Attendees can take advantage of networking opportunities during their included lunch, on-site. The afternoon begins with “Read that Deed For All Its Worth”, which includes information on clues found in deed, mortgage, lease, and other individual land transfers, which is one of Mrs. Douglass’ specialties. The afternoon slate will conclude with “Gateways to the West”, presented by Carrie Ann Cook. 

Mrs. Douglass, Certified Genealogist, is an historian with over 30 years experience writing and lecturing. She graduated from Central State University, Edmond, OK with a degree in social studies education. She specializes in education of genealogists as well as Kansas research. Mary lectures nationally on genealogical and historical topics. 

Carrie Cook is a published author, illustrator and free-lance photographer. She has taught in public schools, lectured locally and nationally, as well as serving at the Miami (Oklahoma) Public Library as Genealogy and Local History Specialist.  Currently, she is the Vice President of Gregath Co. and Webmaster to assorted sites. 

Fredrea Gregath Cook, President of Gregath Co., is the third generation in her family involved in both genealogical and historical research, writing, teaching, lecturing, and touring, as well as the printing and publishing industry.  She has been lecturing for over 40 years. 

A commitment to expanding local genealogical skills and resources, since 1970, has included professional level events sponsored by Gregath Co.. Since 2000, in addition to their yearly offering, they have provided speakers and organized other seminars for Librarians, historians, volunteers and hobbyists. Contact Fredrea or Carrie Cook at 918-542-4148 or visit for more information.

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