Oklahoma

I couldn’t resist sharing the following article which appeared in Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter. It describes how Oklahoma’s Governor Mary Fallin recently signed into law a law a bill that says you can’t order a death certificate for the first 75 years following a death, unless you are dead. Really! “You may remember the controversy surrounding a recently-enacted […]

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Genealogical societies in Oklahoma and Georgia are asking for support. Family historians and genealogists who need access to records in these states should think about supporting the efforts of genealogists to keep records available. As reported in the MGC Sentinel, “in Oklahoma, a law enacted in 2011 limited access to all vital records to those […]

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Sandy on November 21st, 2011

Many moons ago in a classroom in Scotland, I learned how Native American showed great respect for the land and the animals who shared it with their tribes. I was reminded of this today when I read that North America’s oldest white bison, Yvnvssv Hetke, had died. Yvnvssv Hetke—Muscogee for bison—was about 30 years old. He […]

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