Thursday, August 16, 2007

Southwest Oklahoma Genealogy Jamboree, Oct 13

As noted on, The Southwest Oklahoma Genealogical Society (SWOGS) and Lawton Public Library will hold a Genealogy Jamboree to commemorate Oklahoma's Centennial year and celebrate Family History Month, October 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Center for Creative Living, 3501 Dr. Elsie Hamm Drive, Lawton. This event is an opportunity to hear about some of Oklahoma's history that is often overlooked.

Also, the SWOGS Oklahoma Centennial Lecture Series "Civil War Along the Red River” will conclude at 7 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Museum of the Great Plains, 601 NW Ferris, Lawton. Civil War historian Patricia Rochette's topic will be "North Texas and Indian Territory During the Civil War.” Rochette is an authority on the Civil War in the Red River region. She is author of the book "Bourland in North Texas and Indian Territory During the Civil War.” Rochette studied and transcribed more than 200 documents pertaining to Col. James Bourland and the Red River area Texas militia brigades. Through her work, new light was shed on topics such as the North Texas Brush Battalion, Bourland's Border Regiment and the 1862 Tonkawa massacre at Anadarko.

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