Genealogical, historical, lineage, veteran, and ethnic societies often collect, transcribe, and publish information that can be helpful to genealogists. Lineage societies, such as the DAR, Colonial Dames, and the Sons of the American Revolution, require members to prove they are descended from people such as colonists or soldiers. National lineage societies such as the DAR are described in United States Societies.
Genealogical and historical societies can provide historical information about families in the area or ancestors of society members.
Genealogical and historical societies occasionally publish transcriptions of original records. Most publish quarterly periodicals, a few of which are listed in Periodicals. Use the Periodical Source Index (Persi) to find periodicals and articles for Illinois localities.
801 W. Okmulgee
Muskogee, OK 74401
Established in 1983, Muskogee County Genealogical Society provides research services, publications, and online databases for those researching Muskogee County ancestors. Meetings, and educational opportunities are provided for all genealogists regardless of their research focus locations. Local MCGS members provide volunteer services and financial support to the Local History Genealogy collection at the Muskogee Public Library. MCGS is a member of the Federation of Genealogical Societies.