Billie Fogarty

Billie Fogarty

A former history teacher, Billie Stone Fogarty now instructs genealogists on researching their family history, both in the classroom and on the lecture circuit nation-wide. Based in Oklahoma City, she has had extensive research experience in Washington, DC, at the National Archives, the national library for the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Library of Congress; in Salt Lake City, UT, at the Family History Library, the world’s largest genealogy library; and in Oklahoma City at the American Indian Archives under the care of the Oklahoma Historical Society. Other research sites have included libraries, courthouses, cemeteries, and archives in many states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and the countries of Ireland and Wales.

Actively involved in genealogy since 1979, Billie served the Oklahoma Genealogical Society as President for 7 years, the Genealogical Speakers Guild as President for 4 years, and served on the Board of Directors of both the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Oklahoma Historical Society. She has extensive experiences in the genealogy field including:

Association of Professional Genealogists Professional Management Conference, Instructor 2015
Association of Professional Genealogists Professional Management Conference 2010 - 2014
Canadian Valley Technology Center Beginning & Intermediate Genealogy, Instructor 2009 - 2015
Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy, Advanced Forensic Evidence Analysis 2014
Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference, Speaker 2011 - 2015
GenStock, Director 2015
Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, Five Civilized Tribes, Instructor 2013
Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, Genealogy as a Profession 2013
Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, Advanced Military Research II & III 2008 & 2011
National Genealogical Society Family History Conference, Speaker, 2008, 2011 – 2012, 2015
National Institute on Genealogical Research 2001, 2007
Oklahoma Genealogical Society, Speaker 1997 - 2015
RootsTech Family History and Technology Conference, Speaker 2015
Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, Advanced Genealogical Methodology 2014
Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, Principles of Forensic Genealogy 2013
Salt Lake Institute for Genealogy, Advanced Practicum in Genealogy 2012
Southern California Genealogical Society, Webinar Speaker 2014
Virtual Institute for Genealogical Research, Instructor 2015

Additional experiences include lecturing at national genealogical conferences or as the featured genealogical speaker at all-day events in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Nevada, South Carolina, Arkansas, and Alabama. Additionally, she has taped lectures for FamilySearch.org available for viewing free online under the Learning Center. The links below will take genealogists to these lessons:

https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/finding-and-using-historic-newspapers-part-1/313
https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/finding-and-using-historic-newspapers-part-2/493
https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/land-runs-lotteries-and-homesteading-in-oklahoma/494