Genealogists spend millions of dollars every year traveling to the areas where their ancestors lived. They spend money on hotels, restaurants, gasoline purchases, and, oh yes, photocopying fees. However, many state tourism organizations seem to ignore this potential source of wealth. Now, Oklahoma appears to understand the economic impact.
The Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department has launched a new feature on the agency's website, www.TravelOK.com/genealogy, which assists visitors seeking to connect with their familial ancestry. Home to 39 Federally recognized Indian tribes, countless waves of pioneer settlers and the genesis of the great Okie migration during the Dust Bowl days, Oklahoma holds the keys to unlocking many family histories. The new genealogy section is a user-friendly tool that guides visitors through a wealth of ancestral research destinations and resources throughout Oklahoma.
You can find the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department's new genealogy web site at http://www.TravelOK.com/genealogy.
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