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Barbara Becker Meehan, MLIS, CGSM

Certified GenealogistSM

Barbara Becker Meehan, MLIS, CGSM
4712 South 66th East Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74145-5821
(918) 280-0991  


  • Certified by the Board for Certification of Genealogists in 1998
  • Master of Library and Information Studies, University of Oklahoma, 2008
  • Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting, University of Oklahoma
  • Native Oklahoman
  • Researching on a commission basis since 1993
  • Supervisor, Acquisitions, Tulsa City County Library
  • Past editor, webmaster, and president, Tulsa Genealogical Society
  • Oklahoma Genealogical Society
  • Oklahoma Historical Society
  • Tulsa Historical Society
  • National Genealogical Society
  • Association of Professional Genealogists
  • Genealogical Speakers Guild
  • Genealogy instructor and lecturer
  • Institute for Historic and Genealogical Research, Samford University, Intermediate & Advanced Methodology courses, 1995 & 1996
  • Specializing in Oklahoma and Native American Research


Archives � Cemetery Records � Census Records � City Directories � Consultations � Dawes Rolls � Compiled Family Histories � Internet � Land Records � Libraries � Local Histories � Maps � Native American Records � Newspapers � Vital Records � and more


Services include an analysis of the research problem and of the information furnished by the client, with suggestions as to the research strategy. The research plan will suggest the steps to be taken, and describe the anticipated results.


The research notes and/or research report will include a list of the sources checked and the results of each search -- whether positive or negative--with full citations as to the source. In addition, suggestions are made as to what steps should be taken next.


$50 per hour plus expenses. Expenses typically include photocopies, postage, microfilm rental and travel. The charge for travel expense is $30 per hour. There is no additional charge for regularly scheduled travel within the Tulsa Metropolitan Area.

The client may request reports of findings at specified intervals, between eight and twelve hours. By requesting the preparation of an initial research report after eight hours of work, the client has an opportunity to evaluate the quality of the work before authorizing additional work, even when the overall project will require additional time.

Because of the time necessary for study and analysis as well as thorough reporting of sources searched, most research projects involve as many hours in study, analysis and preparation of the research report as the number of hours spent in actual research.


Give me the details.

Tell me briefly what you know about your family's history, and include the relationships of the individuals who are important to the research project. Give me your overall goal and tell me how this research project will help.

Define my objective.

Use a sentence or two to define my assignment. This will help me know what you feel is the most important and so, will help direct my research time. If you would like for me to watch for special details during my research, let me know.

Tell me what you know.

Before I begin your project, I should study the information you already have gathered, for two reasons:

  • There may be some clues or other information which would help make my research more effective.
  • You will not want me to search for information already known.

Please send photo copies of pertinent documents, census schedules, pedigree charts and family group sheets, along with sources of the pertinent family information which you have already established.

Return the contract and deposit.

Read, complete, sign and return the genealogical research contract with a deposit of $300. Feel free to request a contract by mail, phone or fax. Or, send a letter of authorization with a deposit, and I will return a letter of confirmation to you.

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