Oklahoma, United States Genealogy
Guide to Oklahoma ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records
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Counties[edit | edit source]
Click this button for links to databases, indexes, or sites that help you find an American Indian ancestor by topic or tribe.
Major Repositories[edit | edit source]
Oklahoma Historical Society · Oklahoma Department of Libraries · Oklahoma State Archives and Records Administration · Lawton Public Library · University of Oklahoma Libraries · Hughes County Historical Society · Oklahoma Territorial Museum Carnegie Library · Tulsa Genealogical Society Library · Museum of the Western Prairie Library · Miami Public Library · National Archives at Fort Worth · Bancroft Library at Univ. of Calif., Berkeley · Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research · Dallas Public Central Library
Migration Routes[edit | edit source]
Arkansas River · Butterfield Overland Mail · Canadian River · Cimarron River · Red River · Chisholm Trail · Santa Fe Trail · Atlantic and Pacific Railroad · St. Louis–San Francisco Railway · Texas and Pacific Railway
Research Tools[edit | edit source]
- Oklahoma Genealogy Network Community on Google+
- Oklahoma Genealogy - Guide to Ancestry ordering vital records, city and government links, history and facts of counties, and list of archives and societies
- Rotating Formation Oklahoma County Boundary Maps and Atlases
- Digital Archives from the Oklahoma State University, a varied selection of resources.
- Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department's new 'genealogy' section aids those looking for ancestors in Oklahoma.
- Oklahoma Genealogy Network Group on Facebook
- David Rumsey Map Collection - is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.
- Oklahoma Genealogy extensive directory of Oklahoma genealogy records
Wiki articles describing online collectons are found at:
- Oklahoma Applications for Enrollment of the Commission of the Five Civilized Tribes (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Oklahoma County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Oklahoma Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records
Did You Know?[edit | edit source]
- The Caddoe, Pawnee, and Wichita tribes were living in the area of Oklahoma in the 1700s. About the time the United States acquired the area through the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, other tribes such as the Quapaw, Oto, and Osage migrated to eastern Oklahoma. By 1837, the Civilized Tribes had settled most of their members in Oklahoma. Read more...
- Before 1900 the largest religious groups in Oklahoma were the Baptist, Roman Catholic, Disciples of Christ, and Methodist churches.
- On Monday April 22, exactly at 12:00 noon, men, women and children lined up on the Arkansas and Texas borders to rush for their free land. This was the Oklahoma Territory land rush of 1889. The United States government surveyed the area into 6 mile square townships and mile square sections (640 acres). No federal employee, railroad employee, or person who was not authorized to be on the land could claim land. That rule was broken more than observed. Read more...
Obtain additional help[edit | edit source]
- Call or chat with an experienced researcher
- Join the Facebook or Skype Oklahoma Genealogy Research Community!
- Consult a Professional Genealogist
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