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Oklahoma Genealogy Resources

  • African-Native American History and Genealogy Home Page.
  • First Territorial Census of Oklahoma, 1890. Microfilm or original schedules a the Oklahoma Historical Society in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Filmed by the Historical Society of Oklahoma, 1961, 1 roll, FHL film #227282. Partially indexed in 1890 Oklahoma Territorial Census for the Counties of Kingfisher, Payne and Beaver, compiled by Vicki Sullivan and Mac R. Harris, published by Territorial Press, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
  • Follett, Paul. Printed Sources for Oklahoma Genealogical and Historical Research. Lawton, Oklahoma: Southwest Oklahoma Genealogical Society, 2004.
  • Indian Census Rolls, 1895-1930. Microfilm of originals of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, now located at the National Archives, Washington, DC. Kechai Indian Census, 1897-1898 (FHL film #5765900); Wacoe Indian Census, 1897-1898 (FHL film #576900); Tawakoni Indian Census, 1897-1898 (FHL film #576900); Delaware Indian Census, 1897-1897 (FHL film beginning with #576900); Kiowa Indian Census, 1895-1934 (FHL film #576900); Comanche Indian Census, 1895-1915 (FHL film beginning with #576900); Apache Indian Census, 1896-1930 (FHL film #576900); Caddo Indian Census, 1895-1899 (FHL film #576900) Wichita Indian Census, 1895-1924 (beginning with FHL film #576900).
  • OKBits

  • Oklahoma Almanac. Oklahoma Department of Libraries.
  • Oklahoma Censuses, 1890-1900-1907. The 1890 federal census included population schedules for the newly formed Oklahoma Territory, and added the Indian tribes of Indian Territory. The federal census was destroyed in a fire in 1921. The Territory, however, took a special territorial census in 1890 for its original seven counties. The extant 1900 federal census for Oklahoma Territory also included population schedules for Indians. Upon statehood in 1907, the federal government sponsored a census for Oklahoma, but only the name list for Seminole County survives at NARA.


  • Oklahoma County Marriages – 1891-1959 – Name index and images of marriage records from counties in Oklahoma – Counties included so far include Adair, Alfalfa, Atoka, Beaver, Beckham, Blaine, Bryan, Caddo, Canadian, Dewey, Garfield, Harmon, Hughes, Jackson, Jefferson, and Kingfisher Counties. Other counties will be added over time. FamilySearch.

  • Oklahoma Crossroads: Documents and Images. Oklahoma Crossroads: Documents and Images consists of selected digital collections of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries spanning more than 100 years of rich, vibrant history. These collections include documents, photographs, newspapers, reports, pamphlets, posters, maps, and an author database ranging in date from the late 1800s to present.

  • Oklahoma Department of Human Services. Post Adoption: Mutual Consent Voluntary Registry. The Mutual Consent Voluntary Registry is a registry established by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS) for adult adoptees and individuals separated from birth family members through termination of parental rights proceedings. It allows these individuals and their birth family relatives to indicate their willingness to have their identity and whereabouts disclosed to one another.
  • Oklahoma GenWeb Project.

  • Oklahoma Historical Society: Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. To commemorate the Centennial of Statehood in 2007, the Oklahoma Historical Society, with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, developed the Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History & Culture to inform and educate citizens, students, historians, and the world at large about the fascinating history of this most unusual state. The Encyclopedia contains articles written by leading scholars in the field.
  • Oklahoma Historical Society -- The Research Center. The Research Center's extensive collections encompass numerous aspects of Oklahoma's heritage, from territorial history to the present day. Collections include books, microfilm, manuscripts, photographs, oral histories, film and newspapers, as well as numerous resources for genealogical research.
  • Rex, Joyce. McClain County, Oklahoma (old Pontotoc Co., Chickasaw Nation Obituaries and Other Death Records 1899-?) from Early Newspapers, Church Records and Other Sources. Purcell, Oklahoma: McClain County Historical Society, 2006.
  • Southwest Oklahoma Family History.