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1933 Unemployment Relief

Search the database of more than 100,000 individuals listed in the Unemployment Relief records. There are 27 Oklahoma counties included.
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1890 Oklahoma Territorial Census

The OHS Research Center has completed the index to the 1890 Oklahoma Territorial Census. While the previous index listed only the head of household, this index includes every individual included in the census.

Most of the 1890 US Federal Census was destroyed by fire in 1921, making the 1890 Oklahoma Territorial Census one of the few remaining census records from the time. The Oklahoma Historical Society Research Division collections include the original 1890 OT Census pages.
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Own the Complete 1890 Oklahoma Territorial Census

Now you can access the 1890 Oklahoma Territorial census in its entirety as part of 1890 Resources, a newly-released DVD from the OHS Research Center. This easy-to-use disc includes:

  • A complete index to the 1890 OT census and more than 1,200 color pages of census scanned from the original documents. Just locate your ancestor in the index and click on the page number to see the original document. View a sample census page.
  • Smith's First Directory of Oklahoma Territory for the Year Commencing August 1, 1890, complete with index/namefinding list linked to color scans of the entire directory. View a sample page from Smith's.
  • A PDF of Bunky's The First Eight Months of Oklahoma City. Beginning with the land run of 1889, this publication explores area businesses, churches, newspapers, politics and citizens.

This resource is now available for $45 plus $2 shipping & handling. To order use our printable order form or call (405) 522-5225 - please have your credit card ready.

Special Census on Microfilm at OHS

  • 1890 Oklahoma Territorial Census
  • 1860 Lands West of Arkansas
  • 1890 Union Veterans & Widows Census
  • 1900 US Census - Oklahoma Territory
  • 1900 US Census - Indian Schedule
  • Various Mortality Schedules
  • Additional special censuses for numerous states

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