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Genealogical Resources

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Our resources include cemetery books; birth, death, and marriage indexes; and family and county histories. Search the online catalog to explore our holdings.

Submit a Research Request

The Research Center offers a research service for patrons seeking genealogical and historical information. For complete details and forms visit our orders and fees page.

American Indian Ancestry

Dawes Final Rolls, Five Tribes
Removal of Restriction, Five Tribes
1896 applications for enrollment, Five Tribes
Hastain's Township Plats of the Creek Nation
Moore's Seminole Roll and Land Guide
Individual Indian Files
Official Register of the United States Indian agency employees
Finding Your American Indian Ancestors (PDF)

OHS Genealogical Resources

Marriage, Divorce, Prison, and Death Information
Certificates (various)
Marriage Records
Divorce Records, Oklahoma County
Oklahoma State Penitentiary Records
Obituaries from The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City Deaths
Probate Records, Oklahoma County
Funeral Program Index
Funeral Home Records, Grant County

Census, Directories, and Incorporation Records
Certificates (various)
1890 Oklahoma Territorial Census
Smith's First Directory of Oklahoma Territory, 1890
1933 Unemployed Relief Census
City Directories
Phone Books
Year Books
Indian Agency employees, Official Register of the US
Teacher's Reports, Dawes Commission Records
Territorial Incorporation Records

Biographies, Family History, and Lineage Groups
Certificates (various)
Indian Pioneer History Collection, 1930s
Biographical Files
Daughters of the Union Veterans Applications
United Daughters of the Confederacy Applications
Oklahoma History Center Brick Stories
Oklahoma History Center Family Tree Stories

Land Resources
Certificates (various)
1889 Oklahoma County Final Certificates
1901 El Reno Land Lottery (names drawn)
1901 Land Lottery tickets

Military Resources
Certificates (various)
Military Casualties Database
Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame

Oklahoma Birth and Death Records

Some Oklahoma birth and death information is available online through Ok2Explore, a free searchable index from the Oklahoma State Vital Records Division. The index includes births that occurred more than twenty years ago and deaths that occurred more than five years ago. Visit Ok2Explore now.

Research Tools

Research Guides and Resources

These guides provide an introduction to researching various topics in the OHS Research Center.

Charts and Forms

Keeping your notes organized is key. Use the charts below to keep track of your information. If you plan to visit the Research Center, it is helpful to bring a pedigree chart along with you. When completing a pedigree chart, begin with yourself and work backwards. The files below are available in PDF format.

Subscription Websites Available in the Research Center

The Research Center offers free access to Ancestry Library Edition®, Fold3, HeritageQuest Online™, and The Oklahoman Digital Archives. These sites allow patrons visiting the Research Center to search, view, and print various items pertaining to genealogy and history.

Ancestry Library Edition® offers US Census, ship logs and passenger indexes, WWI draft registration cards, vital records, American Indian records, and the Social Security Death Index.

Fold3 includes military records, documents, and photographs dating from the Revolutionary War to recent conflicts. Fold3 also offers online access to and various American Indian records.

HeritageQuest™ also includes US Census as well as Revolutionary War pension and bounty-land warrant applications, the Freedman's Bank (1856–1874), and more.

The Oklahoman Digital Archives offers searchable online access to more than 100 years of issues of The Oklahoman.