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Genealogical Resources

Online Catalog

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Our collection includes many resources including cemetery books; birth, death and marriage indexes; and family and county histories. Search the catalog to explore our holdings.

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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

1896 Applications for Enrollment
Dawes Final Rolls of the Five Civilized 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
Marriage Records
Divorce Records, Oklahoma County
Oklahoma State Penitentiary Records
Obituaries, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City Deaths
Probate Records, Oklahoma County
Funeral Home Records, Grant County

Census, Directories, and Incorporation Records
1890 Oklahoma Territorial Census
Smith's First Directory of Oklahoma Territory, 1890
1933 Unemployment 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
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
1889 Oklahoma County Final Certificates
1901 El Reno Land Lottery (names drawn)
1901 Land Lottery tickets

Military Resources
Military Casualties Database
Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame
Military Casualties Online Exhibit

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 occured more than twenty years ago and deaths that occured more than five years ago. Visit Ok2Explore now.

Research Tools

Charts & 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.

Research Guides & Resources

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