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About Smith's Directory

Smith's First Directory of Oklahoma Territory For the Year Commencing August 1, 1890 lists individuals living in Oklahoma Territory. The first half of the book lists those residing in towns and the second half lists homesteaders.

In 1890, Oklahoma Territory consisted of Logan, Oklahoma, Cleveland, Canadian, Kingfisher, Payne and Beaver Counties. At that time, Beaver County consisted of the entire Oklahoma Panhandle.

A "Name Finding List For Smith's First Directory" was created by Brian Basore of the OHS Research Division. This index lists the individual's name and page number. Names listed in all capital letters indicate residents of Purcell, Indian Territory.

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1890 Resources on DVD

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 of 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.

Also included is 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.

This DVD also contains 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.

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