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“Locating Early Oklahoma and Indian Territory Death Records” genealogy program
June 19, 2019, 1 p.m.–3 p.m.
On Wednesday, June 19, from 1 to 3 p.m., the Oklahoma Historical Society will present “Locating Early Oklahoma and Indian Territory Death Records.” Genealogist Mahlon Erickson will share information about death records and resources pertaining to early Oklahoma, Oklahoma Territory, and Indian Territory. Researching early deaths in Oklahoma can be difficult, as official death records were not consistently recorded until 1920. Erickson has compiled an extensive database with more than 600,000 entries for deaths found in sources including newspapers, cemeteries, county histories, census records, American Indian records, and many more. This presentation will delve into the sources for early Oklahoma deaths and help researchers understand where to find and how to use these materials.
This program is $5 for Oklahoma Historical Society members and $10 for nonmembers. We ask that you register in advance. Please call the Research Center at 405-522-5225 to register. This program will be held in the Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab, which is located inside the Research Center on the first floor of the Oklahoma History Center.