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Cemetery Records

Cemetery Resources in the Research Center

Information regarding cemeteries, headstone inscriptions, and more can be found in the OHS collection. To locate cemetery books, refer to Oklahoma Cemeteries: A Bibliography found under call number F 693 P5. This publication lists resources by county and includes an alphabetical listing of cemeteries by name.

To find information about the cemeteries in a specific county, refer to the cemetery index books. Created by the Oklahoma Home and Community Education, Inc., this series includes a volume for each of Oklahoma's seventy-seven counties. Volumes include information such as cemetery listings, maps, general description, and photographs. Look for these books in the reference section.

Researchers can also search the online catalog for more information relating to cemeteries.

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Preservation of Cemeteries

The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) has created a fact sheet of frequently asked questions about cemeteries. The National Park Service (NPS) also offers a preservation brief on the topic.
SHPO Frequently Asked Questions About Cemeteries (PDF)
NPS PRESERVATION BRIEF: Preserving Grave Markers in Historic Cemeteries (PDF)