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Follow us for a unique blend of historic Oklahoma photographs, documents, American Indian records, newspapers, publications, film and video, genealogy, oral histories and maps.

Databases and Indexes

American Indian Resources
1896 applications for enrollment, Five Tribes
American Indian Archives Index, various tribes
Cherokee Freedmen Applications
Chilocco Indian School Index
Dawes Final Roll, Five Tribes
Hastain’s Township Plats of the Creek Nation
Individual Indian Files, Plains Tribes
Moore’s Seminole Roll and Land Guide
Removal of Restriction, Five Tribes

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

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

Biographies, Family Histories, Lineage Groups, and Other Organizations
American Legion Auxiliary Applications
Biographical Files
Centenarians of Oklahoma
Disability-Related Articles, WPA Newspaper Index
Daughters of the Union Veterans Applications
Indian Pioneer History Collection, 1930s
Oklahoma Commission for the Adult Blind Applications
Oklahoma History Center Brick Stories
Oklahoma History Center Family Tree Stories
Sorosis Club of Oklahoma City Applications
United Daughters of the Confederacy Applications

Land Resources
1889 Oklahoma County Final Certificates
1901 El Reno Land Lottery (names drawn)
1901 Land Lottery tickets
Certificates (various)
Wichita and Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache Ceded Lands Homestead Applications

Military Resources
Certificates (various)
Military Casualties Database
Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame
Union Soldier’s Home Collection Index

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