Oklahoma Goals:  1: Research and Records   2: Archives and Libraries   3: Vital and Census Records   4: Church and Cemetery Records   5: Emigration and Immigration   6: Military Records   7: Probate, Land and Court   8: Maps and Gazetteers   9: Newspapers   10: Websites   11: Search Records   12: Get Help  



Project 9: U.S.—Oklahoma

Explore research in Oklahoma.


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Goal 1: Learn about Oklahoma research and records.


Choices:

A. Get started with research for your Oklahoma ancestors.

Summary
  1. Learn about basic Oklahoma research strategies.
    FS—Basic Oklahoma Research Tips and Strategies
  2. Explore resources for Oklahoma research on Ancestry.
    AC—Oklahoma Resources
  3. Study the Ancestry State Guide for Oklahoma research.
    AC—Oklahoma State Research Guide, 5 pgs.
  4. Use the Oklahoma Record Finder to decide on records to search.
    FS—Oklahoma Record Finder





Goal 2: Learn about Oklahoma archives and libraries.


Choices:

A. Learn about Oklahoma archives and libraries.

Summary
  1. Learn about Oklahoma archives and libraries in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Oklahoma Archives and Libraries
    | AC—Wiki: Oklahoma Archives, Libraries, and Societies
  2. Explore the Oklahoma state archives.
  3. Explore the State Archives and Libraries site for Oklahoma.
  4. Explore the Oklahoma Dept. of Archives collection.
  5. Explore the Oklahoma Digital Prairie site collection.
  6. Explore the Books We Own site for Oklahoma genealogy publications. Volunteers may be available for lookup services.
  7. Search for free online books on Oklahoma research on the FamilySearch site.
  8. Explore historical photo resources on the Ancestor Hunt site.

B. Learn about Oklahoma city directories.

Summary
  1. Learn about Oklahoma city directories in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Oklahoma Directories
  2. Explore Oklahoma city directories.
  3. Find out more about city directories in this research guide from Ancestry.
    AC—Six Things to Find—3 pgs.
  4. Explore Oklahoma city directories on the Ancestry site.
  5. Explore Oklahoma historical directories by county.
  6. Explore additional links for Oklahoma city directories on the LDSGenealogy site.


Goal 3: Learn about Oklahoma vital records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Oklahoma vital records.

Summary
  1. Learn about Oklahoma vital records in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Oklahoma Vital Records
    | AC—Wiki: Oklahoma Vital Records
  2. Explore links for vital records on the Oklahoma Public Health site.
  3. Search for online Oklahoma vital records and find addresses for state offices to write to for records.
  4. Explore Oklahoma birth, marriage, and death records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Explore Oklahoma birth certificate records on the Birth-Certificates.net site.
  6. Explore additional links for Oklahoma vital records on the Linkpendium site.
  7. Explore additional links for Oklahoma birth records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Explore Oklahoma marriage and death records.

Summary
  1. Explore links for Oklahoma marriage records.
  2. Explore additional links for Oklahoma marriage records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  3. Explore the Ancestors at Rest site for Oklahoma death records.
  4. Explore the ObituariesHelp site for Oklahoma obituaries.
  5. Explore Oklahoma death records, indexes, and obituaries.
  6. Find additional resources for Oklahoma obituaries on the Linkpendium site.
  7. Explore additional links for Oklahoma death records on the LDSGenealogy site.

C. Explore Oklahoma census and voter records.

Summary
  1. Get an overview of Oklahoma censuses in this article.
    FS—Oklahoma Census
  2. Learn about Oklahoma census records.
    Census Records for Oklahoma
  3. Explore the MyFreeCensus site for Oklahoma state and county census records.
  4. Explore additional links for Oklahoma census records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  5. Explore Oklahoma census records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  6. Learn about Oklahoma voting registers in this article.
    FS—Oklahoma Voting Registers


Goal 4: Learn about Oklahoma church and cemetery records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Oklahoma church records.

Summary
  1. Get an overview of Oklahoma church records in this article.
    FS—Oklahoma Church Records
  2. Learn about Oklahoma church records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Oklahoma Church Records
  3. Explore additional links for Oklahoma church records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Explore Oklahoma cemetery records.

Summary
  1. Explore Oklahoma cemetery records in this article.
    FS—Oklahoma Cemetery Records
  2. Browse the Interment.net site for Oklahoma cemetery records.
  3. Search for Oklahoma cemetery records online.
  4. Explore Oklahoma cemetery records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Explore additional links for Oklahoma cemetery records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  6. Explore the Tombstone Transcription Project on the U.S. GenWeb site.
  7. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  8. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.
  9. See additional cemetery resources on the Oklahoma Linkpendium site.


Goal 5: Learn about Oklahoma emigration and immigration.


Choices:

A. Learn about Oklahoma emigration and immigration.

Summary
  1. Learn about Oklahoma emigration and immigration in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Oklahoma Emigration and Immigration
  2. Learn about Oklahoma migration routes in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Oklahoma Migration
  3. Explore additional links for Oklahoma immigration records on the LDSGenealogy site.


Goal 6: Learn about Oklahoma military records.


Choices:

  • Get an introduction to Oregon military records.
    Oregon Military Records
  • A. Learn about Oklahoma military records.

    Summary
    1. Learn about Oklahoma military records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
      FS—Wiki: Oklahoma Military Records
    2. Explore Oklahoma military records on the AccessGenealogy site (scroll down).
    3. Explore Oklahoma military records on the Linkpendium site.
    4. Explore additional links for Oklahoma military records on the LDSGenealogy site.
    5. Explore Oklahoma military resources on Cyndi's List.


    Goal 7: Learn about Oklahoma probate, land, and court records.


    Choices:

    A. Learn about Oklahoma probate, land and court records.

    Summary
    1. Learn about Oklahoma probate records in these articles.
      FS—Wiki: Oklahoma Probate Records
      | AC—Wiki: Oklahoma Probate Records
    2. Learn about Oklahoma land and property records. FS—Oklahoma Land and Property Records
    3. Learn about Oklahoma land records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
      AC—Oklahoma Land Records
    4. Learn about homesteading and land entry case files.
      FS—Land Runs, Lotteries, and Homesteading in Oklahoma—48:39
    5. Explore additional links for Oklahoma probate records on the LDSGenealogy site.
    6. Explore additional links for Oklahoma land records on the LDSGenealogy site.

    B. Learn about Oklahoma court records.

    Summary
    1. Learn about Oklahoma court records in this Ancestry Wiki article. AC—Wiki: Oklahoma Court Records


    Goal 8: Learn about Oklahoma maps and gazetteers.


    Choices:

    A. Learn about Oklahoma maps and gazetteers.

    Summary
    1. Learn about Oklahoma maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
      FS—Wiki: Oklahoma Maps
    2. Learn about Oklahoma maps in this Ancestry Wiki article.
      AC—Wiki: Oklahoma Maps
    3. Learn about Oklahoma gazetteers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
      FS—Wiki: Oklahoma Gazetteers

    B. Explore Oklahoma maps and gazetteers.

    1. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Oklahoma maps.
    2. Explore the Perry-Castaneda site for maps of Oklahoma.
    3. Explore historical Oklahoma maps on the Historic Map Works site.
    4. Explore the Old Maps Online site for Oklahoma maps.


    Goal 9: Learn about Oklahoma newspapers.


    Choices:

    A. Learn about Oklahoma newspapers.

    Summary
    1. Learn about Oklahoma newspapers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
      FS—Wiki: Oklahoma Newspapers
    2. Learn about researching historical Oklahoma newspapers in this tutorial from The Ancestor Hunt.
      Research Free Historical Oklahoma Newspapers—11:28
    3. Learn about Oklahoma newspapers, periodicals, and manuscript collections.
      AC—Wiki: Oklahoma Periodicals, Newspapers, and Manuscripts

    B. Explore Oklahoma newspapers.

    Summary
    1. Search for Oklahoma historical newspapers in the Library of Congress collection.
    2. Search Oklahoma newspapers in the onlinenewspapers.com site.
    3. Search Oklahoma newspapers in the world-newspapers.com site.
    4. Search Oklahoma newspapers in the ABYZ News Link site.
    5. Explore Oklahoma newspaper resources on the Ancestor Hunt site.
    6. See additional Oklahoma newspaper resources on the Linkpendium site.
    7. Explore additional links for Oklahoma newspapers and obituaries on the LDSGenealogy site.


    Goal 10: Explore additional websites for research.


    Choices:

    A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Oklahoma research.

    1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
    2. Explore links in Linkpendium.
    3. Explore links in Kindred Trails.
    4. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.
    5. Explore links in LDSGenealogy.com.


    Goal 11: Search records from Oklahoma.


    Choices:

    A. Use the QUIKLinks or County Pages (top of page) to quickly search the most common record collections for Oklahoma.

    Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered or be at a FamilySearch Center.

    1. Click a link in the first section to search a FamilySearch collection.
    2. Click a link in the second section to search an Ancestry collection.
    3. Click a link in the third section to search a Findmypast collection.

    B. Explore additional record collections.

    1. In each program (FamilySearch, Ancestry, or Findmypast), explore additional record collections besides the ones listed in QUIKLinks on this page.


    Goal 12: Get help with your Oklahoma research.


    Choices:

    A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

    1. Visit the Oklahoma Genealogy Network page on Facebook.
    2. Visit the Oklahoma Genealogy page on Facebook.
    3. Visit the Oklahoma Genealogical Society page on Facebook.
    4. Visit the U.S. South Genealogy Research page on Facebook.
    5. See the Genealogy on Facebook list of Facebook groups dedicated to helping with research for Oklahoma.

    B. Join a mailing list or message board for Oklahoma research.

    1. Join the RootsChat forum and post questions about Oklahoma research.
    2. Search the RootsWeb site for Oklahoma research mailing lists.
    3. Explore the Oklahoma research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.
    4. Use the RootsWeb message boards to read or post questions about Oklahoma research.

    C. Learn about Oklahoma genealogy societies.

    1. Learn about genealogy societies in Oklahoma in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
      FS—Wiki: Oklahoma Societies
    2. Explore the Oklahoma Genealogical Society site.
    3. Explore the Oklahoma Historical Society site.
    4. Explore Oklahoma genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.




    Oklahoma Counties

    Name = FamilySearch; A = Ancestry; L = Linkpendium

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    Adair    A    L Alfalfa    A    L Atoka    A    L Beaver    A    L Beckham    A    L Blaine    A    L
    Bryan    A    L Caddo    A    L Canadian    A    L Carter    A    L Cherokee    A    L Choctaw    A    L
    Cimarron    A    L Cleveland    A    L Coal    A    L Comanche    A    L Cotton    A    LCraig    A    L
    Creek    A    L Custer    A    L Delaware    A    L Dewey    A    L Ellis    A    L Garfield    A    L
    Garvin    A    L Grady    A    L Grant    A    L Greer    A    L Harmon    A    L Harper    A    L
    Haskell    A    L Hughes    A    L Jackson    A    L Jefferson    A    L Johnston    A    L Kay    A    L
    Kingfisher    A    L Kiowa    A    L Latimer    A    L Le Flore    A    L Lincoln    A    L Logan    A    L
    Love  A    L Major    A    L Marshall    A    L Mayes    A    L McClain    A    L McCurtain    A    L
    McIntosh    A    L Murray    A    L Muskogee    A    L Noble    A    L Nowata    A    L Okfuskee    A    L
    Oklahoma    A    L Okmulgee    A    L Osage    A    L Ottawa    A    L Pawnee    A    L Payne    A    L
    Pittsburgh    A    L Pontotoc    A    L Pottawatomie    A    L Roger Mills    A    L Rogers    A    L Seminole    A    L
    Sequoyah    A    L Stephens    A    L Texas    A    L Tillman    A    L Tulsa    A    L Wagoner    A    L
    Washington    A    L Washita    A    L Woods    A    L Woodward    A    L