Our Oklahoma genealogists research on location. They will find and analyze the best records available to further your family history research. They can search the archives and libraries in Oklahoma, including:
- Oklahoma Department of Libraries
Maintains Oklahoma government records and other historical documents
- Oklahoma Genealogical Society
Ancestral charts and records, publications, genealogical material, and historical data
- Oklahoma Historical Society
American Indian ancestry, death registers, land lotteries, unemployment, city directories, divorces, newspapers, pioneer histories, marriages, obituaries, military, phone books, probates, school reports, yearbooks
- University of Oklahoma, Western History Collection
Includes the Indian-Pioneer Papers: 80,000 entries in 112 volumes of interviews done during the Depression. Provides biographies for Native Americans and persons of all ethnic groups.
- Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art
One of America’s best facilities for the preservation and study of American art and history
- Museum of the Great Plains
Over 570,000 primary documents. Serves as repository for the Comanche County Courthouse records and the Lawton Constitution. Includes topographic maps, scholarly journals, Dr. Waldo Wedel collection, monographs, journals, and books.
Our genealogists can do research projects of many sizes and for many budgets. We customize the amount of research provided according to your needs.
If you would like to learn how our genealogists can further your research, request a research quote.
Some of the major records sources that can be used for genealogy research in Oklahoma include:
- Birth, marriage, and death records were kept by some towns as early as 1890
- Birth, marriage, and death records have been recorded by the state government from 1908 to the present
- Federal census records were recorded every 10 years starting in 1860
- State, territorial, and colonial censuses were recorded in 1860 and 1890
- Land records were kept by the towns and counties from the time they were settled
- Probate records were kept by the local courts from 1880s to the present
- Churches kept records of the christenings, marriages, deaths, or other information about their members
- Newspapers were written in many areas and time periods that contain information such as notices of marriages, notices of death, and obituaries
- Military records
- Town and county histories about the settlers and their families
- Naturalization and citizenship records were recorded by the courts since 1889
- Ship passenger lists, tax lists, and town records were recorded for many areas