Delaware County, Oklahoma Genealogy

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Delaware County, Oklahoma
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Delaware County
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oklahoma
Location of Oklahoma in the U.S.
Founded July 16, 1907
County Seat Jay
Address Delaware County Courthouse
327 N. 5th Street
Jay, Oklahoma 74346
Phone: 918.253.4420

Delaware County, Oklahoma genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.


County Information

Delaware County, Oklahoma Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1908 1911 1907 1905 1867

County Courthouse

Delaware County Courthouse
237 N 5th St;
Jay, OK 74346
Phone: 918.253.4420

Clerk Court has probate records; County Clerk has marriage
and land records[1]


Parent County

1907--Delaware County was created 16 July 1907 from Cherokee Lands. County seat: Jay [2]


Located in northeastern Oklahoma.[3] Its county seat is Jay. The county was named for the Delaware Indians. Delaware County was created in 1907. [4]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.


Populated Places [5]

  • Grove
  • Jay
  • Bernice
  • Colcord
  • Kansas
  • Oaks
  • West Siloam Springs
Census-designated places
  • Brush Creek
  • Bull Hollow
  • Butler
  • Cayuga
  • Cleora
  • Cloud Creek
  • Copeland
  • Deer Lick
  • Dennis
  • Dodge
  • Dripping Springs
  • Drowning Creek
  • Flint Creek
  • Kenwood
  • Leach
  • New Eucha
  • Old Eucha
  • Rocky Ford
  • Sycamore
  • Tagg Flats
  • Twin Oaks
  • Zena
Other unincorporated communities
  • Chloeta
  • Eucha

Neighboring Counties


American Indians


Land and Property


Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county Family History Library
OKGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
USGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Oklahoma Gravestones
Oklahoma Cemeteries
Billion Graves
See Oklahoma Cemeteries for more information.


Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1910 11,469
1920 13,868 20.9%
1930 15,370 10.8%
1940 18,592 21.0%
1950 14,734 −20.8%
1960 13,198 −10.4%
1970 17,767 34.6%
1980 23,946 34.8%
1990 28,070 17.2%
2000 37,077 32.1%
2010 41,487 11.9%
Source: "".

For tips on accessing Delaware County, Oklahoma Genealogy census records online, see: Oklahoma Census.

State Census Records
Federal Census Records

Federal Censuses were taken for Oklahoma starting in 1860. For links to Federal census indexes, see Oklahoma Census.


Church records vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Oklahoma denominations, view the Oklahoma Church Records Wiki page.



Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Oklahoma Land and Property for additional information about early Oklahoma land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.

Online Land Records

For more information see Oklahoma Land and Property

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Delaware County, Oklahoma Genealogy. County and town histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Oklahoma Local Histories.

Muskogee and Northeastern Oklahoma: including the counties of Muskogee, McIntosh, Wagoner, Cherokee, Sequoyah, Adair, Delaware, Mayes, Rogers, Washington, Nowata, Craig, and Ottawa. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1922




Revolutionary War
Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War Battle was fought in Delaware County

October 22, 1862 = Old Fort Wayne[6] also known as Beatties Prairie, Beaty’s Prairie

Map showing Civil war battles in Oklahoma



Oklahoma Newspapers Online

Oklahoma Newspaper Catalogs

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Delaware County, Oklahoma Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:


In most counties in Oklahoma, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Oklahoma - Delaware - Probate records.

Online Records

School Records


Oklahoma tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the records.

Vital Records


Online Birth Records Indexes and Images


Online Marriage Records Indexes and Images


Online Death Records Indexes and Images


Online Divorce Records Indexes and Images

Societies and Libraries

Delaware County Genealogical Society
206 South Elk Street
Grove 74344

Delaware County Historical Society
Rt. 1, Box 467
Grove 74344
Telephone: 918-253-4345 Or 918-253-4349

Northwest Oklahoma Genealogy Society
PO Box 834
Woodward, OK 73801

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • FamilySearch Catalog


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Delaware County, Oklahoma. Page 558 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. accessed 09/29/2016
  4.,_Oklahoma accessed 09/29/2016
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Delaware County, Oklahoma," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,,_Oklahoma, accessed 5 August 2016.
  6. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 7 August 2012)