Garfield County, Oklahoma Genealogy

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Garfield County, Oklahoma
Map
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Garfield County
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Facts
Founded 1893
County Seat Enid
Courthouse
OK Garfield Co Courthouse.jpg
Address Garfield County Courthouse
County Courthouse
Enid, Oklahoma 73701
Phone: 580.237-0225


Garfield 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.

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County Information

Garfield County, Oklahoma Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1908 1893 1900 1893 1894

County Courthouse

Garfield County Courthouse
County Courthouse
Enid, OK 73701
Phone: 580.237-0225

Clerk District Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1893;
Register of Deeds has land records from 1893[1]

History

Parent County

1893--Garfield County was created in 1893. It was an original county (Cherokee Outlet).
County seat: Enid [2]

Description

Garfield County was named Garfield in honor of President James A. Garfield. [3] The Garfield County was founded in 1893. The Government Seat is Enid. [4]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places [5]

  • Bison
  • Blanton
  • Breckenridge
  • Carrier
  • Covington
  • Douglas
  • Drummond
  • Enid (county seat)
  • Etna
  • Fairmont
  • Garber
  • Hayward
  • Hillsdale
  • Hunter
  • Kremlin
  • Lahoma
  • North Enid
  • Waukomis

Neighboring Counties

Resources

American Indians

Census

Land and Property

Cemeteries

LDS Cemetery Records
Vol. 21 page 134 - Douglas
Vol. 21 page 151 - Collett Cemetery, Fairmont

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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1890 22,076
1900 10,037 −54.5%
1910 33,050 229.3%
1920 37,500 13.5%
1930 45,588 21.6%
1940 45,484 −0.2%
1950 52,820 16.1%
1960 52,975 0.3%
1970 55,365 4.5%
1980 62,820 13.5%
1990 56,735 −9.7%
2000 57,813 1.9%
2010 60,580 4.8%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

For tips on accessing Garfield 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

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.

Court

Land

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 Garfield 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.

Maps

Okgarfield.jpg

Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War
WWI
WWII

Newspapers

Oklahoma Newspapers Online

Oklahoma Newspaper Catalogs

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

Probate

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 - Garfield - Probate records.

Online Records

School Records

Taxation

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

Births

Online Birth Records Indexes and Images

Marriages

Online Marriage Records Indexes and Images

Deaths

Online Death Records Indexes and Images

Divorces

Online Divorce Records Indexes and Images

Societies and Libraries

Garfield County Historical Society
PO Box 3337
Enid 73702

Garfield County Genealogical Society
PO Box 1106
Enid Okalshoma 73073
Website



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.

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Garfield County, Oklahoma. Page 559 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. http://genealogytrails.com/oka/garfield/ accessed 09/29/2016
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garfield_County,_Oklahoma accessed 09/29/2016
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Garfield County, Oklahoma," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garfield_County,_Oklahoma, accessed 5 August 2016.