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Rogers County, Oklahoma
Map
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Rogers County
Location in the state of Oklahoma
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Location of Oklahoma in the U.S.
Facts
Founded July 16, 1907
County Seat Claremore
Courthouse
OklahomaRogersCourthouse.jpg
Address Rogers County Courthouse
219 S. Missouri Ave.
Claremore, Oklahoma 74017
Phone: 918.341.2518


Rogers 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

Rogers County, Oklahoma Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1915 1907 1907 1907 1909

County Courthouse

Rogers County Courthouse
219 S Missouri Avenue
Claremore, OK 74017
Phone: 918.341-2518

Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1907[1]

History

Parent County

1907--Rogers County was created 16 July 1907 from the Cherokee Nation.
County seat: Claremore [2]

Description

Rogers County is located in northeastern Oklahoma. Founded January 26, 1907. The county seat is Claremore.[3] Rogers County was named for the Clement Vann Rogers. [4]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places [5]

Cities
  • Catoosa
  • Claremore (county seat)
  • Collinsville (primarily in Tulsa County)
  • Owasso (primarily in Tulsa County)
  • Tulsa (primarily in Tulsa County)
Towns
  • Chelsea
  • Fair Oaks (primarily in Wagoner County)
  • Foyil
  • Inola
  • Oologah
  • Talala
  • Valley Park
  • Verdigris
Census-designated places
  • Bushyhead
  • Gregory
  • Justice
  • Limestone
  • Sequoyah
  • Tiawah
Unincorporated communities
  • Jamestown
  • Keetonville

Neighboring Counties

Resources

American Indians

Census

Land and Property

Cemeteries

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.  %±
1910 17,736
1920 17,605 −0.7%
1930 18,956 7.7%
1940 21,078 11.2%
1950 19,532 −7.3%
1960 20,614 5.5%
1970 28,425 37.9%
1980 46,436 63.4%
1990 55,170 18.8%
2000 70,641 28.0%
2010 86,905 23.0%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

For tips on accessing Rogers 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 Rogers 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

Maps

Rogers County, OK

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 Rogers County, Oklahoma Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Probate

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

Rogers County Genealogical Society
1701 N. Chambers Terr
Claremore, Oklahoma 74017
Website

Rogers County Historical Society
121 N Chickasaw Ave
Claremore, OK 74017
Telephone: 918-342-1127
Website

Rogers County Genealogical Society
PO Box 2493
Claremore, OK 74018



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

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

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Rogers County, Oklahoma. Page 562 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/rogers/ accessed 09/29/2016
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogers_County,_Oklahoma accessed 09/29/2016
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Rogers County, Oklahoma," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogers_County,_Oklahoma, accessed 6 August 2016.