Tulsa County, Oklahoma Genealogy

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United States
Oklahoma
Tulsa County
 

Guide to Tulsa County, Oklahoma ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: Tulsa
Organized: 1905
Parent County(s): Creek Cherokee Lands[1]
Neighboring Counties
Creek  • Okmulgee  • Osage  • Pawnee  • Rogers  • Wagoner  • Washington
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Courthouse
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Location Map
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Adoption


County Information

Description

Tulsa County took its name from the already established town of Tulsa. Tulsa serves as the county seat. [2] Founded 1907. Tulsa is in the north east section of the state.[3]

County Courthouse

Tulsa County Courthouse
500 S. Denver Ave.
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74103-3835
Phone: 918.596.5000
Tulsa County Website

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

Tulsa County, Oklahoma Record Dates

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1908 1907 1907 1907 1907

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

The following are locations in Tulsa County, Oklahoma:[4]

Cities

  • Bixby (part)
  • Broken Arrow (part)
  • Collinsville
  • Glenpool
  • Jenks
  • Owasso (part)
  • Sand Springs (part)
  • Sapulpa (part)
  • Tulsa (county seat) (part)

Towns

  • Liberty (part)
  • Lotsee
  • Skiatook (part)
  • Sperry

Unincorporated communities

  • Berryhill
  • Lake
  • Former communities[edit]
  • Alsuma - Annexed by Tulsa in 1968.[25][26]
  • Carbondale - Annexed by Tulsa in 1928.[27]
  • Dawson - Annexed by Tulsa in 1949.[28]
  • North Tulsa - Annexed by Tulsa in 1904.[29]
  • Prattville - Annexed by Sand Springs in 1965.[30]
  • Red Fork - Annexed by Tulsa in 1927.[28]
  • South Haven - Annexed by Tulsa in 1966.[27]

Census-designated places

  • Oakhurst
  • Turley

History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Tulsa County, Oklahoma online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Oklahoma Cemeteries for more information

 

  • The Tulsa Genealogical Society published a 12-volume funeral home record. These records cover the period from 1906 to 1986 and are available at the Family History Library. An index to these volumes is found on the Tulsa Genealogical Society Website.

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1910 34,995
1920 109,023 211.5%
1930 187,574 72.0%
1940 193,363 3.1%
1950 251,686 30.2%
1960 346,038 37.5%
1970 401,663 16.1%
1980 470,593 17.2%
1990 503,341 7.0%
2000 563,299 11.9%
2010 603,403 7.1%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

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

Federal Census Records

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

State Census Records

Church Records

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.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Tulsa

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

American Indians

Census

Land and Property

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

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 Tulsa 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 and Gazetteers

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Migration

Military Records

Revolutionary War

Civil War

Civil War Battle

The following Civil War Battle was fought in Tulsa County:

Map showing Civil war battles in Oklahoma

World War I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Oklahoma Newspapers Online

Oklahoma Newspaper Catalogs

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

Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

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 - Tulsa - Probate records.

Online Records

School Records

Tax 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

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. See the CDC Where to Write website for information on acquiring copies of these records.

Birth

Online Birth Records Indexes and Images

Marriage

Online Marriage Records Indexes and Images

Death

Online Death Records Indexes and Images

Divorce

Online Divorce Records Indexes and Images

Research Facilities

Archives

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.

Libraries

Museums

Gilcrease Museum The John Ross Papers are housed in this Museum and they contain Muster Rolls of George Hicks group (Folder #s 478 and 540)
1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Rd.
Tulsa, OK 74127

Societies

Tulsa Historical Society
2445 South Peoria
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74114
Telephone: 918-712-9484
E-mail:ths@tulsahistory.org
Website

Tulsa Genealogical Society
PO Box 35106
Tulsa, OK 74153
Telephone: 918-814-1258
Website

Broken Arrow Genealogical Society
400 S. Main St.
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
E-mail:b.a.genealogy@gmail.com
E-mail:rm6761@aol.com
Website
Website

Owasso Historical Society
103 W. Broadway St.
Owasso, OK 74055
Telephone: 918-591-4566

Bixby Historical Society
PO Box 1046
Bixby OK 74008
Telephone: 918-366-1200
E-mail:bixbyokhs@ppicnet.net(office)
Website

Websites

  • Tulsa County OKGenWeb
  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • FamilySearch Catalog - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use Historical Records to search for specific individuals in genealogical records

Research Guides

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Oklahoma. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. http://genealogytrails.com/oka/tulsa/hist_county.html accessed 09/29/2016
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulsa_County,_Oklahoma accessed 09/29/2016
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Tulsa County, Oklahoma," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulsa_County,_Oklahoma, accessed 6 August 2016.
  5. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 7 August 2012)