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Beaver 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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Guide to '''Beaver County, Oklahoma ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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|organized=  1890
| county = Beaver County
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|county seat= Beaver
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|parent county= public lands<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Oklahoma. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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|county1= [[Clark County, Kansas Genealogy|Clark (KS)]]
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|county2= [[Ellis County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Ellis&nbsp;]]
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|county3= [[Harper County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Harper&nbsp;]]
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|county4= [[Lipscomb County, Texas Genealogy|Lipscomb (TX)]]
| founded year = 1890
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|county5= [[Meade County, Kansas Genealogy|Meade (KS)]]
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|county6= [[Ochiltree County, Texas Genealogy|Ochiltree (TX)]]
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== County Information ==
 
== County Information ==
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=== Description ===
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Beaver County was founded in 1890 and the County Seat is Beaver.Beaver County lies in the Oklahoma Panhandle.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/oka/beaver/ accessed 09/29/2016</ref>  The name was given because of the presence of many beaver dams on the Beaver River, which runs through the area.
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<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaver_County,_Oklahoma accessed 09/29/2016</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{OK Courthouse Intro|Beaver}}
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'''Beaver County Courthouse'''<br>111 W. 2nd Street<br>Beaver, Oklahoma 73932<br>Phone: 580.625.3418<br>[http://beaver.okcounties.org/ Beaver County Website]<br><br>Clerk Court has marriage, divorce and court records from 1890 and probate from 1891<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Oklahoma. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
=== Beaver County, Oklahoma Record Dates  ===
 
=== Beaver County, Oklahoma Record Dates  ===
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{{OK Record Dates Intro|Beaver}}
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|-
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Beaver County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Beaver County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Beaver County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Beaver County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Beaver County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Beaver County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Beaver County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1908
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1890
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1891
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1890
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1890
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{OK Boundary Changes Intro|Beaver}}
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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*'''1890--'''Beaver County was created in 1890. It was an original county created from public lands.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Beaver<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Oklahoma. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/oklahoma/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Oklahoma] - shows boundary changes for Oklahoma Counties
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*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/OK_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm Oklahoma Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]
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For animated maps illustrating Oklahoma County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/oklahoma/ "Rotating Formation Oklahoma County Boundary Maps"] (1819-1912) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{OK Populated Places Intro|Beaver}}
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The following are locations in Beaver County, Oklahoma:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Beaver County, Oklahoma," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaver_County,_Oklahoma, accessed 5 August 2016.</ref>
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'''''Towns'''''<br>
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{| width="60%"
 
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Beaver County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Beaver County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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* Beaver (county seat)
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Beaver County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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* Forgan
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Beaver County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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* Gate
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Beaver County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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* Knowles
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'''''Unincorporated communities'''''<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1908
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1890
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* Balko
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* Elmwood
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1891
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* Floris
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* Mocane
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* Slapout
 
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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'''''Census-designated place'''''<br>
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* Turpin
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{OK Historical Timeline Intro|Beaver}}
  
[http://beaver.okcounties.org/ Beaver County Courthouse]<br>111 W 2nd Street<br>Beaver, OK 73932-0000<br>Phone: 580.625.3418&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk Court has marriage, divore and court records from 1890 and probate from 1891<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Adair County, Oklahoma. Page 557 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== Resources ==
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{{OK Resources Intro|Beaver}}
  
== History  ==
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{OK Bible Intro|Beaver}}
  
==== Parent County ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{OK Biographies Intro|Beaver}}
  
'''1890--'''Beaver County was created in 1890. It was an original county created from public lands.<br>'''County seat: '''Beaver <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{OK Business Records Intro|Beaver}}
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
For animated maps illustrating Oklahoma County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/oklahoma/ "Rotating Formation Oklahoma County Boundary Maps"] (1819-1912) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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{{OK Cemeteries Intro|Beaver}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Beaver County, Oklahoma''' online and in print</center>
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=38&GScnty=2131&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.felihkatubbe.com/BeaverCounty/cemetery.html OKGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ok/beaver/beaver.html USGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/oklahoma/beaver.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://www.okcemeteries.net/beaver/beaver.htm Oklahoma Cemeteries]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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* {{FHL|761653|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Beaver+Oklahoma&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=38&CScnty=2131 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Oklahoma&county=Beaver&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Oklahoma Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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=== Census Records ===
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{{OK Census Intro|Beaver}}
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{{Historical populations
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaver_County,_Oklahoma#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1900 |3051
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|1910 |13631
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|1920 |14048
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|1930 |11452
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|1940 |8648
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|1950 |7411
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|1960 |6965
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|1970 |6282
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|1980 |6806
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|1990 |6023
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|2000 |5857
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|2010 |5636
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}}
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{{Census|Oklahoma}}
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'''''Federal Census Records'''''
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Federal Censuses were taken for Oklahoma starting in 1860. For links to Federal census indexes, see [[Oklahoma Census]].
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'''''State Census Records'''''<br>
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*1890 [http://www.okhistory.org/research/1890 Oklahoma Territorial Census 1890] - Oklahoma Historical Societ
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*1890 and 1907 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8925 Oklahoma Territorial Census, 1890 and 1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index and image ($)
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=== Church Records ===
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{{OK Church Intro|Beaver}}
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Court Records ===
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{{OK Court Intro|Beaver}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{OK Directories Intro|Beaver}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{OK Emigration Intro|Beaver}}
  
*[[Clark County, Kansas Genealogy|Clark County, Kansas]]
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
*[[Ellis County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Ellis&nbsp;]]
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{{OK Ethnic Groups Intro|Beaver}}
*[[Harper County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Harper&nbsp;]]
 
*[[Lipscomb County, Texas Genealogy|Lipscomb County, Texas]]
 
*[[Meade County, Kansas Genealogy|Meade County, Kansas]]
 
*[[Ochiltree County, Texas Genealogy|Ochiltree County, Texas]]
 
*[[Seward County, Kansas Genealogy|Seward County, Kansas]]
 
*[[Texas County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Texas]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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==== American Indians ====
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{{OK American Indians Intro|Beaver}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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'''''Census'''''
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*'''1851 - 1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8810 Oklahoma and Indian Territory, Indian Censuses and Rolls, 1851-1959] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index and images ($)
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*'''1895 - 1914''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2976 U.S., Native American Citizens and Freedmen of Five Civilized Tribes, 1895-1914] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index and images ($)
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*'''1898 - 1914''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60543 Oklahoma and Indian Territory, Dawes Census Cards for Five Civilized Tribes, 1898-1914] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index and images ($)
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*[http://www.okhistory.org/research/dawes Dawes Final Rolls] - Oklahoma Historical Society
  
==== Census  ====
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''Land and Property''
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*'''1884 - 1934''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3999 Oklahoma and Indian Territory, Land Allotment Jackets for Five Civilized Tribes, 1884-1934] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index and images ($)
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*'''1889''' [http://www.okhistory.org/research/plat1889 Oklahoma County Plats 1889] - Oklahoma Historical Society
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*'''1899 - 1907''' {{RecordSearch|1390101|Oklahoma Applications for Allotment, Five Civilized Tribes, 1899-1907}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*For more information see [[Indians of Oklahoma]]
  
{{Census|Oklahoma}}  
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{OK Funeral Homes Intro|Beaver}}
  
==== Church ====
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{OK Genealogies Intro|Beaver}}
  
{{OK Church Intro}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{OK Guardianship Intro|Beaver}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{OK Land Intro|Beaver}}
  
==== Land ====
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''Online Land Records''
  
{{OK Land Intro}}
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
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*'''1796 - 1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
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*'''1861 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
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*'''1889'' - [http://www.okhistory.org/research/plat1889 Oklahoma County Plats, 1889] - Oklahoma Historical Society
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*'''1899 - 1907''' - {{RecordSearch|1390101|Oklahoma Applications for Allotment, Five Civilized Tribes, 1899-1907}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*[http://www.okhistory.org/research/elreno El Reno Homesteader Filings] - Oklahoma Historical Society
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For more information see [[Oklahoma Land and Property]]
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{OK Histories Intro|Beaver}}
  
 
{{OK History Intro}}
 
{{OK History Intro}}
  
==== Maps ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
[[Image:Okbeaver.jpg|500px]]
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{{OK Maps Intro|Beaver}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/oklahoma/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Oklahoma] - shows boundary changes for Oklahoma Counties
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*[http://www.okgenweb.org/okprojects/ Maps n More] - county and township maps.
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*[http://americancivilwar.com/statepic/oklahoma.html Oklahoma Civil War Map of Battles]
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[[Image:Okbeaver.jpg|300px]]
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=== Migration ===
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{{OK Migration Intro|Beaver}}
  
==== Military ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{OK Military Intro|Beaver}}
  
==== Newspapers ====
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==== Revolutionary War ====
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{{OK Revolutionary War Intro|Beaver}}
  
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*'''1775 - 1783''' - {{RecordSearch|2546162|United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - images only<br>
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*''For more nationwide Revolutionary War databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
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==== Civil War ====
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{{OK Civil War Intro|Beaver}}
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*http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9236 Oklahoma, Confederate Pension Index, 1915-1955] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*''For more nationwide Civil War databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
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==== World War I ====
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{{OK World War I Intro|Beaver}}
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*''For more nationwide World War I databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
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==== World War II ====
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{{OK World War II Intro|Beaver}}
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*[http://www.okhistory.org/research/mildeaths Oklahoma Military Deaths] - Oklahoma Historical Society
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*''For more nationwide World War II databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{OK Naturalization Intro|Beaver}}
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{OK Newspapers Intro|Beaver}}
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''Oklahoma Newspapers Online''
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/oklahoma GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Oklahoma newspapers
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/nebraska/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of Nebraska newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some Oklahoma newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
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*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
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''Oklahoma Newspaper Catalogs''
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*[http://nhs.mlasolutions.com/oasis/catalog/(S(zbsz4355ibqf0u45unq01wrq))/Default.aspx?installation=OklahomaHistorical Oklahoma State Historical Society] - catalog of known Oklahoma newspapers; lists repositories that have the newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper
 
{{OK Newspaper abstracts|Beaver}}
 
{{OK Newspaper abstracts|Beaver}}
  
==== Probate ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{OK Obituaries Intro|Beaver}}
  
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=== Other Records ===
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{{OK Other Records Intro|Beaver}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{OK Periodicals Intro|Beaver}}
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=== Probate Records ===
 
{{OK Probate Intro|Beaver}}
 
{{OK Probate Intro|Beaver}}
  
'''Online Records'''
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'''Online Records
*'''1801 – 2008''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9077 Oklahoma Wills and Probate Records 1801-2008] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''  
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*'''1801 – 2008''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9077 Oklahoma Wills and Probate Records 1801-2008] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
 
*'''1887 – 2008''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2063710 Oklahoma Probate Records 1887-2008] at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images<br>
 
*'''1887 – 2008''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2063710 Oklahoma Probate Records 1887-2008] at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images<br>
  
==== Taxation ====
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=== School Records ===
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{{OK Schools Intro|Beaver}}
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*'''1895 - 1936''' {{RecordSearch|1926701|Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{OK Tax Intro|Beaver}}
  
{{OK Tax Intro}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{OK Vital Intro|Beaver}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
 
 
See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/oklahoma/ok-vital-records/ How to order Oklahoma Vital Records], [http://www.genealogyinc.com/ordervitalcertificate/ order electronically online] or download an application for Oklahoma [http://www.ok.gov/health2/documents/VR_BCRequest_interactive.pdf Birth Certificate] or [http://www.ok.gov/health2/documents/VR_DRRequest_interactive.pdf Death Certificate] Applications to mail.
 
See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/oklahoma/ok-vital-records/ How to order Oklahoma Vital Records], [http://www.genealogyinc.com/ordervitalcertificate/ order electronically online] or download an application for Oklahoma [http://www.ok.gov/health2/documents/VR_BCRequest_interactive.pdf Birth Certificate] or [http://www.ok.gov/health2/documents/VR_DRRequest_interactive.pdf Death Certificate] Applications to mail.
  
=====Marriage=====
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==== Birth ====
*'''1890–1995''' - {{RecordSearch|1709399|Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
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{{OK Vital Records - Birth Intro|Beaver}}
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''Online Birth Records Indexes and Images''
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~okgs/early_ok_birth_records.htm Early Oklahoma Birth Records]
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==== Marriage ====
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{{OK Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Beaver}}
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''Online Marriage Records Indexes and Images''
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*'''1841 - 1927''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9026 Oklahoma and Indian Territory, Marriage, Citizenship and Census Records, 1841-1927] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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*'''1852 - 1948''' - {{RecordSearch|2534474|Oklahoma, Church Marriages, 1852-1948}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1870 - 1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1681007|Oklahoma Marriages, 1870-1930}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] Index only.
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*'''1870 - 1930''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60105 Oklahoma, Select Marriages, 1870-1930] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index ($)
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*'''1870 - 1930''' - [http://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-30202/oklahoma-marriages-1870-1930?s=218489221 Oklahoma, Marriages, 1870-1930] at [http://myheritage.com My Heritage] index ($)
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*'''1889 - 1951''' - [http://www.okhistory.org/research/marriagerec Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, Marriage Index, 1889-1951]
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*'''1890 - 1995''' - {{RecordSearch|1709399|Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] Index and images
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*[http://www.okgenweb.org/~marriage/ OKGenWeb Oklahoma Marriages]
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==== Death ====
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{{OK Vital Records - Death Intro|Beaver}}
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''Online Death Records Indexes and Images''
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*[http://www.okhistory.org/research/obits.php Obituaries Listed in the Oklahoman] - Oklahoma Historical Society — index only
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* {{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}}
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*'''1935 - 2014''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3693 U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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*'''1936 - 2007''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60901 U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry]  incomplete ($}
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==== Divorce ====
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{{OK Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Beaver}}
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''Online Divorce Records Indexes and Images''
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*'''1923 - 1942''' - [http://www.okhistory.org/research/divorce Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, Divorce Index, 1923-1942]
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{OK Research Facilities Intro|Beaver}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Archives ===
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{{OK Archives Intro|Beaver}}
  
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
 
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Libraries ===
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{{OK Libraries Intro|Beaver}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{OK Museums Intro|Beaver}}
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== Societies ==
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{{OK Societies Intro|Beaver}}
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'''Beaver River Genealogical & Historical Society'''<br> Route 1, Box 79<br> Hooker, OK 73945<br><br>
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== Websites ==
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{{OK Websites Intro|Beaver}}
  
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/oklahoma/beaver-county/ Beaver County, OK History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/oklahoma/beaver-county/ Beaver County, OK History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104707787708722035910 Oklahoma Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
 
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104707787708722035910 Oklahoma Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/121198844634071/ Oklahoma Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/121198844634071/ Oklahoma Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
*{{FHL|Oklahoma%2C+Beaver|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|194100|Oklahoma|Beaver}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{OK Research Guides Intro|Beaver}}
  
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Revision as of 17:29, 23 February 2018

United States
Oklahoma
Beaver County
 

Guide to Beaver 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: Beaver
Organized: 1890
Parent County(s): public lands[1]
Neighboring Counties
Clark (KS)  • Ellis   • Harper   • Lipscomb (TX)  • Meade (KS)  • Ochiltree (TX)  • Seward (KS)  • Texas
See County Maps
Courthouse
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Location Map
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Adoption


County Information

Description

Beaver County was founded in 1890 and the County Seat is Beaver.Beaver County lies in the Oklahoma Panhandle.[2] The name was given because of the presence of many beaver dams on the Beaver River, which runs through the area. [3]

County Courthouse

Beaver County Courthouse
111 W. 2nd Street
Beaver, Oklahoma 73932
Phone: 580.625.3418
Beaver County Website

Clerk Court has marriage, divorce and court records from 1890 and probate from 1891[1]

Beaver 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 1890 1891 1890 1890

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Oklahoma County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Oklahoma County Boundary Maps" (1819-1912) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Populated Places

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

Towns

  • Beaver (county seat)
  • Forgan
  • Gate
  • Knowles

Unincorporated communities

  • Balko
  • Elmwood
  • Floris
  • Mocane
  • Slapout

Census-designated place

  • Turpin

History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Beaver 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

 

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 3,051
1910 13,631 346.8%
1920 14,048 3.1%
1930 11,452 −18.5%
1940 8,648 −24.5%
1950 7,411 −14.3%
1960 6,965 −6.0%
1970 6,282 −9.8%
1980 6,806 8.3%
1990 6,023 −11.5%
2000 5,857 −2.8%
2010 5,636 −3.8%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

For tips on accessing Beaver 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.

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 Beaver 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

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 Beaver 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 - Beaver - 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.

See also How to order Oklahoma Vital Records, order electronically online or download an application for Oklahoma Birth Certificate or Death Certificate Applications to mail.

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

Societies

Beaver River Genealogical & Historical Society
Route 1, Box 79
Hooker, OK 73945

Websites

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/beaver/ accessed 09/29/2016
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaver_County,_Oklahoma accessed 09/29/2016
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Beaver County, Oklahoma," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaver_County,_Oklahoma, accessed 5 August 2016.