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Bryan 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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{{OKDC}}<br> <br> {{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Bryan County
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| county_map = 200px-Map of Oklahoma highlighting Bryan County svg.bmp
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| state = Oklahoma
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| latd = 39.99
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| founded title = [[Oklahoma County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Founded]]
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| founded year = 1907
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| founded date = July 16
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| seat wl= Durant
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| building image = Blaine county courthouse.gif
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| building image size = 100px
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| building image cap = Photo courtesy [[]]
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| building address = '''[[Bryan County, Oklahoma Courthouse|Bryan County Courthouse]]'''<br>402 W. Evergreen Street<br>Durant, Oklahoma 74701-4703<br>Phone: 580.924.1446
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/OK_Bryan.htm Blaine County Courthouse]<br> 212 N Weigle Avenue<br> Watonga, OK 73772<br> Phone: 580.623.5890&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1892; <br>County Clerk has land records from 1892<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bryan County, Oklahoma. Page 557 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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'''1907--'''Bryan County was created 16 July 1907 from Choctaw Lands.&nbsp; '''County seat: '''Durant <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1907--'''Bryan County was created 16 July 1907 from Choctaw Lands.<br> '''County seat: '''Durant <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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See an interactive map of Bryan County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/oklahoma/ok-maps.html border changes].
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See an interactive map of Bryan County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/oklahoma/ok-maps.html border changes].  
  
 
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*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=94&ci=22139 {{nowrap|The Paris News}}] (Paris, TX) from 1925 that may include residents from Bryan County.
 
*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=94&ci=22139 {{nowrap|The Paris News}}] (Paris, TX) from 1925 that may include residents from Bryan County.
  
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*[[Durant Oklahoma Family History Center]]
  
 
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United States  Gotoarrow.png Oklahoma  Gotoarrow.png Bryan County

Bryan 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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Bryan County, Oklahoma
Map
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Bryan County
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oklahoma
Location of Oklahoma in the U.S.
Facts
Founded July 16, 1907
County Seat Durant
Courthouse
Photo courtesy [[]]
Address Bryan County Courthouse
402 W. Evergreen Street
Durant, Oklahoma 74701-4703
Phone: 580.924.1446


County Courthouse

Blaine County Courthouse
212 N Weigle Avenue
Watonga, OK 73772
Phone: 580.623.5890 

Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1892;
County Clerk has land records from 1892[1]

History

Parent County

1907--Bryan County was created 16 July 1907 from Choctaw Lands.
County seat: Durant [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Bryan County border changes.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

 

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Bryan County, Oklahoma Genealogy census records online, 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.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Bryan 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

Military

Newspapers

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

  • Newspaperarchive.com ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has The Paris News (Paris, TX) from 1925 that may include residents from Bryan County.

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 - Bryan - Probate 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

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

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

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bryan County, Oklahoma. Page 557 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).

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