Creek County, Oklahoma Genealogy
Creek 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.
|Creek County, Oklahoma|
| Map of Oklahoma highlighting Creek County|
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Location of Oklahoma in the U.S.
|Founded||July 16, 1907|
|Address|| Creek County Courthouse|
317 E. Lee Ave.
Sapulpa, Oklahoma 74066
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 Places/Localities
- 3 Resources
- 4 Societies and Libraries
- 5 Web Sites
Creek County Courthouse
317 E Lee Avenue
Sapulpa, OK 74066
Clerk Court has marriage records from 1907,
divorce, probate and court records; County Clerk
has land records from 1907; District Court in Bristow
has their marriage and divorce records County Court
Clerk in Drumright has their marriage and divorce 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.
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 are available for Creek 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.
Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Creek County, Oklahoma Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:
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 - Creek - Probate 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.
Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
- USGenWeb/OKGenWeb project website for Creek County. Includes maps, marriage records, name indexes, history and other information for this county. Up until the creation of the State of Oklahoma in 1907, this area was part of the Indian Territories as the Creek Nation. There is also a USGenWeb page for the Indian Territories.
- Family History Library Catalog