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'''1893--'''Kay County was created in 1893. It was an original county (Cherokee Outlet). Originally known as “K” County, it was part of the Cherokee Outlet and was formed after the famous Cherokee Strip Land Run of 1893.<ref>Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, editor, FamilySearch Oklahoma Research Outline; PDF download (http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Oklahoma.pdf&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;: downloaded 21 January 2011), np.</ref>  
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'''1893--'''Kay County was created in 1893. It was an original county (Cherokee Outlet). Originally known as “K” County, it was part of the Cherokee Outlet and was formed after the famous Cherokee Strip Land Run of 1893.<ref>Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, editor, FamilySearch Oklahoma Research Outline; PDF download (http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Oklahoma.pdf&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;: downloaded 21 January 2011), np.</ref>  
  
<br>'''County seat: '''Newkirk <ref>&amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;I&amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America&amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/I&amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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<br>'''County seat: '''Newkirk <ref>&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;I&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/I&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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Oklahoma State Historical Society has Smith's First Directory of Oklahoma Territory for the Year Commencing August 1, 1890, which&nbsp;provides information about the population of early Oklahoma. This transcribed&nbsp;index contains over 17,000 names. These&nbsp;are&nbsp;arranged alphabetically by surname and divided into three sections.”<ref>Oklahoma State Historical Society, Smith's first directory of Oklahoma Territory for the year commencing August 1st, 1890 search, transcription database,Smith's Index(http://www.okhistory.org/research/smiths/index.php&amp;amp;amp;nbsp;: accessed 20 October 2011).</ref> <br>&lt;a href="http://www.okhistory.org/research/smiths/a-k.php"&gt;Surnames A-K&nbsp;»&lt;/a&gt;<br>&lt;a href="http://www.okhistory.org/research/smiths/l-q.php"&gt;Surnames L-Q&nbsp;»&lt;/a&gt;<br>&lt;a href="http://www.okhistory.org/research/smiths/r-z.php"&gt;Surnames R-Z&nbsp;»&lt;/a&gt;  
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Oklahoma State Historical Society has Smith's First Directory of Oklahoma Territory for the Year Commencing August 1, 1890, which&nbsp;provides information about the population of early Oklahoma. This transcribed&nbsp;index contains over 17,000 names. These&nbsp;are&nbsp;arranged alphabetically by surname and divided into three sections.”<ref>Oklahoma State Historical Society, Smith's first directory of Oklahoma Territory for the year commencing August 1st, 1890 search, transcription database,Smith's Index(http://www.okhistory.org/research/smiths/index.php&amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;: accessed 20 October 2011).</ref> <br>&lt;a href="http://www.okhistory.org/research/smiths/a-k.php"&gt;Surnames A-K&nbsp;»&lt;/a&gt;<br>&lt;a href="http://www.okhistory.org/research/smiths/l-q.php"&gt;Surnames L-Q&nbsp;»&lt;/a&gt;<br>&lt;a href="http://www.okhistory.org/research/smiths/r-z.php"&gt;Surnames R-Z&nbsp;»&lt;/a&gt;  
  
 
<br>&lt;a href="http://www.kaycounty.info/PGS/pictures/1941KCoAtlas.pdf"&gt;1941-1942 Kay County Atlas on the Pioneer Genealogical Society Website&lt;/a&gt;  
 
<br>&lt;a href="http://www.kaycounty.info/PGS/pictures/1941KCoAtlas.pdf"&gt;1941-1942 Kay County Atlas on the Pioneer Genealogical Society Website&lt;/a&gt;  
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<br>'''Marriage Records'''  
 
<br>'''Marriage Records'''  
  
Although Oklahoma did not become a state until 1907, some Oklahoma Territorial and Indian Territorial records were kept beginning about 1890. The marriage bonds, affidavits, licenses and certificates were kept at a county level, by or when the county was formed. However, one must keep in mind that these territorial marriages were sometimes not registered at all or they were registered at the county courthouses in adjoining states such as Arkansas, Kansas or Texas.<ref>Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, editor, FamilySearch Oklahoma Research Outline; PDF download(http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Oklahoma.pdf&amp;amp;amp;nbsp;: downloaded 21 January 2011), 11-12.</ref>  
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Although Oklahoma did not become a state until 1907, some Oklahoma Territorial and Indian Territorial records were kept beginning about 1890. The marriage bonds, affidavits, licenses and certificates were kept at a county level, by or when the county was formed. However, one must keep in mind that these territorial marriages were sometimes not registered at all or they were registered at the county courthouses in adjoining states such as Arkansas, Kansas or Texas.<ref>Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, editor, FamilySearch Oklahoma Research Outline; PDF download(http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Oklahoma.pdf&amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;: downloaded 21 January 2011), 11-12.</ref>  
  
 
<br>The county began recording marriages at this time. Records are available from 1893 until present day and are in the form of scanned images of the original marriage registers. The county continues to hold all of the recorded marriage documents and none have been lost or destroyed by any manner. No official records are located offsite.<ref>Kay County Clerk’s Office, Newkirk, Oklahoma [(E-ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE),] to Wiki Editor, e-mail, 12 January 2011, "Marriage Records"; privately held by Wiki Editor [(E-ADDRESS), STREET ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], Arkansas City, Kansas, 2011.</ref>  
 
<br>The county began recording marriages at this time. Records are available from 1893 until present day and are in the form of scanned images of the original marriage registers. The county continues to hold all of the recorded marriage documents and none have been lost or destroyed by any manner. No official records are located offsite.<ref>Kay County Clerk’s Office, Newkirk, Oklahoma [(E-ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE),] to Wiki Editor, e-mail, 12 January 2011, "Marriage Records"; privately held by Wiki Editor [(E-ADDRESS), STREET ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], Arkansas City, Kansas, 2011.</ref>  
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County Courthouse

Kay County Courthouse
201 South Main; PO Box 450
Newkirk, OK 74647-0450
Phone: 580.362-2537 


Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1893
County Clerk has land records1893)

Parent County

1893--Kay County was created in 1893. It was an original county (Cherokee Outlet). Originally known as “K” County, it was part of the Cherokee Outlet and was formed after the famous Cherokee Strip Land Run of 1893.[1]


County seat: Newkirk [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Land Records
Deed Index Grantee Record Book (1901-1910).[3]

Marriage Records
No records have been lost.[4]

Probate Records
No records have been lost.[5]


Places/Localities

<a href="http://nrhp.focus.nps.gov/natreghome.do?searchtype=natreghome">Kay County sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places</a>

Big V Ranch House Blackwell Armory Blaine Stadium and Fieldhouse
Bryson Archeological Site Chilocco Indian Agricultural School Darr School of Aeronautics Hangar No. 3
Deer Creek Site Deer Creek Site

Donahoe, Daniel J., House

Electric Park Pavilion First Presbyterian Church of Tonkawa Huston Elementary School
Jenkins, Gov. William W., Homestead Site Kaw City Depot Kaw Indian Agency
Kay County Courthouse Mahoney House and Garage Marland, E. W., Mansion
Marland, E. W., Mansion Marland-Paris House Newkirk Central Business District
Newkirk Water Purification Plant Nez Perce Reservation Northside Elementary School
One-hundred-and-one Ranch One-hundred-and-one Ranch Parkside Elementary School
Pioneer Woman Statue Poncan Theatre Soldani Mansion
Tipton, J.P., Farmstead Tonkawa Armory Tonkawa Lodge No. 157 A.F. & A.M.
Washington Elementary School White Eagle Park


 

<a href="http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=154:2:1428693526421110::::::YES">Kay County Historical Sites listed on USGS</a>– This list contains mostly historical post offices. Click on feature name in the list then use the GNIS Google Map feature too see map or satellite view of the location.

Populated Places

<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackwell,_Oklahoma">Blackwell</a> <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Braman,_Oklahoma">Braman</a> <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaw_City,_Oklahoma">Kaw City</a>
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kildare,_Oklahoma">Kildare</a> <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newkirk,_Oklahoma">Newkirk</a> <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ponca_City,_Oklahoma">Ponca City</a>
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tonkawa,_Oklahoma">Tonkawa</a>



 

Neighboring Counties

  • <a href="Cowley County, Kansas">Cowley County, Kansas</a>
  • <a href="Garfield County, Oklahoma">Garfield</a>
  • <a href="Grant County, Oklahoma">Grant</a>
  • <a href="Noble County, Oklahoma">Noble</a>
  • <a href="Osage County, Oklahoma">Osage</a>
  • <a href="Sumner County, Kansas">Sumner County, Kansas</a>

Resources

Cemeteries

Chilocco Indian School Cemetery

<a href="http://www.chilocco.org/ChiloccoPictures/tabid/87/path/Later%20Years/Default.aspx">Chilocco Indian School Cemetery Photo</a>
<a href="http://www.electricscotland.com/history/america/donna/chiocco50.htm">Grant for Chilocco Cemetery Article</a> - This article states that about 70 children were buried here.

Kay County Cemeteries listed on Find-A-Grave

<a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=97906">Banner Cemetery </a>
Kildare
<a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=172659&CScntry=4&CSst=38&CScnty=2163&">Blackwell Cemetery or IOOF Blackwell Cemetery </a>
Blackwell
<a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2184520">Blaine Park Cemetery of Cross</a>
Ponca City
<a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=98016&CScntry=4&CSst=38&CScnty=2163&">Braman Cemetery </a>
Braman
<a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2390424">Brown Farm </a>
Newkirk
<a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=1977911">Cales Cemetery </a>
Kay County
<a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=98218&CScntry=4&CSst=38&CScnty=2163&">Cooper Cemetery </a>
Newkirk
<a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=98234&CScntry=4&CSst=38&CScnty=2163&">Cowboy Hill Cemetery </a>
Marland
<a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=98536&CScntry=4&CSst=38&CScnty=2163&">Grand View Cemetery
or  Grandview Cemetery </a>
Kaw City

<a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=98234&CScntry=4&CSst=38&CScnty=2163&">IOOF Cemetery
or Odd Fellows Cemetery</a>

Ponca City

<a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=98234&CScntry=4&CSst=38&CScnty=2163&">IOOF Cemetery Tonkawa
or Tonkawa IOOF Cemetery</a>

Tonkawa

<a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=98234&CScntry=4&CSst=38&CScnty=2163&">Longwood Cemetery </a>
Ponca City

<a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=99013&CScntry=4&CSst=38&CScnty=2163&">Mount Olive Cemetery </a>
Nardin

<a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2317317">Nardin Cemetery </a>
Nardin
<a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=641266">Near White Eagle Monument</a>
Ponca City
<a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2174342&CScntry=4&CSst=38&CScnty=2163&">New Home Cemetery</a>
Eddy
<a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=99079&CScntry=4&CSst=38&CScnty=2163&">Newkirk Cemetery</a>
Newkirk
<a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2160102&CScntry=4&CSst=38&CScnty=2163&">Oak Grove Cemetery</a>
Ponca City
<a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=99109">Oak Grove Cemetery </a>
Kay County
<a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2189047&CScntry=4&CSst=38&CScnty=2163&CSsr=21&">Otoe-Missouria Mothers Memorial </a>
Ponca City

<a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1980963&CScntry=4&CSst=38&CScnty=2163&CSsr=21&">Plainview Cemetery</a>
Newkirk
<a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2331070&CScntry=4&CSst=38&CScnty=2163&CSsr=21&">Ponca City Cemetery</a>
Ponca City
<a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=99289&CScntry=4&CSst=38&CScnty=2163&CSsr=21&">Ponca Tribal Cemetery</a>
Ponca City
<a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1665611&CScntry=4&CSst=38&CScnty=2163&CSsr=21&">Prairie Chapel Cemetery </a>
Blackwell
<a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=99305&CScntry=4&CSst=38&CScnty=2163&CSsr=21&">Prairie View Cemetery </a>
Tonkawa
<a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=99352&CScntry=4&CSst=38&CScnty=2163&CSsr=21&">Resthaven Memorial Park </a>
Ponca City
<a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2143258&CScntry=4&CSst=38&CScnty=2163&CSsr=21&">Riverview or River View Cemetery</a>
Alcorn
<a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=1992181">Rock Falls Cemetery</a>
Braman
<a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=99419&CScntry=4&CSst=38&CScnty=2163&CSsr=21&">Round Grove Cemetery </a>
Tonkawa
<a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=99449&CScntry=4&CSst=38&CScnty=2163&CSsr=21&">Saint Johns Cemetery</a>
Blackwell
<a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=99459&CScntry=4&CSst=38&CScnty=2163&CSsr=21&">Saint Marys Catholic Cemetery </a>
Ponca City
<a href="http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=81800">BillionGraves</a> page
<a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2395565">Sunset Memorial Gardens</a>
Kay County
<a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=803076&CScntry=4&CSst=38&CScnty=2163&CSsr=21&">Sunset Memorial Park </a>
Ponca City
<a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2371417&CScntry=4&CSst=38&CScnty=2163&CSsr=21&">Tonkawa Indian Cemetery at Fort Oakland</a>
Tonkawa
<a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=99673&CScntry=4&CSst=38&CScnty=2163&CSsr=41&">Triumph Cemetery</a>
Kay County
<a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=99755&CScntry=4&CSst=38&CScnty=2163&CSsr=41&">Washunga Cemetery</a>
Kaw City
 
<a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2146966&CScntry=4&CSst=38&CScnty=2163&CSsr=41&">White Eagle Monument </a>
Kay County
<a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=99832&CScntry=4&CSst=38&CScnty=2163&CSsr=41&">Wolf Creek Cemetery </a>
Newkirk

 

<a href="http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=154:2:4782416560077340::::::YES">Kay County Cemeteries listed on USGS</a> – Click on feature name in the list then use the GNIS Google Map feature too see map or satellite view of the location.

<a href="http://www.kaycounty.info/pgs/CemIdx.htm">Pioneer Genealogical Society Kay County Cemetery Index</a> – This is an alphabetical name Index for interments in the Cemeteries which are available on CD from the Pioneer Genealogical Society.

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Blackwell

Census

<a href="http://www.okhistory.org/research/1890/index.php">1890 Oklahoma Territorial Census Search at the Oklahoma Historical Society Website</a>

<a href="http://www.okhistory.org/research/dawes/index.php">Dawes Rolls Search at the Oklahoma Historical Society Website</a>

City Directories

Oklahoma State Historical Society has Smith's First Directory of Oklahoma Territory for the Year Commencing August 1, 1890, which provides information about the population of early Oklahoma. This transcribed index contains over 17,000 names. These are arranged alphabetically by surname and divided into three sections.”[6]
<a href="http://www.okhistory.org/research/smiths/a-k.php">Surnames A-K »</a>
<a href="http://www.okhistory.org/research/smiths/l-q.php">Surnames L-Q »</a>
<a href="http://www.okhistory.org/research/smiths/r-z.php">Surnames R-Z »</a>


<a href="http://www.kaycounty.info/PGS/pictures/1941KCoAtlas.pdf">1941-1942 Kay County Atlas on the Pioneer Genealogical Society Website</a>

Court

<a href="http://www.courthouse.kay.ok.us/coclerk.html">Kay County Clerk’s Office</a>
P.O. Box 450
Newkirk, OK 74647
Main Phone Line: 1-580-362-2537
Toll Free Line: 1-888-567-4611
Available Records: Miscellaneous records (such as petitions to incorporate cities/towns, election returns for 1902, etc.) court judgements, mechanic and materialmens liens, physicians and hospital liens, and UCC filings.

<a href="http://www.courthouse.kay.ok.us/crtclerk.html">District Court Offices:</a>

Kay County Courthouse
201 S. Main, 2nd floor
Newkirk, Oklahoma
Phone: (580) 362-3350

Federal Post Office Building
4th & Grand, 2nd floor
Ponca City, Oklahoma
Phone (580) 762-2148

City Administration Building
2nd & Blackwell Avenue
Blackwell, Oklahoma
Phone (580) 363-2080

<a href="http://www1.odcr.com/search.php">On Demand Court Records</a> – Search for Kay County court records online. Provides basic case information but no digital images are available.

Land

Kay County land records began in 1893 with the original patents from the Oklahoma Land Run. Recordings have been kept daily since the Land Run, and are current to date.[7]

<a href="http://www.courthouse.kay.ok.us/coclerk.html">Kay County Clerk’s Office</a>
P.O. Box 450
Newkirk, OK 74647
Main Phone Line: 1-580-362-2537
Toll Free Line: 1-888-567-4611
Available Records: Plats, deeds, patents, mortgages, surveys and other documents

<a href="http://okcountyrecords.com/search.php?county=036">Oklahoma Public Land Records Search</a> - The data for Kay County is available from August 1995 to present. This will give you the grantor and grantee’s names, case number, the date of the instrument and the date of filing, the type of document, book and page number where the filing is recorded and often the legal description of the property. Digital images or prints from this system require a fee. A variety of subscription levels are available as well as solutions for one time access.

 
<a href="http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx?searchTabIndex=0&searchByTypeIndex=0">Bureau of Land Management Land Records Search</a>

<a href="http://www.okhistory.org/research/library/land.html">Oklahoma Historical Society Land Records Resources</a>

Local Histories

Maps

<a href="http://www.historicmapworks.com/Atlas/US/11030/Kay+County+1910/">1910 Kay County Maps at Historic Map Works</a>

<a href="http://www.historicmapworks.com/Atlas/US/20218/Kay+County+1971/">1971 Kay County Maps at Historic Map Works</a>

<a href="Kay County Map from Oklahoma Tourism Website">Kay County Map from Oklahoma Tourism Website</a>

<a href="http://www.historicmapworks.com/Browse/United_States/Oklahoma/">Oklahoma Maps at Historic Map Works</a>

Military

<a href="http://www.courthouse.kay.ok.us/coclerk.html">Kay County Clerk’s Office</a>
P.O. Box 450
Newkirk, OK 74647
Main Phone Line: 1-580-362-2537
Toll Free Line: 1-888-567-4611
Available Records: Military discharge records beginning in 1917

<a href="http://www.okhistory.org/research/library/military.html">Oklahoma Historical Society Military Records Resources</a>

Newspapers

<a href="http://www.blackwelljournaltribune.net/">Blackwell Journal</a>

<a href="http://www.newsok.com/">Daily Oklahoman</a>
<a href="http://www.newkirkherald.com/">Newkirk Herald </a>
<a href="http://www.poncacitynews.com/">Ponca City News</a>

<a href="http://arkcity.net/">Arkansas City Traveler</a> (Arkansas City, Kansas) – Sometimes carries stories and articles from Kay County, especially in the early historical editions.

<a href="http://okhistory.cuadra.com/starweb3/newspapers/servlet.starweb3?path=newspapers/newspaper.public.web">Oklahoma Historical Society Newspaper Article Search</a>

<a href="http://okhistory.cuadra.com/starweb3/microfilm/servlet.starweb3?path=microfilm/microfilm.public.web">Oklahoma Historical Society Newspaper Catalog Search</a>

Obituaries

<a href="http://www.kaycounty.info/PGS/pgs_research.htm">Pioneer Genealogical Society Kay County Obituary Index</a>

Probate

Although Oklahoma did not become a state until 1907, some Oklahoma Territorial and Indian Territorial probate records were kept at a county level beginning in 1893. Records are available from 1893 until present day.[8]

<a href="http://www.courthouse.kay.ok.us/crtclerk.html">Kay County District Court Clerk </a>
201 S. Main, 2nd floor
Newkirk, Oklahoma
Phone: (580) 362-3350
Business hours are Monday thru Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm.

<a href="http://www1.odcr.com/search.php">On Demand Court Records </a>– Search for Kay County court records online. Provides basic case information but no digital images are available.

School Records

<a href="http://www.courthouse.kay.ok.us/coclerk.html">Kay County Clerk’s Office</a>
P.O. Box 450
Newkirk, OK 74647
Main Phone Line: 1-580-362-2537
Toll Free Line: 1-888-567-4611
Available Records: School records are available beginning in 1897. In 1897 Kay County had 88 school districts, compared to the present nine.[9]

Taxation

<a href="http://www.courthouse.kay.ok.us/coclerk.html">Kay County Clerk’s Office</a>
P.O. Box 450
Newkirk, OK 74647
Main Phone Line: 1-580-362-2537
Toll Free Line: 1-888-567-4611
Available Records: IRS and Oklahoma tax liens

<a href="http://www.courthouse.kay.ok.us/kcaaboutus.htm">Kay County Assessor</a>
201 S Main
Newkirk, OK 74647
Phone: (580) 362-2565
Fax: (580) 362-3668

<a href="http://www.courthouse.kay.ok.us/kcapropertysearch.htm">Online Property Search</a> – This site may require a paid subscription for records access.

Vital Records

Birth Records

<a href="http://www.ok.gov/health/Birth_and_Death_Certificates/Birth_Certificates/index.html">Oklahoma State Department of Health</a>
1000 NE 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Phone: (405) 271.4040
E-mail: AskVR@health.ok.gov
Lobby Hours: 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Monday - Friday with the exception of state recognized holidays

Death Records
<a href="http://www.ok.gov/health/Birth_and_Death_Certificates/Death_Certificates/index.html">Oklahoma State Department of Health</a>
1000 NE 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Phone: (405) 271.4040
E-mail: AskVR@health.ok.gov
Lobby Hours: 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Monday - Friday with the exception of state recognized holidays

Divorce Records

<a href="http://www.courthouse.kay.ok.us/crtclerk.html">Kay County District Court Clerk </a>
201 S. Main, 2nd floor
Newkirk, Oklahoma
Phone: (580) 362-3350
Business hours are Monday thru Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm.

<a href="http://www1.odcr.com/search.php">On Demand Court Records</a> – Search for Kay County court records online. Provides basic case information but no digital images are available.


Marriage Records

Although Oklahoma did not become a state until 1907, some Oklahoma Territorial and Indian Territorial records were kept beginning about 1890. The marriage bonds, affidavits, licenses and certificates were kept at a county level, by or when the county was formed. However, one must keep in mind that these territorial marriages were sometimes not registered at all or they were registered at the county courthouses in adjoining states such as Arkansas, Kansas or Texas.[10]


The county began recording marriages at this time. Records are available from 1893 until present day and are in the form of scanned images of the original marriage registers. The county continues to hold all of the recorded marriage documents and none have been lost or destroyed by any manner. No official records are located offsite.[11]

<a href="http://www.courthouse.kay.ok.us/crtclerk.html">Kay County District Court Clerk</a>
201 S. Main, 2nd floor
Newkirk, Oklahoma
Phone: (580) 362-3350
Business hours are Monday thru Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm.

<a href="http://www1.odcr.com/search.php">On Demand Court Records</a> – Search for Kay County court records online. Provides basic case information but no digital images are available.

<a href="http://www.okhistory.org/research/library/marriage.html">Oklahoma Historical Society Marriage Records Resources</a>

<a href="http://www.kaycounty.info/PGS/Marriage">Pioneer Genealogical Society Kay County Marriage Applications Index</a> – Records date from September 29, 1893 to December 31, 1999.

Museums

Museums Listed on the Kay County Tourism Website

<a href="http://www.travelok.com/listings/view.profile/id.50">A.D. Buck Museum of Science &
History</a>
<a href="http://www.travelok.com/listings/view.profile/id.1054">Cann Memorial Botanical Gardens</a>
<a href="http://www.travelok.com/listings/view.profile/id.1745">Conoco Museum</a> <a href="http://www.travelok.com/listings/view.profile/id.12371">Heart in the Park Labyrinth</a>
<a href="http://www.travelok.com/listings/view.profile/id.4086">Kanza Museum</a> <a href="http://www.travelok.com/listings/view.profile/id.4103">Kaw City Museum</a>
<a href="http://www.travelok.com/listings/view.profile/id.4838">Marland's Grand Home</a> <a href="http://www.travelok.com/listings/view.profile/id.4836">Marland Mansion</a>
<a href="http://www.travelok.com/listings/view.profile/id.4962">McCarter Museum & Centennial Park</a> <a href="http://www.travelok.com/listings/view.profile/id.5330">Newkirk Community Historical Museum</a>
<a href="http://www.travelok.com/listings/view.profile/id.5332">Newkirk Heritage Center</a> <a href="http://www.travelok.com/listings/view.profile/id.14855">Osage Nation Heritage Trail</a>
<a href="http://www.travelok.com/listings/view.profile/id.5920">Pioneer Woman Statue & Museum</a> <a href="http://www.travelok.com/listings/view.profile/id.6066">Poncan Theatre</a>
<a href="http://www.travelok.com/listings/view.profile/id.7204">Standing Bear Park, Museum & Education Center</a> <a href="http://www.travelok.com/listings/view.profile/id.8104">Tonkawa Tribal Museum</a>
<a href="http://www.travelok.com/listings/view.profile/id.8116">Top of Oklahoma Historical Society Museum</a>


Societies and Libraries

Libraries

<a href="http://www.cityofblackwell.com/library">Blackwell Public Library</a>
123 W. Padon
Blackwell, OK 74647
Telephone: (580) 363-1809
J.A. Walker Memorial Library
900 Morgan Square
Kaw City, OK 74641
Telephone: (580) 269-2525
<a href="http://www.newkirkpl.okpls.org/">Newkirk Public Library</a>
116 N. Maple Ave.
Newkirk, OK 74647
Telephone: (580) 362-3934
<a href="http://www.poncacityok.gov/index.aspx?nid=155">Ponca City Library</a>
515 E. Grand
Ponca City, OK 74601
Telephone: (580) 767-0345
<a href="http://www.cityoftonkawa.com/Default.aspx?tabid=1874">Tonkawa Public Library</a>
216 N. 7th
Tonkawa, OK 74653
Telephone: (580) 628-3366


<a href="http://www.arkcity.org/index.aspx?NID=24">Arkansas City Public Library</a>
120 E. 5th Avenue
Arkansas City, KS 67005
620-442-1280
arkcitypl @ acpl.org


Historical & Genealogical Societies

<a href="http://www.kaycounty.info/pgs/frtpage.html">Pioneer Genealogical Society</a>
Genealogy Room of the Ponca City Public Library
515 East Grand
Ponca City, Oklahoma

<a href="http://www.okhistory.org/">Oklahoma Historical Society</a>
Oklahoma History Center
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
405-521-2491

Family History Centers

  • <a _fcknotitle="true" href="Introduction to LDS Family History Centers">Introduction to LDS Family History Centers</a>
  • <a _fcknotitle="true" href="Ponca City Oklahoma Family History Center">Ponca City Oklahoma Family History Center</a>

Web Sites

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References

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  1. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, editor, FamilySearch Oklahoma Research Outline; PDF download (http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Oklahoma.pdf&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;: downloaded 21 January 2011), np.
  2. &amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;I&amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America&amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/I&amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Kay County Clerk’s Office, Newkirk, Oklahoma [(E-ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE),] to Wiki Editor, e-mail, 31 August 2011, "Records Information"; privately held by Wiki Editor [(E-ADDRESS), STREET ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], Arkansas City, Kansas, 2011.
  4. Kay County Clerk's Office, Newkirk, Oklahoma [(E-ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE),] to Wiki Editor, e-mail, 12 January 2011, "Marriage Records"; privately held by Wiki Editor [(E-ADDRESS), STREET ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], Arkansas City, Kansas, 2011.
  5. Kay County District Court Clerk’s Office, Newkirk, Oklahoma [(E-ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE),] to Wiki Editor, e-mail, 1 April 2011, "Probate Records"; privately held by Wiki Editor [(E-ADDRESS), STREET ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], Arkansas City, Kansas, 2011.
  6. Oklahoma State Historical Society, Smith's first directory of Oklahoma Territory for the year commencing August 1st, 1890 search, transcription database,Smith's Index(http://www.okhistory.org/research/smiths/index.php&amp;amp;amp;nbsp;: accessed 20 October 2011).
  7. Kay County Clerk’s Office to Wiki Editor, e-mail, 31 August 2011.
  8. Kay County District Court Clerk’s Office, Newkirk, Oklahoma [(E-ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE),] to Wiki Editor, e-mail, 1 April 2011, "Probate Records"; privately held by Wiki Editor[(E-ADDRESS), STREET ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], Arkansas City, Kansas, 2011.
  9. Kay County, Oklahoma, Kay County Clerk Homepage, responsibilities and records (http://www.courthouse.kay.ok.us/coclerk.html: accessed 20 October 2011), citing school records entry.
  10. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, editor, FamilySearch Oklahoma Research Outline; PDF download(http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Oklahoma.pdf&amp;amp;amp;nbsp;: downloaded 21 January 2011), 11-12.
  11. Kay County Clerk’s Office, Newkirk, Oklahoma [(E-ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE),] to Wiki Editor, e-mail, 12 January 2011, "Marriage Records"; privately held by Wiki Editor [(E-ADDRESS), STREET ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], Arkansas City, Kansas, 2011.

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