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Major 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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| founded year = 1907
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| founded date = July 16
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| building address = '''[[Major County, Oklahoma Courthouse|Major County Courthouse]]'''<br>500 E. Broadway Street<br> Fairview, Oklahoma 73737<br>Phone: 580.227.4712
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[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/OK_Major.htm Major County Courthouse]<br> 500 E Broadway Street<br> Fairview, OK 73737<br> Phone: 580.227-4712&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk Court has marriage records from late 1800’s, <br>divorce, probate and court records from 1908; <br>County Clerk has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Major County, Oklahoma. Page 560 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
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Major 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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Major County, Oklahoma
Map
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Major 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 Fairview
Courthouse
Photo courtesy [[]]
Address Major County Courthouse
500 E. Broadway Street
Fairview, Oklahoma 73737
Phone: 580.227.4712


County Courthouse

Major County Courthouse
500 E Broadway Street
Fairview, OK 73737
Phone: 580.227-4712 

Clerk Court has marriage records from late 1800’s,
divorce, probate and court records from 1908;
County Clerk has land records[1]

History

Parent County

1907--Major County was created 16 July 1907 from Woods County.
County seat: Fairview [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Major 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 Major 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 Major County, Oklahoma Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Probate

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), Major County, Oklahoma. Page 560 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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