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* Before 1900 the largest religious groups in Oklahoma were the Baptist, Roman Catholic, Disciples of Christ, and Methodist churches.<br>
 
* On Monday April 22, exactly at 12:00 noon, men, women and children lined up on the Arkansas and Texas borders to rush for their free land. This was the Oklahoma Territory land rush of 1889. The United States government surveyed the area into 6 mile square townships and mile square sections (640 acres). No federal employee, railroad employee, or person who was not authorized to be on the land could claim land. That rule was broken more than observed. [http://www.library.cornell.edu/Reps/DOCS/landrush.htm Read more...] <!-- Add Did You Know? Items ABOVE -->
 
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Guide to '''Oklahoma ancestry, family history, and genealogy '''birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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== Oklahoma Information ==
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Oklahoma is a state in the south central United States.  The capital is Oklahoma City & it is divided into 77 counties.  Oklahoma was admitted to the United States as the 46th state on 16 Nov 1907.  It was created from Oklahoma Territory & Indian Territory.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 31 Oct 2016.</ref>
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== Getting Started ==
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=== Welcome to Oklahoma, Sooner State  ===
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<h3>Getting Started with Oklahoma Research</h3>
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Links to articles on getting started with Oklahoma research.
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*[[Step-by-Step Oklahoma Research, 1880-Present]]
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*[[How to Find Oklahoma Birth Records|How to Find Birth Records]]
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*[[How to Find Oklahoma Marriage Records|How to Find Marriage Records]]
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*[[How to Find Oklahoma Death Records|How to Find Death Records]]
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*[[Oklahoma Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
  
The Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department's [http://www.travelok.com/genealogy Genealogy feature]&nbsp;assists visitors to connect with their Oklahoma ancestry with links to maps and other state, county, and trib<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1313251700406_270" />al resources.
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<h3>Oklahoma Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Oklahoma research.
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/oklahoma/ Boundary Changes for Oklahoma Counties]  
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*[[Oklahoma Archives and Libraries|Oklahoma Archives and Libraries]]
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*[http://okgenweb.org/ OKGenWeb]
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*[https://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=138:1:5707269042885 Geographical Names Information System] - U.S. gazetteer of places, cemeteries and post offices in Oklahoma.
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|}{{Click|Image:OK_ORP.png|Oklahoma Online Genealogy Records}} [[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups on Facebook]]
  
The Caddoe, Pawnee, and Wichita tribes were living in the area of Oklahoma in the 1700s. About the time the United States acquired the area through the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, other tribes such as the Quapaw, Oto, and Osage migrated to eastern Oklahoma. By 1837, the Civilized Tribes had settled most of their members in Oklahoma. [[Oklahoma Native Races|Read more...]]
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== Oklahoma Clickable Map ==
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Join the [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Oklahoma-Genealogy-Research-Community/283164515041221 Facebook]or [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Oklahoma-Genealogy-Research-Community/283164515041221 Skype] Oklahoma Genealogy Research Community!
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== Counties ==
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*[[Adair County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Adair]]
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*[[Alfalfa County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Alfalfa]]
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*[[Atoka County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Atoka]]
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*[[Beaver County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Beaver]]
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*[[Beckham County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Beckham]]
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*[[Blaine County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Blaine]]
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*[[Bryan County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Bryan]]
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*[[Caddo County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Caddo]]
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*[[Canadian County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Canadian]]
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*[[Carter County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Carter]]
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*[[Cherokee County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Cherokee]]
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*[[Choctaw County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Choctaw]]
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*[[Cimarron County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Cimarron]]
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*[[Cleveland County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Cleveland]]
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*[[Coal County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Coal]]
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*[[Comanche County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Comanche]]
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*[[Cotton County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Cotton]]
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*[[Craig County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Craig]]
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*[[Creek County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Creek]]
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*[[Custer County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Custer]]
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*[[Delaware County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Delaware]]
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*[[Dewey County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Dewey]]
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*[[Ellis County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Ellis]]
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*[[Garfield County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Garfield]]
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*[[Garvin County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Garvin]]
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*[[Grady County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Grady]]
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*[[Grant County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Grant]]
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*[[Greer County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Greer]]
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*[[Harmon County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Harmon]]
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*[[Harper County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Harper]]
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*[[Haskell County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Haskell]]
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*[[Hughes County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Hughes]]
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*[[Jackson County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Jackson]]
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*[[Jefferson County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Jefferson]]
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*[[Johnston County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Johnston]]
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*[[Kay County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Kay]]
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*[[Kingfisher County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Kingfisher]]
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*[[Kiowa County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Kiowa]]
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*[[Latimer County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Latimer]]
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*[[Le Flore County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Le Flore]]
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*[[Lincoln County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Lincoln]]
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*[[Logan County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Logan]]
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*[[Love County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Love]]
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*[[Major County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Major]]
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*[[Marshall County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Marshall]]
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*[[Mayes County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Mayes]]
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*[[McClain County, Oklahoma Genealogy|McClain]]
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*[[McCurtain County, Oklahoma Genealogy|McCurtain]]
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*[[McIntosh County, Oklahoma Genealogy|McIntosh]]
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*[[Murray County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Murray]]
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*[[Muskogee County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Muskogee]]
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*[[Noble County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Noble]]
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*[[Nowata County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Nowata]]
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*[[Okfuskee County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Okfuskee]]
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*[[Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Oklahoma]]
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*[[Okmulgee County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Okmulgee]]
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*[[Osage County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Osage]]
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*[[Ottawa County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Ottawa]]
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*[[Pawnee County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Pawnee]]
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*[[Payne County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Payne]]
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*[[Pittsburg County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Pittsburg]]
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*[[Pontotoc County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Pontotoc]]
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*[[Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Pottawatomie]]
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*[[Pushmataha County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Pushmataha]]
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*[[Roger Mills County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Roger Mills]]
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*[[Rogers County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Rogers]]
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*[[Seminole County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Seminole]]
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*[[Sequoyah County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Sequoyah]]
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*[[Stephens County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Stephens]]
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*[[Texas County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Texas]]
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*[[Tillman County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Tillman]]
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*[[Tulsa County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Tulsa]]
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*[[Wagoner County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Wagoner]]
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*[[Washington County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Washington]]
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*[[Washita County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Washita]]
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*[[Woods County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Woods]]
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*[[Woodward County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Woodward]]
  
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'''Extinct or Renamed Counties:''' [[Day County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Day]] | [[Lovely County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Lovely]] | [[Tobucksy County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Tobucksy]]
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*[[Adair County, Oklahoma|Adair]]
 
*[[Alfalfa County, Oklahoma|Alfalfa]]
 
*[[Atoka County, Oklahoma|Atoka]]
 
*[[Beaver County, Oklahoma|Beaver]]
 
*[[Beckham County, Oklahoma|Beckham]]
 
*[[Blaine County, Oklahoma|Blaine]]
 
*[[Bryan County, Oklahoma|Bryan]]
 
*[[Caddo County, Oklahoma|Caddo]]
 
*[[Canadian County, Oklahoma|Canadian]]
 
*[[Carter County, Oklahoma|Carter]]
 
*[[Cherokee County, Oklahoma|Cherokee]]
 
*[[Choctaw County, Oklahoma|Choctaw]]
 
*[[Cimarron County, Oklahoma|Cimarron]]
 
*[[Cleveland County, Oklahoma|Cleveland]]
 
*[[Coal County, Oklahoma|Coal]]
 
*[[Comanche County, Oklahoma|Comanche]]
 
*[[Cotton County, Oklahoma|Cotton]]
 
*[[Craig County, Oklahoma|Craig]]
 
*[[Creek County, Oklahoma|Creek]]
 
*[[Custer County, Oklahoma|Custer]]
 
*[[Delaware County, Oklahoma|Delaware]]
 
 
 
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*[[Dewey County, Oklahoma|Dewey]]  
 
*[[Ellis County, Oklahoma|Ellis]]
 
*[[Garfield County, Oklahoma|Garfield]]  
 
*[[Garvin County, Oklahoma|Garvin]]
 
*[[Grady County, Oklahoma|Grady]]
 
*[[Grant County, Oklahoma|Grant]]
 
*[[Greer County, Oklahoma|Greer]]
 
*[[Harmon County, Oklahoma|Harmon]]
 
*[[Harper County, Oklahoma|Harper]]
 
*[[Haskell County, Oklahoma|Haskell]]
 
*[[Hughes County, Oklahoma|Hughes]]
 
*[[Jackson County, Oklahoma|Jackson]]
 
*[[Jefferson County, Oklahoma|Jefferson]]
 
*[[Johnston County, Oklahoma|Johnston]]
 
*[[Kay County, Oklahoma|Kay]]
 
*[[Kingfisher County, Oklahoma|Kingfisher]]
 
*[[Kiowa County, Oklahoma|Kiowa]]
 
*[[Latimer County, Oklahoma|Latimer]]
 
*[[LeFlore County, Oklahoma|LeFlore]]
 
*[[Lincoln County, Oklahoma|Lincoln]]
 
*[[Logan County, Oklahoma|Logan]]
 
  
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[[Arkansas River]]{{·}} [[Butterfield Overland Mail]]{{·}} [[Canadian River]]{{·}} [[Cimmaron River|Cimarron River]]{{·}} [[Red River]]{{·}} [[Chisholm Trail]]{{·}} [[Santa Fe Trail]]{{·}} [[Atlantic and Pacific Railroad]]{{·}} [[St. Louis–San Francisco Railway]]{{·}} [[Texas and Pacific Railway]]
*[[Love County, Oklahoma|Love]]
 
*[[Major County, Oklahoma|Major]]
 
*[[Marshall County, Oklahoma|Marshall]]
 
*[[Mayes County, Oklahoma|Mayes]]
 
*[[McClain County, Oklahoma|McClain]]
 
*[[McCurtain County, Oklahoma|McCurtain]]
 
*[[McIntosh County, Oklahoma|McIntosh]]
 
*[[Murray County, Oklahoma|Murray]]  
 
*[[Muskogee County, Oklahoma|Muskogee]]  
 
*[[Noble County, Oklahoma|Noble]]  
 
*[[Nowata County, Oklahoma|Nowata]]  
 
*[[Okfuskee County, Oklahoma|Okfuskee]]  
 
*[[Oklahoma County, Oklahoma|Oklahoma]]  
 
*[[Okmulgee County, Oklahoma|Okmulgee]]
 
*[[Osage County, Oklahoma|Osage]]  
 
*[[Ottawa County, Oklahoma|Ottawa]]  
 
*[[Pawnee County, Oklahoma|Pawnee]]  
 
*[[Payne County, Oklahoma|Payne]]
 
*[[Pittsburg County, Oklahoma|Pittsburg]]
 
*[[Pontotoc County, Oklahoma|Pontotoc]]
 
*[[Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma|Pottawatomie]]
 
  
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==FamilySearch Resources==
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/33?region=United+States+of+America&englishRegion=United+States+of+America Historical Records] - databases and record images on FamilySearch
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Oklahoma Family History Center locator map]
  
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*'''2001-2014''' - {{RecordSearch|2311973|Currentobituary.com index, 2001-2014}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*[[Roger Mills County, Oklahoma|Roger Mills]]
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*[http://digital.library.okstate.edu/ Digital Archives ]from the Oklahoma State University, a varied selection of resources.
*[[Rogers County, Oklahoma|Rogers]]  
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*[http://www.travelok.com/Genealogy Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department's&nbsp;]new 'genealogy' section aids those looking for ancestors in Oklahoma.
*[[Seminole County, Oklahoma|Seminole]]
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ok/ Cyndi's List] - Oklahoma genealogy sites on the internet
*[[Sequoyah County, Oklahoma|Sequoyah]]  
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/oka/ Genealogy Trails] - collection of transcribed data for the state of Oklahoma
*[[Stephens County, Oklahoma|Stephens]]
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/oklahoma-genealogy Access Genealogy] – Genealogy guide for Oklahoma
*[[Texas County, Oklahoma|Texas]]
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/oklahoma-genealogy.htm Ancestorhunt.com] - resources for Oklahoma genealogy research
*[[Tillman County, Oklahoma|Tillman]]
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*[http://www.raogk.org/oklahoma-genealogy/ Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] - Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records for Oklahoma
*[[Tulsa County, Oklahoma|Tulsa]]
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Oklahoma.pdf Oklahoma Research Outline] – Original Family History Library research outline; contains many out of date links
*[[Wagoner County, Oklahoma|Wagoner]]
 
*[[Washington County, Oklahoma|Washington]]  
 
*[[Washita County, Oklahoma|Washita]]
 
*[[Woods County, Oklahoma|Woods]]
 
*[[Woodward County, Oklahoma|Woodward]]
 
  
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Extinct or Renamed Counties: <br>[[A County, Oklahoma|A]] | [[B County, Oklahoma|B]] | [[C County, Oklahoma|C]] | [[D County, Oklahoma|D]] | [[Day County, Oklahoma|Day]] | [[E County, Oklahoma|E]] | [[F County, Oklahoma|F]] | [[G County, Oklahoma|G]] | [[H County, Oklahoma|H]] | [[I County, Oklahoma|I]] | [[K County, Oklahoma|K]] | [[L County, Oklahoma|L]] | [[Lovely County, Oklahoma|Lovely]] | [[M County, Oklahoma|M]] | [[N County, Oklahoma|N]] | [[O County, Oklahoma|O]] | [[P County, Oklahoma|P]] | [[Q County, Oklahoma|Q]] | [[Tobucksy County, Oklahoma|Tobucksy]]
 
 
 
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*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].
 
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Oklahoma/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.
 
*[http://www.okgenweb.org// The Oklahoma GenWeb Project] has a wealth of information and is a part of the larger [[USGenWeb|USGenWeb Project]]. [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project] provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.
 
*[http://digital.library.okstate.edu/ Digital Archives ]from the Oklahoma State University, a varied selection of resources.
 
*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Oklahoma.pdf BYU Oklahoma Research Outline] largely duplicates these Wiki pages. Includes some bibliographic lists from BYU Library, 2001.
 
*[http://www.travelok.com/Genealogy Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department's&nbsp;]new 'genealogy' section aids those looking for ancestors in Oklahoma.
 
 
 
'''Wiki articles describing&nbsp; online collectons arefound at:'''
 
 
 
*[[Oklahoma Applications for Enrollment of the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Oklahoma Applications for Enrollment of the Commission of the &nbsp;Five Civilized Tribes (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Oklahoma County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Oklahoma County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records]][[Oklahoma County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|)]]
 
*[[Oklahoma Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Oklahoma Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
 
 
 
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Guide to Oklahoma ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Oklahoma Information

Oklahoma is a state in the south central United States. The capital is Oklahoma City & it is divided into 77 counties. Oklahoma was admitted to the United States as the 46th state on 16 Nov 1907. It was created from Oklahoma Territory & Indian Territory.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Oklahoma Research

Links to articles on getting started with Oklahoma research.

Oklahoma Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Oklahoma research.

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Oklahoma Clickable Map

Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.

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Counties



Extinct or Renamed Counties: Day | Lovely | Tobucksy

Oklahoma Migration Routes

Arkansas River · Butterfield Overland Mail · Canadian River · Cimarron River · Red River · Chisholm Trail · Santa Fe Trail · Atlantic and Pacific Railroad · St. Louis–San Francisco Railway · Texas and Pacific Railway

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

Additional Resources

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 31 Oct 2016.