Oklahoma Church Records
Before 1900 the largest religious groups in Oklahoma were the Baptist, Roman Catholic, Disciples of Christ, and Methodist churches. An inventory of churches and church records is Preliminary List of Churches and Religious Organizations in Oklahoma. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: Historical Records Survey, 1942. (Family History Library book 976.6 K2h; fiche 6046945.) This lists Southern Baptist, Disciples of Christ, Methodist Episcopal, Methodist, and Roman Catholic churches.
The Family History Library has very few church records from Oklahoma. The library has histories of some local churches and congregations.
Many denominations have collected their records in central repositories. You can write to the following addresses to learn where their records are located:
Southern Baptist Convention
901 Commerce Street #400
Nashville, TN 37203-3699
Their catalog is available on their Internet site.
Disciples of Christ
Disciples of Christ Historical Society
1101 Nineteenth Avenue, South
Nashville, TN 37212
United Methodist Archives Center
Drew University Library
36 Madison Avenue
P. O. Box 127
Madison, NJ 07940
For a history of the Methodist Church, see Sidney H. Babcock, and John Y. Bryce, History of Methodism in Oklahoma: Story of the Indian Mission Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. N. p., 1935. Family History Library book 976.6 K21b; fiche 6,100,019.)
Roman Catholic Chancery Office
Archdiocese of Oklahoma City
7501 N.W. Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
For a history of the Catholic Church see Thomas E. Brown, Bible Belt Catholicism: A History of The Roman Catholic Church in Oklahoma, 1905-1945. New York, NewYork: United States Catholic Historical Society, 1977. (Family History Library book 976.6 K21bt.)