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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Oklahoma|Oklahoma]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Oklahoma_County,_Oklahoma|Oklahoma County]]'' {{OKDC}} <br> <br>
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Oklahoma Genealogy|Oklahoma]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Oklahoma County'''''
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Oklahoma County
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| county_map = Ok-oklahoma.png
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| state = Oklahoma
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| state_map = OK-map.png
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| latd = 39.99
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| longd = 91.19
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| founded title = [[Oklahoma County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Founded]]
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| founded year = 1890
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| founded date =
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| seat = Oklahoma City
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| building image = OklahomaOklahomaCourthouse.jpg
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| building image cap =
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| building address = [http://www.oklahomacounty.org/ Oklahoma County Courthouse]<br> 320 Robert South Kerr Avenue.<br># 105<br> Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73012<br> Phone: 405.713.1721
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}}
  
Oklahoma 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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Oklahoma 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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{{Click|Image:OK_ORP.png|Oklahoma Online Genealogy Records}}
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== County Information ==
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=== Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Record Dates ===
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1908
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1889
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1890
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1889
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1890
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.oklahomacounty.org/ Oklahoma County Courthouse]<br> 320 Robert S Kerr Avenue<br> Office 409<br> Oklahoma City, OK 73012<br> Phone: 405.713-1721 <br>  
 
[http://www.oklahomacounty.org/ Oklahoma County Courthouse]<br> 320 Robert S Kerr Avenue<br> Office 409<br> Oklahoma City, OK 73012<br> Phone: 405.713-1721 <br>  
  
County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1890<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. Page 561 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1890<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. Page 561 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1890--'''Oklahoma County was created in 1890. It was an original county.<br>'''County seat: '''Oklahoma City <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1890--'''Oklahoma County was created in 1890. It was an original county.<br>'''County seat: '''Oklahoma City <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Description ====
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Oklahoma county is located in central Oklahoma.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/oka/okfuskee/ accessed 09/29/2016</ref> The county seat is Oklahoma City. Founded 1890.
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<ref>https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Oklahoma,_United_States_Genealogy accessed 09/29/2016</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/oklahoma/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Oklahoma] - shows boundary changes for Oklahoma Counties
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*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/OK_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm Oklahoma Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Populated Places <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Oklahoma County, Oklahoma," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oklahoma_County,_Oklahoma, accessed 6 August 2016.</ref> ====
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=====Cities=====
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*Edmond
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*Harrah
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*Midwest City
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*Nichols Hills
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*Nicoma Park
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*Oklahoma City (county seat)
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*Spencer
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*The Village
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*Warr Acres
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=====Towns=====
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*Arcadia
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*Bethany
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*Choctaw
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*Del City
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*Forest Park
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*Jones
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*Lake Aluma
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*Luther
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*Smith Village
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*Valley Brook
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*Woodlawn Park
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=====Unincorporated communities=====
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*Newalla
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Canadian County, Oklahoma|Canadian]]  
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*[[Canadian County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Canadian]]  
*[[Cleveland County, Oklahoma|Cleveland]]  
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*[[Cleveland County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Cleveland]]  
*[[Kingfisher County, Oklahoma|Kingfisher]]  
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*[[Kingfisher County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Kingfisher]]  
*[[Lincoln County, Oklahoma|Lincoln]]  
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*[[Lincoln County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Lincoln]]  
*[[Logan County, Oklahoma|Logan]]  
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*[[Logan County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Logan]]  
*[[Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma|Pottawatomie]]
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*[[Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Pottawatomie]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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====American Indians====
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'''''Census'''''
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*'''1851 - 1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8810 Oklahoma and Indian Territory, Indian Censuses and Rolls, 1851-1959] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index and images ($)
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*'''1895 - 1914''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2976 U.S., Native American Citizens and Freedmen of Five Civilized Tribes, 1895-1914] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index and images ($)
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*'''1898 - 1914''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60543 Oklahoma and Indian Territory, Dawes Census Cards for Five Civilized Tribes, 1898-1914] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index and images ($)
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*[http://www.okhistory.org/research/dawes Dawes Final Rolls] - Oklahoma Historical Society
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'''''Land and Property'''''
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*'''1884 - 1934''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3999 Oklahoma and Indian Territory, Land Allotment Jackets for Five Civilized Tribes, 1884-1934] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index and images ($)
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*'''1889''' [http://www.okhistory.org/research/plat1889 Oklahoma County Plats 1889] - Oklahoma Historical Society
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*'''1899 - 1907''' {{RecordSearch|1390101|Oklahoma Applications for Allotment, Five Civilized Tribes, 1899-1907}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*For more information see [[Indians of Oklahoma]]
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
[[LDS Cem|LDS Cemetery Records]]<br>Vol. 21 <br>page 162 - 62rd and Penn Avenue Cemetery, Oklahoma City<br>page 165 - Catholic Cemetery<br>page 166 - Wheatland Cemetery  
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[[LDS Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]]<br>Vol. 21 <br>page 162 - 62rd and Penn Avenue Cemetery, Oklahoma City<br>page 165 - Catholic Cemetery<br>page 166 - Wheatland Cemetery  
  
 
BillionGraves:  
 
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=82085 Waterloo Cemetery, Edmond]  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=82085 Waterloo Cemetery, Edmond]  
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=82114 Whistler Cemetery, Edmond]
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=82114 Whistler Cemetery, Edmond]
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=38&GScnty=2182&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|347711|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=38&CScnty=2182 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/%7Eokoklaho/cemetery/cemeteries_interments.htm OKGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Oklahoma+Oklahoma&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Oklahoma&county=Oklahoma&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ok/oklahoma/cemeteries.htm USGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/oklahoma/oklahomac.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://oklahomagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=55 Oklahoma Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.okcemeteries.net/oklahoma/oklahoma.htm Oklahoma Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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{{Historical populations
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|type = USA
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oklahoma_County,_Oklahoma#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1890 |11742
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|1900 |25915
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|1910 |85232
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|1920 |116307
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|1930 |221738
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|1940 |244159
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|1950 |325352
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|1960 |439506
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|1970 |526805
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|1980 |568933
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|1990 |599611
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|2000 |660448
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|2010 |718633
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{{Census|Oklahoma}}  
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{{Census|Oklahoma}}
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===== State Census Records =====
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*1890 [http://www.okhistory.org/research/1890 Oklahoma Territorial Census 1890] - Oklahoma Historical Societ
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*1890 and 1907 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8925 Oklahoma Territorial Census, 1890 and 1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index and image ($)
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===== Federal Census Records =====
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Federal Censuses were taken for Oklahoma starting in 1860. For links to Federal census indexes, see [[Oklahoma Census]].
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{OK Church Intro}}
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===== Lutheran  =====
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*Records of Peace Lutheran Church, Edmond, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).<ref name="ev">"Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: An Inventory of Selected Congregational Records of the American Lutheran Church in Minnesota at the Minnesota Historical Society," Collection Finding Aids, ''Minnesota Historical Society,'' http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/01009.xml, accessed 10 June 2013.</ref>
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{OK Land Intro}}
  
 
'''1889–present''' County Clerk's free online images and indexes of all [http://countyclerk.oklahomacounty.org/registrar-of-deeds/rod-search Oklahoma County deeds].<br>  
 
'''1889–present''' County Clerk's free online images and indexes of all [http://countyclerk.oklahomacounty.org/registrar-of-deeds/rod-search Oklahoma County deeds].<br>  
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''Online Land Records''
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
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*'''1796 - 1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
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*'''1861 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
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*1889 [http://www.okhistory.org/research/plat1889 Oklahoma County Plats, 1889] - Oklahoma Historical Society
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*[http://www.okhistory.org/research/elreno El Reno Homesteader Filings] - Oklahoma Historical Society
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For more information see [[Oklahoma Land and Property]]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{OK History Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/oklahoma/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Oklahoma] - shows boundary changes for Oklahoma Counties
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*[http://www.okgenweb.org/okprojects/ Maps n More] - county and township maps.
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*[http://americancivilwar.com/statepic/oklahoma.html Oklahoma Civil War Map of Battles]
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[[Image:Okoklahoma.jpg|900px|Okoklahoma.jpg|400px]]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== Revolutionary War =====
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*'''1775 - 1783''' - {{RecordSearch|2546162|United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - images only<br>
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*''For more nationwide Revolutionary War databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
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===== Civil War =====
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*http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9236 Oklahoma, Confederate Pension Index, 1915-1955] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*''For more nationwide Civil War databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
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===== WWI =====
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*''For more nationwide World War I databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
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===== WWII =====
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*[http://www.okhistory.org/research/mildeaths Oklahoma Military Deaths] - Oklahoma Historical Society
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*''For more nationwide World War II databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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''Oklahoma Newspapers Online''
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/oklahoma GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Oklahoma newspapers
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/nebraska/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of Nebraska newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some Oklahoma newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
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*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
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''Oklahoma Newspaper Catalogs''
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*[http://nhs.mlasolutions.com/oasis/catalog/(S(zbsz4355ibqf0u45unq01wrq))/Default.aspx?installation=OklahomaHistorical Oklahoma State Historical Society] - catalog of known Oklahoma newspapers; lists repositories that have the newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper
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{{OK Newspaper abstracts|Oklahoma}}
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1801 – 2008''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9077 Oklahoma Wills and Probate Records 1801-2008] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
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*'''1887 – 2008''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2063710 Oklahoma Probate Records 1887-2008] at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images<br>
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====School Records====
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*'''1895 - 1936''' {{RecordSearch|1926701|Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{OK Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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=====Births=====
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''Online Birth Records Indexes and Images''
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~okgs/early_ok_birth_records.htm Early Oklahoma Birth Records]
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=====Marriages=====
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''Online Marriage Records Indexes and Images''
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*'''1841 - 1927''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9026 Oklahoma and Indian Territory, Marriage, Citizenship and Census Records, 1841-1927] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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*'''1852 - 1948''' - {{RecordSearch|2534474|Oklahoma, Church Marriages, 1852-1948}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1870 - 1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1681007|Oklahoma Marriages, 1870-1930}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] Index only.
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*'''1870 - 1930''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60105 Oklahoma, Select Marriages, 1870-1930] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index ($)
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*'''1870 - 1930''' - [http://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-30202/oklahoma-marriages-1870-1930?s=218489221 Oklahoma, Marriages, 1870-1930] at [http://myheritage.com My Heritage] index ($)
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*'''1889 - 1951''' - [http://www.okhistory.org/research/marriagerec Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, Marriage Index, 1889-1951]
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*'''1890 - 1995''' - {{RecordSearch|1709399|Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] Index and images
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*[http://www.okgenweb.org/~marriage/ OKGenWeb Oklahoma Marriages]
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*[[Oklahoma County Marriages Coverage Tables (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Oklahoma County Marriages Coverage Tables]] (FamilySearch) shows the places and time periods covered in the indexed records for this collection.
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=====Deaths=====
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''Online Death Records Indexes and Images''
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*[http://www.okhistory.org/research/obits.php Obituaries Listed in the Oklahoman] - Oklahoma Historical Society — index only
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* {{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}}
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*'''1935 - 2014''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3693 U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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*'''1936 - 2007''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60901 U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry], incomplete ($}
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=====Divorces=====
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''Online Divorce Records Indexes and Images''
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*'''1923 - 1942''' - [http://www.okhistory.org/research/divorce Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, Divorce Index, 1923-1942]
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Oklahoma Historical Society'''<br>2100 North Lincoln Boulevard<br>Oklahoma City 73105-4997<br><br>
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'''Oklahoma Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 805<br>Okalahoma City OK 73157<br>Telephone: 405-637-1907<br>E-mail:[mailto:president@okgensoc.org president@okgensoc.org]<br>[http://www.okgensoc.org/contact.htm Website]<br><br>
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
*[[Oklahoma City Oklahoma Family History Center]]
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*[[Oklahoma City Oklahoma Family History Center]] 5020 NW 63th St Suite 235 Oklahoma City, OK 73132 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/place/5020+NW+63rd+St+%23235/@35.5362618,-97.6136278,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x87b2052ce4a4aea3:0x3a30430d64f0f25 Location Map]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~okoklaho/ The Oklahoma County OK GenWeb Project], a member of [[OKGenWeb|The OKGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~okoklaho/ The Oklahoma County OK GenWeb Project], a member of [[OKGenWeb|The OKGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]  
*{{FHL|Oklahoma%2C+Oklahoma|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Oklahoma%2C+Oklahoma|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
*[http://oklahoma-genealogy.com/Oklahoma-County-Genealogy.htm Oklahoma County Genealogy] (Oklahoma Genealogy)
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Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
Map
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Oklahoma County
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oklahoma
Location of Oklahoma in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1890
County Seat Oklahoma City
Courthouse
OklahomaOklahomaCourthouse.jpg
Address Oklahoma County Courthouse
320 Robert South Kerr Avenue.
# 105
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73012
Phone: 405.713.1721


Oklahoma 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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County Information

Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1908 1889 1890 1889 1890

County Courthouse

Oklahoma County Courthouse
320 Robert S Kerr Avenue
Office 409
Oklahoma City, OK 73012
Phone: 405.713-1721

County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1890[1]

History

Parent County

1890--Oklahoma County was created in 1890. It was an original county.
County seat: Oklahoma City [2]

Description

Oklahoma county is located in central Oklahoma.[3] The county seat is Oklahoma City. Founded 1890. [4]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places [5]

Cities
  • Edmond
  • Harrah
  • Midwest City
  • Nichols Hills
  • Nicoma Park
  • Oklahoma City (county seat)
  • Spencer
  • The Village
  • Warr Acres
Towns
  • Arcadia
  • Bethany
  • Choctaw
  • Del City
  • Forest Park
  • Jones
  • Lake Aluma
  • Luther
  • Smith Village
  • Valley Brook
  • Woodlawn Park
Unincorporated communities
  • Newalla

Neighboring Counties

Resources

American Indians

Census

Land and Property

Cemeteries

LDS Cemetery Records
Vol. 21
page 162 - 62rd and Penn Avenue Cemetery, Oklahoma City
page 165 - Catholic Cemetery
page 166 - Wheatland Cemetery

BillionGraves:

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
OKGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
USGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Oklahoma Gravestones
Oklahoma Cemeteries
Billion Graves
See Oklahoma Cemeteries for more information.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1890 11,742
1900 25,915 120.7%
1910 85,232 228.9%
1920 116,307 36.5%
1930 221,738 90.6%
1940 244,159 10.1%
1950 325,352 33.3%
1960 439,506 35.1%
1970 526,805 19.9%
1980 568,933 8.0%
1990 599,611 5.4%
2000 660,448 10.1%
2010 718,633 8.8%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

For tips on accessing Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Genealogy census records online, see: Oklahoma Census.

State Census Records
Federal Census Records

Federal Censuses were taken for Oklahoma starting in 1860. For links to Federal census indexes, 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.

Lutheran
  • Records of Peace Lutheran Church, Edmond, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).[6]

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.

1889–present County Clerk's free online images and indexes of all Oklahoma County deeds.

Online Land Records

For more information see Oklahoma Land and Property

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Oklahoma 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

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Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War
WWI
WWII

Newspapers

Oklahoma Newspapers Online

Oklahoma Newspaper Catalogs

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Probate

Online Records

School Records

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

Births

Online Birth Records Indexes and Images

Marriages

Online Marriage Records Indexes and Images

Deaths

Online Death Records Indexes and Images

Divorces

Online Divorce Records Indexes and Images

Societies and Libraries

Oklahoma Historical Society
2100 North Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City 73105-4997

Oklahoma Genealogical Society
PO Box 805
Okalahoma City OK 73157
Telephone: 405-637-1907
E-mail:president@okgensoc.org
Website



Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. Page 561 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).
  3. http://genealogytrails.com/oka/okfuskee/ accessed 09/29/2016
  4. https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Oklahoma,_United_States_Genealogy accessed 09/29/2016
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Oklahoma County, Oklahoma," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oklahoma_County,_Oklahoma, accessed 6 August 2016.
  6. "Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: An Inventory of Selected Congregational Records of the American Lutheran Church in Minnesota at the Minnesota Historical Society," Collection Finding Aids, Minnesota Historical Society, http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/01009.xml, accessed 10 June 2013.