Difference between revisions of "Ottawa County, Oklahoma Genealogy"

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
(Added OK Newspaper Record repositories template.)
Line 84: Line 84:
==== Newspapers  ====
==== Newspapers  ====
{{OK Newspaper abstracts|Ottawa}}
*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=z2g7kDSNNyoC American] - newspaper of Fairland, OK. Full-text digital issues in Google News Archive; covers 2006-2009
*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=z2g7kDSNNyoC American] - newspaper of Fairland, OK. Full-text digital issues in Google News Archive; covers 2006-2009

Revision as of 02:24, 4 July 2013

United States  Gotoarrow.png Oklahoma  Gotoarrow.png Ottawa County

Ottawa 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.

Hand and keyboard.jpg Oklahoma
Online Records

Ottawa County, Oklahoma
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Ottawa County
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oklahoma
Location of Oklahoma in the U.S.
Founded July 16, 1907
County Seat Miami
Photo courtesy [[]]
Address Ottawa County Courthouse
102 E. Central
Miami, Oklahoma 74354
Phone: 918.542.3332

County Courthouse

Ottawa County Courthouse
102 E Central
Miami, OK 74354
Phone: 918.542-3332 

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


Parent County

1907--Ottawa County was created 16 July 1907 from Indian Territory.
County seat: Miami [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



Courtesy of 'Oklahoma Cemeteries':

GAR Cemetery, Miami, Ottawa County, OK submitted by Donna Dryer


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


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.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Miami



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 Ottawa 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.




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

  • American - newspaper of Fairland, OK. Full-text digital issues in Google News Archive; covers 2006-2009



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


Santa Fe New Mexican dated July 27, 1935 - "After masquerading most of her life as a boy, Alice Delores (George) Hayes, 20, Picher, Okla., shoe clerk, was "married" to Margaret Lavernia Fowler, 14 of Galena, Kas. At left the bride in the arms of the "groom". Right, Delores as "George" The marriage was annulled. (Associated Press photos)


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


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ottawa 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).