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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Oklahoma|Oklahoma]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ottawa County, Oklahoma|Ottawa County]]''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Oklahoma Genealogy|Oklahoma]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Ottawa County'''''
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Ottawa County
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| county_map = Ok-ottawa.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 = 1907
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| founded date = July 16
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| seat = Miami
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| building image = OklahomaOttawaCourthouse.jpg
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| building image cap =
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| building address = [http://www.courtreference.com/Ottawa-County-Oklahoma-Courts.htm Ottawa County Courthouse]<br>102 E. Central<br>Miami, Oklahoma 74354<br> Phone: 918.542.3332
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}}
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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.
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{{Click|Image:OK_ORP.png|Oklahoma Online Genealogy Records}}
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== County Information ==
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=== Ottawa 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" | '''[[Ottawa County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Births|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ottawa County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Marriages|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ottawa County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Deaths|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ottawa County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Ottawa County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ottawa County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1908
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1907
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1907
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1895
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1907
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.courtreference.com/Ottawa-County-Oklahoma-Courts.htm Ottawa County Courthouse]<br> 102 E Central<br> Miami, OK 74354<br> Phone: 918.542-3332&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records; <br>County Clerk has land records&nbsp;from 1890<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ottawa 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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[http://www.courtreference.com/Ottawa-County-Oklahoma-Courts.htm Ottawa County Courthouse]<br> 102 E Central<br> Miami, OK 74354<br> Phone: 918.542-3332<br><br>Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records; <br>County Clerk has land records from 1890<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ottawa 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  ====
  
'''1907--'''Ottawa County was created 16 July 1907 from Indian Territory.<br>'''County seat: '''Miami <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1907--'''Ottawa County was created 16 July 1907 from Indian Territory.<br>'''County seat: '''Miami <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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Located in Oklahoma's northeastern corner. Created at 1907 statehood. The name honors the Ottawa tribe.
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<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/oka/ottawa/hist_county.html accessed 09/29/2016</ref>The Government seat is Miami.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottawa_County,_Oklahoma 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, "Ottawa County, Oklahoma," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottawa_County,_Oklahoma, accessed 6 August 2016.</ref> ====
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=====Cities=====
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*Commerce
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*Miami (county seat)
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=====Towns=====
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*Afton
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*Fairland
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*North Miami
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*Peoria
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*Quapaw
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*Wyandotte
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=====Census-designated places=====
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*Dotyville
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*Narcissa
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=====Unincorporated communities=====
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*Ottawa
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=====Ghost towns=====
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*Cardin
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*Douthat
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*Picher
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Cherokee County, Kansas|Cherokee County, Kansas]]  
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*[[Cherokee County, Kansas Genealogy|Cherokee County, Kansas]]  
*[[Craig County, Oklahoma|Craig]]  
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*[[Craig County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Craig]]  
*[[Delaware County, Oklahoma|Delaware]]  
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*[[Delaware County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Delaware]]  
*[[McDonald County, Missouri|McDonald County, Missouri]]  
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*[[McDonald County, Missouri Genealogy|McDonald County, Missouri]]  
*[[Newton County, Missouri|Newton County, Missouri]]
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*[[Newton County, Missouri Genealogy|Newton County, Missouri]]
  
 
== 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://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*For more information see [[Indians of Oklahoma]]
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
Courtesy of [http://www.okcemeteries.net/ottawa/ottawa.htm 'Oklahoma Cemeteries]':
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According to the genealogist at the [[Miami Public Library]] there are 107 cemeteries in Ottawa county - most are very small. Contact the library for more information. <br><br> Courtesy of [http://www.okcemeteries.net/ottawa/ottawa.htm Oklahoma Cemeteries]
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[http://www.okcemeteries.net/ottawa/gar/gar.htm GAR Cemetery, Miami, Ottawa County, OK] ''submitted by Donna Dryer''
  
[http://www.okcemeteries.net/ottawa/gar/gar.htm GAR Cemetery, Miami, Ottawa County, OK]&nbsp;submitted by&nbsp;Donna Dryer
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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=2185&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|536924|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=2185 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.okgenweb.org/%7Eokosage2/cemeteries.htm OKGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Ottawa+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=Ottawa&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ok/ottawa/ottawa.html USGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/oklahoma/ottawa.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://oklahomagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=58 Oklahoma Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.okcemeteries.net/ottawa/ottawa.htm Oklahoma Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Oklahoma Cemeteries|Oklahoma Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Census ====
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==== 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/Ottawa_County,_Oklahoma#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1910 |15713
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|1920 |41108
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|1930 |38542
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|1940 |35849
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|1950 |32218
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|1960 |28301
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|1970 |29800
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|1980 |32870
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|1990 |30561
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|2000 |33194
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|2010 |31848
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}}
  
 
{{Census|Oklahoma}}
 
{{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}}
  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{OK Land Intro}}
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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:Okottawa.jpg|900px|Okottawa.jpg|400px]]
  
*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/OK/Ottawa_County Ottawa County townships] (Histopolis)<br>
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*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/OK/Ottawa_County Ottawa County townships] (Histopolis)<br>
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/oklahoma-maps/ok-ottawa-county-oklahoma-1922-map.html# Map of 1922 Ottawa County, Oklahoma] with numerous small settlements. (My Genealogy Hound)<br>
  
 
==== 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://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|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
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==== 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://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{OK Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
===== '''''Births'''''  =====
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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]
  
===== '''''Marriages''''' =====
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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] ($)
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*'''1852 - 1948''' - {{RecordSearch|2534474|Oklahoma, Church Marriages, 1852-1948}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1870 - 1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1681007|Oklahoma Marriages, 1870-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] Index only.
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*'''1870 - 1930''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60105 Oklahoma, Select Marriages, 1870-1930] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index ($)
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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://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] Index and images
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*[http://www.okgenweb.org/~marriage/ OKGenWeb Oklahoma Marriages]
  
''<u>Santa Fe New Mexican dated July 27, 1935</u> - "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)''
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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] ($)
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*'''1936 - 2007''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60901 U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry], incomplete ($}
  
===== '''''Deaths''''' =====
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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  ==
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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'''Ottawa County Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 1383<br>Miami 74354<br>Telephone: 918-542-5388<br>E-mail:[mailto:webmaster@ottawacountygenealogy.com webmaster@ottawacountygenealogy.com]<br>[http://www.ottawacountygenealogy.com/ Website]<br><br>
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[[Miami Public Library]] has an excellent genealogical connection.
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|Oklahoma%2C+Ottawa|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Oklahoma%2C+Ottawa|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
{{reflist}}
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{{Oklahoma|Oklahoma}}
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{{reflist}}  
{{Oklahoma-stub}}
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[[Category:Ottawa_County,_Oklahoma]]
 
[[Category:Ottawa_County,_Oklahoma]]

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United States Gotoarrow.png Oklahoma Gotoarrow.png Ottawa County

Ottawa County, Oklahoma
Map
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.
Facts
Founded July 16, 1907
County Seat Miami
Courthouse
OklahomaOttawaCourthouse.jpg
Address Ottawa County Courthouse
102 E. Central
Miami, Oklahoma 74354
Phone: 918.542.3332


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.


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County Information

Ottawa County, Oklahoma Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1908 1907 1907 1895 1907

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]

History

Parent County

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

Description

Located in Oklahoma's northeastern corner. Created at 1907 statehood. The name honors the Ottawa tribe. [3]The Government seat is Miami.[4]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places [5]

Cities
  • Commerce
  • Miami (county seat)
Towns
  • Afton
  • Fairland
  • North Miami
  • Peoria
  • Quapaw
  • Wyandotte
Census-designated places
  • Dotyville
  • Narcissa
Unincorporated communities
  • Ottawa
Ghost towns
  • Cardin
  • Douthat
  • Picher

Neighboring Counties

Resources

American Indians

Census

Land and Property

Cemeteries

According to the genealogist at the Miami Public Library there are 107 cemeteries in Ottawa county - most are very small. Contact the library for more information.

Courtesy of Oklahoma Cemeteries

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

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.  %±
1910 15,713
1920 41,108 161.6%
1930 38,542 −6.2%
1940 35,849 −7.0%
1950 32,218 −10.1%
1960 28,301 −12.2%
1970 29,800 5.3%
1980 32,870 10.3%
1990 30,561 −7.0%
2000 33,194 8.6%
2010 31,848 −4.1%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

For tips on accessing Ottawa 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.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Miami

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.

Online Land Records

For more information see Oklahoma Land and Property

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.

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 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

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

Ottawa County Genealogical Society
PO Box 1383
Miami 74354
Telephone: 918-542-5388
E-mail:webmaster@ottawacountygenealogy.com
Website



Miami Public Library has an excellent genealogical connection.

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

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • FamilySearch Catalog

References

  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).
  3. http://genealogytrails.com/oka/ottawa/hist_county.html accessed 09/29/2016
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottawa_County,_Oklahoma accessed 09/29/2016
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Ottawa County, Oklahoma," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottawa_County,_Oklahoma, accessed 6 August 2016.