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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Oklahoma|Oklahoma]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Pottawatomie_County,_Oklahoma|Pottawatomie County]]''
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Oklahoma Genealogy|Oklahoma]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Pottawatomie County'''''
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Pottawatomie County
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| county_map = Ok-pottawatomie.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 = 1891
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| founded date =
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| seat = Shawnee
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| building image = OklahomaPottawatomieCourthouse.jpg
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| building image cap =
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| building address = [http://www.courtreference.com/Pottawatomie-County-Oklahoma-Courts.htm Pottawatomie County Courthouse]<br>325 N. Broadway Street <br>Shawnee, Oklahoma 74801<br> Phone: 405.273.8222
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}}
  
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Pottawatomie 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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=== Pottawatomie 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" | '''[[Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1908
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1892
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1900
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1895
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1892
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|}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.courtreference.com/Pottawatomie-County-Oklahoma-Courts.htm Pottawatomie County Courthouse]<br> 325 N Broadway Street <br>Shawnee, OK 74801<br> Phone: 405.273-8222&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records; <br>County Clerk has land records from 1892<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma. Page 562 {{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/Pottawatomie-County-Oklahoma-Courts.htm Pottawatomie County Courthouse]<br> 325 N Broadway Street <br>Shawnee, OK 74801<br> Phone: 405.273-8222<br><br>Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records; <br>County Clerk has land records from 1892<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma. Page 562 {{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  ====
  
'''1891--'''Pottawatomie County was created in 1891. It was an original county from (Pottawatomie-Shawnee Lands).<br>'''County seat: '''Shawnee <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1891--'''Pottawatomie County was created in 1891. It was an original county from (Pottawatomie-Shawnee Lands).<br>'''County seat: '''Shawnee <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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Pottawatomie County was founded in 1891.  The Government seat is Shawnee. Pottawatomie County was named for the Potawatomi people.
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<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pottawatomie_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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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Populated Places<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pottawatomie_County,_Oklahoma, accessed 6 August 2016.</ref> ====
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=====Cities=====
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*Oklahoma City (mostly in Oklahoma County)
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*Shawnee (county seat)
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*Tecumseh
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=====Towns=====
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{{div col|4}}
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*Asher
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*Bethel Acres
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*Brooksville
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*Earlsboro
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*Johnson
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*Macomb
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*Maud
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*McLoud
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*Pink
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*St. Louis
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*Tribbey
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*Wanette
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{{div col end}}
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=====Unincorporated communities=====
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{{div col|4}}
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*Aydelotte
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*Bellemont
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*Dale
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*Harjo
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*Pearson
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*Romulus
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*Sacred Heart
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{{div col end}}
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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{{div col|4}}
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*[[Cleveland County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Cleveland]]
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*[[Lincoln County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Lincoln]]
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*[[McClain County, Oklahoma Genealogy|McClain]]
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*[[Okfuskee County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Okfuskee]]
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*[[Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Oklahoma]]
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*[[Pontotoc County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Pontotoc]]
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*[[Seminole County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Seminole]]
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{{div col end}}
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== Resources  ==
  
*[[Cleveland County, Oklahoma|Cleveland]]  
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====American Indians====
*[[Lincoln County, Oklahoma|Lincoln]]
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'''''Census'''''
*[[McClain County, Oklahoma|McClain]]
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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 ($)
*[[Okfuskee County, Oklahoma|Okfuskee]]  
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*'''1895 - 1914''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2976 U.S., Native American Citizens and Freedmen of Five Civilized Tribes, 1895-1914] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index and images ($)
*[[Oklahoma County, Oklahoma|Oklahoma]]  
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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 ($)
*[[Pontotoc County, Oklahoma|Pontotoc]]
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*[http://www.okhistory.org/research/dawes Dawes Final Rolls] - Oklahoma Historical Society
*[[Seminole County, Oklahoma|Seminole]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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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  ====
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{| width="70%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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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=2190&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|404161|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=2190 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.okgenweb.org/%7Eokpottaw/pages/PottawatomieCountyCemetaries.shtml OKGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Pottawatomie+Oklahoma&qt=notfound_page&search=Search 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=Pottawatomie&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ok/pottawatomie/pottawatomie.htm USGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/oklahoma/pottawatomie.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://oklahomagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=63 Oklahoma Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.okcemeteries.net/pott/pott.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  ====
 
==== 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/Pottawatomie_County,_Oklahoma#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1900 |26412
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|1910 |43595
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|1920 |46028
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|1930 |66572
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|1940 |54377
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|1950 |43517
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|1960 |41486
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|1970 |43134
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|1980 |55239
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|1990 |58760
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|2000 |65521
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|2010 |69442
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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}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== 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}}
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[http://catalog.hathitrust.org/api/volumes/oclc/2714714.html Muskogee and Northeastern Oklahoma: including the counties of Muskogee, McIntosh, Wagoner, Cherokee, Sequoyah, Adair, Delaware, Mayes, Rogers, Washington, Nowata, Craig, and Ottawa.] Chicago: S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1922<br>
  
 
==== 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:Okpottawatomie.jpg|900px|Okpottawatomie.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://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|Pottawatomie}}
  
 
*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has historical newspapers online including [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=74&ci=76 Ada newspapers] that may have included Pottawatomie County residents. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
 
*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has historical newspapers online including [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=74&ci=76 Ada newspapers] that may have included Pottawatomie County residents. This database is sometimes free at libraries.
  
 
==== 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  ====
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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] ($)
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*'''1852 - 1948''' - {{RecordSearch|2534474|Oklahoma, Church Marriages, 1852-1948}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1870 - 1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1681007|Oklahoma Marriages, 1870-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] Index only.
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*'''1870 - 1930''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60105 Oklahoma, Select Marriages, 1870-1930] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index ($)
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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 ($)
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*'''1889 - 1951''' - [http://www.okhistory.org/research/marriagerec Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, Marriage Index, 1889-1951]
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*'''1890 - 1995''' - {{RecordSearch|1709399|Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] Index and images
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*[http://www.okgenweb.org/~marriage/ OKGenWeb Oklahoma Marriages]
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=====Deaths=====
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''Online Death Records Indexes and Images''
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*[http://www.okhistory.org/research/obits.php Obituaries Listed in the Oklahoman] - Oklahoma Historical Society — index only
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* {{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}}
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*'''1935 - 2014''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3693 U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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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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'''Pottawatomie County Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 3526<br>Shawnee, OK  74801<br><br>
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'''Pottawatomie County Museum'''<br>614 East Main Street<br>Shawnee, Okalahoma, 74801<br>Telephone: 405-275-8412<br>Fax: 405-273-1210<br>E-mail:[mailto:info@pottcountymuseum.org info@pottcountymuseum.org]<br>[http://www.pottcountymuseum.org/html/contact_us.html 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]]  
*[[Shawnee Oklahoma Family History Center]]
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*[[Shawnee Oklahoma Family History Center]] 1501 E Independence Shawnee, Pottawatomie CO. OK 74804-4241 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/place/1501+E+Independence+St/@35.3471961,-96.9036995,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x87b3b8158b6ad003:0x78233143580b8529 Location Map]
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==== Websites  ====
  
== Web Sites == *USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county. *{{FHL|Oklahoma%2C+Pottawatomie|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county. *{{FHL|Oklahoma%2C+Pottawatomie|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
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Pott County Genealogy Society has lots of indexes for marriages, probate, wills, cemeteries, obits, etc.&nbsp;http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~okpcgc/index.html  
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Pottawatomie County Genealogy Society has a lot of indexes for marriages, probate, wills, cemeteries, obits, etc. [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~okpcgc/index.html Pottawtomie County Genealogy Club]
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
{{reflist}} {{Oklahoma|Oklahoma}} {{Oklahoma-stub}}  
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{{reflist}}  
  
 
[[Category:Pottawatomie_County,_Oklahoma]]
 
[[Category:Pottawatomie_County,_Oklahoma]]

Latest revision as of 17:44, 13 July 2017

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Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma
Map
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Pottawatomie County
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oklahoma
Location of Oklahoma in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1891
County Seat Shawnee
Courthouse
OklahomaPottawatomieCourthouse.jpg
Address Pottawatomie County Courthouse
325 N. Broadway Street
Shawnee, Oklahoma 74801
Phone: 405.273.8222


Pottawatomie 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

Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1908 1892 1900 1895 1892

County Courthouse

Pottawatomie County Courthouse
325 N Broadway Street
Shawnee, OK 74801
Phone: 405.273-8222

Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records;
County Clerk has land records from 1892[1]

History

Parent County

1891--Pottawatomie County was created in 1891. It was an original county from (Pottawatomie-Shawnee Lands).
County seat: Shawnee [2]

Description

Pottawatomie County was founded in 1891. The Government seat is Shawnee. Pottawatomie County was named for the Potawatomi people. [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

Populated Places[4]

Cities
  • Oklahoma City (mostly in Oklahoma County)
  • Shawnee (county seat)
  • Tecumseh
Towns
  • Asher
  • Bethel Acres
  • Brooksville
  • Earlsboro
  • Johnson
  • Macomb
  • Maud
  • McLoud
  • Pink
  • St. Louis
  • Tribbey
  • Wanette
Unincorporated communities
  • Aydelotte
  • Bellemont
  • Dale
  • Harjo
  • Pearson
  • Romulus
  • Sacred Heart

Neighboring Counties

Resources

American Indians

Census

Land and Property

Cemeteries

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.  %±
1900 26,412
1910 43,595 65.1%
1920 46,028 5.6%
1930 66,572 44.6%
1940 54,377 −18.3%
1950 43,517 −20.0%
1960 41,486 −4.7%
1970 43,134 4.0%
1980 55,239 28.1%
1990 58,760 6.4%
2000 65,521 11.5%
2010 69,442 6.0%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

For tips on accessing Pottawatomie 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.

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 Pottawatomie 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.

Muskogee and Northeastern Oklahoma: including the counties of Muskogee, McIntosh, Wagoner, Cherokee, Sequoyah, Adair, Delaware, Mayes, Rogers, Washington, Nowata, Craig, and Ottawa. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1922

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 Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

  • NewspaperArchive.com ($) has historical newspapers online including Ada newspapers that may have included Pottawatomie County residents. This database is sometimes free at libraries.

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

Pottawatomie County Genealogical Society
PO Box 3526
Shawnee, OK 74801

Pottawatomie County Museum
614 East Main Street
Shawnee, Okalahoma, 74801
Telephone: 405-275-8412
Fax: 405-273-1210
E-mail:info@pottcountymuseum.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

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


Pottawatomie County Genealogy Society has a lot of indexes for marriages, probate, wills, cemeteries, obits, etc. Pottawtomie County Genealogy Club

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma. Page 562 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. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pottawatomie_County,_Oklahoma accessed 09/29/2016
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pottawatomie_County,_Oklahoma, accessed 6 August 2016.