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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Oklahoma|Oklahoma]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Washington_County,_Oklahoma|Washington County]]''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Oklahoma Genealogy|Oklahoma]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Washington County'''''
 
 
Washington 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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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Washington County
 
| county = Washington County
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| state = Oklahoma
 
| state = Oklahoma
 
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| founded year = 1897
 
| founded year = 1897
 
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| seat wl= Bartlesville
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| seat = Bartlesville
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| building address = [http://www.countycourthouse.org/ Washington County Courthouse]<br>420 S. Johnstone Ave.<br> Bartlesville, Oklahoma 74003-6602<br> Phone: 918.337.2840
| building address = '''[[Washington County, Oklahoma Courthouse|Washington County Courthouse]]'''<br>420 S. Johnstone Ave.<br> Bartlesville, Oklahoma 74003-6602<br> Phone: 918.337.2840
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Washington 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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=== Washington 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" | '''[[Washington County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Washington County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Washington County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Washington County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Washington County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Washington 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" | 1907
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.countycourthouse.org/ Washington County Courthouse]<br> 420 S Johnstone Avenue<br> Bartlesville, OK 74003-6602<br> Phone: 918.337-2840&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1907<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washington 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.countycourthouse.org/ Washington County Courthouse]<br> 420 S Johnstone Avenue<br> Bartlesville, OK 74003-6602<br> Phone: 918.337-2840<br><br>Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1907<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washington 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  ====
  
'''1897--'''Washington County was created in 1897 from Cherokee Lands.<br>'''County seat: '''Bartlesville <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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*'''1897--'''Washington County was created in 1897 from Cherokee Lands
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*'''County seat: '''Bartlesville <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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Washington County is a county located in the northeastern part of the of Oklahoma. Its county seat is Bartlesville. Washington County was named for George Washington. Founded 1907.
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<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_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, "Washington County, Oklahoma," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_County,_Oklahoma, accessed 6 August 2016.</ref> ====
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*Bartlesville (county seat)
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*Copan
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*Dewey
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*Ochelata
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*Ramona
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*Vera
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Chautauqua County, Kansas|Chautauqua County, Kansas]]  
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*[[Chautauqua County, Kansas Genealogy|Chautauqua County, Kansas]]  
*[[Montgomery County, Kansas|Montgomery County, Kansas]]  
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*[[Montgomery County, Kansas Genealogy|Montgomery County, Kansas]]  
*[[Nowata County, Oklahoma|Nowata]]  
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*[[Nowata County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Nowata]]  
*[[Osage County, Oklahoma|Osage]]  
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*[[Osage County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Osage]]  
*[[Rogers County, Oklahoma|Rogers]]  
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*[[Rogers County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Rogers]]  
*[[Tulsa County, Oklahoma|Tulsa]]
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*[[Tulsa County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Tulsa]]
  
 
== 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 Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]]<br>Vol. 21 page 64 - Dewey<br>page 157 - Matoaka  
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[[LDS Cemetery Records|LDS Cemetery Records]]<br>Vol. 21 page 64 - Dewey<br>page 157 - Matoaka
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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=2201&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|412328|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=2201 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/%7Eokwashin/cemetery.htm OKGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Washington+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=Washington&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/oklahoma/washington.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://oklahomagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=74 Oklahoma Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.okcemeteries.net/washington/washington.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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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_County,_Oklahoma#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1910 |17484
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|1920 |27002
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|1930 |2777
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|1940 |30559
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|1950 |32880
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|1960 |42347
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|1970 |42277
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|1980 |48113
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|1990 |48066
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|2000 |48996
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|2010 |50976
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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}}
  
 
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://search.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  ====
  
[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>
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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:Okwashington.jpg|400px|Okwashington.jpg]]
  
 
==== 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|Washington}}
  
 
==== 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 ====
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==== Taxation ====
  
{{OK Tax Intro}}
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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 ($)
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*'''1889 - 1951''' - [http://www.okhistory.org/research/marriagerec Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, Marriage Index, 1889-1951]
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*'''1890 - 1995''' - {{RecordSearch|1709399|Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] Index and images
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*[http://www.okgenweb.org/~marriage/ OKGenWeb Oklahoma Marriages]
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=====Deaths=====
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''Online Death Records Indexes and Images''
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*[http://www.okhistory.org/research/obits.php Obituaries Listed in the Oklahoman] - Oklahoma Historical Society — index only
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* {{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}}
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*'''1935 - 2014''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3693 U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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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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'''Washington County Historical Society'''<br>801 N. Delaware Avenue<br>Dewey, Oklahoma 74029<br>Telephone: 918-534-0215<br>E-mail:[mailto:info@wchs-ok.org info@wchs-ok.org]<br>[http://www.wchs-ok.org/index.html Website]<br><br>
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'''Bartlesville Genealogical Society'''<br>c/o Bartlesville Public Library<br>600 S. Johnstone Ave.<br>Bartlesville, OK  74003<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~okbgs/ 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]]  
 
*[[Bartlesville Oklahoma Family History Center]]
 
*[[Bartlesville Oklahoma Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~okwashin/index.htm The Washington County OK GenWeb Project], a member of [[OKGenWeb|The OKGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]  
 
*http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~okwashin/index.htm The Washington County OK GenWeb Project], a member of [[OKGenWeb|The OKGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]  
*{{FHL|Oklahoma%2C+Washington|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Oklahoma%2C+Washington|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
<references /> {{Oklahoma|Oklahoma}} {{Oklahoma-stub}}
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<references />  
  
 
[[Category:Washington_County,_Oklahoma]]
 
[[Category:Washington_County,_Oklahoma]]

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Washington County, Oklahoma
Map
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Washington County
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oklahoma
Location of Oklahoma in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1897
County Seat Bartlesville
Courthouse
OklahomaWashingtonCourthouse.jpg
Address Washington County Courthouse
420 S. Johnstone Ave.
Bartlesville, Oklahoma 74003-6602
Phone: 918.337.2840


Washington 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

Washington County, Oklahoma Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1908 1907 1907 1900 1907

County Courthouse

Washington County Courthouse
420 S Johnstone Avenue
Bartlesville, OK 74003-6602
Phone: 918.337-2840

Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1907[1]

History

Parent County

  • 1897--Washington County was created in 1897 from Cherokee Lands
  • County seat: Bartlesville [2]

Description

Washington County is a county located in the northeastern part of the of Oklahoma. Its county seat is Bartlesville. Washington County was named for George Washington. Founded 1907. [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places [4]

  • Bartlesville (county seat)
  • Copan
  • Dewey
  • Ochelata
  • Ramona
  • Vera

Neighboring Counties

Resources

American Indians

Census

Land and Property

Cemeteries

LDS Cemetery Records
Vol. 21 page 64 - Dewey
page 157 - Matoaka

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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1910 17,484
1920 27,002 54.4%
1930 2,777 −89.7%
1940 30,559 1000.4%
1950 32,880 7.6%
1960 42,347 28.8%
1970 42,277 −0.2%
1980 48,113 13.8%
1990 48,066 −0.1%
2000 48,996 1.9%
2010 50,976 4.0%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

For tips on accessing Washington 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

  • Bartlesville

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 Washington 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 Washington 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

Washington County Historical Society
801 N. Delaware Avenue
Dewey, Oklahoma 74029
Telephone: 918-534-0215
E-mail:info@wchs-ok.org
Website

Bartlesville Genealogical Society
c/o Bartlesville Public Library
600 S. Johnstone Ave.
Bartlesville, OK 74003
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), Washington 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/Washington_County,_Oklahoma accessed 09/29/2016
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Washington County, Oklahoma," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_County,_Oklahoma, accessed 6 August 2016.