Oklahoma Family History Societies(Statewide)

This section lists the state-wide associations from Northwest to Southwest Oklahoma giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Statewide and Regional Societies

Northwest Oklahoma Genealogical Society

Many documents can be accessed at the association, including:

  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Divorces
  • Early Newspapers
  • Funeral Home Registers
  • Land Records
  • Marriages
  • Naturalisations
  • Probate Records
  • School Registers

They also have documents for Dewey, Ellis and Harper Counties.


Oklahoma Genealogical Society

The association was established in 1955.

The aims of the Society are to exchange information, to teach people the correct ways to conduct genealogical research, to issue publications, to collect and preserve genealogical material and to assist members conducting family tree research.

An Index to the First Families of the Twin Territories Lineage Book is on the site, the book giving details for the Lineage Information for the first 300 Members of the First Families of the Twin Territories.

Many other databases are accessible through the site, which incorporate:

  • 1890 Census - Indian Territory, Old Towson County, Choctaw Nation
  • 1890 Territorial Census Statistics for Kingfisher, Payne and Beaver Counties
  • 1900 Directory of Garfield County
  • Administrator Record - United States Court - Indian Territory 1st Division - Northeastern Area Book A 1891-1895
  • Bibles
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Church Registers
  • Funeral Home Books

Databases also incorporate:

  • Indian Territory 22 August 1889
  • Marriages
  • Military Resources
  • Newspaper Abstracts
  • Obituaries
  • Tax Rolls
  • Vital Records

Numerous publications are available for sale, incorporating:

  • Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, 1880 and 1890 Censuses
  • Confederate Pension Applications
  • Documents relating to the Choctaw Nation
  • Early Land Tract Books
  • Lineage Book of the First Families of the Twin Territories
  • Marriage Index from First United States Court Northern District, Muskogee, Indian Territory 1890-1907
  • Marriage Indexes 1889-1907

Publications sold by the society also incorporate:

  • Probate Index 1895-1920
  • Quarterly publication 1955-1990 Subject Index
  • Quarterly publication as a PDF File on a DVD
  • School Census Location Schedule
  • United Daughters of the Confederacy - Applications for Membership and Transfers
  • Union Veterans, Their Widows and US Soldiers
  • Veteran Burials

Oklahoma Historical Society

The association has many documents accessible in their Research Centre, which comprise:

  • Birth, Death and Marriage Indexes
  • Cemetery Books
  • City Directories
  • Family and County Histories
  • High School Yearbooks
  • Newspapers
  • Telephone Books

It is possible to search their collections by using their online catalogue.

Many databases are accessible, which include:

  • 1890 Territorial Census Index
  • 1896 Applications for Enrolment
  • 1901 El Reno Land Lottery - Names Drawn
  • Dawes Commission Teacher's Quarterly Reports
  • Deaths in OKC City Directories 1918 and 1920-1923
  • Divorces

Databases also incorporate:

  • Marriages 1889-1951
  • Marriage Licences from the Federal Court, Western District, Indian Territory
  • Military Deaths
  • Obituaries and Death Notices
  • Probates
  • Smith's First Directory of the Territory

It is also possible to search their Biographical and Topical Research Files.


Southwest Oklahoma Genealogical Society

Many resources are accessible in the Family History Room located at Lawton Public Library, 110 S. W. Fourth Street, which include:

  • Family Histories
  • Federal Census Returns for many States
  • Indian Records
  • Local Newspapers
  • Tract Books
  • Vital Records

Some Members' Ahnentafel Charts are also on the site, along with Bible Records submitted by Members.

Numerous publications are available for sale, which include:

  • 1890 Census of Union Veterans and Widows
  • Applications for Registration for Homestead Entry within the Kiowa, Comanche and Apache Ceded Lands
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Censuses
  • Comanche Co. Divorces 1901-1950
  • Comanche Co. Marriages 1901-1906
  • Comanche Co. Probate and Estate Records 1901-1933
  • Comanche Co. Tax Lists

Publications available for sale also include:

  • Cotton, Jefferson, Tillman and Kiowa Counties Personals Newspaper Abstracts
  • Custer Co. Marriages 1894-1899
  • Federal Land Tract Books
  • Funeral Home Books
  • Kiowa Agency Mission Schools 1881-1914
  • Newspaper Abstracts

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