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Custer 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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Coordinates: 39.99°0′N 91.19°0′W / 39.99°N 91.19°W / 39.99; -91.19

Custer County, Oklahoma
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Custer County
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oklahoma
Location of Oklahoma in the U.S.
Founded 1892
County Seat Arapaho
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Address Custer County Courthouse
Broadway Ave. & B Street
Arapaho, Oklahoma 73620-0000
Phone: 580.323-1221


County Courthouse

Custer County; Broadway Ave &U B St; Arapaho, OK 73620-0000; Ph. 580.323-1221 Details: (Formerly G Co. Name changed to Custer 8 Nov 1892) (Co Clk has m, div & pro rec from 1899, ct rec from 1894, land rec, mil rec from 1892, school cen rec from 1913 & co reg of electors from 1916; Cem Assn has bur rec for each city)


Parent County

1892--Custer County was created in 1892 from Cheyenne-Arapaho Lands.
County seat: Arapaho [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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.

  • Records of Trinity Lutheran Church, Clinton, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at ($).



Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Oklahoma Land and Property for additional information about early Oklahoma land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Custer County, Oklahoma Genealogy. County and town histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Oklahoma Local Histories.





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


In most counties in Oklahoma, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Oklahoma - Custer - Probate records.


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

Societies and Libraries

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 Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Web Sites

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


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).


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