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|Harmon County, Oklahoma|
Location in the state of Oklahoma
| Map of the U.S. highlighting Oklahoma|
Location of Oklahoma in the U.S.
|Founded||June 2, 1909|
|Address|| Harmon County Courthouse|
114 W. Hollis
Hollis, Oklahoma 73550
Prior to 1909, Harmon County was a part of Greer County, Texas. Not until this year did a Supreme Court decision officially declare the area part of Oklahoma. As such, some records prior to this date may be found in Texas registers.
Cemetery indexes and transcriptions
- <a href="http://freepages.books.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~coaly/harmondirectory.html">GenWeb transcription index</a>
- <a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=38&CScnty=2156">Find-a-Grave index</a>
Funeral Home records:
- <a href="http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~swokla/harmon/pettyfuneral1a.html">Petty Funeral Home, 1926-1937</a>
- <a href="http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~swokla/harmon/spoonrfuneral2.html Spooner">Funeral Home, 1926-1938</a>
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.
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.
Land records from 1909 are available in the County Courthouse and in the local County History Museum, both in Hollis.
Local histories are available for Harmon County, Oklahoma. 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.
- Belle, Dean. Planning the Route, Harmon County, Oklahoma History (Harmon County Historical Association, 1980).
- Carter, Edith. Planning Route 2, Harmon County, Oklahoma History (Altus Printing Company, 1987).
Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Harmon County, Oklahoma newspapers in online catalogs like:
Microfilms of many editions of these historical newspapers are available at the Harmon County Library in Hollis.
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.
Tax records from 1909 can be found at the County Courthouse in Hollis, though the local historical society stores many of these log books in the County History museum. Just ask to see them if you wish.
The County Courthouse has birth, marriage, and death records from 1909.
Societies and Libraries
- Harmon County Genealogical Society
102 W. Broadway Str.
Hollis, OK 73550
- Hollis Public Library
W. Broadway & 2nd Street
Toll free: (888)554-5358
- Harmon County Courthouse
114 N. First
Hollis, Oklahoma 73550
- USGenWeb project
- Harmon County entry in Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture
- Family History Library Catalog
- ↑ Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Harmon County, Oklahoma. Page 559 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
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