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Oklahoma Historical Society · Oklahoma Department of Libraries · Oklahoma State Archives and Records Admninistration · Lawton Public Library · University of Oklahoma Libraries · Hughes County Historical Society · Oklahoma Territorial Museum Carnegie Library · Tulsa Genealogical Society Library · Museum of the Western Prairie Library · Miami Public Library · National Archives Southwest Region (Ft. Worth) · Bancroft Library Univ. of Calif., Berkeley · Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research · Dallas Public Central Library
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- Digital Archives from the Oklahoma State University, a varied selection of resources.
- Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department's new 'genealogy' section aids those looking for ancestors in Oklahoma.
Wiki articles describing online collectons are found at:
- Oklahoma Applications for Enrollment of the Commission of the Five Civilized Tribes (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Oklahoma County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Oklahoma Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)
Did You Know?
- The Caddoe, Pawnee, and Wichita tribes were living in the area of Oklahoma in the 1700s. About the time the United States acquired the area through the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, other tribes such as the Quapaw, Oto, and Osage migrated to eastern Oklahoma. By 1837, the Civilized Tribes had settled most of their members in Oklahoma. Read more...
- Before 1900 the largest religious groups in Oklahoma were the Baptist, Roman Catholic, Disciples of Christ, and Methodist churches.
- On Monday April 22, exactly at 12:00 noon, men, women and children lined up on the Arkansas and Texas borders to rush for their free land. This was the Oklahoma Territory land rush of 1889. The United States government surveyed the area into 6 mile square townships and mile square sections (640 acres). No federal employee, railroad employee, or person who was not authorized to be on the land could claim land. That rule was broken more than observed. Read more...
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