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Woods 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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Woods County, Oklahoma
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Woods County
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oklahoma
Location of Oklahoma in the U.S.
Founded November 6, 1893
County Seat Alva
Address Woods County Courthouse
407 Government Street
Alva, Oklahoma 73717
Phone: 580.327-0942


County Courthouse

Woods County Courthouse
407 Government Street
Alva, Oklahoma 73717
Phone: 580.327-0942

Company Clerk has marriage records from 1894, division, court and land records from 1893, probate records from 1901 and school records[1]


Parent County

  • 1893--Woods County was created in 1893 from the Cherokee Outlet.
  • County seat: Alva [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




For tips on accessing Woods County, Oklahoma Genealogy census records online, see: Oklahoma Census.


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.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Woods 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 Woods County, Oklahoma Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:


Online 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 Center 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. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Woods County, Oklahoma. Page 563 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).


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