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Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
Map
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Oklahoma County
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oklahoma
Location of Oklahoma in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1890
County Seat Oklahoma City
Courthouse
OklahomaOklahomaCourthouse.jpg
Address Oklahoma County Courthouse
320 Robert South Kerr Avenue.
# 105
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73012
Phone: 405.713.1721


Oklahoma 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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County Information

Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1908 1889 1890 1889 1890

County Courthouse

Oklahoma County Courthouse
320 Robert S Kerr Avenue
Office 409
Oklahoma City, OK 73012
Phone: 405.713-1721

County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1890[1]

History

Parent County

1890--Oklahoma County was created in 1890. It was an original county.
County seat: Oklahoma City [2]

Description

Oklahoma county is located in central Oklahoma.[3] The county seat is Oklahoma City. Founded 1890. [4]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places [5]

Cities
  • Edmond
  • Harrah
  • Midwest City
  • Nichols Hills
  • Nicoma Park
  • Oklahoma City (county seat)
  • Spencer
  • The Village
  • Warr Acres
Towns
  • Arcadia
  • Bethany
  • Choctaw
  • Del City
  • Forest Park
  • Jones
  • Lake Aluma
  • Luther
  • Smith Village
  • Valley Brook
  • Woodlawn Park
Unincorporated communities
  • Newalla

Neighboring Counties

Resources

American Indians

Census

Land and Property

Cemeteries

LDS Cemetery Records
Vol. 21
page 162 - 62rd and Penn Avenue Cemetery, Oklahoma City
page 165 - Catholic Cemetery
page 166 - Wheatland Cemetery

BillionGraves:

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
OKGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
USGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Oklahoma Gravestones
Oklahoma Cemeteries
Billion Graves
See Oklahoma Cemeteries for more information.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1890 11,742
1900 25,915 120.7%
1910 85,232 228.9%
1920 116,307 36.5%
1930 221,738 90.6%
1940 244,159 10.1%
1950 325,352 33.3%
1960 439,506 35.1%
1970 526,805 19.9%
1980 568,933 8.0%
1990 599,611 5.4%
2000 660,448 10.1%
2010 718,633 8.8%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

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

State Census Records
Federal Census Records

Federal Censuses were taken for Oklahoma starting in 1860. For links to Federal census indexes, see Oklahoma Census.

Church

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.

Lutheran
  • Records of Peace Lutheran Church, Edmond, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).[6]

Court

Land

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.

1889–present County Clerk's free online images and indexes of all Oklahoma County deeds.

Online Land Records

For more information see Oklahoma Land and Property

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Oklahoma 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.

Maps

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Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War
WWI
WWII

Newspapers

Oklahoma Newspapers Online

Oklahoma Newspaper Catalogs

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

Probate

Online Records

School Records

Taxation

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

Births

Online Birth Records Indexes and Images

Marriages

Online Marriage Records Indexes and Images

Deaths

Online Death Records Indexes and Images

Divorces

Online Divorce Records Indexes and Images

Societies and Libraries

Oklahoma Historical Society
2100 North Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City 73105-4997

Oklahoma Genealogical Society
PO Box 805
Okalahoma City OK 73157
Telephone: 405-637-1907
E-mail:president@okgensoc.org
Website



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.

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. Page 561 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).
  3. http://genealogytrails.com/oka/okfuskee/ accessed 09/29/2016
  4. https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Oklahoma,_United_States_Genealogy accessed 09/29/2016
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Oklahoma County, Oklahoma," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oklahoma_County,_Oklahoma, accessed 6 August 2016.
  6. "Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: An Inventory of Selected Congregational Records of the American Lutheran Church in Minnesota at the Minnesota Historical Society," Collection Finding Aids, Minnesota Historical Society, http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/01009.xml, accessed 10 June 2013.