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Tulsa County, Oklahoma
Map
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Tulsa County
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oklahoma
Location of Oklahoma in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1905
County Seat Tulsa
Courthouse
OklahomaTulsaCourthouse.jpg
Address Tulsa County Courthouse
500 S. Denver Ave.
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74103-3835
Phone: 918.596.5000


Tulsa 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

Tulsa County, Oklahoma Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1908 1907 1907 1907 1907

County Courthouse

Tulsa County Courthouse
500 S Denver Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74103-3835
Phone: 918.596-5000

Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1907[1]

History

Parent County

  • 1905--Tulsa County was created in 1905 from Creek and Cherokee Lands.
  • County seat: Tulsa [2]

Description

Tulsa County took its name from the already established town of Tulsa. Tulsa serves as the county seat. [3] Founded 1907. Tulsa is in the north east section of the state. [4]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

Populated Places [5]

Cities
  • Bixby (part)
  • Broken Arrow (part)
  • Collinsville
  • Glenpool
  • Jenks
  • Owasso (part)
  • Sand Springs (part)
  • Sapulpa (part)
  • Tulsa (county seat) (part)
Towns
  • Liberty (part)
  • Lotsee
  • Skiatook (part)
  • Sperry
Census-designated places
  • Oakhurst
  • Turley
Unincorporated communities
  • Berryhill
  • Lake
  • Former communities[edit]
  • Alsuma - Annexed by Tulsa in 1968.[25][26]
  • Carbondale - Annexed by Tulsa in 1928.[27]
  • Dawson - Annexed by Tulsa in 1949.[28]
  • Keystone, Oklahoma - Submerged by Keystone Lake, whose construction began in 1958.
  • North Tulsa - Annexed by Tulsa in 1904.[29]
  • Prattville - Annexed by Sand Springs in 1965.[30]
  • Red Fork - Annexed by Tulsa in 1927.[28]
  • South Haven - Annexed by Tulsa in 1966.[27]

Neighboring Counties

Resources

American Indians

Census

Land and Property

Cemeteries

The Tulsa Genealogical Society published a 12-volume funeral home record. These records cover the period from 1906 to 1986 and are available at the Family History Library. An index to these volumes is found on the Tulsa Genealogical Society Website.

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.  %±
1910 34,995
1920 109,023 211.5%
1930 187,574 72.0%
1940 193,363 3.1%
1950 251,686 30.2%
1960 346,038 37.5%
1970 401,663 16.1%
1980 470,593 17.2%
1990 503,341 7.0%
2000 563,299 11.9%
2010 603,403 7.1%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

For tips on accessing Tulsa 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.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Tulsa

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.

Online Land Records

For more information see Oklahoma Land and Property

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Tulsa 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

Tulsa County, OK


Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War Battle was fought in Tulsa County:

Map showing Civil war battles in Oklahoma

WWI
WWII

Newspapers

Oklahoma Newspapers Online

Oklahoma Newspaper Catalogs

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Tulsa 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

Tulsa Genealogical Society
9136 E. 31st Street
PO Box 585
Tulsa 74101-0585
Website

Tulsa Historical Society
2445 South Peoria
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74114
Telephone: 918-712-9484
E-mail:ths@tulsahistory.org
Website

Tulsa Genealogical Society
PO Box 35106
Tulsa, OK 74153
Telephone: 918-814-1258
Website

Tulsa Genealogy Center
8316 E. 93rd St.
Tulsa, OK 74133
Telephone: 918-549-7691
Website

Broken Arrow Genealogical Society
400 S. Main St.
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
E-mail:b.a.genealogy@gmail.com
E-mail:rm6761@aol.com
Website
Website

Owasso Historical Society
103 W. Broadway St.
Owasso, OK 74055
Telephone: 918-591-4566

Bixby Historical Society
PO Box 1046
Bixby OK 74008
Telephone: 918-366-1200
E-mail:bixbyokhs@ppicnet.net(office)
Website

Gilcrease Museum The John Ross Papers are housed in this Museum and they contain Muster Rolls of George Hicks group (Folder #s 478 and 540)

1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Rd.

Tulsa, OK 74127

Telephone: 1-918-596-2700



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

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tulsa County, Oklahoma. Page 562 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/tulsa/hist_county.html accessed 09/29/2016
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulsa_County,_Oklahoma accessed 09/29/2016
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Tulsa County, Oklahoma," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulsa_County,_Oklahoma, accessed 6 August 2016.
  6. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 7 August 2012)