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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Oklahoma|Oklahoma]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ellis_County,_Oklahoma|Ellis County]]''
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Oklahoma Genealogy|Oklahoma]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Ellis County'''''
 
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Ellis 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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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Ellils County
 
| county = Ellils County
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| state = Oklahoma
 
| state = Oklahoma
 
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| founded year = 1907
 
| founded year = 1907
 
| founded date = July 16
 
| founded date = July 16
| seat wl= Arnett
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| seat = Arnett
| building image = Ellis county courthouse.gif
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| building image =  
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| building address = [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/OK_Ellis.htm Ellis County Courthouse]<br>100 S. Washington<br>Courthouse Square<br>Arnett, Oklahoma 73832<br>Phone: 580.885-7301
| building address = '''[[Ellis County, Oklahoma Courthouse|Ellis County Courthouse]]'''<br>100 S. Washington<br>Courthouse Square<br>Arnett, Oklahoma 73832<br>Phone: 580.885-7301
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Ellis 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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{{Click|Image:OK_ORP.png|Oklahoma Online Genealogy Records}}
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== County Information ==
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=== Ellis County, Oklahoma Record Dates  ===
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{| width="60%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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|-
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ellis County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ellis County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ellis County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ellis County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Ellis County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Ellis County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1908
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1892
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1907
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1889
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1893
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/OK_Ellis.htm Ellis County Courthouse]<br> Courthouse Square; <br>100 S Washington<br> Arnett, OK 73832<br> Phone: 580.885-7301&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk Court has marriage records from 1892, <br>divorce records from 1893, probate records<br> from 1908 and court records from 1896; County<br> Clerk has land records from 1898<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ellis County, Oklahoma. Page 558 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/OK_Ellis.htm Ellis County Courthouse]<br> Courthouse Square; <br>100 S Washington<br> Arnett, OK 73832<br> Phone: 580.885-7301&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk Court has marriage records from 1892, <br>divorce records from 1893, probate records<br> from 1908 and court records from 1896; County<br> Clerk has land records from 1898<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ellis County, Oklahoma. Page 558 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1907--'''Ellis County was created 16 July 1907 from Day (old) and [[Woodward County, Oklahoma|Woodward]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Arnett <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1907--'''Ellis County was created 16 July 1907 from Day (old) and [[Woodward County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Woodward]] Counties.<br>'''County seat: '''Arnett <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/oklahoma/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Oklahoma] - shows boundary changes for Oklahoma Counties
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*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/OK_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm Oklahoma Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Populated Places <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Ellis County, Oklahoma," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellis_County,_Oklahoma, accessed 5 August 2016.</ref> ====
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*Arnett (county seat)
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*Catesby
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*Fargo
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*Gage
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*Harmon
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*Shattuck
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Beaver County, Oklahoma|Beaver]]  
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*[[Beaver County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Beaver]]  
*[[Dewey County, Oklahoma|Dewey]]  
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*[[Dewey County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Dewey]]  
*[[Harper County, Oklahoma|Harper]]  
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*[[Harper County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Harper]]  
*[[Hemphill County, Texas|Hemphill County, Texas]]  
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*[[Hemphill County, Texas Genealogy|Hemphill County, Texas]]  
*[[Lipscomb County, Texas|Lipscomb County, Texas]]  
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*[[Lipscomb County, Texas Genealogy|Lipscomb County, Texas]]  
*[[Roger Mills County, Oklahoma|Roger Mills]]  
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*[[Roger Mills County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Roger Mills]]  
*[[Woodward County, Oklahoma|Woodward]]
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*[[Woodward County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Woodward]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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====American Indians====
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''Census''
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*'''1851 - 1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8810 Oklahoma and Indian Territory, Indian Censuses and Rolls, 1851-1959] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index and images ($)
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*'''1895 - 1914''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2976 U.S., Native American Citizens and Freedmen of Five Civilized Tribes, 1895-1914] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index and images ($)
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*'''1898 - 1914''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60543 Oklahoma and Indian Territory, Dawes Census Cards for Five Civilized Tribes, 1898-1914] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index and images ($)
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*[http://www.okhistory.org/research/dawes Dawes Final Rolls] - Oklahoma Historical Society
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''Land and Property''
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*'''1884 - 1934''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3999 Oklahoma and Indian Territory, Land Allotment Jackets for Five Civilized Tribes, 1884-1934] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index and images ($) *'''1889''' [http://www.okhistory.org/research/plat1889 Oklahoma County Plats 1889] - Oklahoma Historical Society
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*For more information see [[Indians of Oklahoma]]
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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{| width="70%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=38&GScnty=2150&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|654717|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=38&CScnty=2150 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.okgenweb.org/%7Eokellis/cemlist.htm OKGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Ellis+Oklahoma&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Oklahoma&county=Ellis&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ok/ellis/ellis.html KSGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/oklahoma/ellis.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.okcemeteries.net/ellis/ellis.htm Oklahoma Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Oklahoma Cemeteries|Oklahoma Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellis_County,_Oklahoma#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1910 |15375
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|1920 |11673
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|1930 |10541
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|1940 |8466
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|1950 |7326
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|1960 |5427
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|1970 |5129 
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|1980 |5596 
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|1990 |4497 
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|2000 |4075
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|2010 |4151
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{{Census|Oklahoma}}  
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{{Census|Oklahoma}}
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===== State Census Records =====
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*1890 [http://www.okhistory.org/research/1890 Oklahoma Territorial Census 1890] - Oklahoma Historical Societ
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*1890 and 1907 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8925 Oklahoma Territorial Census, 1890 and 1907] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index and image ($)
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===== Federal Census Records =====
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Federal Censuses were taken for Oklahoma starting in 1860. For links to Federal census indexes, see [[Oklahoma Census]].
  
==== Church ====
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==== Church ====
  
{{OK Church Intro}}
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{{OK Church Intro}}  
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Land ====
  
 
{{OK Land Intro}}
 
{{OK Land Intro}}
  
==== Local Histories ====
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''Online Land Records''
  
{{OK History Intro}}
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
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*'''1796 - 1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
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*'''1861 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
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*1889 [http://www.okhistory.org/research/plat1889 Oklahoma County Plats, 1889] - Oklahoma Historical Society
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*[http://www.okhistory.org/research/elreno El Reno Homesteader Filings] - Oklahoma Historical Society
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For more information see [[Oklahoma Land and Property]]
  
==== Maps ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
[[Image:Okellis.jpg|900px]]
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==== Military  ====
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{{OK History Intro}}
  
==== Newspapers ====
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==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/oklahoma/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Oklahoma] - shows boundary changes for Oklahoma Counties
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*[http://www.okgenweb.org/okprojects/ Maps n More] - county and township maps.
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*[http://americancivilwar.com/statepic/oklahoma.html Oklahoma Civil War Map of Battles]
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[[Image:Okellis.jpg|500px|Okellis.jpg]]
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==== Military  ====
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===== Revolutionary War =====
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*'''1775 - 1783''' - {{RecordSearch|2546162|United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - images only<br>
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*''For more nationwide Revolutionary War databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
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===== Civil War =====
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*http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9236 Oklahoma, Confederate Pension Index, 1915-1955] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*''For more nationwide Civil War databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
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===== WWI =====
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*''For more nationwide World War I databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
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===== WWII =====
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*[http://www.okhistory.org/research/mildeaths Oklahoma Military Deaths] - Oklahoma Historical Society
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*''For more nationwide World War II databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
  
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==== Newspapers  ====
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''Oklahoma Newspapers Online''
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/oklahoma GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Oklahoma newspapers
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/nebraska/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of Nebraska newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some Oklahoma newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
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*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
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''Oklahoma Newspaper Catalogs''
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*[http://nhs.mlasolutions.com/oasis/catalog/(S(zbsz4355ibqf0u45unq01wrq))/Default.aspx?installation=OklahomaHistorical Oklahoma State Historical Society] - catalog of known Oklahoma newspapers; lists repositories that have the newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper
 
{{OK Newspaper abstracts|Ellis}}
 
{{OK Newspaper abstracts|Ellis}}
  
==== Probate ====
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==== Probate ====
  
{{OK Probate Intro|Ellis}}
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{{OK Probate Intro|Ellis}}  
  
==== Taxation ====
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1801 – 2008''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9077 Oklahoma Wills and Probate Records 1801-2008] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
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*'''1887 – 2008''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2063710 Oklahoma Probate Records 1887-2008] at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images<br>
  
{{OK Tax Intro}}
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====School Records====
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*'''1895 - 1936''' {{RecordSearch|1926701|Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936}} at [https://familysearch.org/search| FamilySearch] — index and images
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==== Taxation  ====
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{{OK Tax Intro}}  
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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=====Births=====
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''Online Birth Records Indexes and Images''
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~okgs/early_ok_birth_records.htm Early Oklahoma Birth Records]
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=====Marriages=====
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''Online Marriage Records Indexes and Images''
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*1841 - 1927 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9026 Oklahoma and Indian Territory, Marriage, Citizenship and Census Records, 1841-1927] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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*1870 - 1930 {{RecordSearch|1681007|Oklahoma Marriages, 1870-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] Index only. *1870 - 1930 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60105 Oklahoma, Select Marriages, 1870-1930] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index ($)
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*1870 - 1930 [http://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-30202/oklahoma-marriages-1870-1930?s=218489221 Oklahoma, Marriages, 1870-1930] at [http://myheritage.com My Heritage] index ($)
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*1889 - 1951 [http://www.okhistory.org/research/marriagerec Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, Marriage Index, 1889-1951]
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*1890 - 1995 {{RecordSearch|1709399|Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] Index and images
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*[http://www.okgenweb.org/~marriage/ OKGenWeb Oklahoma Marriages]
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=====Deaths=====
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''Online Death Records Indexes and Images''
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*[http://www.okhistory.org/research/obits.php Obituaries Listed in the Oklahoman] - Oklahoma Historical Society — index only
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* {{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}}
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*1935 - 2014 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3693 U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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*1936 - 2007 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60901 U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry], incomplete ($}
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=====Divorces=====
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''Online Divorce Records Indexes and Images''
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*1923 - 1942 [http://www.okhistory.org/research/divorce Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, Divorce Index, 1923-1942]
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|Oklahoma%2C+Ellis|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Oklahoma%2C+Ellis|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
<references /> {{Oklahoma|Oklahoma}} {{Oklahoma-stub}}  
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[[Category:Ellis_County,_Oklahoma]]
 
[[Category:Ellis_County,_Oklahoma]]

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United States Gotoarrow.png Oklahoma Gotoarrow.png Ellis County

Ellils County, Oklahoma
Map
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Ellils County
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oklahoma
Location of Oklahoma in the U.S.
Facts
Founded July 16, 1907
County Seat Arnett
Courthouse
Address Ellis County Courthouse
100 S. Washington
Courthouse Square
Arnett, Oklahoma 73832
Phone: 580.885-7301


Ellis 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

Ellis County, Oklahoma Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1908 1892 1907 1889 1893

County Courthouse

Ellis County Courthouse
Courthouse Square;
100 S Washington
Arnett, OK 73832
Phone: 580.885-7301 

Clerk Court has marriage records from 1892,
divorce records from 1893, probate records
from 1908 and court records from 1896; County
Clerk has land records from 1898[1]

History

Parent County

1907--Ellis County was created 16 July 1907 from Day (old) and Woodward Counties.
County seat: Arnett [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places [3]

  • Arnett (county seat)
  • Catesby
  • Fargo
  • Gage
  • Harmon
  • Shattuck

Neighboring Counties

Resources

American Indians

Census

Land and Property

Cemeteries

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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1910 15,375
1920 11,673 −24.1%
1930 10,541 −9.7%
1940 8,466 −19.7%
1950 7,326 −13.5%
1960 5,427 −25.9%
1970 5,129 −5.5%
1980 5,596 9.1%
1990 4,497 −19.6%
2000 4,075 −9.4%
2010 4,151 1.9%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

For tips on accessing Ellis 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.

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 Ellis 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

Okellis.jpg

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 Ellis County, Oklahoma Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Probate

In most counties in Oklahoma, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Oklahoma - Ellis - Probate records.

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

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), Ellis County, Oklahoma. Page 558 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. Wikipedia contributors, "Ellis County, Oklahoma," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellis_County,_Oklahoma, accessed 5 August 2016.