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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Oklahoma|Oklahoma]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Grant_County,_Oklahoma|Grant County]]''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Oklahoma Genealogy|Oklahoma]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Grant County'''''
 
 
Grant 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.
 
 
 
{{OKDC}}<br> <br>
 
 
 
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Grant County
 
| county = Grant County
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| state = Oklahoma
 
| state = Oklahoma
 
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| founded year = 1893
 
| founded year = 1893
 
| founded date =  
 
| founded date =  
| seat wl= Medford
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| seat = Medford
| building image = Grant county courthouse.gif
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| building image = OklahomaGrantCourthouse.jpg
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| building image cap =  
| building image cap = Photo courtesy [[]]
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| building address = [http://www.grantcountyok.com/ Grant County Courthouse]<br>112 Guthrie, Room 104<br>P.O. Box 167<br>Medford, Oklahoma 73759<br> Phone: 580.395.2274
| building address = '''[[Grant County, Oklahoma Courthouse|Grant County Courthouse]]'''<br>112 Guthrie, Room 104<br>P.O. Box 167<br>Medford, Oklahoma 73759<br> Phone: 580.395.2274
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Grant 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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=== Grant County, Oklahoma Record Dates ===
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Grant County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Grant County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1908
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1893
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1900
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1893
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1893
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.grantcountyok.com/ Grant County Courthouse]<br> 112 Guthrie Rm 104; PO Box 167; <br>Medford, OK 73759<br> Phone: 580.395.2274&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has land and military&nbsp;records; Clerk Court has<br>marriage, divorce, probate&nbsp; and court records from 1893<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Creek County, Oklahoma. Page 559 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://www.grantcountyok.com/ Grant County Courthouse]<br> 112 Guthrie Rm 104; PO Box 167; <br>Medford, OK 73759<br> Phone: 580.395.2274&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has land and military&nbsp;records; Clerk Court has<br>marriage, divorce, probate&nbsp; and court records from 1893<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Creek County, Oklahoma. Page 559 {{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  ====
  
'''1893--'''Grant County was created in 1893. It was an original county (Cherokee Outlet).<br>'''County seat: '''Medford <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1893--'''Grant County was created in 1893. It was an original county (Cherokee Outlet).<br>'''County seat: '''Medford <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Description ====
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Founded in 1893. Grant County, located in north-central Oklahoma. The county was named after Pres. Ulysses S. Grant.
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<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/oka/grant/ accessed 09/29/2016</ref>The Government Seat is Medford. The
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<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_County,_Oklahoma accessed 09/29/2016</ref>
  
 
==== General History<br>  ====
 
==== General History<br>  ====
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==== 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<br>  ====
 
==== Record Loss<br>  ====
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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, "Grant County, Oklahoma," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_County,_Oklahoma, accessed 6 August 2016.</ref> ====
 
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=====Cities=====
*Deer Creek  
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*Medford
*Jefferson  
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*Pond Creek
*Lamont  
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=====Towns=====
*Manchester  
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*Medford
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*Deer Creek
*Nash
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*Jefferson
*Pond Creek
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*Lamont
*Renfrow
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*Manchester
*Wakita<br>
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*Nash
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*Renfrow
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*Wakita
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=====Unincorporated community=====
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*Sand Creek
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Alfalfa County, Oklahoma|Alfalfa]]  
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*[[Alfalfa County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Alfalfa]]  
*[[Garfield County, Oklahoma|Garfield]]  
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*[[Garfield County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Garfield]]  
*[[Harper County, Kansas|Harper County, Kansas]]  
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*[[Harper County, Kansas Genealogy|Harper County, Kansas]]  
*[[Kay County, Oklahoma|Kay]]  
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*[[Kay County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Kay]]  
*[[Noble County, Oklahoma|Noble]]  
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*[[Noble County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Noble]]  
*[[Sumner County, Kansas|Sumner County, Kansas]]
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*[[Sumner County, Kansas Genealogy|Sumner County, Kansas]]
  
 
== 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 ($)
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*[http://www.okhistory.org/research/dawes Dawes Final Rolls] - Oklahoma Historical Society
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'''''Land and Property'''''
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*'''1884 - 1934''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3999 Oklahoma and Indian Territory, Land Allotment Jackets for Five Civilized Tribes, 1884-1934] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index and images ($)
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*'''1889''' [http://www.okhistory.org/research/plat1889 Oklahoma County Plats 1889] - Oklahoma Historical Society
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*'''1899 - 1907''' {{RecordSearch|1390101|Oklahoma Applications for Allotment, Five Civilized Tribes, 1899-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*For more information see [[Indians of Oklahoma]]
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=38&CScnty=2154 Find A Grave for Grant County]<br>
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=38&CScnty=2154 Find A Grave for Grant County]<br>
  
==== Church  ====
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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.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=38&GScnty=2154&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|754748|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=2154 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/%7Eokgrant/cemeteriesgc.html OKGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Grant+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=Grant&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/oklahoma/grant.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://oklahomagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=27 Oklahoma Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.okcemeteries.net/grant/grant.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  ====
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{{Historical populations
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|type = USA
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_County,_Oklahoma#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1900 |17373
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|1910 |18670
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|1920 |16072
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|1930 |14150
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|1940 |13128
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|1950 |10461
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|1960 |8140
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|1970 |7117 
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|1980 |6518 
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|1990 |5684 
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|2000 |5144
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|2010 |4527
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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]].
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=== Church  ====
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{{OK Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{OK Land Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.okhistory.org/research/library/land.html "About Land Records," Oklahoma Historical Society]<br>
 
*[http://www.okhistory.org/research/library/land.html "About Land Records," Oklahoma Historical Society]<br>
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''Online Land Records''
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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]]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{OK History Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== 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:Okgrant.jpg|350px|Okgrant.jpg]]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~okgrant/militarygc.html Grant County GenWeb site military links]<br>
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~okgrant/militarygc.html Grant County GenWeb site military links]<br>
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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]].''
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== 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
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{{OK Newspaper abstracts|Grant}}
  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ok/grant/newspapers/nnews.txt Miscellaneous newspaper articles about deaths in Grant County]<br>
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ok/grant/newspapers/nnews.txt Miscellaneous newspaper articles about deaths in Grant County]<br>
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{OK Probate Intro|Grant}}
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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>
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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
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{OK Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://www.genienut.net/grantmarriages.htm Marriage index for Grant County couples married in Garfield County, 1895-1929]<br>  
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=====Births=====
*[http://www.genienut.net/marriagecontd.htm Marriage index for Grant County couples married in Alfalfa County, 1909-1929]<br>
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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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=====Marriage=====
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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] ($)
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*'''1852 - 1948''' - {{RecordSearch|2534474|Oklahoma, Church Marriages, 1852-1948}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1870 - 1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1681007|Oklahoma Marriages, 1870-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] Index only.
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*'''1870 - 1930''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60105 Oklahoma, Select Marriages, 1870-1930] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index ($)
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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 ($)
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*'''1889 - 1951''' - [http://www.okhistory.org/research/marriagerec Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, Marriage Index, 1889-1951]
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*'''1890 - 1995''' - {{RecordSearch|1709399|Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] Index and images
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*[http://www.okgenweb.org/~marriage/ OKGenWeb Oklahoma Marriages]
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*'''1895 - 1929''' - [http://www.genienut.net/grantmarriages.htm Marriage index for Grant County couples married in Garfield County, 1895-1929]<br>  
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*'''1909 - 1929''' - [http://www.genienut.net/marriagecontd.htm Marriage index for Grant County couples married in Alfalfa County, 1909-1929]<br>
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=====Deaths=====
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''Online Death Records Indexes and Images''
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*[http://www.okhistory.org/research/obits.php Obituaries Listed in the Oklahoman] - Oklahoma Historical Society — index only
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* {{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}}
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*'''1935 - 2014''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3693 U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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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  ==
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'''Grant County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 127<br>Medford 73759<br>[http://www.grantcountyok.com/gc_histsociety.html Website]<br><br>
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'''Grant County Historical Society'''<br>112 E. Guthrie St.<br>Medford, OK  73759<br>[https://www.travelok.com/article_page/Grant-County-Genealogy-Resources Website]<br><br>
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*[http://www.okhistory.org/ Oklahoma Historical Society]
 
*[http://www.okhistory.org/ Oklahoma Historical Society]
  
 
==== 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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*[http://www.genienut.net/ Pages from the Past]<br>Misc. links and information about Grant County<br>  
 
*[http://www.genienut.net/ Pages from the Past]<br>Misc. links and information about Grant County<br>  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~okgrant/okgrant.htm GenWeb for Grant County][http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~okgrant/okgrant.htm <br>]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~okgrant/okgrant.htm GenWeb for Grant County][http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~okgrant/okgrant.htm <br>]  
*{{FHL|Oklahoma%2C+Grant|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Oklahoma%2C+Grant|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Latest revision as of 03:17, 29 March 2017

United States Gotoarrow.png Oklahoma Gotoarrow.png Grant County

Grant County, Oklahoma
Map
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Grant County
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oklahoma
Location of Oklahoma in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1893
County Seat Medford
Courthouse
OklahomaGrantCourthouse.jpg
Address Grant County Courthouse
112 Guthrie, Room 104
P.O. Box 167
Medford, Oklahoma 73759
Phone: 580.395.2274


Grant 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

Grant County, Oklahoma Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1908 1893 1900 1893 1893

County Courthouse

Grant County Courthouse
112 Guthrie Rm 104; PO Box 167;
Medford, OK 73759
Phone: 580.395.2274 

County Clerk has land and military records; Clerk Court has
marriage, divorce, probate  and court records from 1893[1]

History

Parent County

1893--Grant County was created in 1893. It was an original county (Cherokee Outlet).
County seat: Medford [2]

Description

Founded in 1893. Grant County, located in north-central Oklahoma. The county was named after Pres. Ulysses S. Grant. [3]The Government Seat is Medford. The [4]

General History

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places [5]

Cities
  • Medford
  • Pond Creek
Towns
  • Deer Creek
  • Jefferson
  • Lamont
  • Manchester
  • Nash
  • Renfrow
  • Wakita
Unincorporated community
  • Sand Creek

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
Tombstone Project
Oklahoma Gravestones
Oklahoma Cemeteries
Billion Graves
See Oklahoma Cemeteries for more information.

= Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 17,373
1910 18,670 7.5%
1920 16,072 −13.9%
1930 14,150 −12.0%
1940 13,128 −7.2%
1950 10,461 −20.3%
1960 8,140 −22.2%
1970 7,117 −12.6%
1980 6,518 −8.4%
1990 5,684 −12.8%
2000 5,144 −9.5%
2010 4,527 −12.0%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

For tips on accessing Grant 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 Grant 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 Grant 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 - Grant - 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

Marriage

'Online Marriage Records Indexes and Images

Deaths

Online Death Records Indexes and Images

Divorces

Online Divorce Records Indexes and Images

Societies and Libraries

Grant County Historical Society
PO Box 127
Medford 73759
Website

Grant County Historical Society
112 E. Guthrie St.
Medford, OK 73759
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.

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Creek County, Oklahoma. Page 559 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/grant/ accessed 09/29/2016
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_County,_Oklahoma accessed 09/29/2016
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Grant County, Oklahoma," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_County,_Oklahoma, accessed 6 August 2016.