Discover Tulsa County and trace your family history and ancestry with this list of county-specific genealogy resources.
Tulsa County, located in northeastern Oklahoma, was created at statehood in 1907. In the 1700s, French explorers and traders traveled the area, and the 1903 Louisiana Purchase brought American explorers. The Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company was extended to Tulsa County in 1881-82, and other railroads followed. Oil was discovered in the area in 1901, and it rapidly became an important economic force. Constructed in 1926, a large portion of Historic Route 66 runs through Tulsa County and its location contributed to the growth of the county. The Tulsa Historical Society Museum of History houses artifacts and photos of local history. There are many other world-class museums in Tulsa including the Philbrook Museum of Art, the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art and the Tulsa Air and Space Museum. The Sand Springs Cultural & Historical Museum features exhibits of the city’s history, as well as genealogical research resources.
In 2000, census records showed 563,299 people living in Tulsa County. Countless resources exist for tracing genealogy in Tulsa County including legal records, cemetery records and a local genealogical society. For more information about genealogy in Tulsa County, resources are provided below.
Tulsa County Courthouse
500 S. Denver Ave., Room 120
Tulsa, OK 74103
Telephone: (918) 596-5000
Directions: On 5th St. at S. Denver.
Records available: Court Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and civil court records from 1907.
Tulsa County Website: http://www.tulsacounty.org/Tulsacounty/default.aspx
Search for cemeteries, highways and scenic sites, or examine county and township lines with this detailed map of Tulsa County.
While researching your family history in Tulsa County, be sure to check out the following cities located in the area.
The following towns and cities are located in present day Tulsa County, Oklahoma.
The following towns and cities either no longer exist in Tulsa County or are still populated, but significantly less so than in years past. These towns and cities are commonly referred to as "ghost towns."
The following cemeteries are located in present day Tulsa County, Oklahoma.
Elm Creek Cemetery
Garden of Hope Cemetery
Saint Pius X Catholic Church
Tate Mountain Cemetery
Wealaka Mission Cemetery
The following historic schools, academies and schoolhouses were located in Tulsa County, Oklahoma.
Tulsa Genealogy Center
Broken Arrow Library
South Broken Arrow Library
Charles Page Library
Judy Z. Kishner Library
Hardesty Regional Library
Peggy V. Helmerich Library
Herman & Kate Kaiser Library
Martin Regional Library
Maxwell Park Library
Nathan Hale Library
Rudisill Regional Library
Suburban Acres Library
Zarrow Regional Library
Broken Arrow Genealogical Society
Owasso Historical Society
Tulsa Genealogical Society
Tulsa Historical Society
While researching your family history in Tulsa County, be sure to check out the following attractions located in the area.
Art Deco Landmarks Walking Tour
Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame