Discover Oklahoma County and trace your family history and ancestry with this list of county-specific genealogy resources.
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Oklahoma County is located in central Oklahoma. In the early 1800s, explorers and traders traveled through the area. Even before the 1889 Land Run, the Southern Kansas Railway was established in Oklahoma County. At statehood in 1907, Guthrie was chosen as the state capital. However, in 1910, state residents voted to move the capital to Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma State Capitol Building was completed in 1917. In the early 1900s, the county economy grew and prospered, with expanding manufacturing, agriculture and oil and gas industries. There are many worthwhile museums in Oklahoma County, including the Oklahoma History Center and its extensive research library, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum and the Edmond Historical Society & Museum.
In 2000, census records showed 660,448 people living in Oklahoma County. Countless resources exist for tracing genealogy in Oklahoma County.
Oklahoma County Clerk
320 Robert S. Kerr, Room 105
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Telephone: (405) 270-0082
Directions: Park Ave. & Hudson.
Records available: County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and civil court records from 1890.
Oklahoma County Website: http://www.oklahomacounty.org/
Search for cemeteries, highways and scenic sites, or examine county and township lines with this detailed map of Oklahoma County.
While researching your family history in Oklahoma County, be sure to visit the following cities located in the area.
The following towns and cities are located in present day Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.
The following towns and cities either no longer exist in Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.
Our Ladys Cathedral
The following historic schools, academies and schoolhouses were located in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.
OHS Research Center
Del City Library
Elizabeth Threatt Luther Library
Midwest City Library
Nicoma Park Library
Belle Isle Library
Capitol Hill Library
Ralph Ellison Library
Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library
Southern Oaks Library
The Village Library
Warr Acres Library
Edmond Genealogical Society
431 S. Boulevard
P.O. Box 1984
Edmond, OK 73083
Spencer Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 394
Spencer, OK 73084
Oklahoma County Assessor 1905 Plat Maps Showing Original Homesteaders
While researching your family history in Oklahoma County, be sure to check out the following attractions located in the area.
1889 Territorial Schoolhouse
National Cowboy & Western Heritage