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Pioneer Woman Statue

Ponca City, OK – Bryant Baker, Sculptor – Dedicated April 22, 1930.

Marland Mansion

Ponca City, OK - Constructed 1928.

Ponca City Library

Ponca City, OK – Constructed 1935.

Standing Bear Museum & Education Center

Ponca City, OK - Dedicated September 29, 2007.

Kay County Courthouse

Newkirk, OK – Constructed 1926.

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"Why waste your money looking into your family tree? Just go into politics and your opponents will do it for you." - Mark Twain
  • Free access to Ancestry.com at the Ponca City Library computer room!
  • Have you performed a backup of your genealogy data?
  • Check out the training opportunities at the bottom of this page!
  • Need some help in your reseach?--check out the PGS Mentoring Program.
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Welcome To The PGS Website

It is our intention to provide a place where a variety of genealogy-related information and tools can be shared with family researchers.

Our society organized in 1971 and draws its name from the Pioneer Woman Statue erected in Ponca City in 1930. This statue celebrates the noble spirit of determination displayed by the women who settled this region. We seek to honor the determination of all of the pioneers and their descendants, along with the Native American cultures that were early inhabitants, who continue to be a major element today.  Our focus is on Kay County but we also include limited information related to the surrounding counties of Osage, Pawnee, Noble and Grant;and also Sumner and Cowley counties in Kansas.

Our monthly meetings are open to the public and held at the Ponca City Library. We also answer queries (see restrictions), publish a quarterly newsletter, compile local genealogical records, and provide a mentoring program for genealogy assistance in cooperation with the library.

Our object is to make this website easy to navigate.  The following are some brief comments that may help in learning about the website content.

  • Current PGS events can be accessed using the "Calendar of Events" link icon.
  • Links to local libraries and museums are included in the "Area Repositories" section (including a link to the state office for obtaining birth and death certificates).
  • Access instructions to the electronic data bases (Heritage Quest) from a personal computer are located on the Ponca City Library page.
  • The "On-Line Records" section contains a variety of information collected from different sources - see the sub-menu for different categories of interest.
  • Kay Co. marriage applications for the period of 1893-1999 are located in the "Online Records/Marriage Records" section.
  • Interments in all Kay Co. cemeteries before 2003 (and some to 2010) are located in the 'Online Records/Death-Obit Records section.  A link to the Master Index of these individuals is located on the Kay County Cemetery page.
  • Maps of county townships with individual section numbers designated are included in the "Property Records and Maps" section.
  • The 1941-1942 Kay Co. Atlas with a listing of propety owners is located in the "Property Records and Maps" section.
  • Links to popular websites that are used frequently to assist in various elements of research are located in the "Related Websites" section.
  • Information about up-coming events (not sponsored by PGS) that may be of interest to the visitor are located at the bottom of the page.

We would invite the users of this website to help us make improvements and any needed corrections by sending a message to our webmaster.  Thank you for your assistance!

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Workshops - Training Opportunities - Meetings of Interest

(Use "Related Websites" on the main menu for links to these sites)

*July 5* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Watch Geoff Live: Adding a Will and a Tombstone to Legacy - Geoff Rasmussen

*July 6* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 4): Adding Estate/Probate Records - Geoff Rasmussen

*July 10* - Internet - (Live) ISGS Webinar:   Museums Have Records, Too! Locating Your Ancestors Behind Closed Doors - Melissa Barker

*July 11* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  The Art of Negative-Space Research: Women - Jeanne Bloom

*July 13* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Freedmen's Bureau Records - Valuable to ALL Southern Research - Diane L. Richard

*July 17* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Special Tools that can Take Your Research to the Next Level - MyHeritage Webinars

*July 17* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  It's a Numbers Game! Understanding Recongnized Genealogical Formats - Alice Hoyt Veen

*July 18* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Trails of Daniel Boone and other Wetern Travelers - J. Mark Lowe

*July 19* - Internet -(Live) SCGS Webinar:  Beginner's Guide to Photographing Family Treasures - Devon Noel Lee

*July 25* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Photoshop: What you need to know as a photographer - Jared Hodges

*July 31* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  An Overview of Important Historical Record Collections - MyHeritage Webinars

*Aug 1* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Jewish Genealogy for the Non-Jew: History, Migration, DNA - Schelly Talalay Dardashti

*Aug 3* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 5): Adding an Obituary - Geoff Rasmussen

*Aug 4* - Internet -(Live) SCGS Webinar:  Loose Records in an Archive: What Are They? - Melissa Barker

*Aug 8* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Genealogical Proof for the Novice Genealogist - Annette Burke Lyttle

*Aug 10* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  50 Websites To Find Vital Records - Gena Philibert-Ortega

*Aug 14* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Everything you need to know about Genealogical Charts and Reports - MyHeritage Webinars

*Aug 14* - Internet - (Live) ISGS Webinar:   National Archives Resources at the Chicago Branch - Jane Haldeman

*Aug 15* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Untangle the Web of German Websites - Teresa Steinkamp McMillin

*Aug 15* - Internet -(Live) SCGS Webinar:  How Autosomal DNA is Really Inherited: Case Studies of Siblings - David Dowell

*Aug 21* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  GPS: Finding Your Way Throught Tough Research Problems - James Ison

*Aug 22* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Researching Forces Ancestors (England and Wales) - Kirsty Gray

*Aug 28* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  How Photos Enhance Genealogical Research - Daniel Horowitz

*Aug 29* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  The YDNA Test Should Be Your Favorite - Diahan Southard