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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)

*Aug 14* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  MyHeritage-palvelut;sukupuu, SuperSearch ja DNA (Finnish) - MyHeritage Webinars

*Aug 14* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Basics of Land Platting Part 1 - J Mark Lowe

*Aug 20* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Ten Tools for Genealogical Writing - Harold Henderson

*Aug 21* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  MyHeritage DNA - Ein Uberblick 9 (German) - Silvia da Silva

*Aug 21* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Bullet Journaling for Genealogy - Shellee Morehead

*Aug 21* - Internet -(Live) SCGS Webinar:  How Do I Know That's My Ancestor - Amy Johnson Crow

*Aug 22* - Internet - (Live) NEHGS Webinar:   Top 10 Published Rewources for Early New England Research - Tricia Healy Mitchell

*Aug 23* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Introduction to Forensic Genealogy - Kelvin L Meyers

*Aug 26* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Genealogie pour debutants : Commercez votre arbre genealogique en ligne (French) - Elisabeth Zetland

*Aug 28* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Using Teams with your Genealogy - Tessa Keough

*Sept 3 & 4* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Are you Lost? Using Maps, Gazetteers and Directories for British Isles Research - Paul Milner

*Sept 4* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Combining DNA and Traditional Research - In-Depth Case Studies - Michelle Leonard

*Sept 6* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Reasonably Exhaustive Research: The First Criteria for Genealogical Proof - Elizabeth Shown Mills

*Sept 6* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Finding Immigrants Who 'Disappeared':A Researvh Approach Based on Recognizing and Challenging Assumptions - Marth Garrett

*Sept 6* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Share and Share Alike:The Rules of Genealogical Privacy - Judy G Russell

*Sept 6* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Details of New and Modified DNA-Related Standards - Karen Stanbary

*Sept 6* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  How to Write a Case Study that Meets the New Standards for DNA: As Codified by the Board for Certification of Genealogists - Melinda Henningfield

*Sept 6* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Reconstructing an Entrepreneurial Woman's Life: From Family Intrigue to Water Rents - Rick Sayre

*Sept 7* - Internet -(Live) SCGS Webinar:  The Home Archivist: Preserving Family Records Like a Pro! - Melissa Barker

*Sept 10* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Tribal Quest: The Latest Expedition - Golan Levi

*Sept 10* - Internet - (Live) ISGS Webinar: Telling the Story with Maps: maps of Early Illinois and Where to Find Them - Ginger Frere

*Sept 11* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  (Italian) Come espandere la propria genealogia con il DNA - Ugo Perego

*Sept 11* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Advanced DNA Techniques: Using Phasing to Test DNA Segments - Blain Bettinger

*Sept 17* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Civil Law Concepts and Genealogy - Claire Bettag

*Sept 18* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Research Latin America Genealogical Resources on the Internet - Daniel Horowitz

*Sept 18* - Internet -(Live) SCGS Webinar:  More than a Bouquest of Flowers: Increasing Your Chance at the Courthouse - Michael John Neill

*Sept 23* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  MyHeritage ADN : les fonctionnalites avancees (French) - Marie Cappart

*Sept 24* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Unlocking English & Welsh Civil Registration Records - Mike Mansfield

*Sept 25* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Ahnenforschung fur Beginner (German) - Andrea Bentschneider

*Sept 25* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Meaningful Tables and Graphs for Correlation in Family History - Ruth Wilson Craig

*Sept 27* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  The Home Archivist: Preserving Family Records Like a Pro! - Melissa Barker