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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?
  • Free access to Fold 3 is available through the Ponca City Library's wedsite!
  • 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 and Fold3) 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)

*On Demand*  Internet - Relative Roots Webinar Introduction to Genetic Genealogy at Family Tree DNA

*July 12* - Internet - (Live) ISGS Webinar:   Special Delivery: Using US Postmaster Documents in Family History Research - Jean Hibben

*July 13* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  A Genealogist's Guide to Heraldry - Shannon Combs-Bennett

*July 15* - Internet - (Live) Legacy Webinar:  Finding French ancestors - Luana Darby

*July 20* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Organize Your Online Life - Lisa Louise Cooke

*July 20* - Internet -(Live) SCGS Webinar:  Organizing Your Genealogical Research Process - Drew Smith

*July 22* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Windows 10 Survival Guide for Genealogists - Thomas MacEntee

*July 27* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Researching Women - Community Cookbooks and What They Tell... -  Gena Philibert-Ortega

*July 30* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  The Germanic French - Researching Alsatian and Lorrainian... - John Philip Colletta

*July 30* - Internet - (Live) Legacy Webinar:  Solutions for issing and Scarce Records - Tom Jones

*August 3* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Getting Started with Microsoft PowerPoint - Thomas MacEntee

*August 6* - Internet -(Live) SCGS Webinar:  Five Reasons the Records Aren't in the Courthouse - George G. Morgan

*August 9* - Internet - (Live) ISGS Webinar:   Misbegotten Children; Tracing the Family Lines of the Illegitimate - Peggy Clemens Lauritzen

*August 10* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  The Battle for Bounty Land - War of 1812 and Mexican-American Wars - Beth Foulk

*August 12* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Homestead Act of 1862 - Following the Witnesses - Bernice Bennett

*August 17* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Successfully Applying to a Lineage Society - Amy Johnson Crow

*August 17* - Internet -(Live) SCGS Webinar:  What's In a Name?  Every Surname Tells a Story - Teresa "Tessa" Keough

*August 24* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Using Findmypast to Unlock Your Irish Ancestry - Brian Donovan

*August 25* - Internet - (Live) NEHGS Webinar:  Researching Native American Ancestors at NEHGS - Meaghan Siekman