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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)

*Sept 1* - Internet -(Live) SCGS Webinar:  What Do I Do Next: How to Unlock Your Genealogy Using Research Plans - Kim von Aspern-Parker

*Sept 5* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  What's Been Done: Using Someone Else's Genealogy Research - Thomas MacEntee

*Sept 7* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 6): Adding a Death Certificate - Geoff Rasmussen

*Sept 11 * - Internet - (Live) ISGS Webinar:   Researching Pre-Fire Chicago - Ginge Frere

*Sept 12* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Examining Migration & Researching Migrants in the British Isles - Julie Goucher

*Sept 14* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Slave Narratives: Telling the Story of Slavery and Families - Ann Staley

*Sept 18* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Using Lists to Find Proof - Cari Taplin

*Sept 19* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  25 Simple Research Hacks Every Genealogist Should Know - Lisa Alzo

*Sept 19* - Internet -(Live) SCGS Webinar:  Preserving Family History in the Face of Disaster - Denise Levenick

*Sept 25* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Importance of Newspapers for Family Research - Daniel Horowitz

*Oct 3* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Remote Research in the Databases of the Daughters of the American Revolution Genealogical Research System - Rick Sayre

*Oct 6 * - Internet -(Live) SCGS Webinar:  The GPS, Document Analysis, and Citations, Oh My! - Sara Gredier

*Oct 9* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  On the Go: Using Your Mobile Device for Genealogy - MyHeritage Webinars

*Oct 9* - Internet - (Live) ISGS Webinar:   Chicago Rises from the Ashes: The Columbian Exposition Gives Perspective to the Family Historian - Jean Wilcox Hibben

*Oct 10* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  In Search of My Brother's Mother - An Adoption Story - Beth Foulk

*Oct 12* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Strategies for Using FamilySearch - Shannon Combs-Bennett

*Oct 16* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Using Emigrant Guides for Genealogical Research - Julie P. Miller

*Oct 17* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Ho to California! The Draw of the Gold Rush - Peggy Clemens

*Oct 17 * - Internet -(Live) SCGS Webinar:  The YDNA Test Should BE Your Favorite - Diahan Southard

*Oct 23* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  True Stories of Families Reunited Thanks to Genetic Genealogy - MyHeritage Webinars

*Oct 24* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  10 Eastern European Genealogy Resources You Might be Missing - Lisa Alzo

*Oct 25* - Internet - (Live) NEHGS Webinar:   Database Volunteer Opportunities at AmericanAncestors.Org - Molly Rogers & Rachel Adams

*Oct 26* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Researching Your French and Indian War Ancestor - Craig R. Scott

*Oct 31* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Privacy Issues with Online Family Trees - E. Randol Schoenbert

*Nov 3* - Internet -(Live) SCGS Webinar:  Facebook For Genealogy (Even if You Hate Facebook) - Susan Rogers

*Nov 9* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 8) The Smoking Gun - Geoff Rasmussen

*Nov 6* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  City Directories: Much More than Ye Olde Phonebooks - MyHeritage Webinars

*Nov 7* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Using Voting and Election Records to Find Your Ancestor - Melissa Barker

*Nov 13* - Internet - (Live) ISGS Webinar:   1918: The Prairie State "Over There" - Lisa Oberg

*Nov 14* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Introduction to the Bayou State: Louisiana for Beginners - Rorey Cathcart

*Nov 20* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Every Day Life of Our Ancestors - Ann Staley

*Nov 21 * - Internet -(Live) SCGS Webinar:  You Located the Ancestral Village of Your Ancestor - Now What? - Nancy Lauer

*Nov 28* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Railroad Records and Railroad History: Methods for Tracking - Paula Stuart-Warren