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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)

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

*Nov 28* - Internet - (Live) NEHGS Webinar:   DNA for Beginners - Tom Dreyer (also presented on 12/5 & 12/12)

*Nov 30* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 7) The Smoking Gun - Geoff Rasmussen

*Dec  1* - Internet -(Live) SCGS Webinar:  Always Time for Timelines - Barbara Randall

*Dec 5* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Ins and Outs of Indexes: Keys to Unlocking County and State Records - Mary Kircher Roddy

*Dec 5* - Internet - (Live) NEHGS Webinar:   DNA for Beginners - Tom Dreyer ( also presented on 11/28 & 12/12)

*Dec 7* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 9) Adding an Entry from an Online Database - Geoff Rasmussen

*Dec 11* - Internet - (Live) ISGS Webinar:   Some Followed the River, Some Took the Train: Finding Ancestors of the Great Migration - Angela Walton-Raji

*Dec 12* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  101 Ways to Design a Genealogy Chart - Janet Hovorka

*Dec 12* - Internet - (Live) NEHGS Webinar:   DNA for Beginners - Tom Dreyer (also presented on 11/28 & 12/5)

*Dec 14* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Citation for Beginners - Shellee Morehead

*Dec 18* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Proving Identity and Kinship Using the GPS: Finding a Freedman's Family - Nancy A. Peters

*Dec19* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  That Splendid Little War: Researching Your Spanish American War Ancestors - Michael L. Strauss

*Dec  19* - Internet -(Live) SCGS Webinar:  Solving One Name & Many Locations with a Location & Timeline Tool - Dr Jan Joyce