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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

*Jan 26* - Internet - (Live) NEHGS WebinarChoosing a Genealogical Software Program - Rhonda R. McClure

*Jan 27* - Internet - (Live) Legacy Webinar:  The Paper-Less Genealogist - Denise May Levenick

*Jan 29* - Internet - (Live) Legacy Webinar:  7 Unique Technologies for Genealogy Discoveries at MyHeritage - Mike Mansfield

*Feb 6* - Internet -(Live) SCGS Webinar:  Scanning and Photo Retouching for Beginners - Tom Underhill

*Feb 9* - Internet - (Live) ISGS Webinar:   Reconstructing Black Community Life Through Benevolent Societies

*Feb 10* - Internet - (Live) Legacy Webinar:  The Scots-Irish in America - Peggy Clemens Lauritzen

*Feb 17* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Getting Started with Microsoft Word - Thomas MacEntee

*Feb 17* - Internet -(Live) SCGS Webinar:  The Family Historian's Publishing Primer - Nicka J. Smith

*Feb 18* - Internet - (Live) NEHGS WebinarUsing the US Federal Census - Lindsay Fulton

*Feb 19* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Problem Solving with FANS - Beth Foulk

*Feb 24* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  A Guided Tour of Cyndi's List 2.0 - Cyndi Ingle

*Mar 2* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  The War of 1812 Records - Preserving the Pensions - Michael J. Hall

*Mar 4* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Making YNDA and mtDNA Part of our Family History - Diahan Southard

*Mar 5* - Internet -(Live) SCGS Webinar:  Origins & Evolution of a One-Name Study or Surname Research - Julie Goucher

*Mar 8* - Internet - (Live) Legacy Webinar: Researching in Archives & Libraries: Do's and Don'ts - Melissa Barker

*Mar 9* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  How Do I Know That's My Ancestor? - Amy Johnson Crow

*Mar 16* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  The Private Laws of the Federal and State Governments - Judy G Russell

*Mar 16* - Internet -(Live) SCGS Webinar:  Inferential Genealogy: Deducing Ancestors' Identities Indirectly - Thomas W. Jones

*Mar 22* - Internet - (Live) NEHGS WebinarDigital Collections at NEHGS and AJHS-NEA - Sally Benny and Stephanie Call

*Mar 23* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Introduction to German Parish Records - Gail Blankenau

*Mar 30* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Proof Arguments - How to Write Them and Why They Matter- Warren Bitter