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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)

*May 14* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  The Ultimate Family History Interview - Nicka Smith

*May 14* - Internet - (Live) NEHGS Webinar:   Searching Databases on AmericanAncestors.org - Molly Rogers

*May 15* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Fridays in May: Your Questions Answered LIVE--DNA with Diahan - Diahan Southard

*May 19 & 20* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Discover the Holdings of German Archives - Teresa Steinkamp McMillin

*May 20* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Timesaving Apps for Busy Genealogists - Lisa Alzo

*May 20* - Internet -(Live) SCGS Webinar:  The Packet Ships That Brought Them To America - Nancy Waters

*May 21* - Internet - (Live) NEHGS Webinar:   Creating a Research Plan for Cluster Research - Lindsay Fulton

*May 22* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Fridays in May: Your Questions Answered LIVE--Legacy software with Geoff - Geoff Rasmussen

*May 22* - Internet - (Live) NEHGS Webinar:   Lords, Ladies & Mummies: The Story of Highclere Castle - Curt DiCamillo

*May  26* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Enlightened Design with the MyHeritage Chart Creation Tool - Janet Hovorkas

*May 27* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Mistrust Transcriptions: And Here's Why - Dr. Bruce Durie

*May 29* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Fridays in May: Your Questions Answered LIVE--More Tech with Thomas MacEntee

*Jun 2 & 3* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Sources for Landed and Titled People - Paul Milner

*Jun 2 * - Internet - (Live) NEHGS Webinar:   Return to the Catskills - Phil Brown

*Jun 3* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  "What are the Odds?" An Online Tool That Can Help Solve DNA Puzzles - Jonny Perl

*Jun 5* - Internet - (Live) NEHGS Webinar:   The English Garden: Perfection on Earth - Curt DiCamillo

*Jun 9* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  How Members of the LDS Church Can Benefit from the FamilySearch/MyHeritage Partnership -  James Tanner

*Jun 10 & 11* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Using DNA to Answer Real Research Questions: Three Case Studies - Gail Blankenau

*Jun 16 & 17* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Genealogical Treasures in Irish Archives - David Ouimette

*Jun 16* - Internet - (Live) NEHGS Webinar:   "From Teeming Zion's Fertile Womb": The Curious Career of Judah Monis - Michael Hoberman

*Jun 17* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Bridging the Gap: Finding Ancestors in the United States between 1780 and 1840 - D. Joshua Taylor

*Jun 17* - Internet -(Live) SCGS Webinar:  The Other Census - US State Censuses - Thomas MacEntee

*Jun 23* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Working with SuperSearch to Find the Correct Historical Record - Daniel Horowitz

*Jun 24* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Utilizing HathTrust Digital Library for Family History Research - Colleen Robledo Greene

*Jun 30* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  The 1939 Register for Family Historians - Fiona Brooker

*Jun 30* - Internet - (Live) NEHGS Webinar:   Jewish Life in Rural New England: How did the Jews get to Mars Hill, Maine & Other Stories From the Field - Michael Hoberman

*Jul 1* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  The 1939 Register for Family Historians - Fiona Brooker