Pioneer Genealogical Society - Area Repositories Info.

Below are links to repository areas, that will assist you in your searchs.

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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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Area Repositories Information


Blackwell Library

The Blackwell Public Library provides many services to the citizens of Blackwell including internet service, fax and copy services. Their book collection provides readers and researchers a plethora of information and entertainment. Also, a great deal of information is available on microfilm. Click Here To Visit


Cherokee Strip Museum - Arkansas City, Kansas

The Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum is a historical museum representing the Land Rush of 1893, Chilocco Indian School, BNSF, Warren Bunkhouse, pioneer artifacts, impact of military conflicts, development of Arkansas City and Cowley County, home of the Cowley County Genealogy Library, theater and stage seating 150, Baird Living Farm, Baird Barn, Bland School House, living animal exhibit, pond, Hardy jail, and new children's room for hands-on activities. Click Here To Visit


Kay County Courthouse

Kay County was created in 1893. Located in north central Oklahoma bordering Kansas, Kay County was formed from the Cherokee Strip or Cherokee Outlet. Originally designated as county "K", the name was later preserved by voters as "Kay". Newkirk, a town located on the railroad, became the county seat. Newkirk is home of the Kay County Courthouse, originally built in 1894 and replaced with the current stone courthouse in 1926. Click Here To Visit


Native American Sites

  • Standing Bear Park & Museum - Standing Bear Park, Museum & Education Center in Ponca City honors all Native Americans with a 22-foot bronze statue of Ponca Chief Standing Bear. This outstanding sculpture sits on a 63-acre park that boasts a walking trail among native grasses and wildflowers, a peaceful memorial grove, a pond and outdoor interpretive center. These elements all come together to tell the history of American Indians In Oklahoma. Visitors to this park are blown away by the larger-than-life sculpture of Standing Bear, erected where the actual chief is believed to have walked more than a century ago. Click Here To Visit


Oklahoma History Center

An architectural masterpiece, a decade in the making, the Oklahoma History Center is an 18-acre, 215,000 square-foot learning center exploring Oklahoma's unique history of geology, transportation, commerce, culture, aviation, heritage and more. Click Here To Visit


Oklahoma - Birth and Death Certificates

The Oklahoma State Department of Health has responsibility for managing these records.  Access to these records are governed by restrictions (additional restrictions for death certificate access were adopted in 2011).  The state website has more details including application forms for use in mailing requests or visits to the offices.  The main office is located in Oklahoma City, with other offices in Tulsa and McAlester.  The state office does not handle on-line orders, however this service can be provided for an additional fee by using an independent company which has a contract with the state- see the state website for more information.  Click Here To Visit.

Note: In 2017, the Dept. of Health opened a website to search for information about Oklahoma births and deaths which are on file.  Click Here To Visit.


Pioneer Woman Museum

This museum is located adjacent to the Pioneer Woman Statue and provides numerous historic displays related to the settlement and development of Oklahoma. It also includes recognition of various Oklahoma women who made significant contributions to this development. An archival storage is maintained at the museum which includes an extensive number of related items which have been collected or donated to the museum. The museum also includes a limited library collection and maintains a website.  Click Here to visit.


Ponca City Library

The Ponca City Library provides a number of internet portals that are useful for genealogy research. All are free and available through the use of the computers at the library and most are also accessible from a personal computer. All of these (except viewing the card catalog) require that the user have a current library card and associated pin number. Library cards are available at the library for residents in Kay County and for. some adjacent areas at no charge with the presentation of a current driver’s license (check with the library about available alternatives). The use of library computers by persons living outside of the designated local area is available for a small fee. Click Here For A Listing Of Some Of These Resources.


Tonkawa Library

Whether at home or on the road, the Tonkawa Public Library is ready to satisfy your information needs. We still provide all the services you remember– books, magazines and newspapers, but we’ve added so much more! High speed internet access and free wireless. You can access the internet on our computers, or bring your own laptop and use our free Wi-Fi service. This and much more is available at your local library. Click Here To Visit

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Workshops - Training Opportunities - Meetings of Interest

(Use "Related Websites" on the main menu for links to these sites)

 *Feb 20* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Using Swedish Taxation Records to Solve Tough Genealogical Problems - Jill Morelli

*Feb 21* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Tribal Quest: A Special Project to Document the Family Histories of Tribal People - Golan Levi

*Feb 21* - Internet -(Live) SCGS Webinar:  Navigating the Seven C's of Genealogy - Thomas MacEntee

*Feb 23* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 2): Adding an Online Document - Geoff Rasmussen

*Feb 28* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Find Your Roots in German Farm Histories - Gail Blankenau

*Mar 7* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Overcoming Brick Walls Caused by Record Loss - Mary Hill

*Mar 9* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Secrets in the Attic: Break Down Brick Walls With Home Sources - Denise May Levenick

*Mar 10* - Internet -(Live) SCGS Webinar:  The Scots-Irish Migration into North America - Peggy Clements Lauritzen

*Mar 13* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  True Stories of Families Reunited Thanks to Genetic Genealogy - MyHeritage Webinars

*Mar 13* - Internet - (Live) ISGS Webinar:   Finding Clues for Your Immigrant Ancestors in Ethnic Newspapers and Publications - Lisa Alzo

*Mar 14* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  The Case of the Broken Link: Decoding the URL - Cindi Ingle

*Mar 15* - Internet - (Live) NEHGS Webinar:  Creating a Research Plan: Tips from NEHGS Research Services - Lindsay Fulton

*Mar 20* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  From Baltimore to Burlington: Hazen P. Day's Neighbors Bring Him Home - Catherine B Wiest Desmarais

*Mar 21* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Hands-On with MyHeritage DNA - Geoff Rasmussen

*Mar 21* - Internet -(Live) SCGS Webinar:  When it Takes a Village: Applying Cluster Research Techniques - Emily Garber

*Mar 23* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Introduction to DNA Testing in Genealogy and Family History - Mike Mansfield

*Mar 27* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  How DNA Testing Can Reveal Your Ethnic Roots - MyHeritage Webinars

*Mar 28* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Formulating a DNA Testing Plan - Blaine Bettinger