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)

*On Demand*  Internet - Relative Roots Webinar Introduction to Genetic Genealogy at Family Tree DNA

*Apr 1* - Internet -(Live) SCGS Webinar:  Finding Scottish Ancestors Online - Nancy E. Loe

*Apr 1* - Oklahoma Genealogical Society - OGS is offering a Spring Seminar: A DAY WITH THE GENETIC GENEALOGIST, by Blaine Bettinger. Click here for more information

*Apr 5* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Preserve, Share, And Search Your Digital Pictures with Google Photos - Geoff Rasmussen

*Apr 11* - Internet - (Live) ISGS Webinar:   Tracing Slave and Slaveowner Ancestors with DNA and Genealogy - Nicka Smith

*Apr 12* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Your Whiteboard in the Cloud: Trello for Genealogists - Lisa Alzo

*Apr 13* - Internet - (Live) NEHGS:   A Guide to Connecticut Resources - Claire Ammon

*Apr 14* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Complete Photo Restoration in 4 Easy Steps - Eric Basir

*Apr 18* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  The Genealogy in Government Documents - Rick Sayre

*Apr 19* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Neighborhood Reconstruction: Effective Use of Land Records - Mary Hill

*Apr 19* - Internet -(Live) SCGS Webinar:  So Many Historic Books: How Can I Find My People? - James M. Baker

*Apr 26* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Finding and Using Land Ownership Maps - Rick Sayre

*Apr 28* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Researching Criminal Records - Ron Arons

*May 3* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Take Me Back to Where I Belong: Transportation Records of the Freedmen's Bureau - Angela Walton-Raji

*May 6* - Internet -(Live) SCGS Webinar:  Beyond the Surface: Analyzing and Capturing Genealogical Data - Nicka Smith

*May 9* - Internet - (Live) ISGS Webinar:   Cause of Death: Using Coroner's Records for Genealogy - Lisa A. Alzo

*May 10* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Beginning Danish Research - Charles Fritz Juengling

*May 12* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  New York City and State Governmental Vital Records - Jane Wilcox

*May 16* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  MAXY DNA: Correlating mt-at-X-Y DNA with the GPS - Debbie Parker Wayne

*May 17* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Remember Me: Lifestreaming and the Modern Genealogist - Thomas MacEntee

*May 17* - Internet -(Live) SCGS Webinar:  Location, Location, Location: One Place Studies in North America - Tessa Keough

*May 24* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  WikiTree: Free for All without a Free-for-All - Eowny Langholf

*May 31* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  The Great War: Researching Your World War I Ancestors - Michael L. Strauss