Area Repositories Information
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 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
- 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
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
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.
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.
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.
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