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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)

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

*Feb 21* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Weaving DNA Test Results into a Proof Argument - Karen Stanbary

*Feb 22* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Finding Missing Persons With DNA Testing - Diahan Southard

*Mar 1* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Apprentices, Indentured Servants, and Redemptioner: White Slavery in America - Peggy Clemens Lauritzen

*Mar 4* - Internet -(Live) SCGS Webinar:  Family Browse: Finding Unindexed Records on FamilySearch - Mary Kircher Roddy

*Mar 8* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  50 Websites Every Genealogist Should Know - Gena Philibert-Ortega

*Mar 10* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Home on the Range: Kansas Research Tips - Cari Taplin

 *Mar 13th -17th - Internet - (Live) Family Search Webinar - British Isles Research Seminar - Various Presenters. Click here for more information

*Mar 14* - Internet - (Live) ISGS Webinar:   Nurse, Matrons, Laundresses & Cooks, Documenting Women in the Civil War - Angela Y Walton-Raji

*Mar 15* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Why are Irish Records so Weird? - John Grenham

*Mar 15* - Internet -(Live) SCGS Webinar:  Get Excited About Your Pre-1870 African-American Research - Diane L. Richard

*Mar 20 - 9AM* - Workshop -Google Tools Class at the Ponca City Library - Contact Aaron Gray, Adult Services Librarian to enroll, at 580-767-0355

*Mar 21* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Are You My Grandpa?  Men of the Same Name - Rebecca Whitman Koford

*Mar 22* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Picture This: Images You Can Freely Use - Judy G. Russell

*Mar 22* - Internet -(Live) SCGS Webinar:  What's In a Name? Every Surname Tells a Story - Tessa Keough

*Mar 29* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Introduction to Quaker Genealogy Research - Craig Scott

*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 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