Misc. - Oklahoma County's Established

The online records section has been established to provide a place for individuals to preserve and share their Kay County, Oklahoma family history records.

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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
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Oklahoma County's Established

 

County
Named for
County Seat
Established
Adair Important Cherokee family Stilwell 1907
Alfalfa William H "Alfalfa Bill" Murray Cherokee 1907
Atoka Captain Atoka-Choctaw ball player Atoka 1907
Beaver Beaver River Beaver 1890
Beckham Governor J Beckham of Kentucky Sayre 1907
Blaine James G Blaine-US Secretary of State Watonga 1892
Bryan William Jennings Bryan-US Secretary of State Durant 1907
Caddo Caddo Indian Tribe means "Chief" Anadarko 1901
Canadian South Canadian River El Reno 1889
Carter Important family in area Ardmore 1907
Cherokee Cherokee Nation Tahlequah 1907
Choctaw Choctaw Nation Hugo 1907
Cimarron Cimarron River Boise City 1907
Cleveland President Grover Cleveland Norman 1889
Coal County's important mineral Coalgate 1907
Comanche Comanche Indians Lawton 1901
Cotton County's chief crop Walters 1912
Craig Granville Craig-Cherokee Vinita 1907
Creek Creek Nation Sapulpa 1907
Custer General George A Custer Arapaho 1890
Delaware Delaware Indians Jay 1907
Dewey Admiral George Dewey Taloga 1892
Ellis Albert H Ellis-VP Constitutional Convention Arnett 1907
Garfield President James A Garfield Enid 1893
Garvin Samuel J Garvin-Chickasaw Pauls Valley 1907
Grady Henry W Grady-Editor Atlanta, Georgia newspaper Chickasha 1907
Grant President U S Grant Medford 1893
Greer John a Greer-Lt Governor of Texas Mangum 1890
Harmon Judson C Harmon-US Secretary of State Hollis 1909
Harper Oscar G Harper-Clerk Constitutional Convention Buffalo 1907
Haskell Charles N Haskell-1st Governor of Oklahoma Stigler 1908
Hughes W C Hughes-member Constitutional Convention Holdenville 1907
Jackson President Andrew Jackson & General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson Altus 1907
Jefferson President Thomas Jefferson Waurika 1907
Johnston Douglas H Johnston-Governor Chickasaw Nation Tishomingo 1907
Kay "K" county-Only county to keep territorial name Newkirk 1895
Kingfisher King Fisher-early settler Kingfisher 1890
Kiowa Kiowa Indians Hobart 1901
Latimer James S Latimer Wilburton 1902
LeFlore Important Choctaw family Poteau 1907
Lincoln President Abraham Lincoln Chandler 1891
Logan Senator John A Logan of Illinois Guthrie 1890
Love Important Chickasaw family Marietta 1907
McClain Charles M McClain-member Constitutional Convention Purcell 1907
McCurtain Important Choctaw family Idabel 1907
McIntosh Important Creek Family Eufaula 1907
Major John C Major-member Constitutional Convention Fairview 1907
Marshall Mother of George A Henshaw-member of Constitutional Convention Madill 1907
Mayes Samuel H Mayes-Cherokee Chief Pryor 1907
Murray William H "Alfalfa Bill" Murray Sulphur 1907
Muskogee Muscogee or Creek Nation Muskogee 1898
Noble John W Noble-US Secretary of the Interior Perry 1893
Nowata Delaware word "Welcome" Nowata 1907
Okfuskee Creek town in Alabama Okemah 1907
Oklahoma Oklahoma Territory Oklahoma City 1890
Okmulgee Creek word "bailing water" Okmulgee 1907
Osage Osage Indians Pawhuska 1907
Ottawa Ottawa Indians Miami 1907
Pawnee Pawnee Indians Pawnee 1893
Payne David L Payne-Boomer leader Stillwater 1890
Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania McAlester 1907
Pontotoc Chickasaw word "cattails growing on the prairie" Ada 1907
Pottawatomie Pottawatomi Indians Shawnee 1891
Pushmataha Choctaw Chief Antlers 1907
Roger Mills Roger Q Mills-US Congressman Cheyenne 1892
Rogers Clem V Rogers-member Constitutional Convention Claremore 1907
Seminole Seminole Nation Wewoka 1907
Sequoyah Cherokee who invented Cherokee Syllabary Sallisaw 1907
Stephens John H Stephens-Texas Congressman Duncan 1907
Texas State of Texas Guymon 1907
Tillman Senator Benjamin W Tillman of South Carolina Frederick 1907
Tulsa City of Tulsa Tulsa 1905
Wagoner Railroad dispatcher Wagoner 1908
Washington George Washington Bartlesville 1897
Washita Washita River Cordell 1900
Woods Sam Wood-Kansas politician Alva 1893
Woodward County seat Woodward 1893

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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*June 9* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  The Increasing Need for Foreign Language Indexing - Devin Ashby

*June 13* - Internet - (Live) ISGS Webinar:   Preserving Old Family Letters: Tips From An Archivist - Melissa Barker

*June 14* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  How Harry Potter Can Teach You About DNA - Blaine Bettinger

*June 15* - Internet - (Live)  NEHGS: Choosing a DNA Test for Family History Research - Christopher C. Child

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*June 28* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Canada's Top 10 - Kathryn Lake Hogan

*July 5* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Censational Census Strategies - Mary Kircher Roddy

*July 11* - Internet - (Live) ISGS Webinar:   The Watchfires of a Hundred Circling Camps - Peggy Clemens Lauritzen

*July 12* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Google Books: The Tool You Should Use Every Day! - Lisa Louise Cooke

*July 14* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Tips for Snapping Pics: How to Take Perfect Family Photographs - Jared Hodges

*July 18* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Analyzing Documents Sparks Ideas for Further Research - Angela Packer McGhie

*July 19* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  The Firelands, The Connecticut Western Reserve, and the Ohio Territory - Peggy Clemens Lauritzen

*July 19* - Internet -(Live) SCGS Webinar:  The Early Religious Experience in America: The Theology Behind the Records - Dr. Michael D. Lacopo

*July 26* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Family History Adhesive: The Science of Why History Binds Families and the Simple Tech of How to Do It - Janet Hovorka

*Aug 2* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Tracing Your West Country Ancestors - Kirsty Gray

*Aug 5* - Internet -(Live) SCGS Webinar:  Using atDNA to Verify and Expand Genealogy - Emily D. Aulicino

*Aug 8* - Internet - (Live) ISGS Webinar:   Ten Years is a Long Time: Census Substitutes for the In-between Years - Amy Johnson Crow

*Aug 9* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  A Taxing Matter: Using Tax Lists in Genealogy - Judy G, Russell

*Aug 11* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Using Pictures with Legacy Family Tree - Geoff Rasmussen

*Aug 15* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Analyzing Probate Records of Slaveholders to Identify Enslaved Ancestors - LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson

*Aug 16* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Finding Your Ancestors in German Directories - Ursula C. Krause

*Aug 16* - Internet -(Live) SCGS Webinar:  Ports of Entry - Kim von Aspern-Parker

*Aug 23* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  How to do Mexican Research and Be Successful - Jonathan Walker

*Aug 30* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Getting Started with Evidentia - Edward A. Thompson