Pioneer Genealogical Society - Links to Genealogy Websites

The following websites contain content that can be quite useful to genealogy researchers.

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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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Genealogy Websites


The following websites contain content that can be quite useful to genealogy researchers. If you discover a broken link, we would appreciate a message to our website manager.

An established website (which is updated on a regular basis) that provides a listing of all categories of genealogy related websites is “Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet: http://www.cyndislist.com/databases

 

Website Categories

 

Cemetery Records
Cemetery Records Online:
Find-A-Grave: http://www.findagrave.com/
Iowa Graves - 1930's Survey Project: http://iowawpagraves.org/index.php?lc=1&last=&fc=1&first=&cid=99
Oklahoma Cemeteries: http://www.okcemeteries.net/
US GenWeb Tombstone Project: http://www.usgwtombstones.org

 

Emigration & Immigration Records
Castle Garden: http://www.stevemorse.org/index.html?folder=castle
Ellis Island: http://www.ellisisland.org
German Emigration and Immigration: http://www.germanroots.com/ei.html
Immigrant Ships: http://immigrantships.net/index.html
Irish Immigrants Database: http://infowanted.bc.edu

 

Family Tree Sites
RootsWeb: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi

 

General Sites (Includes access to numerous data bases and record collections)
Ancestry.com (Fee site, but portions are accessible thru registration: http:/ancestry.com
Family Search: https://familysearch.org

Genealogy Societies & Libraries
KS-Wichita Genealogy Society: http://www.wichitagensoc.org
MO-Midwest Genealogy Library: http://www.mymcpl.org/genealogy
OK-Cushing Genealogy Society: http://cushingpubliclibrary.org/genealogy.aspx
OK-Garfield County Genealogists: http://www.garfieldokgen.org/
OK-Oklahoma Genealogy Society: http://www.okgensoc.org/index.htm
OK-Tulsa Genealogy Society: http://www.tulsagenealogy.org
OK-Payne County Genealogical Society: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~okpcgs/
OK-Southwest Oklahoma Genealogical Society: http://www.sirinet.net/~lgarris/swogs/
OK-Tulsa Genealogy Society:http://www.tulsagenealogy.org

Government Records Sites (Federal)
Dept. of Interior- BLM- Land Patents:  http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/
Library of Congress- Online Catalog:  http://catalog.loc.gov/
NARA- Land records (Case Files): 
http://www.archives.gov/research/land/
NARA-Military Records: 
http://www.archives.gov/veterans/

Government Records Sites (State)
AR-Death Records (1935-1961): https://www.ark.org/doh_dcs/
AZ-Births (1855-1937) & Deaths (1861-1962):
http://genealogy.az.gov/
IL- Statewide Marriage Index (1763-1900): 
http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp
IL-Statewide Death Index – Pre 1916:  http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/deathsrch.jsp
IL-Statewide Death Index – (1916-1950):
http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/idphdeathindex.html
IN-Marriages through 1850: 
http://web.isl.lib.in.us/INMarriages1850/marriages_search.asp
IN-Marriages (1958-2004): 
http://web.isl.lib.in.us/indianamarriages/IN_marriages_search.asp
KY-Death Records (1911-through 200):
http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ky/death/search.cgi
MI-Death Records (1897-1920):
http://seekingmichigan.org/discover/death-records
MO-Birth and Deaths (pre 1910):
http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/birthdeath/#search1
MO-Death Certificates (1910-1962):
http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/#searchdeat
MN- Birth Records (1900-1934 & some pre-1900):
http://people.mnhs.org/bci/
MN- Death Records (1904-1907, 1908-2001):
http://people.mnhs.org/dci/
NJ-Death Records (1878-1890) Additions in progress:
https://wwwnet1.state.nj.us/DOS/Admin/ArchivesDBPortal/DeathIndex.aspx
OK-On-line index of marriage licenses, divorces, probate, and criminal records of participating count courts:
http://www1.odcr.com/
OK-On-line searchable index of births and deaths in Oklahoma: https://ok2explore.health.ok.gov/
TX-Marriage Indexes 1966-2011:
http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/vs/marriagedivorce/mindex.shtm
TX-Deaths (1890-1976) through Family Search site:
https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1983324
VA-Tax List Censuses 1790/1800: 
http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/
WV-Birth, Death, Marriage:
http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_select.aspx

PreservationTechniques for Documents, Photos and Audio Recordings

Caring For Your Family Archives:  http://www.archives.gov/preservation/family-archives/

Digital Preservation - Library of Congress:  http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/personalarchiving/

Preservation Guidance - Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/preservation/about/faqs/books.html

Preserving Your Treasures:  http://atyourlibrary.org/passiton/preserving-your-treasures

Research Guides and Tips
Genealogy Research Guides, Tips, Website Links, Free Items:  http://www.researchguides.net

 

Surname Discussion Forums
GenForum: http://genforum.genealogy.com

 

Training
Family Tree DNA Webinars:  http://www.familytreedna.com/learn/ftdna/webinars/
Illinois State Gen. Society - Webinar - http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=234
Legacy Family Tree Webinars: http://www.familytreewebinars.com
New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS):  http://www.americanancestors.org/education/online-classes
Relative Roots (DNA Webinar): 
http://www.relativeroots.net/webinars/
So. Cal. Genealogical Soc.-Webinars (SCGS): 
http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/jes-index.html

 

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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

*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

*June 7* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Researching Your Minnesota Ancestors - Paula Stuart-Warren

*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

*June 16* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  What Now? Your Next Steps with Autosomal DNA Testing - Diahan Southard

*June 20* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Beating the Bushes: Using the GPS to Find Jacob Bush's Father - Elissa Scalise Powell

*June 21* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Virtual Family reunions: Super Easy, Super Fun - Dear MYRTLE

*June 21* - Internet -(Live) SCGS Webinar:  Turn Family History Facts into Stories You Can Share - Annette Burke Lyttle

*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