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
  • Free access to Ancestry.com at the Ponca City Library computer room!
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  • Check out the training opportunities at the bottom of this page!
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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 - https://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=543
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)

*Sept 1* - Internet -(Live) SCGS Webinar:  What Do I Do Next: How to Unlock Your Genealogy Using Research Plans - Kim von Aspern-Parker

*Sept 5* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  What's Been Done: Using Someone Else's Genealogy Research - Thomas MacEntee

*Sept 7* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 6): Adding a Death Certificate - Geoff Rasmussen

*Sept 11 * - Internet - (Live) ISGS Webinar:   Researching Pre-Fire Chicago - Ginge Frere

*Sept 12* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Examining Migration & Researching Migrants in the British Isles - Julie Goucher

*Sept 14* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Slave Narratives: Telling the Story of Slavery and Families - Ann Staley

*Sept 18* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Using Lists to Find Proof - Cari Taplin

*Sept 19* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  25 Simple Research Hacks Every Genealogist Should Know - Lisa Alzo

*Sept 19* - Internet -(Live) SCGS Webinar:  Preserving Family History in the Face of Disaster - Denise Levenick

*Sept 25* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Importance of Newspapers for Family Research - Daniel Horowitz

*Oct 3* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Remote Research in the Databases of the Daughters of the American Revolution Genealogical Research System - Rick Sayre

*Oct 6 * - Internet -(Live) SCGS Webinar:  The GPS, Document Analysis, and Citations, Oh My! - Sara Gredier

*Oct 9* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  On the Go: Using Your Mobile Device for Genealogy - MyHeritage Webinars

*Oct 9* - Internet - (Live) ISGS Webinar:   Chicago Rises from the Ashes: The Columbian Exposition Gives Perspective to the Family Historian - Jean Wilcox Hibben

*Oct 10* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  In Search of My Brother's Mother - An Adoption Story - Beth Foulk

*Oct 12* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Strategies for Using FamilySearch - Shannon Combs-Bennett

*Oct 16* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Using Emigrant Guides for Genealogical Research - Julie P. Miller

*Oct 17* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Ho to California! The Draw of the Gold Rush - Peggy Clemens

*Oct 17 * - Internet -(Live) SCGS Webinar:  The YDNA Test Should BE Your Favorite - Diahan Southard

*Oct 23* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  True Stories of Families Reunited Thanks to Genetic Genealogy - MyHeritage Webinars

*Oct 24* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  10 Eastern European Genealogy Resources You Might be Missing - Lisa Alzo

*Oct 25* - Internet - (Live) NEHGS Webinar:   Database Volunteer Opportunities at AmericanAncestors.Org - Molly Rogers & Rachel Adams

*Oct 26* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Researching Your French and Indian War Ancestor - Craig R. Scott

*Oct 31* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Privacy Issues with Online Family Trees - E. Randol Schoenbert

*Nov 3* - Internet -(Live) SCGS Webinar:  Facebook For Genealogy (Even if You Hate Facebook) - Susan Rogers

*Nov 9* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 8) The Smoking Gun - Geoff Rasmussen

*Nov 6* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  City Directories: Much More than Ye Olde Phonebooks - MyHeritage Webinars

*Nov 7* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Using Voting and Election Records to Find Your Ancestor - Melissa Barker

*Nov 13* - Internet - (Live) ISGS Webinar:   1918: The Prairie State "Over There" - Lisa Oberg

*Nov 14* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Introduction to the Bayou State: Louisiana for Beginners - Rorey Cathcart

*Nov 20* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Every Day Life of Our Ancestors - Ann Staley

*Nov 21 * - Internet -(Live) SCGS Webinar:  You Located the Ancestral Village of Your Ancestor - Now What? - Nancy Lauer

*Nov 28* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Railroad Records and Railroad History: Methods for Tracking - Paula Stuart-Warren