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 - https://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=227
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)

*May 14* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  The Ultimate Family History Interview - Nicka Smith

*May 14* - Internet - (Live) NEHGS Webinar:   Searching Databases on AmericanAncestors.org - Molly Rogers

*May 15* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Fridays in May: Your Questions Answered LIVE--DNA with Diahan - Diahan Southard

*May 19 & 20* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Discover the Holdings of German Archives - Teresa Steinkamp McMillin

*May 20* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Timesaving Apps for Busy Genealogists - Lisa Alzo

*May 20* - Internet -(Live) SCGS Webinar:  The Packet Ships That Brought Them To America - Nancy Waters

*May 21* - Internet - (Live) NEHGS Webinar:   Creating a Research Plan for Cluster Research - Lindsay Fulton

*May 22* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Fridays in May: Your Questions Answered LIVE--Legacy software with Geoff - Geoff Rasmussen

*May 22* - Internet - (Live) NEHGS Webinar:   Lords, Ladies & Mummies: The Story of Highclere Castle - Curt DiCamillo

*May  26* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Enlightened Design with the MyHeritage Chart Creation Tool - Janet Hovorkas

*May 27* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Mistrust Transcriptions: And Here's Why - Dr. Bruce Durie

*May 29* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Fridays in May: Your Questions Answered LIVE--More Tech with Thomas MacEntee

*Jun 2 & 3* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Sources for Landed and Titled People - Paul Milner

*Jun 2 * - Internet - (Live) NEHGS Webinar:   Return to the Catskills - Phil Brown

*Jun 3* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  "What are the Odds?" An Online Tool That Can Help Solve DNA Puzzles - Jonny Perl

*Jun 5* - Internet - (Live) NEHGS Webinar:   The English Garden: Perfection on Earth - Curt DiCamillo

*Jun 9* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  How Members of the LDS Church Can Benefit from the FamilySearch/MyHeritage Partnership -  James Tanner

*Jun 10 & 11* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Using DNA to Answer Real Research Questions: Three Case Studies - Gail Blankenau

*Jun 16 & 17* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Genealogical Treasures in Irish Archives - David Ouimette

*Jun 16* - Internet - (Live) NEHGS Webinar:   "From Teeming Zion's Fertile Womb": The Curious Career of Judah Monis - Michael Hoberman

*Jun 17* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Bridging the Gap: Finding Ancestors in the United States between 1780 and 1840 - D. Joshua Taylor

*Jun 17* - Internet -(Live) SCGS Webinar:  The Other Census - US State Censuses - Thomas MacEntee

*Jun 23* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Working with SuperSearch to Find the Correct Historical Record - Daniel Horowitz

*Jun 24* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Utilizing HathTrust Digital Library for Family History Research - Colleen Robledo Greene

*Jun 30* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  The 1939 Register for Family Historians - Fiona Brooker

*Jun 30* - Internet - (Live) NEHGS Webinar:   Jewish Life in Rural New England: How did the Jews get to Mars Hill, Maine & Other Stories From the Field - Michael Hoberman

*Jul 1* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  The 1939 Register for Family Historians - Fiona Brooker