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Oklahoma Vital Records

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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" height="35" valign="middle" align="center" | '''Birth'''| bgcolor="#ffffcc" height="35" valign="middle" align="center" | '''Marriage'''
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" height="35" valign="middle" align="center" | '''Death'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" height="35" valign="middle" align="center" | Earliest| bgcolor="#ffffcc" height="35" valign="middle" align="center" | | bgcolor="#ffffcc" height="35" valign="middle" align="center" | 1891
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1890 or
 
when the county
 
was created
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" height="35" valign="middle" align="center" | Statewide Registration| bgcolor="#ffffcc" height="35" valign="middle" align="center" | 1908| bgcolor="#ffffcc" height="35" valign="middle" align="center" | No Statewide Records
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" height="35" valign="middle" align="center" | 1908
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" height="35" valign="middle" align="center" | General Compliance| bgcolor="#ffffcc" height="35" valign="middle" align="center" | 1928| bgcolor="#ffffcc" height="35" valign="middle" align="center" | -
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" height="35" valign="middle" align="center" | 1928
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The current fees for obtaining copies of the state's records are listed on the Internet site above. Copies of birth records are restricted to the individual, their next of kin, or a legal representative. See the above Internet site for requirements for requesting records. Death records are not restricted.
=== Delayed Birth Records ===
Delayed registrations of births (for persons born before registration began in 1908) are available from the Vital Records Service mentioned above.
=== Adoption Records ===
open / closed / state statues
In many cases, childdren were raised by relatives or interested families without a formal adoption taking place and no official adoption records being created.
For more information, see [[Adoption_ResearchAdoption Research|Adoption Research]] for additional resources and strategies.
== Marriage Records ==
Marriage bonds, affidavits, licenses, and certificates were kept by each county beginning about 1890 or when the county was created. Many marriages in the territorial era were not recorded, and some were recorded in county courthouses in Arkansas, Kansas, and Texas. '''Write to the appropriate county clerk for information. '''
'''A wiki article describing Oklahoma County Marriages is found at:'''
=== Divorce Records ===
Divorces were granted after 1907 by the district courts or the circuit court in each county. You can write  '''Write to the county clerk of the court for information. ''' The Family History Library has records from some counties.
== Death Records ==
In 1908, death records were mandated by the state with copies sent to the state capital. Compliance to this law reached 90% by 1928.
After 1928, death records usually give infromation about the deceased, such as name, age, birth date, stae or country of birth, and names of parentsand the informant.The date and place of death are given.   Sometimes burial informatin, the cause of death, and the names of physician and morticians are proviced. 
[[Oklahoma Probate Records|Probate Records:]]  If no death records exists, probate records may be helpful in estimating when an individual has died. Probate records in the 20th Century often contain the exact death date.
History: Local histories, family histories and biographies can all be sources of birth, marriage and death information.
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