Harmon County, Oklahoma Genealogy
|Harmon County, Oklahoma|
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Location of Oklahoma in the U.S.
|Founded||June 2, 1909|
|Address||Harmon County Courthouse|
114 W. Hollis
Hollis, Oklahoma 73550
Harmon County, Oklahoma genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.
- 1 County Information
- 2 County Courthouse
- 3 History
- 4 Places/Localities
- 5 Resources
- 6 Societies and Libraries
- 7 Web Sites
- 8 References
County Information[edit | edit source]
Harmon County, Oklahoma Record Dates[edit | edit source]
County Courthouse[edit | edit source]
History[edit | edit source]
Parent County[edit | edit source]
Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]
Prior to 1909, Harmon County was a part of Greer County, Texas. Not until this year did a Supreme Court decision officially declare the area part of Oklahoma. As such, some records prior to this date may be found in Texas registers.
Record Loss[edit | edit source]
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
Places/Localities[edit | edit source]
Populated Places [edit | edit source]
- Hollis (county seat)
Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]
Resources[edit | edit source]
Cemeteries[edit | edit source]
Cemetery indexes and transcriptions
|Tombstone Transcriptions Online||Tombstone Transcriptions in Print||List of Cemeteries in the county|
|Findagrave.com||Family History Library||Findagrave.com|
|See Oklahoma Cemeteries for more information.|
Funeral Home records
Census[edit | edit source]
For tips on accessing Harmon County, Oklahoma Genealogy census records online, see: Oklahoma Census.
State Census Records[edit | edit source]
- 1890 Oklahoma Territorial Census 1890 - Oklahoma Historical Societ
- 1890 and 1907 Oklahoma Territorial Census, 1890 and 1907 at Ancestry — index and image ($)
Federal Census Records[edit | edit source]
Federal Censuses were taken for Oklahoma starting in 1860. For links to Federal census indexes, see Oklahoma Census.
Church[edit | edit source]
Church records vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Oklahoma denominations, view the Oklahoma Church Records Wiki page.
Court[edit | edit source]
Land[edit | edit source]
Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.
See Oklahoma Land and Property for additional information about early Oklahoma land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.
Land records from 1909 are available in the County Courthouse and in the local County History Museum, both in Hollis.
Local Histories[edit | edit source]
Local histories are available for Harmon County, Oklahoma Genealogy. County and town histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Oklahoma Local Histories.
- Belle, Dean. Planning the Route, Harmon County, Oklahoma History (Harmon County Historical Association, 1980).
- Carter, Edith. Planning Route 2, Harmon County, Oklahoma History (Altus Printing Company, 1987).
Maps[edit | edit source]
- Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Oklahoma - shows boundary changes for Oklahoma Counties
- Maps n More - county and township maps.
- Oklahoma Civil War Map of Battles
Military[edit | edit source]
Newspapers[edit | edit source]
Oklahoma Newspapers Online
- GenealogyBank - ($), contains images of Oklahoma newspapers
- Newspaper Archive - ($), contains images of Nebraska newspapers
- Chronicling America - contains images of some Oklahoma newspapers; searching tips
- Elephind - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
Oklahoma Newspaper Catalogs
- Oklahoma State Historical Society - catalog of known Oklahoma newspapers; lists repositories that have the newspapers
- U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper
Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Harmon County, Oklahoma Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:
Microfilms of many editions of these historical newspapers are available at the Harmon County Library in Hollis.
Probate[edit | edit source]
- 1801 – 2008 Oklahoma Wills and Probate Records 1801-2008 at Ancestry.com — index and images $
- 1887 – 2008 Oklahoma Probate Records 1887-2008 at FamilySearch — images
School Records[edit | edit source]
Taxation[edit | edit source]
Oklahoma tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the records.
Tax records from 1909 can be found at the County Courthouse in Hollis, though the local historical society stores many of these log books in the County History museum. Just ask to see them if you wish.
Vital Records[edit | edit source]
The County Courthouse has birth, marriage, and death records from 1909.
Marriage[edit | edit source]
- 1890–1995 - Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995 at FamilySearch — index and images
- 1891-1959 - FamilySearch - Oklahoma County Marriages, 1891-1959
Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]
- Harmon County Genealogical Society
102 W. Broadway Str.
Hollis, OK 73550
- Hollis Public Library
W. Broadway & 2nd Street
Toll free: (888)554-5358
- Harmon County Courthouse
114 N. First
Hollis, Oklahoma 73550
Family History Centers[edit | edit source]
Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.
Web Sites[edit | edit source]
- USGenWeb project
- Harmon County entry in Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture
- FamilySearch Catalog
References[edit | edit source]
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Harmon County, Oklahoma. Page 559 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- Wikipedia contributors, "Harmon County, Oklahoma," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harmon_County,_Oklahoma, accessed 6 August 2016.