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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Oklahoma, United States Genealogy|Oklahoma]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Jackson County'''''
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| founded title = [[Oklahoma County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Founded]]
 
| founded year = 1907
 
| founded date = July 16
 
| seat = Altus
 
| building image = Jackson County Courthouse, Oklahoma.jpg
 
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| building address = [http://www.jacksoncountyok.com/ Jackson County Courthouse]<br>101 N. Main Street<br> Altus, Oklahoma 73521<br> Phone: 580.482-4070
 
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Jackson 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.
 
  
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Guide to '''Jackson County, Oklahoma ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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|organized=  July 16,  1907
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|county seat= Altus
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|parent county= [[Greer County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Greer]]<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Oklahoma. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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|county1= [[Greer County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Greer]]
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|county2= [[Hardeman County, Texas Genealogy|Hardeman (TX)]]
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|county3= [[Harmon County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Harmon]]
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|county4= [[Kiowa County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Kiowa]]
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|county5= [[Tillman County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Tillman]]
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== County Information ==
 
== County Information ==
  
=== Jackson County, Oklahoma Record Dates ===
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=== Description ===
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Jackson County is located in southwestern Oklahoma. Altus is the county seat. The county was named after two notable southerners, Pres. Andrew Jackson and Confederate Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/oka/jackson/countyhistory.html accessed 09/29/2016</ref> Jackson County was formed from part of Old Greer County in 1907.
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<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_County,_Oklahoma accessed 09/29/2016</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{OK Courthouse Intro|Jackson}}
  
{| width="60%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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[http://www.jacksoncountyok.com/ Jackson County Courthouse]<br>101 N. Main Street<br> Altus, Oklahoma 73521<br> Phone: 580.482-4070<br><br>
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[http://www.jacksoncountyok.com/ Jackson County Courthouse]<br> 101 N Main Street<br> Altus, OK 73521<br> Phone: 580.482-4070<br><br>Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, probate and <br>court records from 1907; County Clerk has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Oklahoma. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== Jackson County, Oklahoma Record Dates  ===
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{{OK Record Dates Intro|Jackson}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
 
 
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jackson County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jackson County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jackson County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jackson County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jackson County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jackson County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jackson County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jackson County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Jackson County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jackson County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jackson County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jackson County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jackson County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1908
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1908
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1907
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1907
| width="16.6%" align="center" |  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1907
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1898
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1898
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1907
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1907
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1907
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
[http://www.jacksoncountyok.com/ Jackson County Courthouse]<br> 101 N Main Street<br> Altus, OK 73521<br> Phone: 580.482-4070<br><br>Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, probate and <br>court records from 1907; County Clerk has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jackson County, Oklahoma. Page 559 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== History  ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
 
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{{OK Boundary Changes Intro|Jackson}}
==== Parent County  ====
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'''1907--'''Jackson County was created 16 July 1907 from [[Greer County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Greer]] County.<br>'''County seat: '''Altus <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''1907--'''Jackson County was created 16 July 1907 from [[Greer County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Greer]] County.<br>
==== Description ====
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*'''County seat:''' Altus<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Oklahoma. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
 
 
Jackson County is located in southwestern Oklahoma. Altus is the county seat. The county was named after two notable southerners, Pres. Andrew Jackson and Confederate Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson.<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/oka/jackson/countyhistory.html accessed 09/29/2016</ref> Jackson County was formed from part of Old Greer County in 1907.
 
<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_County,_Oklahoma accessed 09/29/2016</ref>
 
 
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/oklahoma/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Oklahoma] - shows boundary changes for Oklahoma Counties
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/oklahoma/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Oklahoma] - shows boundary changes for Oklahoma Counties
 
*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/OK_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm Oklahoma Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]
 
*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/OK_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm Oklahoma Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{OK Populated Places Intro|Jackson}}
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The following are locations in Jackson County, Oklahoma:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Jackson County, Oklahoma," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_County,_Oklahoma, accessed 6 August 2016.</ref>
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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* Altus (county seat)
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* Blair
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* East Duke
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* Eldorado
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* Elmer
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* Friendship
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* Headrick
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* Martha
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* Olustee
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==== Populated Places <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Jackson County, Oklahoma," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_County,_Oklahoma, accessed 6 August 2016.</ref> ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{OK Historical Timeline Intro|Jackson}}
*Altus (county seat)
 
*Blair
 
*East Duke
 
*Eldorado
 
*Elmer
 
*Friendship
 
*Headrick
 
*Martha
 
*Olustee
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{OK Resources Intro|Jackson}}
  
*[[Greer County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Greer]]
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=== Bible Records ===
*[[Hardeman County, Texas Genealogy|Hardeman County, Texas]]
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{{OK Bible Intro|Jackson}}
*[[Harmon County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Harmon]]
 
*[[Kiowa County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Kiowa]]
 
*[[Tillman County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Tillman]]
 
*[[Wilbarger County, Texas Genealogy|Wilbarger County, Texas]]
 
  
== Resources ==
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=== Biographies ===
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{{OK Biographies Intro|Jackson}}
  
====American Indians====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
'''''Census'''''
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{{OK Business Records Intro|Jackson}}
*'''1851 - 1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8810 Oklahoma and Indian Territory, Indian Censuses and Rolls, 1851-1959] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index and images ($)
 
*'''1895 - 1914''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2976 U.S., Native American Citizens and Freedmen of Five Civilized Tribes, 1895-1914] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index and images ($)
 
*'''1898 - 1914''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60543 Oklahoma and Indian Territory, Dawes Census Cards for Five Civilized Tribes, 1898-1914] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index and images ($)
 
*[http://www.okhistory.org/research/dawes Dawes Final Rolls] - Oklahoma Historical Society
 
  
'''''Land and Property'''''
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=== Cemeteries ===
*'''1884 - 1934''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3999 Oklahoma and Indian Territory, Land Allotment Jackets for Five Civilized Tribes, 1884-1934] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index and images ($)
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{{OK Cemeteries Intro|Jackson}}
*'''1889''' [http://www.okhistory.org/research/plat1889 Oklahoma County Plats 1889] - Oklahoma Historical Society
 
*'''1899 - 1907''' {{RecordSearch|1390101|Oklahoma Applications for Allotment, Five Civilized Tribes, 1899-1907}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*For more information see [[Indians of Oklahoma]]
 
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:70%"
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
 
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
 
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=38&GScnty=2160&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|394857|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=38&CScnty=2160 Findagrave.com]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.okgenweb.org/%7Eokjackso/cemeteries.htm OKGenWeb]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Jackson+Oklahoma&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Oklahoma&county=Jackson&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ok/jackson/jackson.html USGenWeb Archives]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Jackson County, Oklahoma''' online and in print</center>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/oklahoma/jackson.html Tombstone Project]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=38&GScnty=2160&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.okgenweb.org/%7Eokjackso/cemeteries.htm OKGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ok/jackson/jackson.html USGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/oklahoma/jackson.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://oklahomagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=33 Oklahoma Gravestones]
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* [http://www.okcemeteries.net/jackson/jackson.htm Oklahoma Cemeteries]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://oklahomagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=33 Oklahoma Gravestones]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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* {{FHL|394857|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Jackson+Oklahoma&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.okcemeteries.net/jackson/jackson.htm Oklahoma Cemeteries]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=38&CScnty=2160 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Oklahoma&county=Jackson&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Oklahoma Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Oklahoma Cemeteries|Oklahoma Cemeteries]] for more information.
 
 
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=== Census Records ===
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{{OK Census Intro|Jackson}}
  
==== Census  ====
 
 
{{Historical populations
 
{{Historical populations
 
|type = USA
 
|type = USA
 
|heading = Census
 
|heading = Census
|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_County,_Oklahoma#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]  
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_County,_Oklahoma#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
|1910 |23737  
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|1910 |23737
 
|1920 |22141
 
|1920 |22141
 
|1930 |28910
 
|1930 |28910
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|1950 |20082
 
|1950 |20082
 
|1960 |29736
 
|1960 |29736
|1970 |30902  
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|1970 |30902
 
|1980 |30356
 
|1980 |30356
|1990 |28764  
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|1990 |28764
 
|2000 |28439
 
|2000 |28439
 
|2010 |26446
 
|2010 |26446
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{{Census|Oklahoma}}
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'''''Federal Census Records'''''
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Federal Censuses were taken for Oklahoma starting in 1860. For links to Federal census indexes, see [[Oklahoma Census]]==== Church  ====
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{{OK Church Intro}}
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'''''State Census Records'''''<br>
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*1890 [http://www.okhistory.org/research/1890 Oklahoma Territorial Census 1890] - Oklahoma Historical Societ
 
*1890 [http://www.okhistory.org/research/1890 Oklahoma Territorial Census 1890] - Oklahoma Historical Societ
*1890 and 1907 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8925 Oklahoma Territorial Census, 1890 and 1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index and image ($)
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*1890 and 1907 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8925 Oklahoma Territorial Census, 1890 and 1907] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index and image ($)
===== Federal Census Records =====
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Federal Censuses were taken for Oklahoma starting in 1860. For links to Federal census indexes, see [[Oklahoma Census]].==== Church  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{OK Church Intro|Jackson}}
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=== Court Records ===
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{{OK Court Intro|Jackson}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{OK Directories Intro|Jackson}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{OK Emigration Intro|Jackson}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{OK Ethnic Groups Intro|Jackson}}
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==== American Indians ====
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{{OK American Indians Intro|Jackson}}
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'''''Census'''''
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*'''1851 - 1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8810 Oklahoma and Indian Territory, Indian Censuses and Rolls, 1851-1959] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index and images ($)
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*'''1895 - 1914''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2976 U.S., Native American Citizens and Freedmen of Five Civilized Tribes, 1895-1914] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index and images ($)
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*'''1898 - 1914''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60543 Oklahoma and Indian Territory, Dawes Census Cards for Five Civilized Tribes, 1898-1914] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index and images ($)
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*[http://www.okhistory.org/research/dawes Dawes Final Rolls] - Oklahoma Historical Society
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'''''Land and Property'''''
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*'''1884 - 1934''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3999 Oklahoma and Indian Territory, Land Allotment Jackets for Five Civilized Tribes, 1884-1934] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index and images ($)
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*'''1889''' [http://www.okhistory.org/research/plat1889 Oklahoma County Plats 1889] - Oklahoma Historical Society
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*'''1899 - 1907''' {{RecordSearch|1390101|Oklahoma Applications for Allotment, Five Civilized Tribes, 1899-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*For more information see [[Indians of Oklahoma]]
  
{{OK Church Intro}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{OK Funeral Homes Intro|Jackson}}
  
==== Court ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{OK Genealogies Intro|Jackson}}
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{OK Guardianship Intro|Jackson}}
  
{{OK Land Intro}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{OK Land Intro|Jackson}}
  
 
''Online Land Records''
 
''Online Land Records''
  
 
*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
 
*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
*'''1796 - 1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
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*'''1796 - 1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
*'''1861 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
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*'''1861 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
 
*1889 [http://www.okhistory.org/research/plat1889 Oklahoma County Plats, 1889] - Oklahoma Historical Society
 
*1889 [http://www.okhistory.org/research/plat1889 Oklahoma County Plats, 1889] - Oklahoma Historical Society
 
*[http://www.okhistory.org/research/elreno El Reno Homesteader Filings] - Oklahoma Historical Society
 
*[http://www.okhistory.org/research/elreno El Reno Homesteader Filings] - Oklahoma Historical Society
 
For more information see [[Oklahoma Land and Property]]
 
For more information see [[Oklahoma Land and Property]]
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{OK Histories Intro|Jackson}}
  
{{OK History Intro}}  
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{{OK History Intro}}
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{OK Maps Intro|Jackson}}
  
==== Maps  ====
 
 
[[Image:Okjackson.jpg|900px|Okjackson.jpg|400px]]
 
[[Image:Okjackson.jpg|900px|Okjackson.jpg|400px]]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/oklahoma/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Oklahoma] - shows boundary changes for Oklahoma Counties
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/oklahoma/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Oklahoma] - shows boundary changes for Oklahoma Counties
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*[http://americancivilwar.com/statepic/oklahoma.html Oklahoma Civil War Map of Battles]
 
*[http://americancivilwar.com/statepic/oklahoma.html Oklahoma Civil War Map of Battles]
  
==== Military ====
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=== Migration ===
===== Revolutionary War =====
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{{OK Migration Intro|Jackson}}
*'''1775 - 1783''' - {{RecordSearch|2546162|United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - images only<br>
+
 
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=== Military Records ===
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{{OK Military Intro|Jackson}}
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==== Revolutionary War ====
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{{OK Revolutionary War Intro|Jackson}}
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*'''1775 - 1783''' - {{RecordSearch|2546162|United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - images only<br>
 
*''For more nationwide Revolutionary War databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
 
*''For more nationwide Revolutionary War databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
===== Civil War =====
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*http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9236 Oklahoma, Confederate Pension Index, 1915-1955] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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==== Civil War ====
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{{OK Civil War Intro|Jackson}}
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9236 Oklahoma, Confederate Pension Index, 1915-1955] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
 
*''For more nationwide Civil War databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
 
*''For more nationwide Civil War databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
===== WWI =====
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==== World War I ====
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{{OK World War I Intro|Jackson}}
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*''For more nationwide World War I databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
 
*''For more nationwide World War I databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
===== WWII =====
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==== World War II ====
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{{OK World War II Intro|Jackson}}
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*[http://www.okhistory.org/research/mildeaths Oklahoma Military Deaths] - Oklahoma Historical Society
 
*[http://www.okhistory.org/research/mildeaths Oklahoma Military Deaths] - Oklahoma Historical Society
 
*''For more nationwide World War II databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
 
*''For more nationwide World War II databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
  
==== Newspapers ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{OK Naturalization Intro|Jackson}}
 +
 
 +
=== Newspapers ===
 +
{{OK Newspapers Intro|Jackson}}
 +
 
 
''Oklahoma Newspapers Online''
 
''Oklahoma Newspapers Online''
 
*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/oklahoma GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Oklahoma newspapers
 
*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/oklahoma GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Oklahoma newspapers
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*[http://nhs.mlasolutions.com/oasis/catalog/(S(zbsz4355ibqf0u45unq01wrq))/Default.aspx?installation=OklahomaHistorical Oklahoma State Historical Society] - catalog of known Oklahoma newspapers; lists repositories that have the newspapers
 
*[http://nhs.mlasolutions.com/oasis/catalog/(S(zbsz4355ibqf0u45unq01wrq))/Default.aspx?installation=OklahomaHistorical Oklahoma State Historical Society] - catalog of known Oklahoma newspapers; lists repositories that have the newspapers
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ 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
 
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ 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
{{OK Newspaper abstracts|Jackson}}  
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{{OK Newspaper abstracts|Jackson}}
  
*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=ntg98fmFLVcC Altus Times] - full-text digital issues in Google News Archive; covers 1981-2004  
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*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=ntg98fmFLVcC Altus Times] - full-text digital issues in Google News Archive; covers 1981-2004
 
*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=LpWf3qrnWeoC Altus Times Democrat] - full-text digital issues in Google News Archive; covers 1920-1980
 
*[http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=LpWf3qrnWeoC Altus Times Democrat] - full-text digital issues in Google News Archive; covers 1920-1980
  
==== Probate ====
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=== Obituaries ===
'''Online Records'''
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{{OK Obituaries Intro|Jackson}}
*'''1801 – 2008''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9077 Oklahoma Wills and Probate Records 1801-2008] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''  
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=== Other Records ===
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{{OK Other Records Intro|Jackson}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{OK Periodicals Intro|Jackson}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{OK Probate Intro|Jackson}}
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 +
'''Online Records
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*'''1801 – 2008''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9077 Oklahoma Wills and Probate Records 1801-2008] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
 
*'''1887 – 2008''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2063710 Oklahoma Probate Records 1887-2008] at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images<br>
 
*'''1887 – 2008''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2063710 Oklahoma Probate Records 1887-2008] at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images<br>
  
====School Records====
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=== School Records ===
*'''1895 - 1936''' {{RecordSearch|1926701|Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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{{OK Schools Intro|Jackson}}
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*'''1895 - 1936''' {{RecordSearch|1926701|Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{OK Tax Intro|Jackson}}
  
{{OK Tax Intro}}  
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{OK Vital Intro|Jackson}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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==== Birth ====
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{{OK Vital Records - Birth Intro|Jackson}}
  
=====Births=====
 
 
''Online Birth Records Indexes and Images''
 
''Online Birth Records Indexes and Images''
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~okgs/early_ok_birth_records.htm Early Oklahoma Birth Records]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~okgs/early_ok_birth_records.htm Early Oklahoma Birth Records]
  
=====Marriages=====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{OK Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Jackson}}
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''Online Marriage Records Indexes and Images''
 
''Online Marriage Records Indexes and Images''
*'''1841 - 1927''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9026 Oklahoma and Indian Territory, Marriage, Citizenship and Census Records, 1841-1927] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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*'''1841 - 1927''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9026 Oklahoma and Indian Territory, Marriage, Citizenship and Census Records, 1841-1927] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
*'''1852 - 1948''' - {{RecordSearch|2534474|Oklahoma, Church Marriages, 1852-1948}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1852 - 1948''' - {{RecordSearch|2534474|Oklahoma, Church Marriages, 1852-1948}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*'''1870 - 1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1681007|Oklahoma Marriages, 1870-1930}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] Index only.  
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*'''1870 - 1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1681007|Oklahoma Marriages, 1870-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] Index only.
*'''1870 - 1930''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60105 Oklahoma, Select Marriages, 1870-1930] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index ($)
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*'''1870 - 1930''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60105 Oklahoma, Select Marriages, 1870-1930] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index ($)
 
*'''1870 - 1930''' - [http://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-30202/oklahoma-marriages-1870-1930?s=218489221 Oklahoma, Marriages, 1870-1930] at [http://myheritage.com My Heritage] index ($)
 
*'''1870 - 1930''' - [http://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-30202/oklahoma-marriages-1870-1930?s=218489221 Oklahoma, Marriages, 1870-1930] at [http://myheritage.com My Heritage] index ($)
 
*'''1889 - 1951''' - [http://www.okhistory.org/research/marriagerec Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, Marriage Index, 1889-1951]
 
*'''1889 - 1951''' - [http://www.okhistory.org/research/marriagerec Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, Marriage Index, 1889-1951]
*'''1890 - 1995''' - {{RecordSearch|1709399|Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] Index and images
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*'''1890 - 1995''' - {{RecordSearch|1709399|Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] Index and images
 
*[http://www.okgenweb.org/~marriage/ OKGenWeb Oklahoma Marriages]
 
*[http://www.okgenweb.org/~marriage/ OKGenWeb Oklahoma Marriages]
  
=====Deaths=====
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==== Death ====
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{{OK Vital Records - Death Intro|Jackson}}
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''Online Death Records Indexes and Images''
 
''Online Death Records Indexes and Images''
 
*[http://www.okhistory.org/research/obits.php Obituaries Listed in the Oklahoman] - Oklahoma Historical Society — index only
 
*[http://www.okhistory.org/research/obits.php Obituaries Listed in the Oklahoman] - Oklahoma Historical Society — index only
 
*{{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}}
 
*{{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}}
*'''1935 - 2014''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3693 U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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*'''1935 - 2014''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3693 U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
*'''1936 - 2007''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60901 U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry], incomplete ($}
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*'''1936 - 2007''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60901 U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] incomplete ($}
 +
 
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==== Divorce ====
 +
{{OK Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Jackson}}
  
=====Divorces=====
 
 
''Online Divorce Records Indexes and Images''
 
''Online Divorce Records Indexes and Images''
 
*'''1923 - 1942''' - [http://www.okhistory.org/research/divorce Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, Divorce Index, 1923-1942]
 
*'''1923 - 1942''' - [http://www.okhistory.org/research/divorce Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, Divorce Index, 1923-1942]
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Research Facilities ==
 +
{{OK Research Facilities Intro|Jackson}}
  
'''Western Trail Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 11<br>Altus, OK 73522<br>[http://www.okgenweb.net/~okjackso/ Website]<br><br>
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=== Archives ===
 +
{{OK Archives Intro|Jackson}}
  
'''Southwest Oklahoma Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 148<br>Lawton, Oklahoma 73502<br>[http://www.sirinet.net/%7Elgarris/swogs/ Website]<br><br>
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=== Family History Centers ===
 +
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
 +
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 +
=== Libraries ===
 +
{{OK Libraries Intro|Jackson}}
  
 +
=== Museums ===
 +
{{OK Museums Intro|Jackson}}
 +
== Societies ==
 +
{{OK Societies Intro|Jackson}}
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
+
'''Western Trail Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 11<br>Altus, OK 73522<br>[http://www.okgenweb.net/~okjackso/ Website]<br><br>
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
  
== Websites  ==
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'''Southwest Oklahoma Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 148<br>Lawton, Oklahoma 73502<br>[http://www.sirinet.net/%7Elgarris/swogs/ Website]<br><br>
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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== Websites ==
*{{FHL|Oklahoma%2C+Jackson|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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{{OK Websites Intro|Jackson}}
  
== References  ==
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
 +
*{{FHL Place IDNum|194214|Oklahoma|Jackson}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
  
{{Oklahoma|Oklahoma}}  
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== Research Guides ==
 +
{{OK Research Guides Intro|Jackson}}
  
<references />  
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== References ==
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<references />
  
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{{Oklahoma|Oklahoma}}
 
[[Category:Jackson_County,_Oklahoma]]
 
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Revision as of 10:44, 23 February 2018

 

Guide to Jackson County, Oklahoma ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: Altus
Organized: July 16, 1907
Parent County(s): Greer[1]
Neighboring Counties
Greer  • Hardeman (TX)  • Harmon  • Kiowa  • Tillman  • Wilbarger (TX)
See County Maps
Courthouse
Jackson County Courthouse, Oklahoma.jpg
Location Map
Ok-jackson.png
Adoption


County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Jackson County is located in southwestern Oklahoma. Altus is the county seat. The county was named after two notable southerners, Pres. Andrew Jackson and Confederate Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson.[2] Jackson County was formed from part of Old Greer County in 1907. [3]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Jackson County Courthouse
101 N. Main Street
Altus, Oklahoma 73521
Phone: 580.482-4070

Jackson County Courthouse
101 N Main Street
Altus, OK 73521
Phone: 580.482-4070

Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, probate and
court records from 1907; County Clerk has land records[1]

Jackson County, Oklahoma Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1908 1907 1898 1907 1907

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

The following are locations in Jackson County, Oklahoma:[4]

  • Altus (county seat)
  • Blair
  • East Duke
  • Eldorado
  • Elmer
  • Friendship
  • Headrick
  • Martha
  • Olustee

History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Jackson County, Oklahoma online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Oklahoma Cemeteries for more information

 

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1910 23,737
1920 22,141 −6.7%
1930 28,910 30.6%
1940 22,708 −21.5%
1950 20,082 −11.6%
1960 29,736 48.1%
1970 30,902 3.9%
1980 30,356 −1.8%
1990 28,764 −5.2%
2000 28,439 −1.1%
2010 26,446 −7.0%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

For tips on accessing Jackson County, Oklahoma Genealogy census records online, see: Oklahoma Census.

Federal Census Records

Federal Censuses were taken for Oklahoma starting in 1860. For links to Federal census indexes, see Oklahoma Census==== Church ====

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.

State Census Records

Church Records[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 Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

American Indians[edit | edit source]

Census

Land and Property

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[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.

Online Land Records

For more information see Oklahoma Land and Property

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Jackson 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.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Okjackson.jpg

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Revolutionary War[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

World War I[edit | edit source]

World War II[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Oklahoma Newspapers Online

Oklahoma Newspaper Catalogs

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Jackson County, Oklahoma Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

  • Altus Times - full-text digital issues in Google News Archive; covers 1981-2004
  • Altus Times Democrat - full-text digital issues in Google News Archive; covers 1920-1980

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In most counties in Oklahoma, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Oklahoma - Jackson - Probate records.

Online Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[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.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. See the CDC Where to Write website for information on acquiring copies of these records.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Online Birth Records Indexes and Images

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Online Marriage Records Indexes and Images

Death[edit | edit source]

Online Death Records Indexes and Images

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Online Divorce Records Indexes and Images

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

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.

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Western Trail Historical Society
PO Box 11
Altus, OK 73522
Website

Southwest Oklahoma Genealogical Society
PO Box 148
Lawton, Oklahoma 73502
Website

Websites[edit | edit source]

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • FamilySearch Catalog - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use Historical Records to search for specific individuals in genealogical records

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Oklahoma. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. http://genealogytrails.com/oka/jackson/countyhistory.html accessed 09/29/2016
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_County,_Oklahoma accessed 09/29/2016
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Jackson County, Oklahoma," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_County,_Oklahoma, accessed 6 August 2016.