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=== Description ===
 
=== Description ===
The county seat of Seminole County is Wewoka.
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Seminole County is a county located in the center area in the state of Oklahoma.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seminole_County,_Oklahoma accessed 09/29/2016</ref>
<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/oka/seminole/ accessed 09/29/2016</ref>
 
Seminole County is a county located in the center area in the state of Oklahoma. Founded 1907.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seminole_County,_Oklahoma accessed 09/29/2016</ref>
 
  
 
=== County Courthouse ===
 
=== County Courthouse ===
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'''Seminole County Courthouse'''<br>110 N. Wewoka Ave.<br> Wewoka, Oklahoma 74844<br> Phone: 405.257.2501<br>
 
'''Seminole County Courthouse'''<br>110 N. Wewoka Ave.<br> Wewoka, Oklahoma 74844<br> Phone: 405.257.2501<br>
[https://www.seminolecountyfl.gov/locations/County-Courthouse.stml Seminole County Website]<br><br>Clerk Court has marriage, divorce records, probate and court records from 1907<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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[http://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=Oklahoma&county=Seminole Seminole County Website]<br><br>Clerk Court has marriage, divorce records, probate and court records from 1907<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>
  
 
=== Seminole County, Oklahoma Record Dates  ===
 
=== Seminole County, Oklahoma Record Dates  ===
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Seminole County, Oklahoma. Page 557-563 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 550-552.</ref></center>
 
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1908
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1908
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1907
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1907
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1907
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1907
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1909
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |bef 1907
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1907
 
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=== Populated Places ===
 
=== Populated Places ===
 
{{OK Populated Places Intro|Seminole}}
 
{{OK Populated Places Intro|Seminole}}
The following are locations in Seminole County, Oklahoma:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Seminole County, Oklahoma," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seminole_County,_Oklahoma, accessed 6 August 2016.</ref>
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://Oklahoma.hometownlocator.com/ok/Seminole Hometown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Seminole County, Oklahoma," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seminole_County,_Oklahoma, accessed 12 January 2019.</ref>
  
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* Cromwell
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* Konawa
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seminole,_Oklahoma Seminole]</div>
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* Seminole
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cromwell,_Oklahoma Cromwell]</div>
* Wewoka (county seat)
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maud,_Oklahoma Maud]</div>
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=== History Timeline ===
 
=== History Timeline ===
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
 
| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
 
|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" valign="top" style="border:1px solid black" |
 
|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" valign="top" style="border:1px solid black" |
* [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=38&GScnty=2194&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
* [http://www.okgenweb.org/%7Eokseminole/cemetery.htm OKGenWeb]
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* [http://www.okgenweb.net/%7Eokseminole/cemetery.htm OKGenWeb]
 
* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ok/seminole/seminole.html USGenWeb Archives]
 
* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ok/seminole/seminole.html USGenWeb Archives]
 
* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/oklahoma/seminole.html Tombstone Project]
 
* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/oklahoma/seminole.html Tombstone Project]
 
* [http://oklahomagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=67 Oklahoma Gravestones]
 
* [http://oklahomagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=67 Oklahoma Gravestones]
 
* [http://www.okcemeteries.net/seminole/seminole.htm Oklahoma Cemeteries]
 
* [http://www.okcemeteries.net/seminole/seminole.htm Oklahoma Cemeteries]
* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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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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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
 
| 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=2194 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Oklahoma/Seminole-County?id=county_2194 Findagrave.com]
* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Oklahoma&county=Seminole&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
 
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Oklahoma Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
 
| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Oklahoma Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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*[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://ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
 
*'''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://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
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*'''1863 - 1908''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1863-1908] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), 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
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
 
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
 
{{OK Maps Intro|Seminole}}
 
{{OK Maps Intro|Seminole}}
 
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{{OK Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{OK Seminole County}}}}
 
*[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://www.okgenweb.org/okprojects/ Maps n More] - county and township maps.
 
*[http://www.okgenweb.org/okprojects/ Maps n More] - county and township maps.
 
*[http://americancivilwar.com/statepic/oklahoma.html Oklahoma Civil War Map of Battles]
 
*[http://americancivilwar.com/statepic/oklahoma.html Oklahoma Civil War Map of Battles]
<center>[[Image:Okseminole.jpg|580px|Seminole County, OK]] </center>
 
  
 
=== Migration ===
 
=== Migration ===
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==== World War II ====
 
==== World War II ====
 
{{OK World War II Intro|Seminole}}
 
{{OK World War II Intro|Seminole}}
 
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*'''1940-1945''' - {{RecordSearch|2710650|Oklahoma, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*[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]].''
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'''Online Records
 
'''Online Records
 
*'''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 '''$'''
 
*'''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>
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*'''1887 – 2008''' {{RecordSearch|2063710|Oklahoma Probate Records, 1887-2008}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — images<br>
  
 
=== School Records ===
 
=== School Records ===
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==== Birth ====
 
==== Birth ====
{{OK Vital Records - Birth Intro|Seminole}}
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{{OK Birth Intro|Seminole}}
  
 
''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]
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*[https://sites.rootsweb.com/~okgs/early_ok_birth_records.htm Early Oklahoma Birth Records]
  
 
==== Marriage ====
 
==== Marriage ====
{{OK Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Seminole}}
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{{OK Marriage Intro|Seminole}}
  
 
''Online Marriage Records Indexes and Images''
 
''Online Marriage Records Indexes and Images''
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==== Death ====
 
==== Death ====
{{OK Vital Records - Death Intro|Seminole}}
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{{OK Death Intro|Seminole}}
  
 
''Online Death Records Indexes and Images''
 
''Online Death Records Indexes and Images''
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==== Divorce ====
 
==== Divorce ====
{{OK Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Seminole}}
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{{OK Divorce Intro|Seminole}}
  
 
''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]
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*'''1904 - 1950''' - [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1143829?availability=Family%20History%20Library FHL] Divorce case files
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*'''1909 - 1950''' - [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1143829?availability=Family%20History%20Library FHL] Divorce indexes (held by District Court, Seminole County)
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*'''1923 - 1942''' - [http://www.okhistory.org/research/divorce Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, Divorce Index]
  
 
== Research Facilities ==
 
== Research Facilities ==
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Introduction to Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Seminole Oklahoma Family History Center]] 2500 John St Seminole, OK 74868-2243 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/place/2500+John+St/@35.2456189,-96.6855001,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x87b3971f5e87a1bf:0x1923348ea129286c Location Map]
 
*[[Seminole Oklahoma Family History Center]] 2500 John St Seminole, OK 74868-2243 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/place/2500+John+St/@35.2456189,-96.6855001,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x87b3971f5e87a1bf:0x1923348ea129286c Location Map]
  
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{{OK Websites Intro|Seminole}}
 
{{OK Websites Intro|Seminole}}
  
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*[http://okgenweb.net/%7Eokseminole/  Seminole County OKGenWeb]
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
 
*{{FHL Place IDNum|194375|Oklahoma|Seminole}}- 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
 
*{{FHL Place IDNum|194375|Oklahoma|Seminole}}- 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

Revision as of 12:37, 8 November 2019

 

Guide to Seminole 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: Wewoka
Organized: July 16, 1907
Parent County(s): Seminole I[1]
Neighboring Counties
Hughes  • Okfuskee  • Pontotoc  • Pottawatomie
See County Maps
Courthouse
OklahomaSeminoleCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Ok-seminole.png
Adoption


County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Seminole County is a county located in the center area in the state of Oklahoma.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Seminole County Courthouse
110 N. Wewoka Ave.
Wewoka, Oklahoma 74844
Phone: 405.257.2501
Seminole County Website

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

Seminole 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[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1908 1907 1908 1907 bef 1907 1907 1860
Statewide registration for births and deaths in 1908. General compliance by 1930.

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]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[4]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communities


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 Seminole 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 19,964
1920 23,808 19.3%
1930 49,621 108.4%
1940 61,201 23.3%
1950 40,672 −33.5%
1960 28,066 −31.0%
1970 25,144 −10.4%
1980 27,473 9.3%
1990 25,412 −7.5%
2000 24,894 −2.0%
2010 25,482 2.4%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

For tips on accessing Seminole 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.

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 Seminole 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]

Lincoln CountyOkfuskee CountyHughes CountyPontotoc CountyPottawatomie CountyOK SEMINOLE.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


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 Seminole County, Oklahoma Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

  • NewspaperArchive.com ($) has historical newspapers online including Ada Newspapers that may have included Seminole County residents. This database is sometimes free at libraries.

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 - Seminole - 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]

Konawa Genealogy Society
700 W. South St.
Rt. 1, Box 3
Konawa, OK 74849
E-mail:konawa_genealogy@yahoo.com

Seminole Historical Society
1800 W. Wrangler Blvd.
Seminole, OK 74868
Telephone: 405-382-1500
Website

Websites[edit | edit source]

  • Seminole County OKGenWeb
  • 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. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seminole_County,_Oklahoma accessed 09/29/2016
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Seminole County, Oklahoma. Page 557-563 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 550-552.
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Seminole County, Oklahoma," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seminole_County,_Oklahoma, accessed 12 January 2019.