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Seminole County, Oklahoma
Map
Map of Oklahoma highlighting Seminole County
Location in the state of Oklahoma
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oklahoma
Location of Oklahoma in the U.S.
Facts
Founded July 16, 1907
County Seat Wewoka
Courthouse
Address Seminole County Courthouse
110 N. Wewoka Ave.
Wewoka, Oklahoma 74844
Phone: 405.257.2501


Seminole 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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County Information[edit | edit source]

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

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1908 1907 1907 1907 1909

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Seminole County Courthouse
110 N Wewoka Avenue
Wewoka, OK 74844
Phone: 405.257-2501

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

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1907--Seminole County was created 16 July 1907 from Seminole Indian Lands.
County seat: Wewoka [2]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

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

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places [3][edit | edit source]

  • Bowlegs
  • Cromwell
  • Konawa
  • Lima
  • Maud
  • Sasakwa
  • Seminole
  • Wewoka (county seat)
  • Wolf

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

American Indians[edit | edit source]

Census

Land and Property

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
OKGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
KSGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Oklahoma Gravestones
Oklahoma Cemeteries
Billion Graves
See Oklahoma Cemeteries for more information.

Census[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.

State Census Records[edit | edit source]
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.

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[edit | edit source]

Seminole County, OK

Military[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.

Probate[edit | edit source]

Online Records

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.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Online Birth Records Indexes and Images

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Online Marriage Records Indexes and Images

Deaths[edit | edit source]

Online Death Records Indexes and Images

Divorces[edit | edit source]

Online Divorce Records Indexes and Images

Societies and Libraries[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. 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. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • FamilySearch Catalog

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Seminole County, Oklahoma. Page 562 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Seminole County, Oklahoma," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seminole_County,_Oklahoma, accessed 6 August 2016.