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05 June 2019

Our Library Collections: Oklahoma

We only have two of this journal from
One in a series by CGS member Chris Pattillo highlighting some of our holdings at the Library in Oakland. For a fuller listing of books, journals, and more, consult the CGS Library catalog in WorldCat.
Our Oklahoma books start with two sets of journals. The first is from the Topeka Genealogical Society, a quarterly. We have copies spanning 1988 to 2002. The second is the Oklahoma Genealogical Society Quarterly which begins in 1937 and continues up to 2017. Both publications offer the sort of information typically found in such journals and are well worth looking through.

Tucked in with our books are two volumes of Tree Tracers produced by the Southwest Oklahoma Genealogical Society. These are charming typed booklets published in 1976 and 1978.
Beyond the journals, CGS has eight books on Oklahoma, plus more that can be found online through the library catalog, so don’t forget to look there.

There's also A Gazetteer of Indian Territory by Henry Gannett; Oklahoma Leaders, a classic series of biographies with portraits; a bound copy of the 1890 Federal Census of Oklahoma; Oklahoma Territory Weddings; Research in Oklahoma; Guide to the Historical Records of Oklahoma and Encyclopedia of Oklahoma.
This photo shows the entirety of our library books on
Oklahoma but more can be found in the online catalog
Of this group, Oklahoma Territory Weddings looks the most interesting. It was written by Frances Murphy Bode and published in 1983. It includes a chapter on the history of marriage records and another on people and places. The author combed through county records to collect the data. She includes several short biographies of couples with historic photos, so it has lots to offer. 
Oklahoma Territory Weddings looks like
a good source

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