Tips on the Oklahoma Historical Society
If looking for anyone who has lived in the Oklahoma area, whether dead or alive, the Oklahoma historical society is the place to check. The society has been collecting, sharing and preserving information on the people of Oklahoma since the year 1893.
The genealogical resources present are quite extensive as they include death and marriage indexes, county and family histories and birth and death certificates.
The research center provides research services to all patrons looking for information on their loved ones. In this portal, a patron cannot be able to run the search alone. He or she will need to involve the research center when conducting the search.
A patron can request for information on any topic, person or event that has taken place in Oklahoma. You need to understand that the research fee once paid is not refundable and that research can only happen once the tax is paid in full. Residents and nonresidents are required to pay different amounts for the service and fees range between 1 dollar and 30 dollars.
Making Your Research Request
When making your research request, it will be significant for you to be specific. You will need to include information such as locations, dates and the names of your loved ones. If you are not sure about the exact dates on when they may have lived in Oklahoma, it is recommended that you provide an estimate.
You can also include any information you have collected on your own. The information will help guide the direction that the search should take. When sending the request order, make sure that you do not include original photos or documents with your order.
Oklahoma residents are encouraged to visit the research center to use the resources available. For instance, you could use the heritage quest resource or he Ancestry Library Edition to track your grandparents or childbirth parents. The sites provide access to:
• Ancestry Library provides you with information on US census, World War I draft cards, the social security death index and access to ship logs and their passenger index details.
• Heritage Quest will also allow access to US census details. Also, you get access to revolutionary war pension, the freedman’s bank records (it contains records from 1856 to 1874) and the Periodical Source index.
When combined, you have access to over two million genealogical information that can be used to track down your birth parents, grandparents or even their parents. The process of searching for a loved one gets simplified by the Oklahoma Historical Society portal.