28 September 2011
As genealogists we know that many of us “travel” to where our ancestors lived and to the repositories where we might learn more about them.
Now, the state of
is making that even easier for those with Oklahoman ancestors! It has created a website devoted to helping you more easily research in OK by letting you know what resources are where … Oklahoma
As stated on the website:
“Does your family have a connection to
? Then take a journey of self-discovery and trace your family tree while connecting with the people, places, culture and landscapes that helped shape your ancestors. Oklahoma
Genealogy is the fastest growing hobby in the
and as individuals across the nation catch the fever and begin researching their ancestry, many find that the road leads to United States . Home to 39 Federally recognized Indian tribes, countless waves of pioneer settlers and the genesis of the great Okie migration during the Dust Bowl days, Oklahoma holds the keys to unlocking many family histories. Oklahoma
We'll point you to research libraries that contain copies of the Dawes Rolls if you are tracing Native American ancestors, county courthouses that contain original land patents for pioneering settlers who made the land runs into Oklahoma and interment lists for many Oklahoma cemeteries. We'll help you find friendly genealogical and historical societies with a wealth of firsthand knowledge about the records and resources of their counties. And we've even provided recommendations for things to see and do in each county while you visit…”
The information provided for each county includes topics such as these found for
: Carter County
Courthouse Information Carter County
· Detailed Map of
· Existing Towns in
· Ghost Towns in
· Cemeteries in
· Libraries in
· Historic Newspaper Archives of
· Add'l Genealogy Resources for
· Places to Visit in
Additionally, there is a collection of maps which includes:
And an interesting article titled “Tracing Your Cherokee Roots.”
Does your state tourism bureau have resources to help genealogists? If so, please let us know!
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