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Oklahoma Marriages
OKGenWeb Project

Coordinator - Susan Bradford

OKGenWeb list of counties.

Oklahoma Marriages Project goal:
Gather links to online marriage indexes, listings, and lookups
easing search for elusive marriage record in Oklahoma's 77 counties.
No link where you need it? Write the court clerk of county.
If you know of Oklahoma marriage license indexes, listing,
or lookup online email page location (URL) and link will be added here.
I sincerely hope you find the links you are looking for.
What I have on hand is already online.

Know the town but what county?
Courthouse Addresses inOklahoma Publishers Oklahoma Genealogy Reference

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Oklahoma Counties

Adair

Alfalfa Atoka
listing 1899-1910
listing 1897-1994
Beaver

Beckham

Blaine Bryan
Index 1902-1932
Caddo
Indexes updated

Canadian

Carter
Index 1896
Cherokee
listing 1923-1934
Index 1923-1933
Choctaw
 Index

Cimarron

 
Cleveland Coal
Index
Comanche

Cotton

Craig
listing
Creek
Index 1907-1921
info
Lookup 1901-1926
Custer
listing 1893-1900

Delaware

Dewey
listing 1892-1902
lookup 1893-1900
Ellis
Old Day County index 1892-1908
Garfield
Garvin
Index 1907-1929
Grady Grant Greer
 Index 1901-1930
Database 1898-1906

Harmon
Database 1898-1906

Harper Haskell
Groom Index
Bride Index
Hughes

Jackson
listing 1901-1906
Database 1898-1906

Jefferson
list 1907-1908
Johnston Kay
 listing 1899-1968

Newkirk listing

Kingfisher
listing 1889-1945

Kiowa Latimer
Index a-j 1928-1950
Index k-z 1928-1950
LeFlore
lookup 1890-1913

Lincoln
listing 1896-1961

Logan
list 1890-1948
Love Major

Marshall
Index 1907-1912
Index 1912-1915
Index 1915-1919
listing

Mayes
McClain
Index 1907-1929
McCurtain
Index 1907-1910

McIntosh
Indexes & Listings
1894 ...1930

Murray
Index 1907-1916
Muskogee
listing 1900-1919
Noble

Nowata
index 1887-1941

Okfuskee
Index 1908-1940
lookup 1907-1980
Oklahoma Okmulgee

Osage
listing

Ottawa
listing 1917-1918
Pawnee
listing
Payne
Index 1894-1899 Ancestry.com

Pittsburg
listing 1896-1906
listing1905-1936

Pontotoc
Index 1911-1927
lookup 1895-1927
Pottawatomie

Pushmataha

Roger Mills
Index 1893-1995
Old Day County index

Rogers Seminole
Index 1907-1911
Sequoyah
Lookup

Stephens

Texas
Index 1907-1921
Tillman Tulsa
 Index 1907-1930
lookup

Wagoner

Washington Washita
listing 1893-1898
Woods

Woodward

Surnames
Listing by surname
(OKbits marriages)
Rev. Brown register
Rev. Hilton register
Indian Territory
Chickasaw 1855-1905
Chickasaw 1895-1907

Choctaw 1890-1907
Choctaw 2ndJudical Dist Groom
Choctaw2ndJudical Dist
Bride

Cherokee & Intermarried Whites

Creek marriage info

Cheyenne & Arapaho
USGenWeb Archives
Oklahoma Marriages

Other Sources INDEX: 1994-current docket database of 50 Oklahoma counties in ODCR INDEX: 2001-current docket database of 13 Oklahoma Counties in OSCN
  1. The difference between a list, an index, and a lookup is

    LISTING is a collection of information taken from an assortment of sources,
    possibly including: church records, newspapers, bible records, county records,
    county histories, and personal submissions. This list may or may not be
    documented. Some listings are organized by place and some are organized
    by surname.

    INDEX is taken from county marriage license or bond records and are documented.

    LOOKUP information is not available online but is available by email request from a published work or local index.

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Marriage bonds, affidavits, licenses, and certificates were kept by each county beginning about 1890 or when the county was created. Many marriages in the territorial era were not recorded, and some were recorded in county courthouses in Arkansas, Kansas, and Texas. Write to the appropriate county for information, marriage records are usually found in office of the clerk of the court.

Marriage records in the last century or so usually provide the name of the bride and groom, their ages, the name of the father or both parents of the bride and groom, and very often, occupations. Marriage records also provide the exact place of the marriage, an important part of your family history. The addresses of the bride and groom before their marriage may be provided. Some marriage records even name the place of birth of both the bride and groom.

If you cannot find the marriage in the county you expected, always check the adjacent counties. Usually our ancestors did not travel to the farthest point to get married; they wanted the closest place possible, if not married by the preacher in the home of the bride or local church.

For example, Greer County, Oklahoma was claimed by Texas from 1860 to 1896. From 1881 until the county was organized in 1886, the area was attached to Wheeler County, Texas. Mobeetie was the county seat at the time. In 1885 the trip to the courthouse for Mangum residents was 100 miles by wagon, buggy or horseback.

You should also be aware of the roads around where your ancestors lived. The town or village where they lived is very important, was it easier to go to the county seat of their actual county or was there a town closer, even though it might be in another county.

Pretty sure of location but can't find marriage around estimated date? Sometimes getting the crops planted or harvested was more important than getting off to the nearest courthouse. Or they waited for the traveling preacher to come around - and preacher took the long way.

Oklahoma is one of several states that recognize Common-Law marriages where intent to a commitment is binding.

A marriage record is just one of several ways to find a maiden name of a married woman. Ten sources that may offer clues to the woman's maiden name...

1. Woman's birth certificate if born within last 100 years.
    Oklahoma Vital Records
2. All children's death certificates, living into the 20th century.
3. Copy of her obituary. Check to see if father or brother survived her;
    one out of five obituaries give clear indication of her maiden name.
4. Check children's marriage certifcates.
5. Newspaper account of marriage.
7. Divorce papers
8. County Histories
9. Widow's Military Pension
10. Wills and Probate Records County Courthouses in Oklahoma

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Marriage Records for county you seek not online?
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Other places to look ...
needs postage stamp, purchase or leg work.
image Write Clerk of Court in that county.
Courthouse Addresses in Oklahoma
image check publishers of Oklahoma genealogy reference books
image check Oklahoma Genealogical and Historical Societies for
publications or research collections of organization.
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Oklahoma Historical Society marriage record information
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Family History Library Catalog - Oklahoma

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Links About Marriage

Marriage Records for Genealogical Evidence

Common Law Marriage in Oklahoma

Common-Law Demystified

Consumer Law: Marriage


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