from Craig County Oklahoma Genealogical Society
a query, be sure to include the "5 W's"
When, Where, Why.
a SASE, and Research fee - ( usually $5.00 ), if you are asking the Craig
County Oklahoma Genealogical Society to do the research.
to 1839, the Five Civilized Tribes( Choctaw, Creek, Cherokee, Chickasaw,
and Seminole) were resettled in Indian Territory. Other tribes who
were here earlier are: Caddo, Osage, Wichita, Comanche and Kiowa.
is divided by two of the Cherokee Districts: Coo-wee-scoo-wee and
Delaware. The North South railroad is the dividing line (Missouri
Kansas & Texas rail line- MKT). West of the railroad is Coo-wee-scoo-wee
and east is the Delaware District. Vinita is located at the cross
roads of the two major rail lines, MKT and Atlantic Pacific. Oklahoma
became a state in November 1907. In 1990, census, some 67 different
Indian Tribes are represented in Oklahoma and 37 Tribes maintain council
houses in Oklahoma. Oklahoma means “the home of the red men.”
County Oklahoma Genealogical Society dues are $5.00. The year starts in
January. The equipment available for researchers to use are as follows:
(2) microfilm readers and printer, fiche reader and computer.
The Craig County Oklahoma Genealogical Society has Census for 1790 through
1880 for selected states and counties on CD’s. Other CD’s available
are: Social Security Death Index, some military records, Virginia
Vital Records, etc. Other CD’s will be added to the collection as
funds are acquired. The Library has (3) computers on Internet for
the public to use and a copier.
is rented for ($5.00) for the first roll and ($4.00) for each additional
roll. Patrons have (2) weeks to read the film, before it is shipped
back to Heritage Quest Film Rentals. To rent microfilm, users are
asked to become dues paying members of the Craig County Oklahoma Genealogical
Oklahoma Genealogical Society publishes a quarterly newsletter. A
genealogy workshop is usually held once a year along with DAR (Daughters
of American Revolution) members.
As a beginning
genealogist interested primarily in your family lines, you should begin
recording, in an orderly system, the “known facts” concerning yourself
and your family members. From this point work your way back carefully,
securing the same information about your parents, their parents, and so
on, until you have reached the “unknown point”.
record the dates of birth, marriage, death, the location of each town,
city, county and state, etc. Do not rely entirely on dates given
from memory. Attempt to prove such dates by securing copies of wills,
probates, death certificates, marriage licenses, birth certificates, etc.
Always ask to see the old family Bible. If possible, have copies
made of the cover page and the family record pages, preferable by Xerox
or Photostat. Place these copies in your permanent file. Also
ask to see - letters or documents that are available from older relatives
- the information contained therein may be invaluable later. When
you reach the point of the “unknown”, you usually need assistance and advice.
The Craig County Oklahoma Genealogical Society, through its members, can
and will help you in your attempt to establish the “unknown” facts.
you to attend our next regular meeting and to join our Society.
An Application for Membership-
Right Click on Application, Print the application,
the blanks, and then mail to :