Preserving the Heritage of the Community

Covering six counties, we have a lot of local knowledge to share. Dig deeper into your past by exploring the databases and websites recommended below for a wealth of information.

Special Library Collections

These branches offer specialized genealogy and local history collections. Explore their collections by clicking on the library
name below to prepare for your visit.

Genealogy Databases

These databases are of special interest to genealogists. Normally available with a subscription, they may be used for free with your library card.

 

ancestry.com

Ancestry Library Edition

With 7 billion genealogical records from across the globe and millions of family trees, this is the world’s largest online family history resource.

This resource can only be accessed in the library.

Get started with Ancestry »

ancestry.com

Fold3

Provides access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.

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Heritage Quest

Heritage Quest

Revolutionary War, Civil War, and US Congressional Serial Set, US Census reports, birth, death, and marriage records.

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History

HistoryGeo.com

Displays original landowners of the continental United States according to state and federal records. At present covers 21 states with an ever expanding collection of antique maps and atlases. Map Viewer Help Guide

This resource can only be accessed in the library.

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Newspaper Archives

Newspaper Archives of Eastern Oklahoma District

Collection of digitized microfilm from local newspapers across our six counties. Content is very limited but ranges from late 1800s to 2012. Newspapers are fully searchable by keyword and date, making it easy to quickly explore.

An account must be created to access content. Please select option for Free Membership to Eastern Oklahoma District Newspaper Archives.

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The Oklahoman Archives

Oklahoman Archives

Archives of articles from the Daily Oklahoman
(September 1901 to present)

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Proquest Historic Newspapers

Proquest Historic Newspapers

Historical archives of the Chicago Defender, Nashville Tennessean and New York Times.

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History Vault

Proquest History Vault

Digitized letters, papers, photographs, scrapbooks, diaries and more primary sources from the University Publications of America (UPA) collection.

This resource can only be accessed at Muskogee Public Library. Coming soon to all branches!

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Recommended Websites

Check out these great websites to discover family connections as well as the stories of Green Country's people, places and events.

Jump to: General Resources | Local History | American Indian | Military

General Resources

Chronicling America - Select digital access to American newspapers 1880-1910 including 27 newspapers from Oklahoma.

FamilySearch - Genealogical site of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Contains over 35 million names in its Ancestral File plus 360 million names in the International Genealogical Index. Oklahoma resources include county marriage records, Five Tribes Allotment applications, school census cards.

Find A Grave - Directory of the locations of graves for over 2.5 million memorials. Browse by name and locations. Includes photographs of many of the graves.

Local History

Muskogee County Genealogical Society - Genealogy and family history research for Muskogee County and Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Historical Society Research Library - Search census, marriage, divorce, prison, and death records.

Gateway to Oklahoma History - Browse through thousands of Oklahoma newspaper pages dating from the 1840s to the 1920, photographs and other documents.

Oklahoma State Archives - Collection of Oklahoma Confederate Pension applications including the form and correspondence.

Oklahoma Digital Prairie - Unique digital content spanning more than 100 years of rich, vibrant history from our State. Includes documents, photographs, newspapers, posters, maps and more.

Oklahoma Indian Pioneer Papers - Oral interviews conducted by the WPA with pioneers from all ethnic groups across Oklahoma. Headed by Grant Foreman of Muskogee and headquartered in Muskogee. Also available on microfilm at the Muskogee Library.

Chronicles of Oklahoma - The publication of the Oklahoma Historical Society. Also available at the Muskogee Library.

Muskogee Greenhill Cemetery - Established in the early 1900s, earlier graves were also moved to this location from the original city cemetery.

American Indian

Oklahoma Historical Society: American Indian Ancestry - Includes Dawes Rolls and allotment records and allotment maps for Muscogee Creek.

American Indian Records @ National Archives - Documents created by Federal agencies in the course of their daily business.

Bureau of Indian Affairs: Guide to Tracing American Indian Ancestry

Military

Oklahoma War Memorial Collection - Covers World War I to the Korean War

Veterans Nationwide Gravesite Locator - Search for burial locations of veterans in VA National and state cemeteries. Fort Gibson National Cemetery is located in Muskogee County and was the only National Cemetery in Oklahoma for many years. Fort Sill National Cemetery is now located near Lawton.

National Archives Military Records - Search for records pertaining to all US wars and branches of service.

Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System - Information on over 6 million soldiers, who served on both sides during the Civil War. Also includes information on battles, regiments, prisoners, and medals of honor.