The Grove Public Library is known for its impressive genealogical collection. The collection has holdings on many areas and states of interest to researchers but emphasizes Delaware County, the nearby four-state area, and Cherokees.
The general collection includes extensive census records and indexes to include the U. S. census 1790 through 1820, numerous complete state census records for various years, 1870 census index and all Oklahoma census records with a soundex for Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory 1900.
Other items of special note are:
- Grove Sun (1904 to present) & Delaware County Journal newspapers
- Delaware County township & allotment maps, marriage & divorce records
- WPA Indian-Pioneer History
- LDS Family Search on CD-ROM
- War of the Rebellion: Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies
The Cherokee collection includes a searchable CD-ROM of the Dawes Roll, and the Cherokee census cards and applications on microfilm. The collection includes nearly all Cherokee censuses and rolls and numerous books about the Cherokee.
The Delaware County Genealogical Society, Inc. supports the genealogical collection at Grove Library with funds, materials and volunteers.
Volunteers are available to assist family researchers:
- Wednesdays 1:00pm - 3:00pm
- Fridays 2:00pm - 4:00pm
- By appointment
Researchers making queries are asked to put them in writing and email the society at firstname.lastname@example.org.