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WESTERN TRAILS GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY'S
TREASURE VAULT OF RESOURCES



Thank you for visiting us! These pages are going to be under construction for some months yet, so please ignore the dust and watch your step. This is a list of the items we are going to present to help you with your search for ancestors who lived in Old Greer County when it belonged to Texas and later to Oklahoma Territory. After 1907, when Oklahoma became a state, Old Greer County was divided into smaller counties of JACKSON, HARMON, GREER and BECKHAM.

We hope this presentation will help you locate grandpa or Uncle John that has eluded you. So, grab a fresh cup of coffee, it's on the table by the door, and come wander through our rooms of information. As you can see, they aren't all furnished yet. The items in our list of treasures will be put online during 1999, so please bare with us

Please visit often, to see what has come about since your last visit.

GREER FRONTIER

History of Old Greer County.

BARB WIRE AND SHORT GRASS

Doan's Crossing on Red River
Great Western Cattle Trail
Stories of Cattlemen, Cowboys and Ranches of Old Greer County

COMMUNITY MEMORIES

We have names, district numbers, date of organization, and how they consolidated of the 166 schools in Greer County, Texas. Each of these have had an enumeration sheet since 1898 and we have the students' names on microfilm. We also have some 1890 records of the County Judge from Greer County, Texas, that shows Texas paying the teachers' salary, recorded in Texas. Some of these links are newspaper articles regarding the schools.

Early School News
It Really Happened!!
They Grew From The Prairie
Newspaper Articles on Early Residents

NEW!!

Law and Disorder
Creta Mine
Altus Water Well
Articles From the Plain Dealer Newspaper, 1898 Editions, Altus, O.T
Name Index, Plain Dealer Newspaper, 1898 Editions, Altus, O.T.
Articles from the Plain Dealer Newspaper, 1901 Editions, Altus, O.T.
Name Index, Plain Dealer Newspaper, 1901 Editions, Altus, O.T.


HATCH - MATCH - DETACH - DISPATCH

Newspaper accounts of Births
Marriages to 1907
Newspaper Wedding Announcements, 1901
Greer County Marriages, 1901-1930, Groom's List
Newspaper accounts of Deaths to 1907
1901 Newspaper Obituaries
1902 Newspaper Obituaries
More Oklahoma Obits
Greer County Deaths, 1912-1918


FROM THE BIBLE BELT


We would like to build files of Family Bible Records. In a lot of instances, these are the only records for births, deaths and marriages. These can be valuable help in researching the families in the area. Perhaps, through your donation of your family bible records, you may also find those lost branches of new cousins.




LEFT IN THE MAIL BAG

NEW!!

List of unclaimed mail at the P.O.
List of Early Post Offices


THEY WERE HERE

Samples of Census in the Library
Beckham County Archives
Harmon County Archives
Greer County Archives
Jackson County Archives



WHERE DID HE LIVE?

Land Records, Deeds, Patents, Court Records

NEW!!

Tax Records Indexes
Partial 1898 Assessment Roll, Altus Township, Greer County, O.T.


THE WAY WE WERE


We have over 13,000 names in our card files. The family files in our library are full of stories of our early pioneers.


CLOUDS OF DUST


Stories of the Dust Bowl Days from those who lived them.


CEMETERY CORNER


The cemeteries in Jackson County have been transcribed. The books are available for limited lookups by WTGS volunteers. Eventually, we hope to have them online. We also have card files on obituaries from newspapers that are not in the books. As Courthouse records were being read, wills, probate records numbers, land records and marriages have been noted for the people found in the books. If you have obituaries of people that had lived in early Greer County, but moved on, please send copies to WTGS, to be added to our files.


Reed Cemetery


MUSEUMS


Eldorado, OK

NEW!!!

Old Greer County Museum, Mangum, OK
Western Prairie Museum, Altus, OK


GENEALOGY BOOKS


Sample of Books and Microfilm Available


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