Search billions of records on Ancestry.com

Okfuskee County Reference 

 

Census

The following censuses are available which cover Okfuskee County, both before and after statehood:


All of these are available at the Oklahoma State Historical Library in Oklahoma City.


 

Cemeteries

Okfuskee County, Oklahoma - Okemah Highland Cemetery (through 1986) by Shirley Custar. Indexed.
    (Oklahoma Historical Society Library, call no F702/O5/C8)
    (Family History Center, 4 microfiche, FHL US/CAN 6100389)

Okfuskee County, Oklahoma Cemeteries Volume 2 by Shirley Custar, 1995. Covers 46 cemeteries in Okfuskee County (excludes Okemah Highland Cemetery). Indexed.
    (Oklahoma Historical Society Library, call no F702/O5/C88/v.2)

Okfuskee County, Oklahoma Cemeteries Bordering Counties Volume 3 by Shirley Custar, 1995. Covers 7 cemeteries outside Okfuskee County yet in close proximity. Indexed. Cemeteries include:
        Butner/Cromwell, Sand Creek, and Schoolton - Seminole County
        Creek County (1 small cemetery)
        Dustin - Hughes County
        Tuskeegee - Creek County
        Wetumka - Hughes County
    (Oklahoma Historical Society Library, call no F702/O5/C88/v.3)

Weleetka Cemetery, Okfuskee County, Oklahoma (Entries from cemetery records), prepared by the Okfuskee County Genealogical Society, 1986. Alphabetized.
    (Oklahoma Historical Society Library, call no F702/O5)

Tulsa Annals, by the Tulsa Genealogical Society, nd. Haydenville Cemetery is indexed (v6, n3, p77).
    (Oklahoma Historical Society Library, call no F704/T92/v5-6)

Cemetery Records - Oklahoma, by Genealogical Records Committee, Oklahoma DAR Chapters, 1969. Lists Civil War Veterans buried in Highland Cemetery, Okemah, Oklahoma (1 page).
    (Oklahoma Historical Society Library, call no F694/D238/G324/DAR)

A Collection of Oklahoma Tombstone Inscriptions, collected by Mrs. Hazel Lloyd and Mrs. Stella Bryant, 1943-1949. Wind Family Burying Ground is indexed (p 214).
    (Oklahoma Historical Society Library, call no F693/L793/Pt 2)


 

Histories

Clearview, Documentary of the History of Clearview, by J. P. Owens. 1995. Copies may be purchased through Dr. Evans, Okfuskee County Veterinary Clinic, Highway 62 East of Okemah, 918-623-1166. 32 pages. Not indexed.

Okemah Remembered, A Brief History of Okemah, Oklahoma, by the Okemah Library and Okfuskee County Historical Society. 24 pages of stories and photgraphs from early pioneers of Okemah.
    (Oklahoma Historical Society Library, call no F704/O54/1989)

Stories of Early Oklahoma - A collection of interesting facts, biographical sketches and stories relating to the history of Oklahoma, Assembled by Hazel Ruby McMahan (Mrs. James W.), State Historian for Oklahoma Society Daughters of American Revolution, 1945.
    (Oklahoma Historical Society Library, call no F699/S7)

 


Marriage Records

Okfuskee County, Oklahoma Marriages 1907-1914 by Shirley Custar, 1990. Indexed.
    (Oklahoma Historical Society Library, call no F702/O5/S82)

Okfuskee County Marriage Index (1907-1981) and Marriage Records (1907-1929). Microreproduction of original records in the Okfuskee County Courthouse, Okemah, Oklahoma. On 9 microfilm reels.
    (Family History Center, film, FHL US/CAN 1306089-1306097)


 

Miscellaneous

Okfuskee County, Oklahoma, Genealogical Society Newsletters, 1986-1987, compiled by Shirley Custar. Indexed. The following cemeteries are indexed: Buckeye, Highland (partial), Manwarring, and Prairie Springs. Short histories are included for: Boley, Burke City, Chilesville, Last Chance Baptist Church, Okemah, Okemah Church of Christ, and Welty.
    (Oklahoma Historical Society Library, call no F702/O5/v1-2)

Telephone Directories. Various telephone books are available at the Oklahoma Historical Society Library. It appears the oldest directory for the County (at the OHS Library) is around 1955. Note that many smaller communities are listed with a larger nearby town.


 

Newspapers (past and present)


Unless noted otherwise, microfilm of these papers should be available at the Oklahoma Historical Society Newspaper Room. See Libraries for address and phone number.
(* indicates no copies are currently available)

Town
Newspaper
Dates Publ.
Boley
Beacon
1908-19??
Boley Informer
1909?-1912?
Boley News
1904-1920?
Boley Progress
1905-19??
*Elevator
1920-1923?
*Marriott's Advertiser
1917-1925?
Star
1913-1914?
*Trumpet
1924-1927?
Weekly Progress
1926-19??
Bookertee
Bookertee Searchlight
1919-19??
Castle
Castle News
1908-19??
Clearview
*Clearview Informer
1909-1910?
Clearview Patriarch
1911-1913
Clearview Tribune
1904-19??
Lincoln Tribune
1904-19??
Patriarch
1913-1917?
Okemah
Independent
1907-1914
Okemah Daily Leader
1926-1967
Okemah Independent
1904-1906
*Okemah Journal
1902-1909?
Okemah Leader
1904-1905
Okemah Ledger
1907-1933
*Okemah News
1904-19??
Okemah News Leader
1968-Present
Okemah Semi-Weekly Herald
1933-1937
Okfuskee Co. Freedom Press News
1976-19??
Okfuskee County Journal
1972-19??
Okfuskee County News
1914-1963
Sledge Hammer
1912-1915?
Paden
Oklahoma Clipper
1914-191?
Paden Herald
1911-1915?
Paden News
1908-1935?
*Paden Pioneer
1903-1908?
Paden Press
1908-19??
*Paden Sun
1916-1929?
Paden Times
1907-1907
Paden Tribune
1910-191?
Paden Weekly Sun
1916-1929?
Weleetka
State Democrat
1906-19??
Union Dispatch
1908-19??
Weleetka American
1902-1975
Weleetkan
1975-Present

   

Obituaries
Okemah News Leader Obituaries Volume 1 (1987-1989) by Shirley Custar, 1993. Indexed.
    (Oklahoma Historical Society Library, call no F704/O54/C8/v.1)

Okemah News Leader Obituaries Volume 2 (1990-1992) by Shirley Custar, 1993. Indexed.
    (Oklahoma Historical Society Library, call no F704/O54/C8/v.2)

Okemah News Leader Obituaries Volume 3 (1993-1995) by Shirley Custar, 1996. Indexed.
    (Oklahoma Historical Society Library, call no F704/O54/C8/v.3)
 


 

Probate Records
Okfuskee County Probate Index (1910-1972) and Estate Fee Records (1907-1929). Microreporduction of orginal records in the Okfuskee County Courthouse, Okemah, Oklahoma. On 7 microfilm reels.
    (Family History Center, film, FHL US/CAN 1306097-1306101, 1310902, & 1310903) 


 

Vital Records
Okfuskee County Birth and Death Records (1909-1922) by Daughters of the American Revolution, Genealogical Records Committee (Oklahoma). An online index is available. For detailed information about this publication see "Birth and Death Indexes" on the home page.
 (Family History Center, film, FHL US/CAN 893730)

Birth and Death Certificates may be available from the the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Your success in obtaining a record is dependent on the date of the event. Obviously, the later the event the more likely the record will be available. The OkGenWeb home page (Vital Records Page) has some information on the availability of earlier dates. For information on ordering a record, try the State Department of Health internet site:
www.health.state.ok.us/program/vital/brec.html

 

Okfuskee County Home

2001-2005 Linda Simpson

 01/18/2005