Vital records, as their name suggests, are connected with central life events: birth, marriage, and death. Maintained by civil authorities, they are prime sources of genealogical information; but, unfortunately, official vital records are available only for relatively recent periods. These records, despite their recent creation in the United States, are critically important in genealogical research, often supplying details on family members well back into the nineteenth century. The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy, by Loretto Szucs and Sandra Luebking.

Vital Records Service
Oklahoma State Dept of Health
1000 Northeast Tenth, Room 117
Oklahoma City, OK 73117

Ancestry.com  Oklahoma State Database $$$
A large collection of databases of births, deaths, marriages, census, obituaries, directories, estate records, and service records.  Get 14 Days Free Access!!!

Oklahoma Birth Records

  • Harmon County, Oklahoma, Birth records, 1925-1973
    Microfilm of original records in the Harmon County Clerk’s Office in Hollis, Oklahoma. Includes separate indexes. The Mc’s follow the rest of the M’s.

Oklahoma Death Records

  • Harmon County, Oklahoma, Death records, 1924-1973
    Microfilm of original records at the Harmon County Courthouse in Hollis, Oklahoma. The register number begins with the number 1 at the beginning of each year. Includes separate index. Certificates of death are arranged in numerical order by register number.

Oklahoma Funeral Records

Kay County Oklahoma Funeral Records

Microfilm of original records filed at the Kay County courthouse in Newkirk, Oklahoma. Includes indexes. Imaging is ongoing so check back later for the records below to be added.

Ottawa County Oklahoma Funeral Records

Oklahoma Marriage Records

  • Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995
    Index and images of marriage records from counties in Oklahoma. Currently this collection is 47% complete 1as of June 2018. Additional records by county will be added as they are completed.

  • Oklahoma Marriages, 1870-1930
    Name index to marriage records from the state of Oklahoma. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers.
  • Oklahoma, Church Marriages, 1852-1948
    Index to selected marriages from a few churches in Oklahoma. The images of these records are not available due to privacy restrictions.
  • Ancestry.com  Payne County, Oklahoma Marriages, 1894-99 $$$
    Formed in 1890 from the Cherokee Outlet, Payne County, Oklahoma is located a short forty miles north of Oklahoma City. The records in this database were taken from existing marriage records in the county courthouse at Stillwater and include the names of over 6100 men and women. Researchers will find the marriage date, name of bride and groom, age, birth location, parents’ names, witnesses, and ceremony officiator. It provides information regarding marriages performed in the county between 1894 and 1899. For researchers of central Oklahoma ancestors, this can be a helpful source of information.

Oklahoma Marriage Records by County

Oklahoma Divorce Records

 

 

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1. as of June 2018