Muskogee County, Oklahoma Records Indexes
You will find in these indexes thousands of SURNAMES, dates, places, topics, historic events, marriages, births, divorces, deaths, etc. all taken from various transcriptions, court records, newspapers, and other publications - including the Muskogee County Genealogical Society's Quarterly. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (free) (or other .pdf viewer) to view some these.
- Use the FREE searchable indexes first as your finding aid for the information you are researching.
- When you find that information, note the original source of that information.
- Go to our Research Services Page to request a copy of the record or ask for more information.
- NOTE: MCGS Members have access to many of the full publications from which the indexes were extracted. MCGS Members can login to their account to view online editions that have been made into searchable flipbooks
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to all these indexes and publications
- The MCGS "Quarterly" from 1983-2016 is accessible online and contains various member-contributed materials such as pedigree charts, cemetery indexes, family histories, and local history articles. To find specific surnames and place names in the Quarterly, follow four steps outlined to open or download the desired journal.
- The Oklahoma Biographical Index - use this exclusive FREE index to search for biographies of more than 15,000 Oklahomans sourced from 27 books (many are out of print or difficult to find anywhere else and many of them are not indexed) in the Muskogee Public Library. Once you've identified the desired information request a digital copy of the relevant page(s) from the specific book.
- The Finlayson News - Tidbits of 1950s Muskogee news published by a middle school-aged editor.
- The Pioneer Newspaper June 1898-1905 - use this exclusive FREE index to search for articles transcribed from a pre-statehood African American newspaper published in Muskogee, I.T.. This newspaper, edited and managed by W. H. Twine, provides insights into life in the Twin Territories, including births, deaths, weddings, businesses, and humor. It also covers various historic information about early railroads, Muskogee's trolley system, political discussions, Indian affairs, and statehood controversies. Use KEYWORDS to search the index, then request a digital copy from the microfilmed newspaper. MCGS members can view a 179 page flipbook of the complete publication by logging into their account and selecting "PIONEER" from the members-only menu.
- List of Microfilmed Newspapers available at the Muskogee Public Library. Visit the library to view these films or submit a request for a lookup in a particular paper to receive a digital copy of the article(s) you are interested in.
- Indexes to Criminal and Civil Cases, U.S. District Court, Northern District, Indian Territory - use these exclusive FREE indexes of pre-statehood court records by surname or case/charge type (divorce, debt, larceny, assault, etc.) These court records are stored at the Cherokee County Courthouse, Tahlequah, Oklahoma.
- Muskogee, Oklahoma, Newspapers' Death and Obituary Indexes - 1907-Present - search for specific microfilmed newspaper notices by surname, and then submit a request for a a digital copy of the article you are interested in.
- Muskogee County, Oklahoma, Cemeteries - on this page, you will find links to a variety of print and online resources to assist you in locating Muskogee County cemeteries and burial sites.
- Muskogee County Funeral Home Records - search these exclusive FREE indexes of records from closed funeral homes that can be searched by SURNAME. You can request a digital copy of the microfilmed funeral home record. Additionally this page provides links to existing funeral homes with online obituaries, making it a valuable resource for accessing funeral records and obituary information.
- Index of Engagements and Weddings - 1938-1962 - search for both brides and grooms by surname in these exclusive FREE indexes that cover announcements about engagements and weddings, as well as articles about the weddings that were published in the Muskogee Phoenix newspaper from 1938 to 1962. After finding the article(s), you can request a digital copy of the microfilmed record.
- Muskogee County Marriage Indexes - 1890-1948 - search for marriages in Muskogee County by the surnames of both the bride and groom covering the period from before Statehood to 1948. After locating the relevant record request a digital copy of the microfilmed record.
- Muskogee County Divorce Indexes - 1907-1930 - use these FREE indexes of Muskogee County divorces which encompass both the federal and county courts. Once you locate the relevant information request a digital copy of the microfilmed record which typically contains a wealth of valuable genealogical information.
- Muskogee County Index to Probates and Guardianships - 1907-1930 - use this exclusive FREE alphabetical Index to search for Muskogee County probate and guardianship records, When you find the relevant information request a digital copy of the microfilmed record which typically contains a wealth of genealogical information for your research.
- First Presbyterian Church Early Church Records of Marriages and Deaths - 1875-1903 - explore this exclusive FREE index, (taken from transcriptions in MCGS journals) for early marriages and deaths recorded in Muskogee's Presbyterian Church registers. It is worth noting that these registers also include many Methodists.
- Muskogee County Widows' Records 1919-1924 - search this exclusive FREE index to the lesser-known Muskogee County Court Records for Widows defined as "poor mothers whose husbands were dead, convicts or insane". Click here to request a digital copy of these records which will include additional valuable genealogy information for your research and provide additional insights into the lives of widows in that time period. MCGS members can view the 54 page flipbook of the complete publication by logging into their account and selecting "WIDOWS" from the members-only menu.
GENEALOGICAL DATA EXTRACTIONS
- MCGS offers a MEMBER- EXCLUSIVE resource titled: "Genealogical Data Extracted from the Muskogee Weekly Phoenix, Indian Territory- 1888-1902". This resource is a searchable 199 page flipbook and contains valuable genealogy information published in the newspaper before Statehood, about such things as death notices, births, marriages, arrivals and removals from I.T., and notices of relatives visiting from outside the territory. Area towns are frequently mentioned. Access to this resource is limited to MCGS members, who can view the flipbook by logging into their account and selecting "EXTRACTED DATA" from the menu of items available exclusively to members. Members enjoy their discount when ordering a copy of any microfilmed article.
- MEMBER EXCLUSIVE: "Cherokee Indian Rolls - Doubtful and Rejected" This searchable 266 page flipbook is available to view only by MCGS members. This index is exclusive to MCGS and available only on this website. It contains alphabetical listings of Cherokee names extracted from Dawes Roll census cards which were classified as either "Doubtful" or "Rejected". It includes Cherokee, Freedman, and Delaware applicants. The information was extracted from the Muskogee Public Library's microfilmed images of the cards. MCGS members must login to their account to view and are eligible to receive their discount when they order a copy of the microfilmed card. After logging in choose "DR ROLL" from the menu of items available to members only. To request the whole publication as a fully searchable e-edition click here.
- Genealogical Data Extracted from the Boynton Index Newspaper, Boynton, Muskogee County, Oklahoma April 8, 1921 through November 26, 1926.This FREE exclusive database contains over 2,100 SURNAMES extracted from Lillie Hodge Wiedel's book published by MCGS. Wiedel compiled articles that contained valuable genealogical information found in the newspaper's articles such as deaths, marriages, births, family members, visits to and from the area, etc. This resource is a valuable tool for individuals researching their ancestors and uncovering insights related to Boynton, OK, and the surrounding area.. MCGS Members can access the entire 100 page book online by logging into their account and choosing "BOYNTON" from the menu of exclusive items available solely to members.
- U.S. Deputy Marshals 1893-1896 - Explore this exclusive FREE index of 1,514 names of U.S. Deputy Marshals serving in both Indian and Oklahoma Territories. This index was compiled from loose papers in the National Archives, Washington, D.C, To find specific names use the "Ctrl+F" search function.
- We Remember - use the "Ctrl+F" search function to locate the names of Muskogee area service women and men who made the ultimate sacrifice from the Spanish-American to Afghanistan wars. These indexes give the name, rank, military branch, and home location as published by the Muskogee Phoenix every year during the Memorial Day weekend. Use the information you find to further research military records available in various online repositories.