Questions? Call our Genealogy Department at Muskogee Public Library!
The Muskogee Public Library offers a specialized genealogy and local history collection. Published items include:
Muskogee County Genealogical Society – Genealogy and family history research for Muskogee County and Oklahoma.
Oklahoma Historical Society Research Library – Search census, marriage, divorce, prison, and death records.
Oklahoma State Archives – Collection of Oklahoma Confederate Pension applications including the form and correspondence.
Oklahoma Digital Prairie – Unique digital content spanning more than 100 years of rich, vibrant history from our State. Includes documents, photographs, newspapers, posters, maps and more.
Oklahoma Indian Pioneer Papers – Oral interviews conducted by the WPA with pioneers from all ethnic groups across Oklahoma. Headed by Grant Foreman of Muskogee and headquartered in Muskogee. Also available on microfilm at the Muskogee Library.
Chronicles of Oklahoma – The publication of the Oklahoma Historical Society. Also available at the Muskogee Library.
Muskogee Greenhill Cemetery – Established in the early 1900s, earlier graves were also moved to this location from the original city cemetery.
The Formation of the State of Oklahoma 1803-1906 (1917) by Roy Gittinger
Oklahoma: A Guide to the Sooner State (1941) from the WPA
Oklahoma Red Book Volume I (1912) compiled by W.B. Richards
Oklahoma Red Book Volume II (1912) compiled by W.B. Richards
Oklahoma Illustrated (1894) by O.C. Seely
A History of Oklahoma (1908) by Joseph B. Thoburn and Isaac Mason Holcomb
Check out these great websites to discover family connections as well as the stories of Green Country’s people, places and events.
Oklahoma Historical Society: American Indian Ancestry – Includes Dawes Rolls and allotment records and allotment maps for Muscogee Creek.
American Indian Records @ National Archives – Documents created by Federal agencies in the course of their daily business.
Oklahoma War Memorial Collection – Covers World War I to the Korean War
Veterans Nationwide Gravesite Locator – Search for burial locations of veterans in VA National and state cemeteries. Fort Gibson National Cemetery is located in Muskogee County and was the only National Cemetery in Oklahoma for many years. Fort Sill National Cemetery is now located near Lawton.
National Archives Military Records – Search for records pertaining to all US wars and branches of service.
Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System – Information on over 6 million soldiers, who served on both sides during the Civil War. Also includes information on battles, regiments, prisoners, and medals of honor.
Covering six counties, we have a lot of local knowledge to share.
Dig deeper into your past by exploring the databases and websites recommended below for a wealth of information.
These databases are of special interest to genealogists. Normally available with a subscription, they may be used for free with your library card.