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Oklahoma, Church Records, 1897-1984
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Oklahoma, 
United States
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Location of Oklahoma
Record Description
Record Type Church
Collection years 1897-1984
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Multiple churches, Oklahoma


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains church records from various denominations in Oklahoma, for the years 1897 to 1984. The record content and time period varies by denomination. Some representative churches include:

  • Barnard Memorial United Methodist Church (Holdenville)
  • First Presbyterian Church (Lawton)
  • Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (now Community of Christ) (El Reno)
  • First United Methodist Church (Lawton)

What Can these Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Baptism/Birth Record

  • Place of event
  • Date of event
  • Name of child
  • Child’s birth date
  • Who performed the baptism and confirmation

Marriage Record

  • Date of event
  • Place of event
  • Groom’s name
  • Bride’s name
  • Who performed marriage

Death

  • Name
  • Residence
  • Date of death
  • Place of burial

Church Records

  • Name of member
  • Date
  • Location and name of previous church attended
  • Dismissal date
  • Death date
  • Minutes of sessions

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search the Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the individual
  • The approximate date and or location of the event

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches


How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Search for vital records such as birth, marriage, and death on the state and county level
  • Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records
  • Use the information found in the record to find the family in census records

I Can’t Find The Person I’m Looking for, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Oklahoma.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
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