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=== Description ===
 
=== Description ===
Named for Democratic presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan, a contributor to the 1907 Oklahoma Constitution, Bryan County is located in the south-central portion of the state. <ref>http://genealogytrails.com/oka/bryan/ accessed 09/29/2016</ref>  Its county seat is Durant.
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Named for Democratic presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan, a contributor to the 1907 Oklahoma Constitution, Bryan County is located in the south-central portion of the state. <ref>http://genealogytrails.com/oka/bryan/ accessed 09/29/2016</ref>
<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bryan_County,_Oklahoma accessed 09/29/2016</ref>
 
  
 
=== County Courthouse ===
 
=== County Courthouse ===
 
{{OK Courthouse Intro|Bryan}}
 
{{OK Courthouse Intro|Bryan}}
  
'''Bryan County Courthouse'''<br>402 W. Evergreen St.<br>Durant, Oklahoma 74701<br>Phone: 580-924-1446<br>[http://www.oscn.net/courts/bryan Bryan County Website]<br><br>Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1892; <br>County Clerk has land records from 1892<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Oklahoma. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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'''Bryan County Courthouse'''<br>402 W. Evergreen St.<br>Durant, Oklahoma 74701<br>Phone: 580-924-1446<br>[https://okcountyrecords.com/search/bryan Bryan County Website]<br><br>Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1892; <br>County Clerk has land records from 1892<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Oklahoma. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
=== Bryan County, Oklahoma Record Dates  ===
 
=== Bryan County, Oklahoma Record Dates  ===
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bryan County, Oklahoma. Page 557-563 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 550-552.</ref></center>
 
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Bryan County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
 
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Bryan County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Bryan County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1908
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1907
 
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1908
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1902
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1902
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1903
 
 
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1902
 
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration for births and deaths in 1908. General compliance by 1930. </center>
 
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=== Populated Places ===
 
=== Populated Places ===
 
{{OK Populated Places Intro|Bryan}}
 
{{OK Populated Places Intro|Bryan}}
The following are locations in Bryan County, Oklahoma:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Bryan County, Oklahoma," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bryan_County,_Oklahoma, accessed 5 August 2016.</ref>
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://oklahoma.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,013,c,bryan.cfm Hometown Locator].
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The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Bryan County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', URL, accessed 28 Oct 2018.</ref>
  
'''''City'''''<br>
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{{populated places
 
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* Durant (county seat)
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durant,_Oklahoma Durant(county seat)]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Achille,_Oklahoma Achille]
* Achille
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armstrong,_Oklahoma Armstrong]
* Armstrong
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bennington,_Oklahoma Bennington]
* Bennington
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bokchito,_Oklahoma Bokchito]
* Bokchito
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caddo,_Oklahoma Caddo]
* Caddo
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calera,_Oklahoma Calera]
* Calera
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colbert,_Oklahoma Colbert]
* Colbert
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hendrix,_Oklahoma Hendrix]
* Hendrix
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kemp,_Oklahoma Kemp]
* Kemp
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenefic,_Oklahoma Kenefic]
* Kenefic
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mead,_Oklahoma Mead]
* Mead
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silo,_Oklahoma Silo]
* Silo
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allison,_Oklahoma Allison]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banty,_Oklahoma Banty]
* Allison
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*Barry
* Banty
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown,_Oklahoma Brown]
* Brown
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cade,_Oklahoma Cade]
* Cade
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cobb,_Oklahoma Cobb]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiersey,_Oklahoma Kiersey]
* Cobb
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*Lake West
* Kiersey
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*Liberty
* Platter
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* Romia
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*Matoy
* Roberta
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*Midland
* Utica
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*New Oberlin
* Yarnaby
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platter,_Oklahoma Platter]
* Yuba
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*Pritchard
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romia,_Oklahoma Romia]
 
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roberta,_Oklahoma Roberta]
'''''Census-designated places'''''<br>
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*Sand Point
 
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*Smith-Lee
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*Staley
* Albany
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*Ury
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utica,_Oklahoma Utica]
* Blue
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*Wade
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*Wasseta
* Cartwright
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*Weeks
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yarnaby,_Oklahoma Yarnaby]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuba,_Oklahoma Yuba]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albany,_Oklahoma Albany ]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue,_Oklahoma Blue</Div>]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cartwright,_Oklahoma Cartwright]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platter,_Oklahoma Platter]
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*Adams
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*Barwick
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*Burse
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finchtown,_Oklahoma Finchtown]
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*Jackson</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatsboro,_Oklahoma Hatsboro]
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*New Allison
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*Olive
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*Pickwick
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*Pirtle
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paucaunla,_Oklahoma Paucaunla]
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*Rock Springs
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*Westlake
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</div>
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}}
  
 
=== History Timeline ===
 
=== History Timeline ===
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
 
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* [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=38&GScnty=2134&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
* [http://www.felihkatubbe.com/BryanCounty/Cemetery/cemetery.html OKGenWeb]
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* [http://www.okgenweb.net/%7Eokbryan/cemeteries.html OKGenWeb]
 
* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ok/bryan/cem.htm USGenWeb Archives]
 
* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ok/bryan/cem.htm USGenWeb Archives]
 
* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/oklahoma/bryan.html Tombstone Project]
 
* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/oklahoma/bryan.html Tombstone Project]
 
* [http://oklahomagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=7 Oklahoma Gravestones]
 
* [http://oklahomagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=7 Oklahoma Gravestones]
 
* [http://www.okcemeteries.net/bryan/bryan.htm Oklahoma Cemeteries]
 
* [http://www.okcemeteries.net/bryan/bryan.htm Oklahoma Cemeteries]
* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
 
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
 
| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
 
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=38&CScnty=2134 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Oklahoma/Bryan-County?id=county_2134 Findagrave.com]
* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Oklahoma&county=Bryan&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
 
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Oklahoma Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
 
| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Oklahoma Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
 
*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available
 
*'''1796 - 1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
 
*'''1796 - 1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
*'''1861 - 1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
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*'''1863 - 1908''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1863-1908] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
 
*'''1889''' - [http://www.okhistory.org/research/plat1889 Oklahoma County Plats, 1889] - Oklahoma Historical Society
 
*'''1889''' - [http://www.okhistory.org/research/plat1889 Oklahoma County Plats, 1889] - Oklahoma Historical Society
 
*'''1899 - 1907''' - {{RecordSearch|1390101|Oklahoma Applications for Allotment, Five Civilized Tribes, 1899-1907}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1899 - 1907''' - {{RecordSearch|1390101|Oklahoma Applications for Allotment, Five Civilized Tribes, 1899-1907}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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{{OK Maps Intro|Bryan}}
 
{{OK Maps Intro|Bryan}}
  
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{{OK Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{OK Bryan County}}}}
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/oklahoma/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Oklahoma] - shows boundary changes for Oklahoma Counties
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/oklahoma/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Oklahoma] - shows boundary changes for Oklahoma Counties
 
*[http://www.okgenweb.org/okprojects/ Maps n More] - county and township maps.
 
*[http://www.okgenweb.org/okprojects/ Maps n More] - county and township maps.
 
*[http://americancivilwar.com/statepic/oklahoma.html Oklahoma Civil War Map of Battles]
 
*[http://americancivilwar.com/statepic/oklahoma.html Oklahoma Civil War Map of Battles]
[[Image:Okbryan.jpg|250px]]
 
  
 
=== Migration ===
 
=== Migration ===
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==== World War II ====
 
==== World War II ====
 
{{OK World War II Intro|Bryan}}
 
{{OK World War II Intro|Bryan}}
 
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*'''1940-1945''' - {{RecordSearch|2710650|Oklahoma, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*[http://www.okhistory.org/research/mildeaths Oklahoma Military Deaths] - Oklahoma Historical Society
 
*[http://www.okhistory.org/research/mildeaths Oklahoma Military Deaths] - Oklahoma Historical Society
 
*''For more nationwide World War II databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
 
*''For more nationwide World War II databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
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'''Online Records
 
'''Online Records
 
*'''1801 – 2008''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9077 Oklahoma Wills and Probate Records 1801-2008] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
 
*'''1801 – 2008''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9077 Oklahoma Wills and Probate Records 1801-2008] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
*'''1887 – 2008''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2063710 Oklahoma Probate Records 1887-2008] at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images<br>
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*'''1887 – 2008''' {{RecordSearch|2063710|Oklahoma Probate Records, 1887-2008}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — images<br>
  
 
=== School Records ===
 
=== School Records ===
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==== Birth ====
 
==== Birth ====
{{OK Vital Records - Birth Intro|Bryan}}
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{{OK Birth Intro|Bryan}}
  
 
''Online Birth Records Indexes and Images''
 
''Online Birth Records Indexes and Images''
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~okgs/early_ok_birth_records.htm Early Oklahoma Birth Records]
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*[https://web.archive.org/web/20171101202958/http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com:80/~okgs/early_ok_birth_records.htm Oklahoma Birth Records]
  
 
==== Marriage ====
 
==== Marriage ====
{{OK Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Bryan}}
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{{OK Marriage Intro|Bryan}}
  
 
''Online Marriage Records Indexes and Images''
 
''Online Marriage Records Indexes and Images''
  
*'''1790-1998''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=oklahoma%2cok Oklahoma, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
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*'''1790 - 1998''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=oklahoma%2cok Oklahoma, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
 
*'''1841 - 1927''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9026 Oklahoma and Indian Territory, Marriage, Citizenship and Census Records, 1841-1927] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
 
*'''1841 - 1927''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9026 Oklahoma and Indian Territory, Marriage, Citizenship and Census Records, 1841-1927] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
 
*'''1852 - 1948''' - {{RecordSearch|2534474|Oklahoma, Church Marriages, 1852-1948}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1852 - 1948''' - {{RecordSearch|2534474|Oklahoma, Church Marriages, 1852-1948}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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==== Death ====
 
==== Death ====
{{OK Vital Records - Death Intro|Bryan}}
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{{OK Death Intro|Bryan}}
  
 
''Online Death Records Indexes and Images''
 
''Online Death Records Indexes and Images''
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==== Divorce ====
 
==== Divorce ====
{{OK Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Bryan}}
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{{OK Divorce Intro|Bryan}}
  
 
''Online Divorce Records Indexes and Images''
 
''Online Divorce Records Indexes and Images''
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Introduction to Family History Centers]]
*[[Durant Oklahoma Family History Center]] 515 Sunny Meadows Dr Durant OK 74701&nbsp;United States [https://www.google.com/maps/place/515+Sunny+Meadows+Dr/@33.9911538,-96.4166218,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x864ca00313a683dd:0xf046f9cd8ae1a3a4 Location Map]
 
  
 
=== Libraries ===
 
=== Libraries ===

Latest revision as of 12:11, 8 November 2019

 

Guide to Bryan County, Oklahoma ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: Durant
Organized: July 16, 1907
Parent County(s): Choctaw Lands[1]
Neighboring Counties
Atoka  • Choctaw  • Fannin (TX)  • Grayson (TX)  • Johnston  • Lamar (TX)  • Marshall
See County Maps
Courthouse
OklahomaBryanCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
200px-Map of Oklahoma highlighting Bryan County svg.bmp
Adoption


County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Named for Democratic presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan, a contributor to the 1907 Oklahoma Constitution, Bryan County is located in the south-central portion of the state. [2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Bryan County Courthouse
402 W. Evergreen St.
Durant, Oklahoma 74701
Phone: 580-924-1446
Bryan County Website

Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1892;
County Clerk has land records from 1892[1]

Bryan County, Oklahoma Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1908 1907 1908 1902 1907 1902 1860
Statewide registration for births and deaths in 1908. General compliance by 1930.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

For animated maps illustrating Oklahoma County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Oklahoma County Boundary Maps" (1819-1912) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[4]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places
Ghost towns


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Bryan County, Oklahoma online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Oklahoma Cemeteries for more information

 

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1910 29,854
1920 40,700 36.3%
1930 32,277 −20.7%
1940 38,138 18.2%
1950 28,999 −24.0%
1960 24,252 −16.4%
1970 25,552 5.4%
1980 30,535 19.5%
1990 32,089 5.1%
2000 36,534 13.9%
2010 42,416 16.1%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

For tips on accessing Bryan County, Oklahoma Genealogy census records online, see: Oklahoma Census.

Federal Census Records

Federal Censuses were taken for Oklahoma starting in 1860. For links to Federal census indexes, see Oklahoma Census.

State Census Records

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Oklahoma denominations, view the Oklahoma Church Records Wiki page.

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

American Indians[edit | edit source]

Census

Land and Property

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Oklahoma Land and Property for additional information about early Oklahoma land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.

Online Land Records

For more information see Oklahoma Land and Property

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Bryan County, Oklahoma Genealogy. County and town histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Oklahoma Local Histories.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Revolutionary War[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

World War I[edit | edit source]

World War II[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Oklahoma Newspapers Online

Oklahoma Newspaper Catalogs

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Bryan County, Oklahoma Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

  • Newspaperarchive.com ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has The Paris News (Paris, TX) from 1925 that may include residents from Bryan County.

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In most counties in Oklahoma, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Oklahoma - Bryan - Probate records.

Online Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Oklahoma tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the records.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. See the CDC Where to Write website for information on acquiring copies of these records.

See also How to order Oklahoma Vital Records, order electronically online or download an application for Oklahoma Birth Certificate or Death Certificate Applications to mail.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Online Birth Records Indexes and Images

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Online Marriage Records Indexes and Images

Death[edit | edit source]

Online Death Records Indexes and Images

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Online Divorce Records Indexes and Images

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Bryan County Heritage Society
618 N. 19th Street
Durant 74701

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Oklahoma. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. http://genealogytrails.com/oka/bryan/ accessed 09/29/2016
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bryan County, Oklahoma. Page 557-563 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 550-552.
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Bryan County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, URL, accessed 28 Oct 2018.