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Carter County, Oklahoma genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.  
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Guide to '''Carter County, Oklahoma ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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|organized=  July 16,  1907
| county = Carter County
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|county seat= Ardmore
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|parent county= Chickasaw Lands<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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|county1= [[Garvin County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Garvin]]
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|county2= [[Jefferson County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Jefferson]]
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|county3= [[Johnston County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Johnston]]
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|county4= [[Love County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Love]]
| founded year = 1907
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|county5= [[Marshall County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Marshall]]
| founded date = July 16
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|county6= [[Murray County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Murray]]
| seat = Ardmore
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|county7= [[Stephens County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Stephens]]</br><center>[[Carter County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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| building address = [http://www.courtreference.com/Carter-County-Oklahoma-Courts.htm Carter County Courthouse]<br>1st and B Street SW<br>P.O. Box 1236<br>Ardmore, Oklahoma 73401<br>Phone: 580.223.8162
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== County Information ==
 
== County Information ==
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=== Description ===
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The county was named for Captain Ben W. Carter, a Cherokee who lived among the Chickasaw.  Carter County is located in the south-central location of the state.
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<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carter_County,_Oklahoma  accessed 09/29/2016</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{OK Courthouse Intro|Carter}}
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'''Carter County Courthouse'''<br>#20 "B" St SW<br>Ardmore, Oklahoma 73401<br>Phone: 580-223-5253<br>[http://cartercountyok.us Carter County Website]<br><br>Clerk Court has probate, court and land records<br>County Clerk has marriage records<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>
  
 
=== Carter County, Oklahoma Record Dates  ===
 
=== Carter County, Oklahoma Record Dates  ===
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{{OK Record Dates Intro|Carter}}
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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), Carter 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" | '''[[Carter County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Carter County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Carter County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Carter County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Carter County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Carter County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Carter County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1930
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1895
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1907
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration for births and deaths in 1908. General compliance by 1930. </center>
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{OK Boundary Changes Intro|Carter}}
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*'''1907--'''Carter County was created 16 July 1907 from Chickasaw Lands.<br>
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Carter County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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*'''County seat:''' Ardmore<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><br>
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Carter County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/oklahoma/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Oklahoma] - shows boundary changes for Oklahoma Counties
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Carter County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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*[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/OK_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm Oklahoma Historical Boundary Changes] - list of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Carter County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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For animated maps illustrating Oklahoma County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/oklahoma/ "Rotating Formation Oklahoma County Boundary Maps"] (1819-1912) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{OK Populated Places Intro|Carter}}
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://oklahoma.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,019,c,carter.cfm Hometown Locator].
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The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Carter County, Oklahoma," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carter_County,_Oklahoma, accessed 3 Nov 2018.</ref>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ardmore,_Oklahoma Ardmore]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Healdton,_Oklahoma Healdton]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lone_Grove,_Oklahoma Grove]</div>
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilson,_Oklahoma Wilson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dickson,_Oklahoma Dickson]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Autry,_Oklahoma Gene Autry]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ratliff_City,_Oklahoma Ratliff City]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springer,_Oklahoma Springer]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tatums,_Oklahoma Tatums]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpers,_Oklahoma Alpers]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baum,_Oklahoma Baum]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brock,_Oklahoma Brock]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caldwell_Hill,_Oklahoma Caldwell Hill]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheek,_Oklahoma Cheek]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clemscott,_Oklahoma Clemscott]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cobalt_Junction,_Oklahoma Cobalt Junction]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Countyline,_Oklahoma Countyline]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dillard,_Oklahoma Dillard]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dripping_Springs,_Carter_County,_Oklahoma Dripping Springs]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dundee,_Oklahoma Dundee]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durwood,_Oklahoma Durwood]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fox,_Oklahoma Fox]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn,_Oklahoma Glenn]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graham,_Oklahoma Graham]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hewitt,_Oklahoma Hewitt]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milo,_Oklahoma Milo]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newport,_Oklahoma Newport]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_City,_Oklahoma Oil City]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Scott,_Oklahoma Old Scott]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pooleville,_Oklahoma Pooleville]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post_Oak,_Oklahoma Post Oak]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Provence,_Oklahoma Provence]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pruitt_City,_Oklahoma Pruitt City]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reck,_Oklahoma Reck]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rexroat,_Oklahoma Rexroat]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tussy,_Oklahoma Tussy]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wirt,_Oklahoma Wirt]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodford,_Oklahoma Woodford]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zaneis,_Oklahoma Zaneis]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pike_City,_Oklahoma Pike City]</div>
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{OK Historical Timeline Intro|Carter}}
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== Resources ==
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{{OK Resources Intro|Carter}}
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{OK Bible Intro|Carter}}
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{OK Biographies Intro|Carter}}
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{OK Business Records Intro|Carter}}
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{OK Cemeteries Intro|Carter}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Carter County, Oklahoma''' online and in print</center>
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ok/carter/cemeteries.htm KSGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/oklahoma/carter.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://oklahomagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=10 Oklahoma Gravestones]
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* [http://www.okcemeteries.net/carter/carter.htm Oklahoma Cemeteries]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
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* {{FHL|376636|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Carter+Oklahoma&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| width="25%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [http://www.okgenweb.net/%7Eokcarter/cartcem.htm OKGenWeb]
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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Oklahoma/Carter-County?id=county_2137 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Census Records ===
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{{OK Census Intro|Carter}}
  
[http://www.courtreference.com/Carter-County-Oklahoma-Courts.htm Carter County Courthouse]<br> 1st &amp; B St SW; PO Box 1236<br> Ardmore, OK 73401<br> Phone: 580.223.8162&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk Court has probate, court and land records; <br>County Clerk has&nbsp;marriage records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Carter County, Oklahoma. Page 557 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carter_County,_Oklahoma#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1910 |25358
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|1920 |40247
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|1930 |41419
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|1940 |43292
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|1950 |36455
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|1960 |39044
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|1970 |37349
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|1980 |43610
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|1990 |42919
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|2000 |45621
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|2010 |47557
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{{Census|Oklahoma}}
  
== History  ==
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'''''Federal Census Records'''''
  
==== Parent County  ====
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Federal Censuses were taken for Oklahoma starting in 1860. For links to Federal census indexes, see [[Oklahoma Census]].
  
'''1907--'''Carter County was created 16 July 1907 from Chickasaw Lands.<br>'''County seat: '''Ardmore <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''''State Census Records'''''<br>
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*1890 [http://www.okhistory.org/research/1890 Oklahoma Territorial Census 1890] - Oklahoma Historical Societ
For animated maps illustrating Oklahoma County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/oklahoma/ "Rotating Formation Oklahoma County Boundary Maps"] (1819-1912) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
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*1890 and 1907 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8925 Oklahoma Territorial Census, 1890 and 1907] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index and image ($)
  
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=== Church Records ===
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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{{OK Church Intro|Carter}}
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=== Court Records ===
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{{OK Court Intro|Carter}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{OK Directories Intro|Carter}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{OK Emigration Intro|Carter}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{OK Ethnic Groups Intro|Carter}}
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==== American Indians ====
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{{OK American Indians Intro|Carter}}
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'''''Census'''''
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*'''1851 - 1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8810 Oklahoma and Indian Territory, Indian Censuses and Rolls, 1851-1959] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index and images ($)
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*'''1895 - 1914''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2976 U.S., Native American Citizens and Freedmen of Five Civilized Tribes, 1895-1914] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index and images ($)
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*'''1898 - 1914''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60543 Oklahoma and Indian Territory, Dawes Census Cards for Five Civilized Tribes, 1898-1914] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index and images ($)
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*[http://www.okhistory.org/research/dawes Dawes Final Rolls] - Oklahoma Historical Society
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'''''Land and Property'''''
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*'''1884 - 1934''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3999 Oklahoma and Indian Territory, Land Allotment Jackets for Five Civilized Tribes, 1884-1934] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index and images ($)
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*'''1889''' [http://www.okhistory.org/research/plat1889 Oklahoma County Plats 1889] - Oklahoma Historical Society
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*'''1899 - 1907''' {{RecordSearch|1390101|Oklahoma Applications for Allotment, Five Civilized Tribes, 1899-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*For more information see [[Indians of Oklahoma]]
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{OK Funeral Homes Intro|Carter}}
  
== Places/Localities ==
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{OK Genealogies Intro|Carter}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{OK Guardianship Intro|Carter}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{OK Land Intro|Carter}}
  
*[[Garvin County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Garvin]]
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''Online Land Records''
*[[Jefferson County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Jefferson]]
 
*[[Johnston County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Johnston]]
 
*[[Love County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Love]]
 
*[[Marshall County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Marshall]]
 
*[[Murray County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Murray]]
 
*[[Stephens County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Stephens]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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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
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*'''1796 - 1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
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*'''1863 - 1908''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1863-1908] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images
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*'''1889''' - [http://www.okhistory.org/research/plat1889 Oklahoma County Plats, 1889] - Oklahoma Historical Society
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*'''1899 - 1907''' - {{RecordSearch|1390101|Oklahoma Applications for Allotment, Five Civilized Tribes, 1899-1907}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*[http://www.okhistory.org/research/elreno El Reno Homesteader Filings] - Oklahoma Historical Society
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For more information see [[Oklahoma Land and Property]]
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{OK Histories Intro|Carter}}
  
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158508 Springer Cemetery, Ardmore] BillionGraves
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{{OK History Intro}}
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{OK Maps Intro|Carter}}
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{{OK Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{OK Carter County}}}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/oklahoma/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Oklahoma] - shows boundary changes for Oklahoma Counties
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*[http://www.okgenweb.org/okprojects/ Maps n More] - county and township maps.
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*[http://americancivilwar.com/statepic/oklahoma.html Oklahoma Civil War Map of Battles]
  
{{Census|Oklahoma}}  
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=== Migration ===
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{{OK Migration Intro|Carter}}
  
==== Church ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{OK Military Intro|Carter}}
  
{{OK Church Intro}}
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==== Revolutionary War ====
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{{OK Revolutionary War Intro|Carter}}
  
==== Court  ====
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*'''1775 - 1783''' - {{RecordSearch|2546162|United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - images only<br>
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*''For more nationwide Revolutionary War databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
  
==== Land ====
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==== Civil War ====
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{{OK Civil War Intro|Carter}}
  
{{OK Land Intro}}
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*http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9236 Oklahoma, Confederate Pension Index, 1915-1955] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*''For more nationwide Civil War databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
  
==== Local Histories ====
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==== World War I ====
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{{OK World War I Intro|Carter}}
  
{{OK History Intro}}
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*''For more nationwide World War I databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
  
==== Maps ====
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==== World War II ====
[[Image:Okcarter.jpg|500px]]
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{{OK World War II Intro|Carter}}
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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
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*[http://www.okhistory.org/research/mildeaths Oklahoma Military Deaths] - Oklahoma Historical Society
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*''For more nationwide World War II databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{OK Naturalization Intro|Carter}}
  
==== Newspapers ====
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{OK Newspapers Intro|Carter}}
  
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''Oklahoma Newspapers Online''
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/oklahoma GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Oklahoma newspapers
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/nebraska/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of Nebraska newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] - contains images of some Oklahoma newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
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*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
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''Oklahoma Newspaper Catalogs''
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*[http://nhs.mlasolutions.com/oasis/catalog/(S(zbsz4355ibqf0u45unq01wrq))/Default.aspx?installation=OklahomaHistorical Oklahoma State Historical Society] - catalog of known Oklahoma newspapers; lists repositories that have the newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper
 
{{OK Newspaper abstracts|Carter}}
 
{{OK Newspaper abstracts|Carter}}
  
==== Probate ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{OK Obituaries Intro|Carter}}
  
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=== Other Records ===
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{{OK Other Records Intro|Carter}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{OK Periodicals Intro|Carter}}
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=== Probate Records ===
 
{{OK Probate Intro|Carter}}
 
{{OK Probate Intro|Carter}}
  
'''Online Records'''
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'''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 '''$'''  
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*'''1801 – 2008''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9077 Oklahoma Wills and Probate Records 1801-2008] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
*'''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>
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=== School Records ===
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{{OK Schools Intro|Carter}}
  
==== School Records ====
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*'''1895 - 1936''' {{RecordSearch|1926701|Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1895 - 1936''' {{RecordSearch|1926701|Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936}} at [https://familysearch.org/search| FamilySearch] — index and images
 
  
==== Taxation ====
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{OK Tax Intro|Carter}}
  
{{OK Tax Intro}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{OK Vital Intro|Carter}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
 
 
See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/oklahoma/ok-vital-records/ How to order Oklahoma Vital Records], [http://www.genealogyinc.com/ordervitalcertificate/ order electronically online] or download an application for Oklahoma [http://www.ok.gov/health2/documents/VR_BCRequest_interactive.pdf Birth Certificate] or [http://www.ok.gov/health2/documents/VR_DRRequest_interactive.pdf Death Certificate] Applications to mail.
 
See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/oklahoma/ok-vital-records/ How to order Oklahoma Vital Records], [http://www.genealogyinc.com/ordervitalcertificate/ order electronically online] or download an application for Oklahoma [http://www.ok.gov/health2/documents/VR_BCRequest_interactive.pdf Birth Certificate] or [http://www.ok.gov/health2/documents/VR_DRRequest_interactive.pdf Death Certificate] Applications to mail.
=====Marriage=====
 
*'''1890–1995''' -  {{RecordSearch|1709399|Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
 
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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==== Birth ====
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{{OK Birth Intro|Carter}}
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''Online Birth Records Indexes and Images''
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~okgs/early_ok_birth_records.htm Early Oklahoma Birth Records]
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==== Marriage ====
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{{OK Marriage Intro|Carter}}
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''Online Marriage Records Indexes and Images''
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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 $
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*'''1841 - 1927''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9026 Oklahoma and Indian Territory, Marriage, Citizenship and Census Records, 1841-1927] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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*'''1852 - 1948''' - {{RecordSearch|2534474|Oklahoma, Church Marriages, 1852-1948}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1870 - 1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1681007|Oklahoma Marriages, 1870-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] Index only.
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*'''1870 - 1930''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60105 Oklahoma, Select Marriages, 1870-1930] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index ($)
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*'''1870 - 1930''' - [http://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-30202/oklahoma-marriages-1870-1930?s=218489221 Oklahoma, Marriages, 1870-1930] at [http://myheritage.com My Heritage] index ($)
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*'''1889 - 1951''' - [http://www.okhistory.org/research/marriagerec Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, Marriage Index, 1889-1951]
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*'''1890 - 1995''' - {{RecordSearch|1709399|Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] Index and images
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*[http://www.okgenweb.org/~marriage/ OKGenWeb Oklahoma Marriages]
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==== Death ====
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{{OK Death Intro|Carter}}
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''Online Death Records Indexes and Images''
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*[http://www.okhistory.org/research/obits.php Obituaries Listed in the Oklahoman] - Oklahoma Historical Society — index only
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* {{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}}
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*'''1935 - 2014''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3693 U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
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*'''1936 - 2007''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60901 U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] incomplete ($}
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==== Divorce ====
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{{OK Divorce Intro|Carter}}
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''Online Divorce Records Indexes and Images''
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*'''1923 - 1942''' - [http://www.okhistory.org/research/divorce Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, Divorce Index, 1923-1942]
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{OK Research Facilities Intro|Carter}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{OK Archives Intro|Carter}}
  
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to Family History Centers]]
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
 
*[[Ardmore Oklahoma Family History Center]] 4115 Prairie Valley Rd NW Ardmore OK [73401 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/place/4115+E+Prairie+Valley+Rd/@34.2020156,-97.1789971,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x864d29532f2f6fad:0xecdb6aa5012f938a Location Map]
 
*[[Ardmore Oklahoma Family History Center]] 4115 Prairie Valley Rd NW Ardmore OK [73401 United States [https://www.google.com/maps/place/4115+E+Prairie+Valley+Rd/@34.2020156,-97.1789971,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x864d29532f2f6fad:0xecdb6aa5012f938a Location Map]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Libraries ===
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{{OK Libraries Intro|Carter}}
  
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=== Museums ===
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{{OK Museums Intro|Carter}}
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== Societies ==
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{{OK Societies Intro|Carter}}
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'''Historical And Genealogical Society Of Carter County'''<br>PO Box 1326<br>Ardmore 73402<br><br>
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== Websites ==
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{{OK Websites Intro|Carter}}
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*[http://okgenweb.net/%7Eokcarter/carter.htm Carter County OKGenWeb]
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/oklahoma/carter-county/ Carter County, OK History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/oklahoma/carter-county/ Carter County, OK History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104707787708722035910 Oklahoma Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
 
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104707787708722035910 Oklahoma Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/121198844634071/ Oklahoma Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/121198844634071/ Oklahoma Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
*{{FHL|Oklahoma%2C+Carter|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|194125|Oklahoma|Carter}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
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{{OK Research Guides Intro|Carter}}
  
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Latest revision as of 12:07, 8 November 2019

 

Guide to Carter 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: Ardmore
Organized: July 16, 1907
Parent County(s): Chickasaw Lands[1]
Neighboring Counties
Garvin  • Jefferson  • Johnston  • Love  • Marshall  • Murray  • Stephens
See County Maps
Courthouse
OklahomaCarterCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
200px-Map of Oklahoma highlighting Carter County svg.bmp
Adoption


County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The county was named for Captain Ben W. Carter, a Cherokee who lived among the Chickasaw. Carter County is located in the south-central location of the state. [2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Carter County Courthouse
#20 "B" St SW
Ardmore, Oklahoma 73401
Phone: 580-223-5253
Carter County Website

Clerk Court has probate, court and land records
County Clerk has marriage records[1]

Carter 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
1930 1895 1930 1895 1907 1908 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
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 Carter 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 25,358
1920 40,247 58.7%
1930 41,419 2.9%
1940 43,292 4.5%
1950 36,455 −15.8%
1960 39,044 7.1%
1970 37,349 −4.3%
1980 43,610 16.8%
1990 42,919 −1.6%
2000 45,621 6.3%
2010 47,557 4.2%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

For tips on accessing Carter 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 Carter 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]

Stephens CountyGarvin CountyMurray CountyJohnston CountyMarshall CountyLove CountyJefferson CountyOK CARTER.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


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 Carter County, Oklahoma Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

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 - Carter - 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]

Historical And Genealogical Society Of Carter County
PO Box 1326
Ardmore 73402

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. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carter_County,_Oklahoma accessed 09/29/2016
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Carter 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, "Carter County, Oklahoma," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carter_County,_Oklahoma, accessed 3 Nov 2018.