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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Oklahoma Genealogy|Oklahoma]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Latimer County'''''
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| building address = [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/OK_Latimer.htm Latimer County Courthouse]<br>109 N. Central Street<br> Wilburton, Oklahoma 74578<br> Phone: 918.465.3543
 
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Latimer 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 '''Latimer County, Oklahoma ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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|parent county= Chocktaw 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= [[Haskell County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Haskell]]
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|county2= [[LeFlore County, Oklahoma Genealogy|LeFlore]]
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|county3= [[Pittsburg County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Pittsburg]]
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== County Information ==
 
== County Information ==
  
=== Latimer County, Oklahoma Record Dates ===
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=== Description ===
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Latimer County is a county located in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Oklahoma. Named for James L. Latimer.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latimer_County,_Oklahoma accessed 09/29/2016</ref>
  
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{OK Courthouse Intro|Latimer}}
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[http://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=Oklahoma&county=Latimer Latimer County Courthouse]<br>109 N. Central Street<br> Wilburton, Oklahoma 74578<br> Phone: 918.465.3543<br><br>
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Clerk Court has marriage records from 1906, divorce, probate and court 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>
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=== Latimer County, Oklahoma Record Dates  ===
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{{OK Record Dates Intro|Latimer}}
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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), Latimer 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" | '''[[Latimer County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Latimer County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Latimer County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Latimer County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Latimer County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Latimer County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Latimer County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Latimer County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1908
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Latimer County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1906
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Latimer County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1908
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Latimer County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1923
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Latimer County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1890
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Latimer County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1906
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1860
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1908
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration for births and deaths in 1908. General compliance by 1930. </center>
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1907
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1907
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1890
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1906
 
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/OK_Latimer.htm Latimer County Courthouse]<br> 109 N Central Street<br> Wilburton, OK 74578<br> Phone: 918.465-3543<br><br>Clerk Court has marriage records from 1906, divorce, probate and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Latimer County, Oklahoma. Page 560 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== History  ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{OK Boundary Changes Intro|Latimer}}
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*'''1902--'''Latimer County was created in 1902 from Chocktaw Lands.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Wilburton<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>
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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://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]
  
==== Parent County  ====
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'''1902--'''Latimer County was created in 1902 from Chocktaw Lands.<br>'''County seat: '''Wilburton <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{OK Populated Places Intro|Latimer}}
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://Oklahoma.hometownlocator.com/ok/Latimer Hometown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Latimer County, Oklahoma," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latimer_County,_Oklahoma, accessed 3 January 2019.</ref>
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilburton,_Oklahoma Wilburton (county seat)]</div>
 
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==== Populated Places <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Latimer County, Oklahoma," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latimer_County,_Oklahoma, accessed 6 August 2016.</ref> ====
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=====City=====
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fanshawe,_Oklahoma Fanshawe] (primarily in [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Flore_County,_Oklahoma Le Flore County])</div>
*Wilburton (county seat)
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Oak,_Oklahoma Red Oak]</div>
*Fanshawe (primarily in Le Flore County)
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*Red Oak
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*Buffalo Valley
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*Panola
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*Gowen
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gowen,_Oklahoma Gowen]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panola,_Oklahoma Panola]</div>
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{OK Historical Timeline Intro|Latimer}}
  
*[[Haskell County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Haskell]]
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== Resources ==
*[[LeFlore County, Oklahoma Genealogy|LeFlore]]
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{{OK Resources Intro|Latimer}}
*[[Pittsburg County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Pittsburg]]
 
*[[Pushmataha County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Pushmataha]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{OK Bible Intro|Latimer}}
  
====American Indians====
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=== Biographies  ===
''Census''
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{{OK Biographies Intro|Latimer}}
*'''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 ($)
 
*'''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 ($)
 
*'''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 ($)
 
*[http://www.okhistory.org/research/dawes Dawes Final Rolls] - Oklahoma Historical Society
 
  
''Land and Property''
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
*'''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 ($) *'''1889''' [http://www.okhistory.org/research/plat1889 Oklahoma County Plats 1889] - Oklahoma Historical Society
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{{OK Business Records Intro|Latimer}}
*For more information see [[Indians of Oklahoma]]
 
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{OK Cemeteries Intro|Latimer}}
  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
 
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
 
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=38&GScnty=2166&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|727459|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=38&CScnty=2166 Findagrave.com]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.okgenweb.org/~oklatime/cemeteries.htm OKGenWeb]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Latimer+Oklahoma&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Oklahoma&county=Latimer&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ok/latimer/latimer.html KSGenWeb Archives]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/oklahoma/latimer.html Tombstone Project]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Latimer County, Oklahoma''' online and in print</center>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://oklahomagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=39 Oklahoma Gravestones]
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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.okgenweb.net/~oklatime/cemeteries.htm OKGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ok/latimer/latimer.html USGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/oklahoma/latimer.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://oklahomagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=39 Oklahoma Gravestones]
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* [http://www.okcemeteries.net/latimer/latimer.htm Oklahoma Cemeteries]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.okcemeteries.net/latimer/latimer.htm Oklahoma Cemeteries]
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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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* {{FHL|727459|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Latimer+Oklahoma&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
|-
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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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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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Oklahoma/Latimer-County?id=county_2166 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Oklahoma Cemeteries|Oklahoma Cemeteries]] for more information.
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Oklahoma Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
 
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=== Census Records ===
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{{OK Census Intro|Latimer}}
  
==== Census  ====
 
 
{{Historical populations
 
{{Historical populations
 
|type = USA
 
|type = USA
 
|heading = Census
 
|heading = Census
|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latimer_County,_Oklahoma#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]  
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latimer_County,_Oklahoma#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
 
|1910 |11321
 
|1910 |11321
 
|1920 |13866
 
|1920 |13866
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|1950 |9690
 
|1950 |9690
 
|1960 |7738
 
|1960 |7738
|1970 |8601
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|1970 |8601
|1980 |9840
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|1980 |9840
|1990 |10333
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|1990 |10333
 
|2000 |10692
 
|2000 |10692
 
|2010 |11154
 
|2010 |11154
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{{Census|Oklahoma}}
===== State Census Records =====
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'''''Federal Census Records'''''
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Federal Censuses were taken for Oklahoma starting in 1860. For links to Federal census indexes, see [[Oklahoma Census]].
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'''''State Census Records'''''<br>
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*1890 [http://www.okhistory.org/research/1890 Oklahoma Territorial Census 1890] - Oklahoma Historical Societ
 
*1890 [http://www.okhistory.org/research/1890 Oklahoma Territorial Census 1890] - Oklahoma Historical Societ
 
*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 ($)
 
*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 ($)
===== Federal Census Records =====
 
Federal Censuses were taken for Oklahoma starting in 1860. For links to Federal census indexes, see [[Oklahoma Census]].
 
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{OK Church Intro|Latimer}}
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=== Court Records ===
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{{OK Court Intro|Latimer}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{OK Directories Intro|Latimer}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{OK Emigration Intro|Latimer}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{OK Ethnic Groups Intro|Latimer}}
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==== American Indians ====
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{{OK American Indians Intro|Latimer}}
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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|Latimer}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{OK Genealogies Intro|Latimer}}
  
{{OK Church Intro}}  
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{OK Guardianship Intro|Latimer}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{OK Land Intro|Latimer}}
  
==== Land ====
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''Online Land Records''
  
{{OK Land Intro}}
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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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*[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]]
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{OK Histories Intro|Latimer}}
  
{{OK History Intro}}  
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{{OK History Intro}}
  
==== Maps ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{OK Maps Intro|Latimer}}
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{{OK Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{OK Latimer 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]
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==== Military ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{OK Migration Intro|Latimer}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{OK Military Intro|Latimer}}
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==== Revolutionary War ====
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{{OK Revolutionary War Intro|Latimer}}
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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]].''
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==== Civil War ====
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{{OK Civil War Intro|Latimer}}
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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]].''
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 +
==== World War I ====
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{{OK World War I Intro|Latimer}}
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*''For more nationwide World War I databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
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==== World War II ====
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{{OK World War II Intro|Latimer}}
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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]].''
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{OK Naturalization Intro|Latimer}}
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{OK Newspapers Intro|Latimer}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
 
 
''Oklahoma Newspapers Online''
 
''Oklahoma Newspapers Online''
 
*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/oklahoma GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Oklahoma newspapers
 
*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/oklahoma GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Oklahoma newspapers
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{{OK Newspaper abstracts|Latimer}}
 
{{OK Newspaper abstracts|Latimer}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
'''Online Records'''
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{{OK Obituaries Intro|Latimer}}
*'''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>
 
  
====School Records====
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=== Other Records ===
*'''1895 - 1936''' {{RecordSearch|1926701|Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936}} at [https://familysearch.org/search| FamilySearch] — index and images
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{{OK Other Records Intro|Latimer}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{OK Periodicals Intro|Latimer}}
  
{{OK Tax Intro}}  
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{OK Probate Intro|Latimer}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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'''Online Records
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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 '''$'''
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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|Latimer}}
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*'''1895 - 1936''' {{RecordSearch|1926701|Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{OK Tax Intro|Latimer}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{OK Vital Intro|Latimer}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{OK Birth Intro|Latimer}}
  
=====Births=====
 
 
''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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*[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|Latimer}}
  
=====Marriages=====
 
 
''Online Marriage Records Indexes and Images''
 
''Online Marriage Records Indexes and Images''
*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] ($)
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*1870 - 1930 {{RecordSearch|1681007|Oklahoma Marriages, 1870-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] Index only. *1870 - 1930 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60105 Oklahoma, Select Marriages, 1870-1930] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index ($)
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*'''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 $
*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 ($)
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*'''1841 - 1927''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9026 Oklahoma and Indian Territory, Marriage, Citizenship and Census Records, 1841-1927] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
*1889 - 1951 [http://www.okhistory.org/research/marriagerec Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, Marriage Index, 1889-1951]
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*'''1852 - 1948''' - {{RecordSearch|2534474|Oklahoma, Church Marriages, 1852-1948}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*1890 - 1995 {{RecordSearch|1709399|Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] Index and images
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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 ($)
 +
*'''1870 - 1930''' - [http://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-30202/oklahoma-marriages-1870-1930?s=218489221 Oklahoma, Marriages, 1870-1930] at [http://myheritage.com My Heritage] index ($)
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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
 
*[http://www.okgenweb.org/~marriage/ OKGenWeb Oklahoma Marriages]
 
*[http://www.okgenweb.org/~marriage/ OKGenWeb Oklahoma Marriages]
  
=====Deaths=====
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==== Death ====
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{{OK Death Intro|Latimer}}
 +
 
 
''Online Death Records Indexes and Images''
 
''Online Death Records Indexes and Images''
 
*[http://www.okhistory.org/research/obits.php Obituaries Listed in the Oklahoman] - Oklahoma Historical Society — index only
 
*[http://www.okhistory.org/research/obits.php Obituaries Listed in the Oklahoman] - Oklahoma Historical Society — index only
 
* {{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}}
 
* {{RecordSearch|1202535|United States Social Security Death Index}}
*1935 - 2014 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3693 U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
+
*'''1935 - 2014''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3693 U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] ($)
*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 ($}
+
*'''1936 - 2007''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60901 U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] incomplete ($}
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==== Divorce ====
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{{OK Divorce Intro|Latimer}}
  
=====Divorces=====
 
 
''Online Divorce Records Indexes and Images''
 
''Online Divorce Records Indexes and Images''
*1923 - 1942 [http://www.okhistory.org/research/divorce Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, Divorce Index, 1923-1942]
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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|Latimer}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{OK Archives Intro|Latimer}}
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
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*[[Introduction to Family History Centers]]
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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=== Libraries ===
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{{OK Libraries Intro|Latimer}}
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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=== Museums ===
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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{{OK Museums Intro|Latimer}}
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== Societies ==
 +
{{OK Societies Intro|Latimer}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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'''Latimer County Historical & Genealogical Society'''<br>205 NW 2nd St<br> PO Box 1<br> Wilburton, OK 74578<br>[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~oklchgs/ Website]<br><br>
  
== Web Sites  ==
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== Websites ==
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{{OK Websites Intro|Latimer}}
  
*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+Latimer|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|194240|Oklahoma|Latimer}}- 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|Latimer}}
  
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== References ==
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<references />
  
[[Category:Latimer_County,_Oklahoma]]
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{{Oklahoma|Oklahoma}}
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Revision as of 12:20, 8 November 2019

 

Guide to Latimer 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: Wilburton
Organized: 1902
Parent County(s): Chocktaw Lands[1]
Neighboring Counties
Haskell  • LeFlore  • Pittsburg  • Pushmataha
See County Maps
Courthouse
OklahomaLatimerCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Ok-latimer.png
Adoption


County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Latimer County is a county located in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Oklahoma. Named for James L. Latimer.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Latimer County Courthouse
109 N. Central Street
Wilburton, Oklahoma 74578
Phone: 918.465.3543

Clerk Court has marriage records from 1906, divorce, probate and court records[1]

Latimer 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 1906 1908 1923 1890 1906 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]

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
Census-designated places


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 Latimer 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 11,321
1920 13,866 22.5%
1930 11,184 −19.3%
1940 12,380 10.7%
1950 9,690 −21.7%
1960 7,738 −20.1%
1970 8,601 11.2%
1980 9,840 14.4%
1990 10,333 5.0%
2000 10,692 3.5%
2010 11,154 4.3%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

For tips on accessing Latimer 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 Latimer 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]

Pittsburg CountyHaskell CountyLe Flore CountyPushmataha CountyAtoka CountyOK LATIMER.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 Latimer 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 - Latimer - 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.

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]

Latimer County Historical & Genealogical Society
205 NW 2nd St
PO Box 1
Wilburton, OK 74578
Website

Websites[edit | edit source]

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • FamilySearch Catalog - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use Historical Records to search for specific individuals in genealogical records

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/Latimer_County,_Oklahoma accessed 09/29/2016
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Latimer 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, "Latimer County, Oklahoma," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latimer_County,_Oklahoma, accessed 3 January 2019.