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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Oklahoma Genealogy|Oklahoma]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Washita County'''''
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| founded year = 1892
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Guide to '''Washita County, Oklahoma ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| seat = Cordell
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| building address = [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/OK_Washita.htm Washita County Courthouse]<br>P.O. Box 380<br> Cordell, Oklahoma 73632-0380<br>Phone: 580.832.3548
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Washita 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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<center>{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
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|organized=  1892
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|county seat= Cordell
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|parent county= Cheyenne-Arapaho 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= [[Beckham County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Beckham]]
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|county2= [[Caddo County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Caddo]]
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|county3= [[Custer County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Custer]]
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|county4= [[Kiowa County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Kiowa]]</br><center>[[Washita County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
 
== County Information ==
  
=== Washita County, Oklahoma Record Dates ===
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=== Description ===
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Located in central western section of Oklahoma.
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<ref>http://genealogytrails.com/oka/washita/hist_county.html accessed 09/29/2016</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{OK Courthouse Intro|Washita}}
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'''Washita County Courthouse'''<br>P.O. Box 380<br> Cordell, Oklahoma 73632-0380<br>Phone: 580.832.3548<br>[https://www.deeds.com/recorder/oklahoma/washita/ Washita County Website]<br><br>Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court record from 1900<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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=== Washita County, Oklahoma Record Dates  ===
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{{OK Record Dates Intro|Washita}}
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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), Washita 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" | '''[[Washita County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Washita County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Washita County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Washita County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Washita County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Washita County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Washita County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Washita County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1908
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Washita County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1900
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Washita County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1908
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Washita County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1900
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[Washita County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1907
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Washita County, Oklahoma Genealogy#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1900
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1860
 
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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" | 1892
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1900
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1907
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1903
 
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Record Loss ===
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[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/OK_Washita.htm Washita County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 380<br> Cordell, OK 73632-0380<br> Phone: 580.832-3548<br>
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{OK Boundary Changes Intro|Washita}}
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*'''1892--'''Washita County was created in 1892 from Cheyenne-Arapaho Lands.
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*'''County seat:''' Cordell<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]
  
Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court record from 1900<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washita County, Oklahoma. Page 563 {{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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=== Populated Places ===
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{{OK Populated Places Intro|Washita}}
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://Oklahoma.hometownlocator.com/ok/Washita Hometown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Washita County, Oklahoma," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washita_County,_Oklahoma, accessed 15 January 2019.</ref>
  
==== Parent County  ====
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clinton,_Oklahoma Clinton]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bessie,_Oklahoma Bessie]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canute,_Oklahoma Canute]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colony,_Oklahoma Colony]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corn,_Oklahoma Corn]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dill_City,_Oklahoma Dill City]</div>
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*'''1892--'''Washita County was created in 1892 from Cheyenne-Arapaho Lands.
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=== History Timeline ===
*'''County seat: '''Cordell <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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{{OK Historical Timeline Intro|Washita}}
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{OK Resources Intro|Washita}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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{{OK Bible Intro|Washita}}
  
== Places/Localities ==
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=== Biographies ===
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{{OK Biographies Intro|Washita}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{OK Business Records Intro|Washita}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{OK Cemeteries Intro|Washita}}
  
*[[Beckham County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Beckham]]  
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*[[Caddo County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Caddo]]  
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*[[Custer County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Custer]]  
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Washita County, Oklahoma''' online and in print</center>
*[[Kiowa County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Kiowa]]
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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/%7Eokwashit/cemetery.htm OKGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ok/washita/cemetery.html USGenWeb Archives]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/oklahoma/washita.html Tombstone Project]
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* [http://oklahomagravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=75 Oklahoma Gravestones]
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* [http://www.okcemeteries.net/washita/washita.htm Oklahoma Cemeteries]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
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* {{FHL|632838|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Washita+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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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Oklahoma/Washita-County?id=county_2202 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Oklahoma Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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== Resources  ==
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=== Census Records ===
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{{OK Census Intro|Washita}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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{{Historical populations
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washita_County,_Oklahoma#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1910 |25034
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|1920 |22237
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|1930 |29435
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|1940 |22279
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|1950 |17657
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|1960 |18121
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|1970 |12141
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|1980 |13798
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|1990 |11441
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|2000 |11508
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|2010 |11629
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}}
  
==== Census ====
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{{Census|Oklahoma}}
  
{{Census|Oklahoma}}
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'''''Federal Census Records'''''
  
==== Church  ====
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Federal Censuses were taken for Oklahoma starting in 1860. For links to Federal census indexes, see [[Oklahoma Census]].
  
{{OK Church Intro}}
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'''''State Census Records'''''<br>
  
===== Lutheran  =====
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*1890 [http://www.okhistory.org/research/1890 Oklahoma Territorial Census 1890] - Oklahoma Historical Societ
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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 ($)
  
'''Bessie (Red Rock)'''
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=== Church Records ===
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{{OK Church Intro|Washita}}
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'''''Lutheran'''''<br>
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'''Bessie (Red Rock)
 
*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Bessie (Red Rock), in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ('''$''').
 
*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Bessie (Red Rock), in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ('''$''').
  
'''Clinton'''
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'''Clinton
 
*Records of Trinity Lutheran Church, Clinton, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ('''$''').
 
*Records of Trinity Lutheran Church, Clinton, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ('''$''').
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{OK Court Intro|Washita}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{OK Directories Intro|Washita}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{OK Emigration Intro|Washita}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{OK Ethnic Groups Intro|Washita}}
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==== American Indians ====
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{{OK American Indians Intro|Washita}}
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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|Washita}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{OK Genealogies Intro|Washita}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{OK Guardianship Intro|Washita}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{OK Land Intro|Washita}}
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''Online Land Records''
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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]]
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{OK Histories Intro|Washita}}
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{{OK History Intro}}
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{OK Maps Intro|Washita}}
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{{OK Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{OK Washita 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]
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=== Migration ===
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{{OK Migration Intro|Washita}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{OK Military Intro|Washita}}
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==== Revolutionary War ====
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{{OK Revolutionary War Intro|Washita}}
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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|Washita}}
  
==== Land  ====
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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]].''
  
{{OK Land Intro}}  
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==== World War I ====
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{{OK World War I Intro|Washita}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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*''For more nationwide World War I databases, see [[United_States_Military_Online_Genealogy_Records|US Military Online Genealogy Records]].''
  
{{OK History Intro}}  
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==== World War II ====
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{{OK World War II Intro|Washita}}
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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]].''
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{OK Naturalization Intro|Washita}}
  
<center> [[Image:Okwashita.jpg|600px|Okwashita.jpg]] </center>
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{OK Newspapers Intro|Washita}}
  
==== Military  ====
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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.
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{{OK Newspaper abstracts|Washita}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{OK Obituaries Intro|Washita}}
  
{{OK Newspaper abstracts|Washita}}  
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=== Other Records ===
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{{OK Other Records Intro|Washita}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Periodicals ===
'''Online Records'''
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{{OK Periodicals Intro|Washita}}
*'''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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=== Probate Records ===
*'''1895 - 1936''' {{RecordSearch|1926701|Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936}} at [https://familysearch.org/search| FamilySearch] — index and images
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{{OK Probate Intro|Washita}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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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>
  
{{OK Tax Intro}}  
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=== School Records ===
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{{OK Schools Intro|Washita}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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*'''1895 - 1936''' {{RecordSearch|1926701|Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
=====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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=== Tax Records ===
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{{OK Tax Intro|Washita}}
  
==== Family History Centers  ====
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=== Vital Records ===
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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{{OK Vital Intro|Washita}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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==== Birth ====
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{{OK Birth Intro|Washita}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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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]
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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==== Marriage ====
*{{FHL|Oklahoma%2C+Washita|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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{{OK Marriage Intro|Washita}}
  
== References  ==
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''Online Marriage Records Indexes and Images''
  
<references />
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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|Washita}}
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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|Washita}}
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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|Washita}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{OK Archives Intro|Washita}}
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
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*[[Introduction to Family History Centers]]
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=== Libraries ===
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{{OK Libraries Intro|Washita}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{OK Museums Intro|Washita}}
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== Societies ==
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{{OK Societies Intro|Washita}}
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'''Washita County Historical Society'''<br>105 E. First<br>PO Box 440<br>Cordell, OK  73632<br>
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== Websites ==
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{{OK Websites Intro|Washita}}
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*[http://okgenweb.net/%7Eokwashit/ Washita County OKGenWeb]
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|194409|Oklahoma|Washita}}- 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
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== Research Guides ==
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{{OK Research Guides Intro|Washita}}
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== References ==
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<references />
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{{Oklahoma|Oklahoma}}
 
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Latest revision as of 12:44, 8 November 2019

 

Guide to Washita 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: Cordell
Organized: 1892
Parent County(s): Cheyenne-Arapaho Lands[1]
Neighboring Counties
Beckham  • Caddo  • Custer  • Kiowa
See County Maps
Courthouse
Washita County Courthouse.JPG
Location Map
Ok-washita.png
Adoption


County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Located in central western section of Oklahoma. [2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Washita County Courthouse
P.O. Box 380
Cordell, Oklahoma 73632-0380
Phone: 580.832.3548
Washita County Website

Clerk Court has marriage, divorce, probate and court record from 1900[1]

Washita 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 1900 1908 1900 1907 1900 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
Unincorporated communities


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 Washita 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 25,034
1920 22,237 −11.2%
1930 29,435 32.4%
1940 22,279 −24.3%
1950 17,657 −20.7%
1960 18,121 2.6%
1970 12,141 −33.0%
1980 13,798 13.6%
1990 11,441 −17.1%
2000 11,508 0.6%
2010 11,629 1.1%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

For tips on accessing Washita 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.

Lutheran

Bessie (Red Rock)

  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Bessie (Red Rock), in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Clinton

  • Records of Trinity Lutheran Church, Clinton, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

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 Washita 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]

Roger Mills CountyCuster CountyCaddo CountyKiowa CountyGreer CountyBeckham CountyOK WASHITA.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 Washita 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 - Washita - 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]

Washita County Historical Society
105 E. First
PO Box 440
Cordell, OK 73632

Websites[edit | edit source]

  • Washita County OKGenWeb
  • 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. http://genealogytrails.com/oka/washita/hist_county.html accessed 09/29/2016
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washita 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, "Washita County, Oklahoma," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washita_County,_Oklahoma, accessed 15 January 2019.