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  • Posted on: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    Ok2Explore is a free searchable index of births and deaths that occurred in the state of Oklahoma. Included is limited information on births occurring more than 20 years ago and deaths occurring more than 5 years ago. You may search the index using any combination of the subject’s name, date of event (birth or death), county of event, and sex.

  • Posted on: Monday, December 05, 2016

    The largest and most comprehensive collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices. Extensive editorial review of all newspaper sections ensures thorough selection of obituaries for easy access. An easy-to-use interface allows searching by name, date range, or text such as institutional name, social affiliation(s), geographic location(s), philanthropic activities, etc.

  • Posted on: Wednesday, October 21, 2015

    From the Library of Congress, Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers allows you to search millions of pages of America's historic newspapers from 1836-1922.

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    Posted on: Friday, October 02, 2015

    Maybe you have noticed that as newspaper charges have risen, obituaries have gotten briefer, and fewer of them are being published.  I find it very sad to think that a person may simply disappear so completely that his future family members never discover where, when or how he lived his life. As for yourself, don’t be so humble that you think nobody will care about your life.  Your story will benefit someone.  Try to leave your footprints behind in a number of ways. I've got some pointers for you that might just help .

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    Posted on: Thursday, October 01, 2015

    Are you on a quest to find your family? Now, is the perfect time to start your research, because October is Family History Month. The Metropolitan Library System has a wealth of resources to help you on your journey. At the Downtown Library, a genealogy librarian is ready to help you, as are several other staff members who have years of experience in genealogical research. We love to get genealogy questions and help you find your ancestors!

  • Posted on: Thursday, September 24, 2015

    This is a searchable collection of early American newspapers from 1690-1999.

  • Posted on: Thursday, February 26, 2015

    HistoryGeo.com allows you to search antique maps and atlases and it displays original landowners of the continental United States according to state and federal records. Historygeo provides a single, interactive map containing over 9 million landowners across 21 states. This will be an invaluable tool for your historical and genealogical research.

  • Posted on: Friday, February 06, 2015

    The Muscogee Creek Indian Freedmen Band have a rich genealogical history, and a heritage they have had to fight for. Join the them at the Ralph Ellison Library, 2000 NE 23rd St., and learn more about this heritage during a Black History Month Celebration Genealogy Workshop.

  • Posted on: Friday, October 17, 2014

    Typically thought of as the month in which children extort candy from their neighbors and as the opening of Pumpkin Spice Latte season, October is also Family History Month.

    You might think that nothing interesting has ever happened to your family but that might be a mistake. History is more than just a collection of facts and dates, wars and treaties, and unpronounceable names. All that history was made by real people – our ancestors.

  • Posted on: Saturday, August 23, 2014

    Provides full-text access to the archives of Chicago Defender (1905-1975), St. Louis Post Dispatch (1874-1922), The Jewish Exponent (1887-1990), Los Angeles Times (1881-1992), The New York Times (1851-2012), and The Washington Post (1877-1999).

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