Genealogy & Family History

Blogs

Instructional Genealogy Books and Videos

If you are looking to begin your research on your family history, general research books and instructional videos are a great place to get started. The library has a variety of resources available to you, and most of these titles are available from home. To Learn more about the library's genealog...

5 Simple Steps to Get Started on Your Family Tree

Getting started in your genealogical research can be daunting. Maybe you have tried before, but you hit a wall and lost steam, maybe you feel overwhelmed by the amount of information to organize or maybe you just don’t know what resources are available and how to use them. Wherever you may b...

Events

DNA: A Tool For Genealogists

June 22, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Jones Library
Registration
Library Branch: Jones Library
Room: Meeting Room (Jones)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Continuing Education, Cultural Experiences
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 21
Event Description:
In the last few years genetic DNA testing has become increasingly popular for both serious genealogists and people who are simply curious about their family heritage. Have you ever wondered what the DNA test can tell you or what your results mean? Jo...

Beginning Genealogy Workshop- RESCHEDULED FROM MAY 18

June 22, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Edmond Library
Registration
Library Branch: Edmond Library
Room: Meeting Room D (Edmond)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Cultural Experiences
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Description:
Have you always wanted to find out more about your family history, but you're not sure where to begin? Join us at the Edmond Library for the Beginning Genealogy Workshop. You'll learn how to use library resources to fill in your family tree with the...

Genealogy Meetup

July 11, 2019
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Jones Library
Library Branch: Jones Library
Room: Meeting Room (Jones)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Cultural Experiences
Event Description:

Looking for clues as to your ancestry? Come put our genealogical databases and print resources through their paces to learn about the places and faces of your family's past. Our resident Genealogical genius will give you the tools which you need to branch out your family tree for free.

Just starting out in genealogy? Not sure what resources are available locally to help you? Bring your research, electronic devices, and questions to the Jones library. Our adult librarian and members of the Jones Historical Society will be available ...

Genealogy Meetup

August 8, 2019
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Jones Library
Library Branch: Jones Library
Room: Meeting Room (Jones)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Cultural Experiences
Event Description:

Looking for clues as to your ancestry? Come put our genealogical databases and print resources through their paces to learn about the places and faces of your family's past. Our resident Genealogical genius will give you the tools which you need to branch out your family tree for free.

Just starting out in genealogy? Not sure what resources are available locally to help you? Bring your research, electronic devices, and questions to the Jones library. Our adult librarian and members of the Jones Historical Society will be available ...

Genealogy Meetup

September 12, 2019
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Jones Library
Library Branch: Jones Library
Room: Meeting Room (Jones)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Cultural Experiences
Event Description:

Looking for clues as to your ancestry? Come put our genealogical databases and print resources through their paces to learn about the places and faces of your family's past. Our resident Genealogical genius will give you the tools which you need to branch out your family tree for free.

Just starting out in genealogy? Not sure what resources are available locally to help you? Bring your research, electronic devices, and questions to the Jones library. Our adult librarian and members of the Jones Historical Society will be available ...

Genealogy Meetup

October 10, 2019
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Jones Library
Library Branch: Jones Library
Room: Meeting Room (Jones)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Cultural Experiences
Event Description:

Looking for clues as to your ancestry? Come put our genealogical databases and print resources through their paces to learn about the places and faces of your family's past. Our resident Genealogical genius will give you the tools which you need to branch out your family tree for free.

Just starting out in genealogy? Not sure what resources are available locally to help you? Bring your research, electronic devices, and questions to the Jones library. Our adult librarian and members of the Jones Historical Society will be available ...
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Databases

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A to Z Maps Online

Provides access to over 100,000 various types of maps for the U.S., world countries and continents. A to Z Maps Online contains a large number of specialized maps like antique maps, bathymetric and fishing maps, climate change maps, environmental maps, geography and geology maps, Holy Land maps, tree and bird distribution maps, and more. It also contains flags from world countries and international organizations.

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A to Z the USA

This database contains state, county and city information for all U.S. states and territories. It lists facts and statistics about arts and culture, climate and weather, demographics, flags and seals, government and politics, history, maps, photos, and more.

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Access Newspaper Archive

Search tens of millions of U.S. and international newspapers whose coverage goes back more than 400 years.

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African American Heritage

Search historical records for African Americans that include the Federal Census, Marriage and Cohabitation Records, Military Draft and Service Records, Registers of Slaves and Free(d) Persons of Color, Freedman's Bank, and more.

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African American Newspapers (1827-1998)

Search hundreds of African American newspapers from across the United States published during the 19th and 20th centuries.

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African-American History Online

Covers more than 500 years of African-American history using biographies, primary sources, images, videos, timelines, maps, and charts.

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Genealogy

Whether you are just beginning your search or you have you consier yourself a super-sleuth, we've got resources to help you on your genealogy journey.

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Oklahoma Genealogy

Use our resources specific to Oklahoma to trace your family history.

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