Researching family? We can help. 

The Library’s Genealogy and Local History collection includes Native American roll books, local funeral home and cemetery records, access to census records, local newspapers on microfilm dating back to before statehood, and more, as well as access to Ancestry Library Edition on any library computer.

If you can’t make it to the library in person, contact us with your request to have a staff member do the research for you. (There is a $10 minimum charge for genealogy research provided by our staff members.)

Just want to see some history?

Ask to view our collection of Presidential Signatures. You can hold something George Washington touched!

Research online


Fold 3 is one of the largest sources for military and census records, original documents, and Native American and African-American genealogy collections.


family search


Family Search is the largest genealogy organization in the world – and you can create an account for free.


find a grave


Find A Grave is a free resource for finding the final resting places of millions of famous folks, friends and family members.


national archives

National Archives collects our nation’s history through historical documents and records. You can access works of art, census data, U.S. legal manuscripts, the Federal Register, and more. Also includes links for teachers!



Other helpful links:

Genealogy Relationships Terms and Definitions
Build Your Family Tree
Connect with RootsWeb
Cyndi’s List: your genealogical research portal
Birth and death records
Where to Write for Vital Records
Local county records
Oklahoma Historical Society
Chronicles of Oklahoma

The Mayes County Genealogy Society typically meets at the Library on the second Monday of each month at 7 pm. Check our Events Calendar to find the next meeting.