Delaware County & Oklahoma Maps
OKGenWeb has one of the very best map collections. Here you will find links to maps of Delaware County, Oklahoma State and Indian Territory.Many government records of genealogical value in the United States are kept by county governments, knowing which county an ancestor lived in, and which counties are nearby, is an important part of U.S. genealogical research.
Why Use A County Outline Map?
Among the county records of importance are:
These may be actual records, licenses, or bonds, with the names of the bride and groom, the date of the marriage (or license or bond), and often the names of the parents, minister (or Justice of the Peace), and witnesses.
Wills and other papers relating to the deceased. These will usually show the names of family members and give their relationships to the departed.
Land and Property RecordsCourt Records
Deeds and other records of the transfer or lease of property, with the names of the seller and buyer, a description of the property, the price of the transaction, and the date.
These can range from civil to criminal cases, as well as county business, granting business licenses, and other activities.
Although not compiled by county governments, the federal censuses (taken every ten years beginning in 1790) were organized by counties. Beginning in 1850, federal censuses showed every member of the family with his or her age and birthplace.
1895 Atlas - This is indexed for Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory. If you know the county boundaries of today and not sure of the Territorial boundaries this is the place to check.
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