The Death Notice Index is a database listing the dates of death notices that have appeared in the Tulsa World and Tulsa Tribune. A death notice is not an obituary, as it will only give the person's name, age, occupation (if known), and location and time of services. Obituaries are classified ads, so they are not indexed. The Central Library has both the Tulsa World and Tulsa Tribune on microfilm at the Annex. Copies or scans can be made from the microfilm.
The Death Notice Index contains the name of the person and the date the death notice appeared in the newspaper, covering the years 1963-1990 in the Tulsa World.
Sometimes, the name you are searching for is not listed. It may help to try a different spelling of the person’s last name. There are many different ways to spell certain names, such as Lewis, Louis, Luis, or Stevens, Stephens, or Elliott, Elliot, Eliott, Eliot. If you are uncertain of the spelling of a last name, put the first few letters of a last name, such as ‘She’, which will bring up names from Shea to Shewmaker.
Occasionally, there are articles about deaths and death notices do not appear in the newspapers. In those cases, the dates and/or page numbers of the articles appear in the index.
For any questions regarding the Death Notice Index, please contact the Research Center at 549-7420 or send an email.
The library at the Broken Arrow Genealogical Society contains resources on Oklahoma as well as other states, including an extensive Civil War collection, genealogy CDs, and microfilm of The Broken Arrow Ledger.
The Oklahoma Historical Society is located in Oklahoma City near the State Capitol building. Their Research Center houses resources pertaining to Oklahoma's history from before statehood to present, including books, vertical files, photographs, manuscripts, newspapers, maps, and audio collections of oral histories. The genealogy portion of their site provides a searchable online catalog of their holdings as well as lists of research guides and other helpful resources. The Dawes Final Rolls index is also available through this site.
A new addition to this site is the 1933 Unemployment Relief Census for 27 counties in Oklahoma, including Tulsa County. This database contains over 100, 000 names of Oklahomans who were unemployed and in need of relief aid. The descriptions include the person's name, race, age, address/nearest post office, marital status, number of dependence, occupation, and whether or not they were granted relief.
Find select obituary indexes, marriage records, and newspapers as well as listings of cemeteries, funeral homes, and schools on Tulsa County's OKGenWeb page. It also includes some resources on the history of the county.
The Tulsa Genealogical Society, or TGS, is a non-profit society run by volunteers, who can help with research questions. They are open Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday from 10:00am-4:00pm and have monthly meetings and classes open to the public on the 3rd Monday from 6:00pm-9:00pm September through May (except in December). They also have other lectures and programs throughout the year.
Their website also contains the index for Tulsa Funeral Home records. The books are available at both Tulsa Genealogical Society Library and Tulsa Genealogy Center.
As a museum and a research facility, the Tulsa Historical Society has rotating and permanent exhibits as well as a collection of research materials highlighting Tulsa's history, including photographic prints and oral histories.
The Planning and Research Division of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation has created a section line map of all the counties in Oklahoma. The link to each county provides you with a pdf highway map of that county.