Location & Hours
8316 E. 93rd St.
Tulsa, OK 74133
Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone: (918) 549-7691
Friends of Genealogy
The Friends of Genealogy sponsors the Genealogy Center through the generous donations of its members.
If you would like to become a member of this organization, please fill out the form linked below and return it to the Genealogy Center. Membership is $10.00 per year.
Genealogy Reference and Research Services
Genealogy questions can be answered by phone, email, or written letter. Examples of phone inquiries would be questions about what the library owns, an address, or information on a research topic. The staff is not able to look up names or conduct any kind of in-depth research over the phone. We are also unable to make long distance phone calls or faxes so email communication is best for those out of state who wish to request information. A limited amount of research, including census or Indian roll look-ups, can be conducted by letter or email to 8316 E. 93rd St., Tulsa, OK 74133 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a copy of an obituary in the Tulsa Tribune or Tulsa World, contact the Research Center at email@example.com. Newspapers and city directories dating back to the early days of Tulsa can be requested through the Research Center.
Photocopying and printing is 10 cents per page.
About the Genealogy Center
Welcome to the Genealogy Center Research Guide!
We are one of the largest genealogy collections in Oklahoma. The collection consists of books, microfilm, microfiche, maps, and online databases. This collection focuses on research mostly within the United States with some of our largest material holdings pertaining to Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. We also have print and electronic resources on military, immigration, and family records and histories.
All of our resources are free to use for those with a Tulsa City-County Library card. The only cost is for printing: 10 cents per page for black and white, $1 for color. Out of town guests, can purchase a $2 guest pass for 90 minute computer use.
Ancestry Day in Oklahoma
Ancestry.com, the Oklahoma Historical Society, and the Oklahoma Genealogical Society present Ancestry Day in Oklahoma, two days of genealogy and native culture November 7-8, 2014. Both novice and experienced genealogists are welcome at this event. Registration to the main event is $40 and includes admission to all Saturday classes presented by Ancestry.com. Participants may also attend optional activities for an additional charge including Friday sessions, bus tours, a reception, and a Saturday lunch program. For more information, visit http://www.okhistory.org/general/ancestryday.php.
Introducing the Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research
Nationally recognized professional genealogists have joined together to create this Virtual Institute, which will offer courses on a wide variety of genealogical subjects and provide vigorous year-round education for the genealogical community using a virtual platform. Each course will consist of a total of four 90-minute lectures, two each presented on consecutive Saturdays, extensive syllabus material, and practical exercises. To find out more on how to enroll and see the class schedule, visit the blog post here.
Handouts and Forms
Mark Lowe presents Using State Archives and Libraries from Afar: Digging Deeper - Getting Records Away from Home (video)
- An Overview of Civil War Records on Fold3
- Beginning Genealogy Handout
- Beginning Genealogy Powerpoint
- Easily and Inexpensively Publish Your Family History
- Easily and Inexpensively Publish Your Family History handout
- Free Genealogy Websites
- Genealogy Subscription Databases
- Golden Nuggets: Those Overlooked Sources in the Genealogy Collection
- Hidden Treasures: Genealogy Vertical Files Handout
- Hidden Treasures: Genealogy Vertical Files PPT
- Joshua Taylor: Bridging the Gap
- Joshua Taylor: Finding the Roots of Your Family Legends
- Joshua Taylor: Online Resources for Colonial American Research
- Joshua Taylor: Treasures in Archival Records
- Mark Lowe: Cemeteries as a Genealogical Resource
- Mark Lowe: Making Those Early Census Records Talk To You
- Mark Lowe: Over There and Back - World War I Records That Do Survive
- Mark Lowe: Road Crews and Jury Duty - Finding an Ancestor Without a Census
- Navigating the Genealogy Center's Web Page
- Navigating the Library Catalog
- Questions Asked On the US Federal Census
- Selected Bibliography of Revolutionary War Sources
- Solving Google Mysteries PPT
- Solving Google Mysteries Worksheet
- Streaming Genealogy Handout
- Streaming Genealogy PPT
- The Deep Web: Using the Library's Other Databases for Genealogy Research
- Using the Federal Census to Locate Your Ancestors
- Women Finding Their Way: Tulsa in the 1920s