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, 25 cents for color. Out of town guests, can purchase a $2 guest pass for 90 minute computer use.
The Genealogy Center has a new database called Epoch. EPOCH is a depository of information that will be held for future generations of researchers and genealogists. Family and friends of the deceased can submit detailed obituaries as a tribute to their loved ones, and in doing so help build a meaningful history of the residents of the community. The service is free and can be accessed from home as well as any Tulsa Library.
New Additions 2015
The Genealogy Center has accquired a set of books called, The American Guide Series of books. It was produced by the Federal Writers Project between 1935 and 1943. The Federal Writers Project was one of the many programs under the Works Progress Administration (WPA), a Depression-era government program that assisted the millions of unemployed. These travel guides cover the 48 states, Alaska, Hawaii and the District of Columbia. The project employed over 6,000 writers. Each volume covers a state’s history, geography, and culture, and includes photographs, maps, and drawings
The Genealogy Center is on the Tulsa Wiki.
Handouts and Forms
Mark Lowe presents Using State Archives and Libraries from Afar: Digging Deeper - Getting Records Away from Home (video)
Mark Lowe July 2015 Presentations. First 5 below:
- How Do I Use DNA testing?
- Wills and Estate Settlements
- How to Follow the Right Family through the South
- Taxes Rule the World
- Where When and Why? The Story of Migration
- American Indian Databases on Ancestry
- An Overview of Civil War Records on Fold3
- Ancestry Tips and Tricks
- Beginning Genealogy Handout
- Beginning Genealogy PowerPoint
- Free Genealogy Websites
- Genealogy Subscription Databases
- Questions Asked On the US Federal Census
- Selected Bibliography of Revolutionary War Sources
- Using Immigration and Naturalization Records Handout
- Using the Federal Census to Locate Your Ancestors