Quick Links to OKGenWeb and ITGenWeb Search Engines


ITGenWeb Archives

OKGenWeb Archives

RootsWeb's Search Thingy

FreeFind for OKGenWeb Projects

Using Search Engines

"One-size-fits-all" does not apply to search engines.  They can provide a broad search, a detailed one, or an up-to-date one -- but not all three with current technology, so we've provided several different options.

Free Find

FreeFind covers just OKGenWeb's main site, including this HELP section.  Because it is spidered immediately after each upload, it almost always accesses the latest material.  It also provides a Site Map that can quickly lead you to any section on the site.  

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  • Read more about the FreeFind search engine and what it can do.

  • Display the Site Map.



The WhatUseek engine casts a somewhat wider net and provides a detailed search of the major sections of OKGenWeb and ITGenWeb. It completes its round every week.  Just make your selection from the pull-down menu.

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It does NOT cover the individual Counties, Nations or Agencies -- each of which is housed in its own, separate space.  For these you have the option of the broader, but less up-to-date search provided by RootsWeb's SearchThingy or a narrow, more timely one provided on the county site itself. 


Search OKGenWeb Archives

The archives are organized by County.  Select the one you are interested in from the pull-down menu.

Match: Format: Sort by:   County: Search:


Search All of RootsWeb

Most OKGenWeb and ITGenWeb projects are housed by RootsWeb, so are spidered by RootsWeb's Site Search, Search Thingy.  It searches all of RootsWeb and thus can:

  • Bring you to any of our pages, directly from RootsWeb itself or any RootsWeb site that uses it, bypassing our Home Pages and all other main gateways.  This is great if you wouldn't have found us otherwise, but means you may miss the gateway tips for getting the most out of the material.

  • Take you back out to RootsWeb, if you find that this is the wrong area to search for your ancestors.

  • Search all of RootsWeb for you after you've explored the information here and picked up more clues to follow.  Because this is Search Thingy's strong point, we've placed links with this use in mind.

The only catch is that because RootsWeb is spidered by schedule rather than on demand, and Search Thingy takes several months to make its rounds, it does not always include the latest additions.  

Go to RootsWeb's Search Thingy.


Search the Entire Web

FreeFind also provides an option to search the entire web, which can be quite useful after exhausting the more detailed spidered links found by the site-specific and RootsWeb-wide searches.  If you want more details and tips for making the most if its features, go to the FreeFind site.