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Oklahoma Co. Obituary & Surname Index

Finding Newspaper Obituaries

An old obituary for an ancestor is a gem indeed!  Locating obituaries can be a chore but once a find is made, it is well worth the effort.  Start with what you know and work from there.  If you can pinpoint the place of death, start your obituary search with newspapers in that area.  Another good idea is to search the  newspapers in the area where the deceased person's descendants lived.

Need to obtain a copy of an Oklahoma Co. obit?

Check our lookup page for volunteers.

The Daily Oklahoman is the major newspaper in Oklahoma Co.

The following book may aid you in your search and is available at various libraries including OHS Newspaper Room - 405-522-5223 
Published index OK Death Notice & Obit Index to the Daily Oklahoman by Deone K. Pearcy & N. Dale Tarkington. 
Vol.  I 1947-1961
Vol. II 1962-1971

The Oklahoma Historical Society [OHS] has a list of microform copies of earlier newspapers published in Oklahoma Co. A fee is charged for search/copies. A printable copy of their research form is online. Visit here to learn more about OHS Newspaper Archives.

The Downtown Metropolitan Library System has copies of current and back issues of the Daily Oklahoma and will do a search for a small fee. Phone 405-231-8650

If you can't locate the obit and know the month and year of the person's death, you can order the death certificate from the State of Oklahoma, Department of Health. Printable forms with required fee information is linked on their page.

Funeral Records may also be helpful, if you know what funeral home your family used.

Various sites with obituaries pertaining to Oklahoma may be found online. Below is a list of those I've located. If you know of others, please let me know.

I hope you enjoy searching through our web site, as I've spent considerable time on it.
If you find other information on the web or elsewhere that might be appropriate for this page, please let me know.
I'm am particularly interested journals or other records of movement into Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.
Site authored by Marti Graham, Coordinator
Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
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