Researching Oklahoma Roots

Billie Stone Fogarty, M.Ed.
Aug 24, 2022
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Speaker's Introduction
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Early Records
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Civil War
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Homestead Act and Land
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About this webinar

The 46th state has a much longer history and more available records than most people realize. You may have discovered a possible link to Oklahoma, a Choctaw word meaning “red people.” Or perhaps you want to search for an elusive ancestor who may have hidden in Indian Territory or Oklahoma Territory, the “Twin Territories” that combined to become Oklahoma. This introduction to Oklahoma genealogical research will highlight the unique records that were created due to our unusual and exciting history.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Billie Stone Fogarty, a full-time professional genealogist, is the past president of the Association of Professional Genealogists, Vice President of the Oklahoma Genealogical Society, and a state-wide elected member of the Oklahoma Historical Soci
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  1. BA
    Beverly Anderson
    2 years ago

    Amazing and informative. I had always been told that Oklahoma had no records. Not true!

  2. KW
    Kevin Williams
    2 years ago

    Very knowledgeable

  3. CM
    Charles Meiser
    2 years ago

    Great syllabus.

  4. DG
    Debra Grant
    2 years ago

    This is just what I needed. It’s a very thorough overview of Oklahoma’s beginning. I’m just starting to research my ancestor’s Oklahoma history. I missed the first 8 minutes, so I need to watch the replay. Thank you, Ms. Fogarty and Legacy Family Tree.

  5. SM
    Sarah Mundt
    2 years ago

    Today I learned about the complex history and record keeping of the state known as Oklahoma. That’s where my maternal grandmother’s line comes from, and I always welcome learning new information, gaining historical insight from different perspectives, and seeing the actual records in my ancestors handwriting. Thanks for a wonderful leaning experience!

  6. GD
    Gaye David
    2 years ago

    I have been working on genealogy for 25 years and this is the first class on Oklahoma research I have seen. At last some recognition that there are roots in this state also! Thank you for this webinar. I sent the information about it to several friends. We all grew up there and have family roots there but live far away now. I will pass it on to my school classmates web site also. Thank You again

  7. MS
    Marsha Shoemake
    2 years ago

    I loved the speaker. She provided a great deal of information. I have a lot of relatives and ancestors in or from Oklahoma.

  8. DC
    david clarke
    2 years ago



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