Project: Oklahoma

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The Oklahoma Project is part of the United States Project.

Welcome to the Oklahoma Project

The purpose of this project is to coordinate all Oklahoma related projects and resources and combine that information into one place.

The state's name is derived from the Choctaw words okla and humma, meaning "red people." It is also known informally by its nickname, The Sooner State, in reference to the non-Native settlers who staked their claims on the choicest pieces of land before the official opening date and the Indian Appropriations Act of 1889, which opened the door for white settlement in America's Indian Territory. The name was settled upon statehood. Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory were merged and Indian was dropped from the name. On November 16, 1907, Oklahoma became the 46th state to enter the United States. Its residents are known as "Oklahomans," or informally "Okies", and its capital and largest city is Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma Counties
Adair Alfalfa Atoka Beaver Beckham Blaine Bryan
Caddo Canadian Carter Cherokee Choctaw Cimarron Cleveland
Coal Comanche Cotton Craig Creek Custer Delaware
Dewey Ellis Garfield Garvin Grady Grant Greer
Harmon Harper Haskell Hughes Jackson Jefferson Johnston
Kay Kingfisher Kiowa Latimer Le Flore Lincoln Logan
Love Major Marshall Mayes McClain McCurtain McIntosh
Murray Muskogee Noble Nowata Okfuskee Oklahoma Okmulgee
Osage Ottawa Pawnee Payne Pittsburg Pontotoc Pottawatomie
Pushmataha Roger Mills Rogers Seminole Sequoyah Stephens Texas
Tillman Tulsa Wagoner Washington Washita Woods Woodward
There are 77 Counties in the State of Oklahoma.
Some Counties (d) are included that are no longer in existence.
Counties in red are in progress or completed.


Oklahoma Counties


1831 Trail of Tears
In the early 1800's the federal government forced the relocation of five Native American tribes from their homelands in the southeast part of the United States to designated "Indian Territoiry" west of the Mississippi River.

In 1831 the people of Choctaw Nation were removed setting a precedent for future removals.

The Seminole were removed in 1832.

The Creek in 1833.

The Chickasaw in 1837,

and the Cherokee in 1838.

The challenging and, in many cases, deadly journey, is known as the Trail of Tears.



How to Join

It is not necessary that you be related to someone who lived in the state of Oklahoma or live there yourself to join. Anyone with an interest is welcome! If you would like to participate, please do the following:

Are you interested in the Oklahoma Project?united_states.gif

For a full list of participants in the United States Project, see the badge report.

Please see our list of goals and tasks below for ways you can help.


The template is {{United States|sub-project=Oklahoma}} which will give you:

... ... ... is a part of Oklahoma history.
Join: Oklahoma Project
Discuss: Oklahoma

This above template is for use only on profiles that are of importance to the project or need to be PPP'd and managed by the project.

It is not for every single person from Oklahoma. The following sticker might be used in that circumstance:

Oklahoma Sticker Directions
Deceased persons {{Oklahoma Sticker}}
... ... ... was an Oklahoman.
Living Persons {{Oklahoma Sticker|living=y}}
... ... ... is an Oklahoman.


The overall goals of the US History Project are to create and develop profiles on WikiTree for those who lived in the state of Oklahoma. To meet these goals:

  1. Add Oklahoma-related profiles, checking for existing profiles to avoid duplication. If any duplicate profiles exist, request merges, starting with the oldest generation.
  2. If profiles were loaded by GEDCOM, use WikiTree Styles and Standards to clean up residue and broken links.
  3. Search out original rather than derivative documentation and add sources.
  4. Write comprehensive, well-sourced biographies.
  5. Make sure profiles of all family members are correct and documented.
  6. Profiles need to be linked to the greater WikiTree. Try to find the connection.

List of Things to Do

  1. Need space pages created and developed for Oklahoma counties and linked to this page. Would you like to lead a county project?
  2. If you have any Oklahoma state resources that you are willing to do lookups, please add them to the Oklahoma Resources Page.
  3. If you live in Oklahoma, please consider adding Catalog: Oklahoma Research Assistance to your Wikitree profile page.

Ongoing List of Things to Do

  1. Cemeteries in Oklahoma need to be photographed and the categories added to profiles on WikiTree. See the Oklahoma Cemeteries Project
  2. Add profiles for those who obtained land grants and homesteaded in Oklahoma. See the Homesteaders Project
  3. Help develop the Native Americans Project with information about Oklahoma state tribes.
  4. Work on Oklahoma's unconnected and unsourced profiles.
  5. Create new profiles for people of Oklahoma who are documented in a family member's profile, but might not have their own profiles yet. See Needs Profiles Created
  6. Work on Suggestions for profiles from Oklahoma, as reported by the Data Doctors Project.
  7. Add profiles for the men who died in World War I, serving from Oklahoma in the Great War project and for the Roll of Honor project.

Historical Projects

Oklahoma Related Categories on WikiTree

Related Projects and Pages on WikiTree

Online Publications


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