Are you interested in genealogy? If so, the Chickasha Public Library’s Family History page has many resources for both beginning genealogists as well as more experienced researchers. The Genealogy Print Resources section at the top of the page contains information about some of the historical records that are available for use in the Library. There are lists of yearbooks and directories for various schools and communities in Grady County with the years of publication, as well as information about newspapers available on microfilm. If you are looking for specific information, you will be able to see what resources are available in the Library before your visit and then be able to research more efficiently.
There is an Obituary Request link for those who live out of town and are therefore unable to come to the Library to do research on the microfilm machine. The Grady County Cemetery section contains several links that provide information about current and historical Grady County cemeteries, including maps, locations within towns and communities, and more exact information about people buried there.
The Genealogy Databases section has several genealogy databases that are available for free through the Library. Ancestry.com can be accessed on the Library’s computers, while Heritage Quest and Fold3 can be accessed anywhere simply by clicking on the links. These databases include many primary source documents such as census records, military records, documents, and photographs that can be copied and printed.
At the bottom of the web page is a collection of free genealogy websites where you can find information about Oklahoma’s history. You can look up vital records from all 50 states, search the Dawes Rolls, print ancestry charts, and access various files and user-submitted family trees that can help you discover new and exciting information about your ancestors.
We continuously updated the Family History page with new information and resources when the Library adds the records to the collection, or when the Library discovers new online resources.