Family History

Local History and Genealogy

The Chickasha Public Library maintains a genealogy and local history collection that includes print books, microfilm, and digitized items. Items within the genealogy collection are reference material and can not be checked out; however, information can be copied for 15 cents per page or scanned at no cost. Staff can assist you with finding the resources located behind the desk.

Genealogy print material specifically about Chickasha and Grady County includes Chickasha city directories, yearbooks from Chickasha High School, family histories, organizational histories, obituaries, and personal recollections. There is also a section with books about Oklahoma, as well as some from other US states.

Chickasha newspapers have been digitized through an Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant from the Oklahoma Historical Society, with a contribution by the Friends of the Library.

For questions or help with research, please email Michelle Skinner at

Online Databases

Chickasha Newspaper Collection 

Digitized and searchable images of Chickasha and Grady County newspapers from 1900-present. Available on any computer or device.

Ancestry Library Edition

Search census, military, immigration, and vital records. Available on the Chickasha Public Library computers.

Heritage Quest

Search city directories, census records, Freedman’s Bank, Revolutionary War, and online family history books. Available on any computer or device.

Grady County Yearbooks

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Digitized Chickasha High School yearbooks are available through the Chickasha Public Library collection on Images of Oklahoma.

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Digitized Oklahoma College for Women/Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts/University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma yearbooks are available through Nash Library at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

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Digitized Ninnekah Schools yearbooks are available through the Oklahoma Historical Society Research Division collection on Images of Oklahoma.

Grady County Cemeteries

Here is a list of current and historical cemeteries in Grady County and their approximate locations within Grady County communities.

Recent obituaries from the Chickasha Express-Star can be found here.

More information about Grady County cemeteries, including maps, photos, and information about specific people buried there, can be found on this list from Findagrave.


Local Genealogy Organizations

General Research Links

Find a Grave

Find the graves of ancestors, create virtual memorials or add photos to a loved one's memorial.

Family Search

Bring to life your family’s history by exploring the lives of those that came before you.

National Archives

Genealogy resources from the US National Archives.


Information about counties in all US states.

Vital Records

Birth and death records for all US states.


Oklahoma Genealogy Links

Gateway to Oklahoma History

Digitized newspapers, photographs, and historical documents from around Oklahoma.

Encyclopedia of Oklahoma

Information about Oklahoma's history and culture.

Dawes Final Rolls

Search for ancestors who were listed on the Dawes Roll.


Searchable index of births and deaths that occurred in the state of Oklahoma.

TravelOK Genealogy Resources

Information and resources to find Oklahoma ancestors.