- Located in the southeast corner of the library.
- Two microfilm readers - one for printing and one for saving digital images to a flashdrive
- Internet computer reserved for genealogy research
|Ancestry Library Edition||Searchable census, birth, death, marriage and military records.||Use while in the Library||Not available outside the Library||NA|
|Heritage Quest||Searchable census records and special Revolutionary War and Freedman's Bank records.||Use while in the Library||Use outside the Library||Use library card number to log in|
- Over 1500 books, including books compiled and published by the Payne County Genealogy Society
- Oklahoma Census from 1890 to 1930 on microfilm and CD-ROMs (also available on the databases below)
- Microfilm of most of Payne County newspapers from 1890 to present
- Genealogy quarterlies and magazines
- Family histories and family charts
- Genealogy materials are for use in the library only.
RESEARCH ASSISTANCE Volunteers suspended during pandemic
- A volunteer is available to help you get started on your search Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and on Saturdays by appointment only. Please call in advance to check on availability.
- Reference staff is available for ready reference during regular hours.
- For obituary search by the library staff, refer to the library's Reference Research Policy.
- Payne County Genealogical Society meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm at Stillwater Public Library.
Payne County Resources
- Index to Obituaries in the Stillwater NewsPress 1940-2003.
- Life Events in Local Newspapers (Genealogy Room card file) (A-C)
- Payne County Genealogical Society
- Payne County Court House
- Oklahoma GenWeb-Payne County
- Payne County Cemeteries-records are incomplete
- Payne County Property Records-some back to 1889
- Oklahoma Historical Society
- Oklahoma Genealogical Society
- Oklahoma GenWeb
- Oklahoma Vital Statistics-instructions to obtain Oklahoma birth and death certificates
- Land Run Records
- Oklahoma Newspapers-from the OK Historical Society
- Family Search-resources of The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints
- Cyndi's List-an extensive list of genealogy websites
- RootsWeb-an Ancestry.com community
- The USGenWeb Project-free web research for every county and state in the US
- Olive Tree Genealogy-more website links
- Linkpendium-one of our genealogy volunteer's favorite sites.
- Chronicling America - Online early newspapers