~Vital Records~


1889 -- a federal court was established at Muskogee

1890 -- a federal court was established at Ardmore

These were later divided into four districts with 26 substations. They are:
1. Northern District, established in 1895, covered the area of the Cherokee Nation
and the Nations of the Quapaw Agency, with Vinita as the court seat.

2. Central District, established in 1895, covered the area of the Creek and Seminole
Nations, with Muskogee as the court seat.

3. Southern District, established in 1895, covered the area of the Choctaw and
Chickasaw Nations, with South McAlester (now called McAlester) as the court

4. Western District, established in 1897, covered the area of the Chickasaw Nation,
with Ardmore as the court seat.

Prior to 1907, marriages of white citizens in Indian Territory were recorded in the
various recording districts of the U.S. federal court. Most of these records have been
transcribed and are on file at the Oklahoma Historical Society and the Family History Library.
Many marriage records can be found in the respective Indian Nation's records at the Oklahoma Historical Society.


Oklahoma Vital Records

Oklahoma Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 12986
Oklahoma City, OK. 73157

Oklahoma Historical Society
2100 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Seminole County Vital Records Office
Seminole County Clerk
Seminole County Courthouse
Wewoka, OK 74884

Seminole Historical Society
1800 W. Wrangler Blvd.
Seminole, OK 74868

Seminole Public Library
424 N. Main
Seminole, OK 74868

Konawa Genealogy Society
RT. 1 Box 3
Konawa, OK

Court of Indian Offenses-Court of Indian Appeals
Seminole CFR Court
P.O. Box 632
Seminole, OK 74818-0632

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