Talequah Public Library Has Genealogy Tools

Tahlequah Public Library is part of the Eastern Oklahoma Library System, a multi-county organization providing public library service through fifteen libraries in six counties, including Cherokee County. Tahlequah Public Library has access to resources through the Eastern Oklahoma Library System.

The Tahlequah Public Library hosts technology-driven classes every fourth Tuesday of the month. As an example, librarian Gerran Walker talked about different kinds of resources available to patrons in an April 2022 discussion about online genealogy.

In addition, the Tahlequah Public Library points out that their online collection is always available (and has a video on their Facebook page that explains how to use it). They have done annual book sales, surplus silent auction sales 

The Tahlequah Public Library started a “Boops ’N Gab” Book Club. There is also a Teen Zone event that starts at 4:00 PM, and a Reading Rockstars event once a week for children ages 3-5 years. Parents of Toddlers (age 2-3 years) can bring their toddler to the weekly Toddler Tales weekly story time event. Parents of babies (from birth to 24 months) can bring their baby to the Baby Bookworms weekly storytime event.

Online Genealogy Resources Include:

Ancestry Library Edition – with 7 billion genealogical records from across the globe and millions of family trees, this is the world’s largest online family history resource. This resource can only be accessed in the library.

FamilySearch – FamilySearch offers free access to digital images and indexes of genealogical records.

Fold 3 – Provides access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. To use Fold 3, you need to log in with your library card number.

Heritage Quest – Revolutionary War, Civil War, and US Congressional Serial Set, US Census reports, birth, death, and marriage records.

Newspaper Archives Include:

Fr. Gibson Times – Searchable archives of Ft. Gibson Times from 2009 to 2014.

The Grove Sun – Searchable archives of The Grove Sun from 2008 to present.

Muskogee Phoenix – Searchable archives of Muskogee Phoenix and Times-Democrat from 2004 to present.

Oklahoman Archives – Archives of articles from the Daily Oklahoman (1981 to present).

ProQuest Historic Newspapers – Historical archives of the Chicago Defender, Nashville Tennessean, and The New York Times.

Historical And Genealogical Resources:

ProQuest History Vault – Digitized letters, papers, photographs, scrapbooks, diaries and more primary sources from the University Publications of America (UPA) collection. You must log in with your library card number.

The Gateway To Oklahoma History – The Gateway is an online repository of Oklahoma history, brought to you by the Oklahoma Historical Society. Visitors can search and view historic thousands of newspapers, photographs, maps, and documents. The Oklahoma Historical Society has created a video full of tips and tricks to search for photographs, newspapers, maps, documents, books, and other resources on The Gateway.

You can download the Eastern Oklahoma Library System app from the App Store or Google Play. It lets you manage your account, search the library’s catalog and place holds, find a library nearest you, and keep in touch with your library community.

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