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Canadian County, Oklahoma
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Canadian County, Oklahoma Facts

Canadian County

When was Canadian County, OK Created?
Canadian County was established on May 1890 as an original county (Part of Cheyenne and Arapaho reservation). The county was named for the Canadian River..

What is the County Seat of Canadian County, OK?
The County Seat is located in El Reno and the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Canadian County, OK?
Bordering Counties are Kingfisher County (north), Oklahoma County (east), Cleveland County (southeast), Grady County (south), Caddo County (southwest), Blaine County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Canadian County, OK?
Cities and towns located in the County include Calumet, El Reno, Mustang, Okarche, Piedmont, Union City, Yukon

Canadian County, OK Vital Records

Where can find Canadian County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Canadian County vital records can be found at the Oklahoma Office of Vital Records has copies of birth, and death records since October 1908. County marriage and divorce records are located in the local Clerk of Courts officeThere is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Oklahoma for current fees and application process. Birth, marriage, and death records are connected with central life events.

You can search online for Canadian County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Oklahoma Birth Certificate or Death Certificate Applications to mail.

Canadian County, OK Census Records

What Canadian County, OK census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Canadian County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Canadian Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890.

Another census resource is the Oklahoma Territorial Census, 1890 and 1907. You will discover free online in addition to printable census forms that can help with your research. See Also Oklahoma Census Records Research Guide.

Canadian County, OK Courthouse and Government Records

Canadian County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Canadian County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Canadian County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Oklahoma Corthouse Records Research Guide. The Book Guide to the Historical Records of Oklahoma, indicates location of county records, including those of tax and assessments.

  • Canadian County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 301 N Choctaw Ave, El Reno, OK 73036
    • Phone: (405) 262-1070
  • Canadian County Clerk's Office is responsible for preserving all the legal instruments filed by private citizens and public officials with the County Clerk's office. The office maintains files of all real estate records, plats, judgments, liens, patents, military discharges, school records, county personnel, insurance and retirement records for employees, meeting notices, commissioners' proceedings and other documents. Although county clerks record births and deaths and provide information on request, certificates are available only from the Vital Records Section, State Department of Health
    • Birth / Death Records: 1908
    • Land Records: 1890
  • Canadian County Court Clerk's Office has the primary responsibility to record, file, and maintain permanent records of the proceedings of the District Court. We collect fines, fees, and forfeitures, and distribute the collected monies as provided by law to the appropriate agencies. There are numerous types of cases filed with the Court Clerk's Office some of which include: Civil, Small Claims, Probate, Guardianship, Adoption, Felony, Misdemeanor, Search Warrants, Licenses and more...
    • Marriage Records: 1890
    • Probate Records: 1890
    • Court Records: 1890
  • Oklahoma, Applications for Allotment, Five Civilized Tribes, 1899-1907
  • BLM Land Records

Canadian County, OK Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Canadian County, OK?
A list of Canadian County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Oklahoma Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Canadian County, OK Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Canadian County, OK?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Canadian County.

Canadian Co. OK Books, Newspapers & Publications

Canadian Co. OK Cemeteries & Church Records

Canadian Co. OK Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Canadian Co. OK General and History Websites

Canadian Co. OK Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Canadian Co. OK Military Records

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