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Kay County, Oklahoma
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Kay County, Oklahoma Facts

When was Kay County, OK Created?
Kay County was established on September 16, 1893 from Cherokee Outlet land (originally designated as county “K”).

What is the County Seat of Kay County, OK?
The County Seat is located in Newkirk and the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Kay County, OK?
Bordering Counties are Cowley County, Kansas, Osage CountyNoble CountyGarfield CountyGrant County.

Kay County, OK Vital Records

Where can find Kay County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Kay 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 Kay 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.

Kay County, OK Census Records

What Kay County, OK census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Kay County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 19001910192019301940.

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.

Kay County, OK Courthouse and Government Records

Kay County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Kay County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Kay County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Oklahoma courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Oklahoma residents. The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Kay County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Oklahoma Courthouse Records Research Guide.

Kay County, OK Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Kay Co. OK Books, Newspapers & Publications

Kay Co. OK Cemeteries & Church Records

Kay Co. OK Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Kay Co. OK General and History Websites

Kay Co. OK Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Kay Co. OK Military Records