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Payne County, Oklahoma
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Payne County, Oklahoma Facts

When was Payne County, OK Created?
Payne County was established on 1890 from the Cherokee Outlet.

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

What counties are adjacent to Payne County, OK?
Bordering Counties are Noble CountyPawnee CountyCreek CountyLincoln CountyLogan County.

Payne County, OK Vital Records

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

Payne County, OK Census Records

What Payne County, OK census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Payne County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Payne 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.

Payne County, OK Courthouse and Government Records

Payne County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Payne County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Payne 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 Payne 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.

Payne County, OK Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Payne Co. OK Books, Newspapers & Publications

Payne Co. OK Cemeteries & Church Records

Payne Co. OK Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Payne Co. OK General and History Websites

Payne Co. OK Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Payne Co. OK Military Records