Payne County Genealogical Society
The Payne County Genealogical Society was
established in 1979 to promote genealogy in the
Payne County area. Genealogy is the recording
and preservation of family history, stories,
traditions, and memorabilia, including the
pedigree of a person or family over a number of
generations. We study our ancestry and our
family history to preserve our heritage for
future generations. Membership is open to
everyone, and includes genealogists with a wide
range of experience and expertise. Whether your
interest in family history is purely for fun or
serious research, PCGS has much to offer.
Meetings: The Payne County
Genealogical Society meets on the third Thursday
of each month, at 7:00 p.m., at the Stillwater
Public Library; 6th & Duck; Stillwater, OK.
Guests are always welcome. Program details and
schedule changes and special events are posted
our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/payneokgenealogy).
A social with refreshments begins at 6:30 p.m. and ends
at 7:00 p.m. guest are welcome to attend.
The Recorder, The Recorder, was published
three times a year, until about 2005. It
included articles on early day Payne County
residents, extractions from Payne County vital
records, notes from other newsletters and family
group charts, and articles on how to do research
in other localities.
Past issues are available in the Genealogy Room.
Books and Materials: PCGS provides books
and materials for the Genealogy Room at the
Stillwater Public Library located at 12th and
Duck, Stillwater, OK. The Stillwater Public
Library has numerous genealogy resources
including books, magazines, and microfilm - many
of them donated by the Payne County Genealogical
Society. Members are encouraged to recommend new
materials to be added to the research room. The
society has also published a number of resources
of interest to researchers of area families.
Payne County First Families: PCGS
also oversees the First Families of Payne
County Certificate Project. If you have an
ancestor who lived in Payne County on or
before November 16, 1907, you may be
eligible for a First Families of Payne
County Certificate. For more information,
First Families web
Research assistance is available
from 9:30 am to 11:30 am
each Tuesday mornings in the
Genealogy Room at the library. Members
may also be available, by appointment, to
provide research assistance in family
research, research methodology and
information lookup in Payne County records,
Oklahoma records, and National records.
Contact PCGS Research Assistant 918-284-3024
to schedule an appointment.
Membership: If you are interested
in working on your family tree at any level,
feel free to visit one of our monthly meetings.
To become a member, complete an application form
and mail it with your payment to the Payne
County Genealogical Society; Stillwater Public
Library; 1107 S. Duck; Stillwater, OK 74074 or
bring it to one of our monthly meetings. Annual
membership is $20.00 for individuals or $25.00
for a family membership. Applications can be
downloaded from this web
page or picked up in person at
the Stillwater Public Library.