Frequently Asked Questions
We get a lot of questions about a lot of different things each week. We receive some of our questions through social media and others through phone calls and visits. There tends to be a core group of questions that we are most frequently asked, though. We thought it might be helpful to share answers to a few of those frequently asked questions.1. Do we have birth or death records?
3. Do we have records relating to Native Americans?
We have a copy of the Dawes Roll, which was essentially a census of Native Americans in Oklahoma in 1900. And we have some unofficial records and some books addressing general Native American history as well. But we don't have the in depth research materials on Native American history that other institutions have. In fact, we really encourage you to contact some of those other institutions specializing in Native American history. The two that immediately come to mind are The Sequoyah Research Center (which is in Little Rock) http://ualr.edu/sequoyah/ and the Oklahoma State Archives (in Oklahoma City)http://www.odl.state.ok.us/oar/ . Both of these institutions are wonderful repositories of Native American history and our colleagues at these institutions are incredibly helpful and very knowledgable. You can also try to contact individual tribes for more information.