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Guide to Genealogical Sources

The Indian Territory Genealogical and Historical Society meets in the T.L Ballenger Room (153) of the Northeastern State University, John Vaughan Library and maintains the Ballenger room as a resource for Genealogical information. Volunteers are available when Northeastern State University is in session. The Genealogy room is open one day per week, Mondays from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M. The schedule is subject to change. For additional information please contact University Archives: 918-444-3220 or email:

The holdings of the Ballenger Room for genealogical or historical research include but are not limited to:

  • Microfilms
    • Select Census records of State, Federal and Indian Territory polls
    • Cherokee Census records
    • Records of Cherokee County, Oklahoma
    • Applications for Dawes Roll and Guion Miller Rolls (Five Civilized Tribes)
    • Miscellaneous Records
  • Reference Books
    • County and State histories, State and Federal census records and Topics of interest per states.
    • Rolls/Indexes of Brennan and other Native American resources.
    • How to research family roots.
    • Heraldry, Foreign Countries, Quaker Meetings, Military and Land.
    • Native American and other originations cemeteries, local funeral home indexes, and obituaries.
    • Topical Histories, Moravian histories and individual stories.
  • Family Genealogies: Donated by local families: Books, CDs and microfilms
  • Genealogical Magazines: Variety of County or State issued periodicals
  • Internet Access:,, etc.
  • Maps: local phone directories, USA Atlas, some city directories etc. Aerial Maps