Help FAQ - For Genealogists

How do I find census records?

We do not house census records in The Gateway to Oklahoma History; however, if you live in Oklahoma you may visit the Oklahoma History Center research library. Here you will find access to a number of genealogical databases. You may also contact your local public library about accessing a genealogical database. Your library can provide you with a free login that you can use from home.

Can I search using Soundex?

Though The Gateway has many ways to search, it does not incorporate Soundex searching. Please see our Guides for more information on searching.

Do you index names?

We do not index names, but you can use a phrase search or proximity search with a name to locate items with that name. Please see our Guides for more information on searching.