The Peggy Helmerich Library will be closed temporarily for light renovation. We anticipate the closure to last several weeks. During the closure, any items you have placed on hold will be sent to Hardesty Library.
The Genealogy Center of the Tulsa City-County Library is one of the largest genealogy collections in Oklahoma. This collection focuses not only on Tulsa and Oklahoma but provides additional sources covering many areas, primarily Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia. The collection consists of books, microfilm, microfiche, CD-ROMs maps, and access to online research services.
Collection Highlights Include
Genealogy Reference and Research Services
Genealogy questions can be answered by telephone, email, or letters. Examples of email and phone inquiries are questions about what is owned by the library, an address or information on a research topic. The department is not able to "look up" names on Indian rolls or census rolls by phone. The staff is unable to return long distance telephone phone calls or faxes.
A limited amount of research, including census or Indian roll look-ups, can be conducted by email and letters to ‘Genealogy Center, 8316 E. 93rd ST, Tulsa, OK 74133,’ or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For obituaries contact the Research Center at email@example.com.
Copying charges include 10 cents per page for photocopying and copying microfilm and microfiche.
Newspapers and city directories dating back to the early days of Tulsa are located at the Central library and can also be requested through the research center.
From mid-2003 through August 2013, a generous donation from the Harmon Foundation allowed TCCL to offer genealogy service at their facility located at 29th and Harvard Avenue. At this facility, the Genealogy Center featured a meeting room, several public computers, research and lounge areas as well as space for print and microform collections.