• Located in the southeast corner of the library.
  • Microfilm reader- for printing or saving digital images to a flashdrive
  • Internet computer reserved for genealogy research
Ancestry Library Edition Searchable census, birth, death, marriage and military records. Use while in the Library       Not available outside the Library NA
Heritage Quest Searchable census records and special Revolutionary War and Freedman's Bank records. Use while in the Library Use outside the Library Use library card number to log in


  • Over 1500 books, including books compiled and published by the Payne County Genealogy Society
  • Oklahoma Census from 1890 to 1930 on microfilm and CD-ROMs (also available on the databases below)
  • Microfilm of most of Payne County newspapers from 1890 to present
  • Genealogy quarterlies and magazines
  • Family histories and family charts
  • Genealogy materials are for use in the library only.


  • A volunteer is available to help you get started on your search Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Please call in advance to confirm availability.
  • Reference staff is available for ready reference during regular hours.
  • For obituary search by the library staff, refer to the library's Reference Research Policy.
  • Payne County Genealogical Society meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm at Stillwater Public Library.


Payne County Resources

Oklahoma Resources

Comprehensive Resources

Specialized Resources