The Genealogy Center of the Tulsa City-County Library System is one of the largest genealogy collections in Oklahoma. This collection focuses not only on Tulsa and Oklahoma but also contains sources covering many other areas. A large number of materials cover Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia. The collection consists of books, microfilm, microfiche, CD ROMs and maps.
Genealogy questions can be answered by phone or letter. Examples of phone inquiries would be a question about what the library owns, 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 make long distance phone calls or faxes.
A limited amount of research, including census or Indian roll look-ups, can be conducted by letter to 2901 S. Harvard, Tulsa, OK 74114, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For a copy of an obituary 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.
A generous donation from the Harmon Foundation allowed TCCL to offer genealogy service from the new location for five years with no monetary lease. The donation included renovation and decorating to create a colorful, welcoming new home for genealogy users. The new Center is conveniently located in mid-town, close to the Broken Arrow Expressway. It also features: