Archives and Genealogy

The Edna May Armold Archive

tree iconThe Edna May Armold Archive boasts a collection of over 10,000 items related to El Reno and Canadian County history.

We strongly encourage you to make an appointment with library staff before visiting the archives.

Due to staffing concerns the archives are closed during the lunch hours and after 5 PM.


The collection includes these items and more:

  • Photos
  • City Directories & Yearbooks
  • Obituary Indexes
  • Area newspapers on microfilm
  • Maps

The collection is open to the public.
Contact the library via email at or by calling 405-262-2409.

Ancestry for Libraries

The library recently purchased Ancestry for Libraries. Library customers can now access Ancestry’s family history databases for free in the library on our public computers or on your own device that you bring to the library. This service is only available in the library building. If you need help exploring this amazing website, schedule a one-on-one session with a librarian.

When you are in the library, access Ancestry for Libraries.

Learn more about Ancestry research.

Canadian County Genealogical Society

The Canadian County Genealogical Society offer research assistance in person and remotely. For more information, please visit the Canadian County Genealogical Society website or email the club directly at

Genealogy Links

Genealogy How-To

Free Online Genealogy Resources on the Web