The Edna May Armold Archive
We strongly encourage you to make an appointment with library staff before visiting the archives.
The collection includes these items and more:
- City Directories & Yearbooks
- Obituary Indexes
- Area newspapers on microfilm
The collection is open to the public.
Contact the library via email at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Genealogy and Historical Research
Research requests can be made to the El Reno Library by mail, 215 E Wade, or by phone, (405) 262-2409.
- About.com Genealogy – genealogy.about.com/od/make_family_tree/u/learn.htm
- Family Search – familysearch.org/ask
- RootsWeb’s Guide to Tracing Family Trees – rwguide.rootsweb.ancestry.com
- Genealogy forms at Family Tree Magazine – familytreemagazine.com/freeforms
Free Online Genealogy Resources on the Web
- Rootsweb – rootsweb.ancestry.com
- Family Search – familysearch.org
- Cyndi’s List – cyndislist.com
- Access Genealogy – accessgenealogy.com
- Find a Grave – findagrave.com
- Death Indexes – deathindexes.com
- Oklahoma Cemeteries – okcemeteries.net
- US GenWeb Project – usgenweb.org
- Chronicling America – chroniclingamerica.loc.gov
- Tulsa City County Library Genealogy Center – tulsalibrary.org/genealogy
- Birth and death certificates – vitalrec.com
- National Archives – archives.gov/research/genealogy
- Bureau of Land Management – www.glorecords.blm.gov
- Daughters of the American Revolution – dar.org
- Soldiers and Sailors of the Civil War – www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm
- American Memory – memory.loc.gov
- Surnames – surnames.behindthename.com