31 December 2012

Progress at end of 2012

     The year 2012 is at an end tonight. I have not made any posts for several months and for that I apologize. No resolutions for 2013, but I do have a few goals for the pre-1920 Oklahoma Death Index:

• Add at least 50,000 more entries.
• Ideally, I'd like to hit 500,000 entries by the end of the year, but 450,000 seems more realistic.
• Blog at least once a week, if not twice a week.
• Post more information on sources of pre-1920 deaths in Oklahoma.

     Here are a few highlights from 2012:

• Ended the year with 402,442 entries.
• Finished Dawes Enrollment Cards for Choctaw, Creek and Seminole Tribes.
• Finished all cemeteries I have been able to track down on-line and at OHS Library.
• Added thousands from death notice/obit info, mainly from Ardmore, Antlers, and Beaver newspapers.
• Added 8200+ records from the OKC Death Record Volume 1. Only 3100 more records to go!
• Added thousands of records from County Probate Record Indices (available on Familysearch.org).

     Sources I will "attack" in 2013:

• The rest of the County Probate Record Indices at Familysearch.org.
• Finish the OKC Death Record Volume 1.
• Tulsa Funeral Home records.
• Rose Hill Burial Park (in OKC) sexton's records.
• Finish obits in the Beaver Herald (1915-1920).
• Continue extracting obit/death info from the Daily Ardmoreite (in 1902 currently).
• Find records  for or visit missing cemeteries.
• Probate records for counties that do not have indices with years included.

     Let me know what you think of the blog and of the death index! Happy New Year!!!