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How to Obtain Oklahoma Death Certificates

There was no system of statewide registration of the vital records like births, deaths and marriages in the state of Oklahoma before the legislation was made to make it official in October, 1908. The legislation made in 1908 was not been given equal importance by the town offices as they were been asked to send the copies of the records to the state office of health department. The legislation was failed for more than 2 decades until and unless the government decided to make it simple and fast. In this context, the legislation was again reinstated in 1917, but still there were flaws on the part of the state government and other factors due to which there act was not fully compliance and only 80% success was achieved in a time period of more than a decade. In the state of Oklahoma the county clerks are not eligible to provide any certificate of the vital event because it is now the responsibility of the state Vital Records Section to provide the information asked by any individual regarding the vital event (death, birth and marriage) took after the year 1908 when registration of the vital events made mandatory by the state government.

Death records or death certificates (MCCD), Are a substantial part of the legal process. This significant information is vital to state and local government official. The state death record database contains information about a person's death, location, date, time, residence. Sometimes the names of the mother and father, and Even the physician who declares vital statistics and the cause of a person's death. Death records have long been used to help with ancestry, research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the death takes place.

Oklahoma County Death Records

Adair County
Alfalfa County
Atoka County
Beaver County
Beckham County
Blaine County
Bryan County
Caddo County
Canadian County
Carter County
Cherokee County
Choctaw County
Cimarron County
Cleveland County
Coal County
Comanche County
Cotton County
Craig County
Creek County
Custer County
Delaware County
Dewey County
Ellis County
Garfield County
Garvin County
Grady County
Grant County
Greer County
Harmon County
Harper County
Haskell County
Hughes County
Jackson County
Jefferson County
Johnston County
Kay County
Kingfisher County
Kiowa County
Latimer County
Le Flore County
Lincoln County
Logan County
Love County
Major County
Marshall County
Mayes County
McClain County
McCurtain County
McIntosh County
Murray County
Muskogee County
Noble County
Nowata County
Okfuskee County
Oklahoma County
Okmulgee County
Osage County
Ottawa County
Pawnee County
Payne County
Pittsburg County
Pontotoc County
Pottawatomie County
Pushmataha County
Roger Mills County
Rogers County
Seminole County
Sequoyah County
Stephens County
Texas County
Tillman County
Tulsa County
Wagoner County
Washington County
Washita County
Woods County
Woodward County


Oklahoma Death Record Certificates and Obituaries

Oklahoma Department of Health
Division of Vital Records
1000 Northeast 10th Street
Room 117
P.O. Box 53551
Oklahoma City, OK 73152-3551