The library has a variety of ways to help you connect with your family and community history. Our genealogy room has a microfilm reader with a collection of back issues of local newspapers, as well as local yearbooks and family histories, a collection of books on genealogical research, Native American history, and Oklahoma history, and much more. You can also access our Ancestry and Fold 3 databases from any library computer.
Need some guidance? The Bristow Genealogy Society meets the first Thursday of the month in the library’s large conference room from 6 PM – 8 PM. Members will share their discoveries and can help you get started on your own family research. It costs $10 for an individual membership or $12.50 for a family membership, but you can try a meeting for free to see if you want to join! The membership fee includes a research notebook to guide you and help you keep your information organized.
Bristow has a rich history, and you never know what you might find. Check out these pictures that were recently donated to our Genealogy Room!