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Pioneer Woman Statue

Ponca City, OK – Bryant Baker, Sculptor – Dedicated April 22, 1930.

Marland Mansion

Ponca City, OK - Constructed 1928.

Ponca City Library

Ponca City, OK – Constructed 1935.

Standing Bear Museum & Education Center

Ponca City, OK - Dedicated September 29, 2007.

Kay County Courthouse

Newkirk, OK – Constructed 1926.

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"Why waste your money looking into your family tree? Just go into politics and your opponents will do it for you." - Mark Twain
  • Free access to Ancestry.com at the Ponca City Library computer room!
  • Have you performed a backup of your genealogy data?
  • Check out the training opportunities at the bottom of this page!
  • Need some help in your reseach?--check out the PGS Mentoring Program.
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Welcome To The PGS Website

It is our intention to provide a place where a variety of genealogy-related information and tools can be shared with family researchers.

Our society organized in 1971 and draws its name from the Pioneer Woman Statue erected in Ponca City in 1930. This statue celebrates the noble spirit of determination displayed by the women who settled this region. We seek to honor the determination of all of the pioneers and their descendants, along with the Native American cultures that were early inhabitants, who continue to be a major element today.  Our focus is on Kay County but we also include limited information related to the surrounding counties of Osage, Pawnee, Noble and Grant;and also Sumner and Cowley counties in Kansas.

Our monthly meetings are open to the public and held at the Ponca City Library. We also answer queries (see restrictions), publish a quarterly newsletter, compile local genealogical records, and provide a mentoring program for genealogy assistance in cooperation with the library.

Our object is to make this website easy to navigate.  The following are some brief comments that may help in learning about the website content.

  • Current PGS events can be accessed using the "Calendar of Events" link icon.
  • Links to local libraries and museums are included in the "Area Repositories" section (including a link to the state office for obtaining birth and death certificates).
  • Access instructions to the electronic data bases (Heritage Quest) from a personal computer are located on the Ponca City Library page.
  • The "On-Line Records" section contains a variety of information collected from different sources - see the sub-menu for different categories of interest.
  • Kay Co. marriage applications for the period of 1893-1999 are located in the "Online Records/Marriage Records" section.
  • Interments in all Kay Co. cemeteries before 2003 (and some to 2010) are located in the 'Online Records/Death-Obit Records section.  A link to the Master Index of these individuals is located on the Kay County Cemetery page.
  • Maps of county townships with individual section numbers designated are included in the "Property Records and Maps" section.
  • The 1941-1942 Kay Co. Atlas with a listing of propety owners is located in the "Property Records and Maps" section.
  • Links to popular websites that are used frequently to assist in various elements of research are located in the "Related Websites" section.
  • Information about up-coming events (not sponsored by PGS) that may be of interest to the visitor are located at the bottom of the page.

We would invite the users of this website to help us make improvements and any needed corrections by sending a message to our webmaster.  Thank you for your assistance!

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Workshops - Training Opportunities - Meetings of Interest

(Use "Related Websites" on the main menu for links to these sites)

 *Feb 20* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Using Swedish Taxation Records to Solve Tough Genealogical Problems - Jill Morelli

*Feb 21* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Tribal Quest: A Special Project to Document the Family Histories of Tribal People - Golan Levi

*Feb 21* - Internet -(Live) SCGS Webinar:  Navigating the Seven C's of Genealogy - Thomas MacEntee

*Feb 23* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Legacy 9 Unlocked (part 2): Adding an Online Document - Geoff Rasmussen

*Feb 28* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Find Your Roots in German Farm Histories - Gail Blankenau

*Mar 7* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Overcoming Brick Walls Caused by Record Loss - Mary Hill

*Mar 9* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Secrets in the Attic: Break Down Brick Walls With Home Sources - Denise May Levenick

*Mar 10* - Internet -(Live) SCGS Webinar:  The Scots-Irish Migration into North America - Peggy Clements Lauritzen

*Mar 13* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  True Stories of Families Reunited Thanks to Genetic Genealogy - MyHeritage Webinars

*Mar 13* - Internet - (Live) ISGS Webinar:   Finding Clues for Your Immigrant Ancestors in Ethnic Newspapers and Publications - Lisa Alzo

*Mar 14* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  The Case of the Broken Link: Decoding the URL - Cindi Ingle

*Mar 15* - Internet - (Live) NEHGS Webinar:  Creating a Research Plan: Tips from NEHGS Research Services - Lindsay Fulton

*Mar 20* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  From Baltimore to Burlington: Hazen P. Day's Neighbors Bring Him Home - Catherine B Wiest Desmarais

*Mar 21* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Hands-On with MyHeritage DNA - Geoff Rasmussen

*Mar 21* - Internet -(Live) SCGS Webinar:  When it Takes a Village: Applying Cluster Research Techniques - Emily Garber

*Mar 23* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Introduction to DNA Testing in Genealogy and Family History - Mike Mansfield

*Mar 27* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  How DNA Testing Can Reveal Your Ethnic Roots - MyHeritage Webinars

*Mar 28* - Internet - (Live)  Legacy Webinar:  Formulating a DNA Testing Plan - Blaine Bettinger