One of the main goals for genealogists is finding birth, baptism, and/or christening information about their ancestors.
Over the past few decades, thanks to volunteers, librarians, and archivists, a great number of indexes to birth and baptism collections have been provided for free online. These searchable indexes provide specific birth, baptism, or christening information, and sometimes scanned images of the actual birth documents themselves. These free online collections have millions of records in them in total.
There are a great number of online and offline collections that may include birth information that is not included in the lists below. These different types can be found in 27 Ways to Find Ancestor Birth Information
If you are interested in baptism indexes that may include the birth date as well as baptism information, make sure and check out Church Records.
The lists below are specific birth, baptism, and christening indexes and record collections that are available for free online for the state.
Note 1: Many of the links listed below take you to a FamilySearch Collection of digital images. In many cases there is a link to the digital collection in the middle of the page, but also near the bottom of the page under Film/Digital Notes is the name of each sub-collection. If there is a camera icon at the right of the name (in the Format column) then the collections’ images are browsable. If there is a camera with a key icon, it is only available at a Family History Center or affiliated library. If there is a film reel icon, then it is only available in microfilm format, not digital. Please also note that I have listed below only databases that are accessible digitally from your computer (or tablet/phone)
Note 2: I have included links to Free Ancestry records and indexes. You do not need a subscription, but do need an Ancestry account. Without a subscription, you can view indexes. If there is an image associated with a record, in most cases you will need a subscription, but the index does include very usable information.
(Updated December 2021; recently added links are in BOLD):
- Caddo County, Birth Index
- Craig County Births and Deaths 1908-1912
- Craig County, Birth Index
- Department of Health Birth Index
- Ellis County Vital Statistics, 1957-1990
- Grant County, Birth Index
- Greer County Births and Deaths, 1912-1918
- Haskell County, Birth Index
- Kaw Reservation Register of Vital Statistics 1931-1951
- Kay County Birth, Marriage, and Death Indexes
- Kiowa Indian Agency Records, 1919
- Kiowa, Comanche, Apache & Ft. Sill Apache Indian Vital Records at Kiowa Agency, Oklahoma Territory, 1924-1937
- Lincoln County Oklahoma, Lincoln County Miscellaneous Records, 1891-1925; Indexes, 1892-1921
- Love County, Birth Index
- Miami, Oklahoma, Miami Daily Record-Herald and District Daily News 1916-1922 Vital Records Index
- Miscellaneous BMD Records by County
- Norman Transcript Newspaper Clipping Collection of Births, Deaths, Reunions and Marriages 1940-1941
- Okfuskee County Birth and Death Records, 1909-1922
- Oklahoma County Index of Foreign Birth Certificates 1895-2002
- Oklahoma Explore Birth Index
- Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936 (Includes Birth Dates)
- Ottawa County Fragments of extinct County newspapers, 1904-1949 : Newspapers Vital Statistics Index
- Ottawa County Miami News Record Vital Statistics Index
- Ottawa County, Indian Territory Early Newspapers Index: Fairland, Picher, Quapaw and Wyandotte 1895-1934
- Ottawa County, Miami Oklahoma News-Record Newspapers Vital Statistics Index
- Pawnee, Kaw, Ponca, Otoe, and Tonkawa Indian Tribes Register of Births and Deaths 1915-1929
- Picher, Tri-State Tribune Newspaper Vital Records Index 1939-1944
- Roger Mills County Miscellaneous Records 1892-1922
- Stephens County Birth Records
- Stroud Birth Index 1899-1930
- Tillman County Birth and Death Records,1917
- Tonkawa Tribe Records, 1895-1952
- United States Births and Christenings, 1867-1931
- Wichita, Caddo, Delaware Indians Vital Records at Kiowa Agency, Oklahoma Territory, 1926-1935
- Woods County Births, Deaths and Marriages from the Ames Enterprise, 1901-1905
Good Luck and Happy Hunting!
For other Free Oklahoma Links, click on the category of interest:
Probate and Wills