The Settlers and Builders of Oklahoma
An Invitation to Honor the Early Builders of Oklahoma
Settlers and Builders of Oklahoma, under the jurisdiction of the Oklahoma Genealogical Society, was founded to recognize, honor, and perpetuate the memory of the residents that helped build the new State of Oklahoma from statehood, 16 Nov 1907 through 31 Dec 1929. Note: Anyone that resided in the Twin Territories prior to statehood is also eligible for the OGS First Families of the Twin Territories Lifetime Membership.
You can nominate anyone you believe should be honored for their contribution(s) to the settling and/or building of Oklahoma. The only requirement is you document the honoree was in the state during the time period above and describe their contribution(s). Joint applications of husband and wife can be submitted as one nomination. Make sure both names are on the nomination form and documentation on each is provided.
Complete the nomination form and submit it with the qualifying documentation. The fee for the inclusion of your nominee is $35.00. Upon acceptance, you will receive a handsome certificate of recognition, a membership number and recognition of your honoree in future Oklahoma Genealogical Society publications.
Sources of documentation include the 1910, 1920 and 1930 federal census, Oklahoma birth, death, marriage, land or probate documents and cemetery records. The Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center in Oklahoma City has copies of census records, state newspapers, city directories and other indexes that may help in your documentation.
Application for Membership Instructions:
- Fill out Nomination form
- Attach the qualifying documentation
- Review nomination, sign authorization, attach check for $35 made out to Settlers and Builders of Oklahoma.
- Mail nomination, fee and authorization to: Settlers and Builders of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 12986, Oklahoma City, OK 73157
Additional certificates are available to share with friends and family. Additional certificates are $7.50 each. Checks will not be deposited until the nomination has been approved. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for a response.
# of additional certificates requested _____________
Please add $7.50 per certificate to the nomination fee.
Thank you for your nomination!