January 18, 2022

Vital Recods: New Website Allows Search of Oklahoma Birth and Death Records

From the Oklahoma Dept. of Health:

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) has created a new website, OK2Explore (ok2explore.health.ok.gov), where users can search vital records as well as purchase copies.



This initiative allows genealogists and other historians to view OK birth records occurring more than 20 years ago and death records occurring more than five years ago.

In 2016, legislation authored by Rep. Elise Hall, Sen. David Holt and Sen. Anastasia Pittman passed permitting OSDH to make these records publicly accessible.  OGS President Mike Birdsong remarked, “This is a great example of public agencies and non-profit entities working for the greater good. It’s been our honor to work with such committed OSDH staff.”

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