Heitfeld.Info - The History Place!

Copyright © 2013 G.Heitfeld


• American Historical Society of Germans from Russia - Located in Lincoln, Nebraska.  An organization which seeks to preserve the history of the German immigrants from Russia.  http://www.ahsgr.org  A local chapter is located in Oklahoma City.  https://www.sites.google.com/site/okahsgr/

• Chisholm Trail Coalition - A historical re-enactment group located in Enid, Oklahoma.  Well-known for their “Historical Downtown Walking Tour” held from April through October on the third Saturday of each month, and also for their “Tombstone Tales” horse and wagon ride through the historical Enid Cemetery, held on two evenings in October.  Tours are by group reservation.  http://www.chisholmtrailcoalition.org

• Cimarron Heritage Center - Boise City, Oklahoma “Welcome to No Man’s Land!”  A wonderful collection of antique farm equipment, historic buildings, and a museum full of small-town and rural life objects. Located on the north edge of Boise City, at the “Dinosaur crossing!”  http://www.chcmuseumok.com/

FEEFHS - The Federation of East European Family History Societies.  http://feefhs.org/index.html


• Garfield County Genealogists - Research material for genealogical study, including family histories, surnames under research by members, cemetery and funeral home databases, and information specific to Garfield County, Oklahoma.  Also, historical information about selected towns in the county, especially Douglas and Garber, and about the Chisholm Trail and Cherokee Strip.  http://www.garfieldokgen.org

• Hennessey Public Library - Located in Hennessey, the library houses “The Sam and Burla Snyder Memorial History Center,” a fine historical collection.  http://www.hennessey.lib.ok.us/history.htm  Their website has an interesting history of Pat Hennessey, the Chisholm Trail freighter who was the namesake of the town.  http://www.hennessey.lib.ok.us/pat_hennessey.htm

• Hollenberg Pony Express Station - Located one mile from Hanover, Kansas, on the site of the original station, in the original wooden building.  A visitor center/museum and walking trail are nearby.  http://www.kshs.org/hollenberg

• Kansas Historical Society - In Topeka.  http://www.kshs.org/

• Major County Historical Society - Located on a farm at the east edge of Fairview, this organization began by preserving antique farm equipment, and expanded into all historical aspects of rural and small town life. They have moved several historical buildings onto their grounds, and built a fine museum to house their vast collection of artifacts.  http://www.mchsok.com

• Oklahoma Genealogical Society - In Oklahoma City.  http://www.okgensoc.org/

• Oklahoma Historical Society - In Oklahoma City.  http://digital.library.okstate.edu/

• Die Pommerschen Leute - Quarterly periodical for the descendents of the Baltic Duchy of Pomerania.


• Railroad Museum of Oklahoma - Located in Enid, in the old Santa Fe freight depot.  There are many railroading artifacts inside the museum, and an extensive collection of railcars, locomotives and other rolling stock in the rail yard next to the depot.  http://www.railroadmuseumofoklahoma.org

• Red River Historian - “Where the South meets the West”. The history of the Red River Valley, including both sides of the river. Be sure to browse through the entire site for many interesting stories and travelogues, and to see the publications available to purchase.  http://www.redriverhistorian.com

Read an interesting history of the Chisholm Trail, and a travelogue about visiting the modern-day Trail.


• Verein fuer Computergenealogie - Genealogy.net, the German genealogy portal.  http://www.genealogienetz.de/genealogy.html

• Waynoka Historical Society - This group, located in Waynoka, has restored the historical Santa Fe Railroad depot and Harvey House in that town.  A restaurant is located inside the original dining room, and the Society’s museum is located upstairs, in the former living space for the “Harvey Girls” who once worked there.  http://www.waynoka.org