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Our Genealogical Helper for Alsuma ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Alsuma (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Alsuma. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Newspapers Published in Alsuma ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 242 newspapers that have been published in the area around Alsuma.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Alsuma, there are papers which were published within 34 miles [54.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Alsuma.

Cemeteries Near Alsuma ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Alsuma.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Alsuma covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Memorial Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WSW Memorial Park   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Floral Haven Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Grayson - Perryman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW St. Dunstans Episcopal Church   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Haikey Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Park Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW All Saints Parish Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Freedmen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Rolling Oaks Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Rose Hill Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Perryman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Calvary Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rentie Grove Community Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Alice Burgess Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE White Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oaklawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Rosencutter Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Duck Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cromwell Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Denbo Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Clinton Oaks Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Grayson Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE McHenry Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Harlow Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Bixby Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Kelley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Marshall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE River Hill Cemetery   [Map]     


Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

While we didn't find Alsuma in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Alsuma.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Alsuma, with the one closest to Alsuma listed first.

Keith   [Map]
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the East (E) from Alsuma
 - Keith had no post office or railroad service
Leroy   [Map]
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Alsuma
 - Leroy had no post office or railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Alsuma. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Alsuma in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Alsuma is located in Tulsa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tulsa County: Creek, Okmulgee, Osage, Pawnee, Rogers, Wagoner & Washington.

Below are the counties that are near Alsuma. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Alsuma:

Tulsa     (The home county for Alsuma)
      Tulsa   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Broken Arrow   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Jenks   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bixby   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Turley   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Oakhurst   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Leonard   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Glenpool   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sperry   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Lotsee   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Kiefer   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sapulpa   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mounds   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Kellyville   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mannford   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Slick   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lawrence Creek   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bristow   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Silver City   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pulaski - Historic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oilton   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mazie   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Chouteau   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pin Oaks Acres   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pryor Creek   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Murphy   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cedar Crest   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sportsmen Acres   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sams Corner   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ballou   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Locust Grove   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Iron Post   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Adair   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hitchita   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Haskell   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Jamesville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Taft   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Boynton   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Beland   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Muskogee   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wainwright   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Council Hill   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fort Gibson   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Watova   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Winchester   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Beggs   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Preston   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Okmulgee   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Morris   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Schulter   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sand Springs   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Skiatook   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pulare - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Prue   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Avant   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Osage   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Barnsdall   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hominy   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wynona   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Shady Grove   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mule Barn   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Westport   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Quay   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Terlton   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Jennings   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hallett   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Catoosa   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fair Oaks   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Owasso   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Valley Park   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Verdigris   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Limestone   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Inola   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Claremore   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tiawah   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Justice   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      New Tulsa   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Coweta   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Choska - Historic   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Redbird   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Porter   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wagoner   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tullahassee   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gibson   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Okay   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Vera   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ramona   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ochelata   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Alsuma, see our County-by-County Page for Alsuma.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Alsuma:

These websites are specific to Oklahoma:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the //

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Oklahoma to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Tulsa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Creek County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mayes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
McIntosh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Muskogee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nowata County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Okmulgee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Osage County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pawnee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rogers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wagoner County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Oklahoma:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Oklahoma,     of Tulsa County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Oklahoma     Cemetery Wiki for Oklahoma
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Oklahoma,     of Tulsa County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Oklahoma

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Oklahoma

About Tulsa County

About Oklahoma

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alsuma. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Tulsa County:

The official website for State of Oklahoma:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Alsuma. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alsuma) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alsuma. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0951, Longitude: -95.8636     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Alsuma have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Alsuma, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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