Ok2Explore is a free searchable index of births and deaths that occurred in the state of Oklahoma. Included is limited information on births occurring more than 20 years ago and deaths occurring more than 5 years ago.

Visitors to the site may search the index using any combination of the subject’s name, date of event (birth or death), county of event, and sex of the subject.

Ordering Certified Copies

Once you have determined that a record of interest is on file, you are welcome to apply for a certified copy of that file. Keep in mind however, that not all records are open. Applicants for closed records must still meet eligibility (Birth and Death) requirements

Our indexes are updated monthly with new records and corrections. Be aware that there will be some errors due to a doctor or funeral director making a mistake when filling out a record, the family not providing the correct information, our difficulty in reading the handwriting, typographical error, etc.

The Oklahoma Legislature has determined that records of births that occurred more than 125 years ago and records of deaths occurring more than 50 years ago should be open record. While proof of eligibility is not necessary to request these records; applications, payment and identification are required.

Please check our website first. We have provided the answers to our most frequently asked questions there.

If you are unable to find an answer to your question there, please email us:

Questions related to our office or how to order a record: AskVR@health.ok.gov

Questions/problems with OK2Explore: AskOK2Explore@health.ok.gov