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Patrick Lynch Public Library
The Southeastern Public Library System of Oklahoma strives to be the place where
 people explore yesterday's heritage, today's information and tomorrow's dreams



        Patrick Lynch Public Library
        206 S. McKenna Ave.
        Poteau, OK  74953
        918.647.8910 FAX
        Monday - Friday      9:00 - 7:00
        Saturday                   9:00 - 5:00
        Sunday                     Closed

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The Genealogy Department of Patrick Lynch Public Library is sponsored by the Poteau Valley Genealogy Society, which provides volunteers to assist customers with their research.

The genealogical research materials consist of books, microfilm and microfiche from all states as well as Indian, military and immigration records. The on-line services, and, are made available by the Southeastern Public Library System of Oklahoma to genealogist doing research from within Patrick Lynch Public Library. Family history and family charts are also available.

Microfilm copies of much of the early LeFlore county courthouse records are in the genealogy room. These include marriage records, probate records, civil and district court journals and others.

Early LeFlore county newspapers are on microfilm. The many books compiled and published by the Poteau Valley Genealogy Society on LeFlore county marriages, cemeteries, census history, etc. are also available. Genealogy materials are non-circulating and for use in the library only.

         Hours: The Genealogy Department is open during Patrick Lynch Public Library's regular hours.
Monday - Saturday   9:00 - 5:00
Please visit the Poteau Valley Genealogy Society website:


The Poteau Valley Genealogy Society will do research in the genealogy library for $15.00 per hour, with a minimum of $15.00 plus copies @ .10 each for non-members, $10.00 per hour for members. All proceeds are used to obtain additional research materials for the genealogy library.

Each request should state exactly what information is desired. Family charts and any information you have should be included. the more information we receive, the easier it is to locate the information requested.

To save time and postage, please send the minimum fee of $15.00 (check should be made payable to Poteau Valley Genealogy Society) and advise of the maximum amount you are willing to pay. P.V.G.S. will bill you for the remainder, up to your limit, if the research takes more than one hour.

The Poteau Valley Genealogical Society receives many requests for research. These requests are handled by volunteers as soon as possible, but be prepared for a possible delay.

      Request for research should be sent, along with a self addressed, stamped, legal size envelope to:
                                                   Poteau Valley Genealogy Society
                                                                 P.O. Box 1031
                                                             Poteau, OK  74953

Genealogy volunteers may be reached during library hours by calling
                                 (918)647-4444 or emailing

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