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Arkansas Genealogy Resources

Arkansas was originally part of the Louisiana Territory and became a state in 1836. Both the Civil War and the reconstruction era were significant in creating records for residents.

  • Arkansas Births and Christenings, 1880-1893 – Name index to birth, baptism and christening records from the state of Arkansas – 11,724 records – after 27 Apr 2010. FamilySearch.

  • Arkansas Civil War Information.

  • Arkansas Deaths and Burials, 1882-1929; 1945-1963 – Name index to death and burial records from the state of Arkansas. FamilySearch.
  • Arkansas Family Historian.
  • Arkansas GenWeb Project.
  • Arkansas History Commission Selected Materials. While the only Arkansas History Commission materials you can access online are selected photographs available through the Stage One Digitization Project, selected bibliographies, research tip sheets and databases can help you better prepare for your trip to our Research Room. Online forms can enable you to order materials for which you have specific bibliographic information (i.e., specific name, specific record, specific record, exact page number, etc.).

  • Arkansas. gov Family: Genealogy.

  • Arkansas County Marriages 1837-1957 - Index and images of marriages recorded in counties of Arkansas - 1,694,330 records as of 5 November, 2010.  FamilySearch.

  • Arkansas Marriages 1837-1944 - Name index to marriage records from the state of Arkansas - 1,005,608 records after 27 April, 2010. FamilySearch.

  • Gentry Courier Journal (Arkansas). Originally called Orchard City, Gentry newspaper archives gives a good look at 19th and early 20th century life in the Ozarks.
  • McLane, Bobbie Lee Jones and Capitola Glazner. 1911 Census of Confederate Veterans. Hot Springs, Arkansas: Arkansas Ancestors, 1981, 3 volumes. Extracts compiled from the 1911 census.
  • 1911 Census of Confederate Veterans. Originals are at the Arkansas History Commission, Little Rock, Arkansas, complete for 44 Arkansas counties.
  • Ouiser's Arkansas History Web Page.
  • Reconstructed 1890 Censuses for Various Arkansas Counties. An Arkansas Sesquicentennial project was to created name lists from each county for the period 1887-1892 from county tax lists, voter registrations, and other local name lists. Completed counties are available in book format.

  • Suffridge, Lynda Childers. Research in Arkansas. Arlington, Va: National Genealogical Society, 2008.