Arkansas Goals:  1: Research and Records   2: Archives and Libraries   3: Vital and Census Records   4: Church and Cemetery Records   5: Emigration and Immigration   6: Military Records   7: Probate, Land and Court   8: Maps and Gazetteers   9: Newspapers   10: Websites   11: Search Records   12: Get Help  




U.S.—Arkansas

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Goal 1: Learn about Arkansas research and records.


Choices:

A. Get started with research for your Arkansas ancestors.

Summary
  1. Learn about basic Arkansas research strategies.
    FS—Basic Arkansas Research Tips and Strategies
  2. Explore resources for Arkansas research on Ancestry.
    AC—Arkansas Resources
  3. Study the Ancestry State Guide for Arkansas research.
    AC—Arkansas State Research Guide
  4. Use the Arkansas Record Selection Table to decide on records to search.
    FS—Arkansas Record Selection Table
  5. For African American research, study the Arkansas state page on FamilySearch.
    FS—African American Resources for Arkansas


Goal 2: Learn about Arkansas archives and libraries.


Choices:

A. Learn about Arkansas archives and libraries.

Summary
  1. Learn about Arkansas archives and libraries in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Arkansas Archives and Libraries
    | AC—Wiki: Arkansas Archives, Libraries, and Societies
  2. Explore the Arkansas state archives.
  3. Explore the State Archives and Libraries site for Arkansas.
  4. Explore records from the Arkansas State Archives collection.
  5. Explore the State Archives and Libraries site for Arkansas.
  6. Explore resources in the Encyclopedia of Arkansas site.
  7. Explore the Books We Own site for Arkansas genealogy publications. Volunteers may be available for lookup services.
  8. Search for free online books on arkansas research on the FamilySearch site.
  9. Explore historical photo resources on the Ancestor Hunt site.

B. Learn about Arkansas city directories.

Summary
  1. Learn about Arkansas city directories in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Arkansas Directories
  2. Explore Arkansas city directories.
  3. Find out more about city directories in this research guide from Ancestry.
    AC—Six Things to Find—3 pgs.
  4. Explore Arkansas city directories on the Ancestry site.
  5. Explore Arkansas historical directories by county.


Goal 3: Learn about Arkansas vital records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Arkansas vital records.

Summary
  1. Learn about Arkansas vital records in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Arkansas Vital Records
    | AC—Wiki: Arkansas Vital Records
  2. Explore links for vital records on the Arkansas Public Health site.
  3. Search for online Arkansas vital records and find addresses for state offices to write to for records.
  4. Explore Arkansas birth, marriage, and death records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Explore Arkansas birth certificate records on the Birth-Certificates.net site.
  6. Get help with adoption topics on the Arkansas Adoptees / Birth Parents Facebook page.
  7. Explore additional links for arkansas vital records on the Linkpendium site.
  8. Explore additional links for Arkansas birth records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Explore Arkansas marriage and death records.

Summary
  1. Learn how to find Arkansas marriage records with FamilySearch.
  2. Explore links for Arkansas marriage records.
  3. Explore additional links for Arkansas marriage records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  4. Learn about Arkansas obituaries in this article.
    FS—Wiki: Arkansas Obituaries
  5. Explore the Ancestors at Rest site for Arkansas death records.
  6. Explore additional links for Arkansas death records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  7. Explore the ObituariesHelp site for Arkansas obituaries.
  8. Find additional resources for arkansas obituaries on the Linkpendium site.

C. Explore Arkansas census and voter records.

Summary
  1. Get an overview of Arkansas censuses in this article.
    FS—Arkansas Census
  2. Learn about Arkansas census records.
    Census Records for Arkansas
  3. Explore the MyFreeCensus site for Arkansas state and county census records.
  4. Explore Arkansas state census records on the Ancestry site.
  5. Explore additional links for Arkansas census records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  6. Explore Arkansas census records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  7. Learn about Arkansas voting registers in this article.
    FS—Arkansas Voting Registers


Goal 4: Learn about Arkansas church and cemetery records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Arkansas church records.

Summary
  1. Get an overview of Arkansas church records in this article.
    FS—Arkansas Church Records
  2. Learn about Arkansas church records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Arkansas Church Records
  3. Explore additional links for Arkansas church records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Explore Arkansas cemetery records.

Summary
  1. Explore Arkansas cemetery records in this article.
    FS—Arkansas Cemetery Records
  2. Browse the Interment.net site for Arkansas cemetery records.
  3. Search for Arkansas cemetery records online.
  4. Explore arkansas cemetery records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Explore additional links for Arkansas cemetery records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  6. Explore the Tombstone Transcription Project on the U.S. GenWeb site.
  7. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  8. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.
  9. See additional cemetery resources on the arkansas Linkpendium site.


Goal 5: Learn about Arkansas emigration and immigration.


Choices:

A. Learn about Arkansas emigration and immigration.

Summary
  1. Learn about Arkansas emigration and immigration in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Arkansas Emigration and Immigration
  2. Learn about Arkansas migration routes in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Arkansas Migration
  3. Explore additional links for Arkansas immigration records on the LDSGenealogy site.


Goal 6: Learn about Arkansas military records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Arkansas military records.

Summary
  1. Get an introduction to Arkansas military records.
    Arkansas Military Records
  2. Learn about Arkansas military records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Arkansas Military Records
  3. Explore arkansas military records on the AccessGenealogy site (scroll down).
  4. Explore arkansas military records on the Linkpendium site.
  5. Explore additional links for Arkansas military records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  6. Explore Arkansas military resources on Cyndi's List.


Goal 7: Learn about Arkansas probate, land, and court records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Arkansas probate and land records.

Summary
  1. Learn about Arkansas probate records in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Arkansas Probate Records
    | AC—Wiki: Arkansas Probate Records
  2. Learn about Arkansas land and property records.
    FS—Arkansas Land and Property Records
  3. Learn about Arkansas land records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Arkansas Land Records
  4. Explore additional links for Arkansas land records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  5. Explore additional links for Arkansas probate records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Learn about Arkansas court records.

Summary
  1. Learn about Arkansas court records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Arkansas Court Records
  2. Learn about Arkansas court records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Wiki: Arkansas Court Records


Goal 8: Learn about Arkansas maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Learn about Arkansas maps and gazetteers.

Summary
  1. Learn about Arkansas maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Arkansas Maps
  2. Learn about Arkansas maps in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Wiki: Arkansas Maps
  3. Learn about Arkansas gazetteers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Arkansas Gazetteers

B. Explore Arkansas maps and gazetteers.

  1. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Arkansas maps.
  2. Explore the Perry-Castaneda site for maps of Arkansas.
  3. Explore historical Arkansas maps on the Historic Map Works site.
  4. Explore the Old Maps Online site for Arkansas maps.


Goal 9: Learn about Arkansas newspapers.


Choices:

A. Learn about Arkansas newspapers.

Summary
  1. Learn about Arkansas newspapers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Arkansas Newspapers
  2. Learn about Arkansas newspapers, periodicals, and manuscript collections.
    AC—Wiki: Arkansas Periodicals, Newspapers, and Manuscripts

B. Explore Arkansas newspapers.

Summary
  1. Search for Arkansas historical newspapers in the Library of Congress collection.
  2. Search Arkansas newspapers in the onlinenewspapers.com site.
  3. Search Arkansas newspapers in the world-newspapers.com site.
  4. Search Arkansas newspapers in the ABYZ News Link site.
  5. Explore Arkansas newspaper resources on the Ancestor Hunt site.
  6. Explore additional links for Arkansas newspapers and obituaries on the LDSGenealogy site.
  7. See additional Arkansas newspaper resources on the Linkpendium site (scroll down).


Goal 10: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices:

A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Arkansas research.

  1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  2. Explore links in Linkpendium.
  3. Explore links in Kindred Trails.
  4. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.
  5. Explore links in LDSGenealogy.com.


Goal 11: Search records from Arkansas.


Choices:

A Use the QUIKLinks (top of page) or Arkansas County links (bottom) to quickly search common record collections for Arkansas.

Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered on the site or be at a FamilySearch Center.

  1. In the QUIKLinks, click the link for FamilySearch, Ancestry, Findmypast, or MyHeritage to view the corresponding record collection.
  2. Scroll down near the bottom of this page to see available county records. Click the name of the county for FamilySearch, or A for Ancestry, or L for Linkpendium.

B Explore additional record collections.

  1. In FamilySearch, explore the Arkansas Online Genealogy Records page for a variety of record collections.
  2. In each program (FamilySearch, Ancestry, or Findmypast), explore additional record collections besides the ones listed in QUIKLinks on this page.


Goal 12: Get help with your Arkansas research.


Choices:

A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Visit the Arkansas Genealogy Network page on Facebook.
  2. Visit the Arkansas Genealogy page on Facebook.
  3. Visit the Arkansas Genealogical Society page on Facebook.
  4. Visit the U.S. South Genealogy Research page on Facebook.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for Arkansas research.

  1. Join the RootsChat forum and post questions about Arkansas research.
  2. Search the RootsWeb site for Arkansas research mailing lists.
  3. Explore the Arkansas research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.
  4. Use the RootsWeb message boards to read or post questions about Arkansas research.

C. Learn about Arkansas genealogy societies.

  1. Learn about genealogy societies in Arkansas in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Arkansas Societies
  2. Learn about genealogy societies in Arkansas in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Arkansas Societies
  3. Explore the Arkansas Genealogical Society site.
  4. Explore Arkansas genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.




Arkansas Counties

Name = FamilySearch; A = Ancestry; L = Linkpendium

Arkansas    A    L Ashley    A    L Baxter    L Benton    A    L Boone    L Bradley    A    L
Calhoun    A    L Carroll    A    L Chicot    A    L Clark    A    L Clay    L Cleburne    L
Cleveland    A    L Columbia    A    L Conway    A    L Craighead    L Crawford    A    L Crittenden    L
Cross    L Dallas    A    L Desha    A    L Drew    A    L Faulkner    A    L Franklin    A    L
Fulton    L Garland    A    L Grant    A    L Greene    A    L Hempstead    A    L Hot Spring    A    L
Howard    A    L Independence  A    L Izard    A    L Jackson    L Jefferson    A    L Johnson    L
Lafayette    A    L Lawrence    L Lee    L Lincoln    A    L Little River    A    L Logan    L
Lonoke    A    L Madison    A    L Marion    L Miller    A    L Mississippi    A    L Monroe    L
Montgomery    L Nevada    A    L Newton    A    L Ouachita    A    L Perry    A    L Phillips    L
Pike    A    L Poinsett    L Polk    A    L Pope    L Prairie    L Pulaski    A    L
Randolph    A    L Saline    A    L Scott    A    L Searcy    L Sebastian    A    L Sevier    A    L
Sharp    L St. Francis    L Stone    L Union    A    L Van Buren    L Washington    A    L
White    L Woodruff    L Yell    L


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