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Arkansas State Vital Records

Arkansas State Vital Records Office
Arkansas Department of Health
4815 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72205
(501) 661-2336
Records include birth and death records since February 1914, marriage records since 1917, and divorce records since 1923.

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Arkansas & New Mexico Frontiers, 1849-1852

Crisis in Arkansas Averted

Arkansas, 1901

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Arkansas, 1901

Approaches to Fort Hindman, Arkansas

U.S. Civil War Campaign Map of Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas

Databases

Arkansas Land Records

Arkansas Marriages to 1850

Arkansas Census, 1840

Northeast Arkansas Biographies and Historical Memoirs

Western Arkansas Biographies and Historical Memoirs

Eastern Arkansas Biographies and Historical Memoirs

Northwestern Arkansas History

Polk County, Arkansas Marriages, 1901-05

Polk County, Arkansas Marriages, 1906-10

Arkansas Census, 1819-70

Newton County, Arkansas Census, 1900

Arkansas Marriages, 1851-1900

Little Rock, Arkansas City Directories, 1893-98

Arkansas History and Pioneers

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Arkansas, 1850-1900 Marriage Index Arkansas, 1779-1992 Marriage Index Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Texas, 1766-1981 Marriage Index 1850 Census: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, & Mississippi Early Alabama, Arkansas, & Mississippi Settlers, 1700s-1800s

Family History Centers

What is a Family History Center?
Family History Centers are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
Centers provide access to many of the microfilms and microfiche in the Family History Library to help you identify your ancestors.

Location and Hours
There are more than 3,400 centers worldwide. To find a Family History Center near you, see the list of addresses below.
Before you visit, you should contact the center to verify when it is open.

Services
Staff members will show you around the center, answer some research questions (research expertise in each center varies), help you use center resources, and order microfilms and microfiche from the Family History Library.
Many centers offer classes on different genealogical research topics.

Resources
Most centers have a computer with FamilySearch, which helps you search for information about your ancestors. FamilySearch includes Family History Library Catalog, International Genealogical Index, Ancestral File, Social Security Death Index, Scottish Church Records and the United States Military Index
Most also have Personal Ancestral File, a computer program that allows you to organize your family history information.
Most centers also have a variety of resource files, microfilms, microfiche and published material such as genealogies, histories, gazetteers, atlases and maps at your disposal.

Family History Centers Near You

Other Resources

Information about state archives and libraries:

Write to:
Arkansas History Commission
1 Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
Telephone: (501) 682-6900
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30, open Saturday, closed Sunday, and all state holidays
Records include federal census records, county vital records, a family history and manuscript collection, phone books, militia civil war records, newspapers, some maps and photos, state land office records, indexes to compiled military service records, territorial state and county records, marriage records, estate records, deeds, county court records, and cemetery records.

Information about state genealogical societies:

Write to:
Arkansas Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 908
Hot Springs, AR 71902-0908
Telephone: (501) 262-4513 (After 5:00 PM)
Publication: Arkansas Family Historian

 

See also: Arkansas Genealogy at Live Roots, and Original Arkansas Documents

 

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