Arkansas Probate Records

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Probate records of Arkansas have been kept by the Chancery courts at the county level. The records include case papers settlements. See Arkansas Court Records for more detail.

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You can obtain copies of the original records by contacting the clerk's office in the appropriate county courthouse.

A statewide index to Arkansas wills is available:

  • Stevenson, Mrs. James H. and Mrs. Edward L. Westbrooke. Index to Wills and Administrations of Arkansas from the Earliest to 1900. Jonesboro, Ark.: Vowels Printing Company, 1986. FHL Book 976.7 P22st, Fiche 6050936.

The Family History Library has microfilm copies of many Arkansas probate records.

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