Arkansas Research Tips and Strategies

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Purpose of Research Tips and Strategies Wiki Page

The Florida Research Tips and Strategies page consists of links to specific research strategies for Florida. It also contains general tips and other resources for finding your ancestors in this locality.

Arkansas Research Strategies[edit | edit source]

Below are links to different research strategy pages to help you locate your ancestors in Arkansas:

Arkansas Online Genealogy Records
How to find Arkansas Birth Records
How to find Arkansas Marriage Records
How to find Arkansas Death Records

Arkansas Research Tips[edit | edit source]

These tips will help you as you research your ancestors in Alaska.

  • Birth information: Birth records in Arkansas start on the county level in 1881 - although not all counties complied with the law. A helpful substitute record to find birth information is a death record. However, date and place of birth on a death record is considered secondary information, as it was not recorded at the time of the birth event. The birth information should be corroborated with other substitute records to improve accuracy.
  • Finding Parents: The State of Arkansas began recording deaths in 1908. They often will list the parents of the deceased and their birth information. Search Arkansas death records
  • Look in all censuses: Always look for your ancestor in every possible census. There are clues regarding immigration, naturalization, and occupation that can lead to other records. Sometimes parents can be found living with their children later in life. Search U.S. Censuses.

Arkansas Record Finder[edit | edit source]

This brief Record Finder is designed to help you determine the best record to search for the type of information you are looking for. It is most helpful for post-1850 research. For a more complete Record Finder, covering additional research needs, see Arkansas Record Finder.

1. What you are looking for: 2. Try these records first: 3. Other useful records

Birth information

Marriage information
Death information

Maiden name

Immigration date


Physical description

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