Little Rock Arkansas Family History Center

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COVID Update: If you're visiting, masks are required to enter our building.

The Little Rock Arkansas Family History Center has been open since 1986. It is available to serve members of the community free of charge. The Center is open to the public and all are encouraged to visit and let us help you find your family history!

FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

Location[edit | edit source]

13901 Quail Run Drive
Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas

This is not a mailing address. Please request our mailing address in an email.
Location Map

The entrance to the Family History Center is through the glass doors on the back side (South) of the building. To enter, you must ring the bell outside the building and a staff member will come and let you in.

Ample free parking is available.

Contact Us[edit | edit source]

  • Phone: (501)455-4998
  • Email:

Phones will only be answered during open hours. For after-hours questions, please email.

Open Hours[edit | edit source]

  • Tuesday 1:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Wednesday 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Holiday Closings[edit | edit source]

The Family History Center will be closed

  • July 4th
  • the week of Thanksgiving
  • the last two weeks of December

We occasionally close unexpectedly because of inclement weather or illness: Please call for information about unexpected alterations to our normal operation hours.

Center Resources:[edit | edit source]

We have resources to help individuals do their research - computers, vast collection of microfilm and microfiche, microfilm/fiche readers, printers, and a friendly staff willing to help.

Books containing biographies, research materials, indexes, databases, family histories, Civil War records, & vital records.

Software[edit | edit source]

  • Arkansas Prior Birth Complete Index, Vol. 1-15 (CD) the complete and final index, searchable by name, county, & mother’s maiden name
  • Arkansas Death Certificate Index: 1935-1960 (CD)
  • The Arkansas Family Historian: 1962-2011 (CD) A searchable PDF of every issue of The Arkansas Family Historian between 1962 and 2011.The issues are organized so that each decade of the journals may be searched at one time
  • Arkansas Voter Lists 1867 (CD); 1st voter registration after Civil War for 25 counties
  • Pedigree Resource File (CD)

Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]

  • Five (5) patron all-in-one computers with 23" screens
  • Two (2) microfilm readers
  • One (1) digital microfilm system with printer for copying microfilm
  • One (1) microfiche reader
  • One (1) multi-use printer with scanner that directly links into FamilySearch accounts
  • WiFi High Speed Internet access
  • One (1) ethernet cable for plugging in a laptop
Premium Online Websites at FHC[edit | edit source]

The library provides free use of several family history research websites that normally require a subscription fee for access. Visit the library to see a listing of the available sites. Shown below are many popular ones.

  • Access Newspaper Archive
  • ArkivDigital Online
  • Create Your Who Do You Think You Are? Story
  • My Heritage
  • Find My Past
  • Fold3
  • Legacy Stories
  • 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive
  • Alexander Street Press - The American Civil War
  • Historic Map Works Library Edition
  • Paper Trail
  • ProQuest Obituary Listings
  • World Vital Records, and much more.

Classes Offered at the Library[edit | edit source]

Boy Scout Merit Badge[edit | edit source]

Please email to schedule a visit for your scout or troop. The entire badge can be completed in one visit.

Preferred time for boy scout merit badge class is Tuesdays 5:30-8:00 pm. After scheduling your scout please have him bring the following:

  • one family document, such as a birth, marriage or death certificate
  • Birth/death dates and places for parents, siblings, and all the aunts and uncles on either your mother or father's side. 
  • cell phone for interviewing a relative.

Scouts may bring (not required) a printout or electronic copy of their immediate family and their parent's family from any genealogy software.

Microfilm Collection[edit | edit source]

  • The library has a collection of roughly 4,200 films and fiche from Europe and the United States.
  • The library is equipped with microfilm readers and the capability to print images or convert them to storage media. There is also a microfiche reader for patron use.
  • Microfilms may no longer be ordered.

Resources in the Local Area[edit | edit source]

Arkansas Dept of Vital Records
2815 West Markham
Little Rock, AR
(501)661-2336 or (800)-637-9314

Arkansas Genealogical Society and The Baxter County Historical and Genealogical Society
#2 Riverfront Place
North Little Rock, AR

Arkansas Historic Preservation - Landmarks, Main Street Programs
1500 Tower Building, 323 Center Street
Little Rock, AR 72201

Arkansas Digital Archives
One Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
401 President Clinton Ave
Little Rock, AR 72201
Genealogy (501)327-5720

County Historical Societies - Arkansas Historical Association
Arkansas Chapter Afro American Historical Genealogical Society
PO Box 4862
Little Rock, AR 72214

Fort Mac Arthur Military Museum of Arkansas
503 East 9th Street
Little Rock, AR 72201-3997

Guide to Arkansas Genealogy Research
Old Washington State Park
Washington, AR 72201

Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Library System
200 East 8th
Pine Bluff, AR 71601
The Genealogy Department offers extensive research for states such as Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Over 4,000 microfilm including the Pine Bluff Commercial Newspaper 1866- present and Arkansas Gazette Newspaper 1819- present. Research and photocopy requests are handled on a limited basis through the mail for a slight fee.

Pulaski County Historical Society
PO Box 251903
Little Rock, AR 72225
Collecting, Preserving, and Publishing Local History Since 1951

Links and Outside Resources[edit | edit source]

  • Using the FamilySearch Research Wiki: A comprehensive video presentation explaining the Wiki, navigating it, and some especially useful pages. Case studies demonstrate using the Wiki for genealogical research. Editing and adding articles to the Wiki are covered.

Relative Finder - Check here to discover how you are related to the world.

Genealogy Tool Box - A toolbox of genealogy websites to help you with your research.

Church Members Free Access to Partner Websites[edit | edit source]

Register for Church Member Access to, findmypast, MyHeritage, American Ancestors and Geneanet.