Arkansas Church Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Arkansas Church Marriages, 1860-1976
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Arkansas, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Marriages
Collection years 1860-1976
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What is in This Collection?

This collection includes selected church marriages for the years 1860-1976. Many of the records are from Columbia and Woodruff counties. The collection may also have some other types of records mixed in.

Reading These Records

The records are written in German and English. For help reading these records see the following:

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Arkansas Church Marriages, 1860-1976.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Church marriages may contain:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Birth year
  • Birth place
  • Parents’ names
  • Marriage date
  • Marriage place
  • Marital status
  • Race
  • Previous spouse

Collection Content

Sample Images

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the bride and groom
  • The location or date of the event

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select the County, Town
  2. Select the Church and Parish
  3. Select the Record Type and Year Range to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?

  • Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members

I Found the Person I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the age or estimated birth date to find other vital records, such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records
  • Search census records to find additional family members
  • Search for a civil marriage record
  • Search for other county records, such as probate, land, and tax

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching a nearby locality
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names
  • Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images

Record Finder

Consult the Arkansas Record Finder to search other records

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation

"Arkansas Church Marriages, 1860-1976." Database and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 2018. Citing various churches and Arkansas History Commission, Little Rock.

Record Citation:
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Image Citation:
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