Arkansas Death Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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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 Death
Collection years 1914-1950
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Arkansas Department of Health, Office of Vital Records



What is in This Collection?

This collection includes an index to death records from 1914 to 1950, from the Arkansas Department of Health, Office of Vital Records. The index is provided by Ancestry.com.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The index lists the following information:

  • Name
  • Age at Death
  • Estimated Birth Year
  • Date of Death
  • Place of Death
  • Certificate Number or page number

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the person
  • The location or date of death

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


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 vital records such as birth, baptism, and marriage records
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in census records
  • Search for death or burial information in BillionGraves Index or at Find A Grave
  • If applicable, search for immigration and naturalization records
  • Search for an obituary in local newspapers

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 searching for these names as well

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, Death Index, 1914-1950." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. From "Arkansas, Death Index, 1914-1950." Database and images. Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com : 2005. Citing Division of Vital Records, Arkansas Department of Health. Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950. Arkansas: Arkansas Genealogical Society.

Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.

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