Arkansas Divorce 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 Divorce Index
Collection years 1923-1939
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Arkansas Genealogical Society


What is in This Collection?

This collection includes a divorce index from the Arkansas Genealogical Society, which covers the years 1923 to 1939. The index is provided by Ancestry.com.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The divorce index includes:

  • Name
  • Divorce date
  • Divorce place
  • Name of spouse
  • Reference number (page, volume, docket number)

Collection Content

Sample Record

John Johnson Arkansas Divorce Index
Name John Johnson
Event Type Divorce
Event Date 09 Dec 1926
Event Place Jackson, Arkansas
Spouse's Name Florence
Volume 13
Court Docket Number 4952

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the person
  • 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

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, marriage, and death records
  • Use the information found in the record to search for the family in census records
  • If applicable, search for immigration and naturalization records

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

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, Divorce Index, 1923-1939" Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. From "Arkansas, Divorce Index, 1923-1939." Database and images. Ancestry. http://www.ancestry.com : 2005. Citing Arkansas Genealogical Society.

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