Arkansas Obituaries

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Obituaries are a form of death announcement. They are very valuable to genealogical research, although they vary in the information included. Obituaries may be found in a funeral program, a newspaper, a local history, or in family papers.

Online Resources

  • Arkansas Obituaries at (Free)
    • gives links to obituary newspaper columns, official government records, and societies that may help in searched for obituaries
    • 32 newspapers are linked; images included; most show only recent obituaries
    • 3 newspapers have historic obituary archives obituaries: Area Wide News, Ashley County Ledger, Northwest Arkansas Times
  • ObitFinder at (Free)
    • newspaper obituaries only very recent, but entire obituary and source cited
    • also uses Social Security Death Index
  • Arkansas Obituary Collection at (Free[1]/$)
    • 62 newspaper titles included
    • shows date range of obituary for each newspaper title
    • links to search box for particular paper
    • search results link to full obituary image
  • ObitsArchive at (Index Free; copies of articles $)
    • large every name index of obituaries and death notices
  • Obituary Project at Arkansas USGenWeb (Free)
    • obituaries submitted by individuals
    • organized by county

Lists of Links

The following sites search the Internet for links to obituaries and other records:

Additional Obituary Resources

  • For Washington, some obituaries have been published and indexed in genealogical periodicals. Many of these are referenced in the Periodical Source Index.
  • click FamilySearch Catalog and select the topics "Obituaries" and "Obituaries-Indexes" For counties, add a comma and the county name in the search box, then click Search.
  • check county genealogy and historical societies

  1. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.