Arkansas Online Birth, Marriage, Death Records

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Arkansas birth, marriage and death records are available online through a variety of state and local libraries, archives, and societies and through genealogy websites. Not all Arkansas birth, marriage and death records have been indexed. An official record may exist, even if not found in the databases mentioned below.

Birth

How to find births

Search these Arkansas collections:

Marriage

How to find marriages

Search these Arkansas collections:

  • Arkansas Marriages, 1779-1992 at Ancestry.com. Index only. (Free[1]/$)
    • original data from county courthouse records
    • 19 of 75 counties are included; see coverage table at bottom of the linked image
    • request record copies from the county clerk in which license was issued
  • Arkansas Marriages, 1820-1949 at Ancestry.com. Index only. (Free[2]/$)
    • many records extracted from copies of original records in Salt Lake City Family History Library
    • 13 of 75 counties included; see coverage table at bottom of linked image
    • request copies from county clerk in which license was issued
  • Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957 at Ancestry.com. Index only. (Free[3]/$)
    • original data from FamilySearch "Arkansas County Marriages, 1838-1957"
    • extracted from Courts of Common Pleas and county clerks
    • "FHL film #" refers to a microfilm copy of the source held by the Family History Library in Salt Lake City
  • Arkansas Marriages to 1850 at Ancestry.com. Index only. (Free[4]/$)
    • each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state
    • data gathered from local town and county sources
    • collection based on years of research by Jordan R. Dodd and his staff at Liahona Research, Bountiful, UT
  • Arkansas Marriages, 1851-1900 at Ancestry.com. Index only. (Free[5]/$)
    • includes records from 40 of 75 counties; see coverage notes at bottom of link image
    • compiled by Jordan Dodd, of Liahona Research

Divorce

Death

How to find deaths

Search these Arkansas collections:

  • "In Remembrance" of the Arkansas History Commission at Arkansas History Commission. Index only. (Free)
    • index of Arkansas Deaths, 1819-1920
    • shows name attached to the record, in which source to find the death record, and the record's date
    • an on-going project by AHC staff and volunteers; Thousands on entries go into the database every month.
  • Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950 at FamilySearch. Index only. (Free)
    • Index provided by Ancestry.com
    • data is from the Arkansas Department of Health, Office of Vital Records
  • United States Social security Death Index at FamilySearch. Index only. (Free)
    • index to deaths recorded by the Social Security Administration 1962 on (It is updated regularly, as per subscription option)
    • includes only names reported to Social Security
    • several organization have purchased this file and posted it to their Web site


  1. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  2. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  3. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  4. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  5. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  6. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  7. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  8. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.