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Genealogical, historical, lineage, veterans, fraternal, family name, and ethnic societies often collect, transcribe, and publish records useful to family historians. Local genealogical societies often help family history researchers contact local record searchers or copy records that mention the researcher's ancestors. A current list of archives and libraries can be found in the Arkansas Archives and Libraries Wiki article. Some of these organizations have their own Internet sites. You can also find local society addresses by using directories cited in the United States Societies Wiki article.

To learn of Arkansas genealogical and historical societies that have records and services that may help you, contact:

Statewide Genealogical Societies

Arkansas Family History Association
AFHA Mailing List

Arkansas Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 26374
Little Rock, AR 72221-6374
Telephone: (870) 536-8964
E-mail: AskAgs@agsgeneaology.org

Regional Genealogical Societies

The Ark-La-Tex Genealogical Association
P.O. Box 4463
Shreveport, LA 71134-0463
Telephone: (318) 746-1851 (Jim Johnson)
E-mail: jjohnson747@suddenlink.net

Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society
Serving Benton, Washington, Carroll, and Madison Counties
Benton Public Library
405 S. Main St.
Bentonville, AR 72712
Telephone: (479) 271-6820
E-mail: genealogy@bentonvillear.com
Facebook: Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society

River Valley Genealogy Society
Serving Conway, Faulkner, Perry, Pope, Yell and Van Buren Counties
P.O. Box 830
Morrilton, AR 72110
Telephone: 501-208-4213 or 501-354-4428
E-mail: rivervalleygenealogysociety@gmail.com

Society of Southwest Archivists
President: Mary Manning
P.O. Box 301311
Austin, TX 78703-0022
E-mail: mmmanning@uh.edu

Southeast Arkansas Genealogical Society
Regional Archives
119 West Coll
Monticello, AR 71655-4819

Southwest Arkansas Genealogical Society
President: Michelle Rasberry
Columbia County Library
2057 North Jackson St.
Magnolia, AR 71753
E-mail: soweargenealogy@gmail.com

Tri-County Genealogical Society
Serving Lee, Monroe, and Phillips Counties
P.O. Box 580
Marvell, AR 72366-0580
Telephone: (870) 829-2971 (Library)
E-mail: wanda.ridge@sbcglobal.net

Lineage and Hereditary Societies

Arkansas Society of Sons of the American Revolution
President: Corey Burns
E-mail: paratech@ymail.com
Facebook: Arkansas Society Sons of the American Revolution

Arkansas State Society, Daughters of the American Revolution
NSDAR - Parent organization
1776 D Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006-5392
Telephone: (202) 628-1776
Facebook: Daughters of the American Revolution National Headquarters

Missouri Commandery
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (includes Arkansas)
Recorder: Douglas R. Niermeyer
302 W. Springfield Ave
Union, MO 63084
E-mail: momollus@sbcglobal.net

Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Arkansas
President: Corey Burns
E-mail: paratac@ymail.com
General Society of the War of 1812 - Parent organization
327 Devon Dr
Mandeville, LA 70448
Facebook: General Society of the War of 1812

Sons of Confederate Veterans Arkansas Division
SCV - Parent organization
P.O. Box 59
Columbia, TN 38402
Telephone: (800) MY-DIXIE
Facebook: Sons of Confederate Veterans

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Department of Missouri (including Arkansas)
Commander: Martin Aubuchon
E-mail: maubuchon@suvcwmo.org

United Daughters of the Confederacy, Arkansas Division
President: Kay Tatum
Email: kay.tatum@yahoo.com
United Daughters of the Confederacy - Parent organization
328 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220-4009
Telephone: (804) 355-1636
E-mail: udc@hqudc.org

Ethnic and Religious Societies

African American

Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society Arkansas Chapter
AAHGS Arkansas Chapter
P.O. Box 4294
Little Rock, AR 72214

Historical Societies

Arkansas Historical Association
416 Old Main, University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Telephone: (479)575-5884
E-mail: dludlow@uark.edu

Fort Smith Historical Society
P.O. Box 3676
Fort Smith, AR 72913
Telephone: (479) 452-2415 or (479) 646-9140
E-mail: info@FortSmithHistory.org

Mountain Meadows Association
1035 McKinley Way
St. George, UT 84790
Facebook: Friends of the Mountain Meadows Association
Genealogy Surname List

Additional Arkansas Societies (Local or Special Interest)

  • Additional Arkansas genealogical and historical societies may be listed in the following directories:
Federation of Genealogical Societies
Society Hill Click the link under Alphabetical Listings
US GenNet
Roots-L Go to Societies, Historical and Genealogical
Linkpendium Click on location and go to Societies
Cyndi's List