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Guide to '''Sebastian County, Arkansas ancestry, genealogy and family history, and genealogy''' , birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County|organized= January 6, 1851|county seat= Fort Smith| parent county = Sebastian [[Scott County, Arkansas Genealogy|Scott]], [[Polk County, Arkansas Genealogy|Polk]], [[Crawford County, Arkansas Genealogy|Crawford]], and [[Van Buren County, Arkansas Genealogy|Van Buren]]<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>| county_map variant spellings= Ar-sebastian.png | state county1= [[Crawford County, ArkansasGenealogy|Crawford]]| state_map county2= [[Franklin County, Arkansas.png Genealogy|Franklin]]| founded year county3= 1851[[LeFlore County, Oklahoma Genealogy|LeFlore (OK)]]| founded date county4= January 6[[Logan County, Arkansas Genealogy|Logan]]| seat wl county5= Fort Smith [[Scott County, Arkansas Genealogy| building image = Scott]]| building address county6= Sebastian [[Sequoyah County Courthouse, Oklahoma Genealogy|Sequoyah (OK)]]</br> 35 S 6th; <brcenter>Fort Smith[[Sebastian County, AR 72901Arkansas Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]<br/center> Phone|county7=|county8=|county9=|county10=|county courthouse= [[Image: 501ArkansasSebastianFortSmithCourthouse.782jpg|245x245px]]|county location in state= [[Image: Ar-sebastian.5065 png|185x185px]]|adoption=}}|}<brdiv style="width:17%; float:left; margin-right:4em; padding:0px">__TOC__</div> }} == County Information ==
=== County Courthouse Description ===The county was named for United States Senator and Judge William K. Sebastian. It is located in the west central area of the state.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Sebastian County, Arkansas Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ark/sebas/</ref>
Sebastian === County Courthouse<br> 35 S 6th; <br>Fort Smith, ==={{AR 72901<br> Phone: 501.782.5065 <br> Courthouse Intro|Sebastian}}
'''Sebastian County Courthouse'''<br> 35 S 6th; <br>Fort Smith, AR 72901<br> Phone: 501.782.5065<br>[http://www.sebastiancountyar.gov/Departments/County-Clerk Sebastian County Website]<br><br>County Clerk has marriage records from 1865 and probate records from 1866; <br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, court and land records.<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 70.</ref>
=== Sebastian County, Arkansas ==={{AR Records Intro}}{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" width="100%" border="1"
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="67" | <center>'''Known Beginning years Dates for {{PAGENAME}} government records'''Major Records<ref>Alice Eichholz, ''Red BookHandybook for Genealogists: American State, County and Town SourcesUnited States of America'', 3rd 10th ed. (Salt Lake CityDraper, Utah: Ancestry Everton Pub., 20042002), 65-67Sebastian County, Arkansas. Page 70 {{WorldCat|5594786950140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|11857231049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 67.</ref>'''</center>
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| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}Sebastian County, Arkansas Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]''' | width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}Sebastian County, Arkansas Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]''' | width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}Sebastian County, Arkansas Genealogy#Death|Death*]]''' | width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}Sebastian County, Arkansas Genealogy#CourtRecords|Court]]''' | width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}Sebastian County, Arkansas Genealogy#Land_and_PropertyLand and Property Records|Land]]''' | width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}Sebastian County, Arkansas Genealogy#Probate_RecordsProbate Records|Probate]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Sebastian County, Arkansas Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="1614.62%" align="center" | 1914* | width="1614.62%" align="center" | 1865 | width="1614.62%" align="center" | 1914* | width="1614.62%" align="center" | 1851 | width="1614.62%" align="center" | 1861 | width="1614.62%" align="center" | 18651866| width="14.2%" align="center" |1830
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| colspan="67" | <center>*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's</center>
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==== Government and Related Websites =Record Loss ==={||-|*[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/AR_Sebastian.htm PublicRecords.com] (unofficial site) Provides links to County officials and public '''1881''', '''1882''' A courthouse fire destroyed most records. == History ==Some have been reconstructed.<br><br>{{Fire+}}==== Parent County ====|}
=== Boundary Changes ===
{{AR Boundary Changes Intro|Sebastian}}
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*'''1851--'''Sebastian County was created 6 January 1851&nbsp;from [[Scott County, Arkansas Genealogy|Scott]], [[Polk County, Arkansas Genealogy|Polk]], [[Crawford County, Arkansas Genealogy|Crawford]], and [[Van Buren County, Arkansas Genealogy|Van Buren]] Counties.
*'''County seat:''' Fort Smith<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> <br>
For animated maps illustrating Arkansas county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/arkansas/ "Rotating Formation Arkansas County Boundary Maps"] (1813-1925) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
'''County seat:''' Fort Smith <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> |}
==== Boundary Changes =Populated Places ===
For animated maps illustrating Arkansas county boundary changesa complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [httphttps://wwwarkansas.mapofushometownlocator.orgcom/arkansascounties/ cities,cfips,131,c,sebastian.cfm Hometown Locator].The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Rotating Formation Sebastian County, Arkansas County Boundary Maps,"] (1813-1925) may be viewed for free at in ''Wikipedia: the MapofUSFree Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org website/wiki/Sebastian_County,_Arkansas, accessed 30 September 2018. </ref>
{{populated places| cities-col1=<div>*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barling,_Arkansas Barling]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonanza,_Arkansas Bonanza]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Smith,_Arkansas Fort Smith (county seat)]</div>| cities-col2=<div>*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenwood,_Arkansas Greenwood (county seat)]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hackett,_Arkansas Hackett]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartford,_Arkansas Hartford]</div>| cities-col3=<div>*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huntington,_Arkansas Huntington]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lavaca,_Arkansas Lavaca]*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mansfield,_Arkansas Mansfield]</div>| towns-col1= Variant Spellings <div>*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_City,_Arkansas Central City]</div>| towns-col2=<div>*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midland,_Arkansas Midland]</div>| towns-col3=| villages-col1=| villages-col2=| villages-col3=| unincorp-col1=| unincorp-col2=| unincorp-col3=| census-col1=| census-col2=| census-col3=| townships-col1=<div>*Bass Little (some of [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenwood,_Arkansas Greenwood])*Big Creek ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lavaca,_Arkansas Lavaca])*Beverly*Bloomer*Center (most of [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenwood,_Arkansas Greenwood])*Cole ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hackett,_Arkansas Hackett])*Dayton*Diamond ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huntington,_Arkansas Huntington])</div>| townships-col2=<div>*Fort Chafee UT (part of [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barling,_Arkansas Barling], part of [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Smith,_Arkansas Fort Smith])*Hartford ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartford,_Arkansas Hartford])*Island*Jim Fork ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midland,_Arkansas Midland])*Lon Norris (part of [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Smith,_Arkansas Fort Smith])*Marion ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonanza,_Arkansas Bonanza], small part of [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Smith,_Arkansas Fort Smith])*Mississippi*Mont Sandels ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_City,_Arkansas Central City], most of [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barling,_Arkansas Barling])</div>| townships-col3=<div>*Prairie*Rogers*Sugarloaf (part of [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mansfield,_Arkansas Mansfield])*Upper (most of [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Smith,_Arkansas Fort Smith])*Washburn*White Oak</div>| defunct-townships-col1=| defunct-townships-col2=| defunct-townships-col3=| hist-townships-col1=| hist-townships-col2=| hist-townships-col3=| unorgan-col1=| unorgan-col2=| unorgan-col3=| ghost-col1=| ghost-col2=| ghost-col3=| uncategorized-col1=| uncategorized-col2=| uncategorized-col3=}}
==== Record Loss =History Timeline ===For a list of record loss in Arkansas counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/ar-counties.html#courthouse Arkansas Counties with Burned Courthouses]{{AR Historical Timeline Intro|Sebastian}}
== Places/Localities =='''Town/city Emphasis for this timeline is on events that affected migration, records in the FamilySearch Catalog''' *{{FHL|United States, Arkansasor record-keeping. Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were taken from the SebastianCounty page on the website, Fort Chaffee|place|disp=Fort Chaffee}} *{{FHL|United States[http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/ The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture]. <ref>Guy Lancaster, ''The Encyclopedia of ArkansasHistory & Culture, Sebastian, Fort Smith|place|disp'' (http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=807&type=Category&item=Counties&parent=Counties%2c+Cities%2c+and+Towns&grandparent=Fort Smith}} *{{FHL|United States+%3a+accessed+January+6%2c+2016)%2c : accessed January 15, Arkansas2016), Sebastian, Greenwood|place|disp=Greenwood}} “Sebastian County.”</ref>
==Resources == Populated Places ===={{AR Resources Intro|Sebastian}}
==== Neighboring Counties =Bible Records ==={{AR Bible Intro|Sebastian}}
[[Crawford County, Arkansas Genealogy|Crawford]] {{•}} [[Franklin County, Arkansas Genealogy|Franklin]] {{•}} [[LeFlore County, Oklahoma Genealogy|LeFlore County, Oklahoma]] {{•}} [[Logan County, Arkansas Genealogy|Logan]] {{•}} [[Scott County, Arkansas Genealogy|Scott]] {{•}} [[Sequoyah County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Sequoyah County, Oklahoma]]{{•}} <center>{{ARSebastian County, Arkansas Clickable Neighbors}}</center> == Genealogy Resources == ==== Research Guides Biographies ===={{AR Biographies Intro|Sebastian}}==== African Americans ====:*1865-1868 — Biographies from The History of Sebastian County, Arkansas (1889) published by Goodspeed Publishing Company are available free on the [httpshttp://familysearchwww.orgmygenealogyhound.com/searcharkansas-counties/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearchsebastian-county-arkansas-genealogy-biographies.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2F9VRS-VZQ%3A1076659802%3Fcc%3D2328125 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, Fort Smithasp My Genealogy Hound] at [http://FamilySearchwebsite.org/ FamilySearch.org] — browsable images only; register of marriages=== Business, labor contractsCommerce, lettersand Occupations ==={{AR Business Records Intro|Sebastian}}
==== Bible Records =Cemeteries ==={{AR Cemeteries Intro|Sebastian}}
==== Cemeteries ===={| widthstyle ="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1" style="margin: 1em auto 1em auto1px solid black; width:66%; "|-| bgcolor="#EAC7FE" colspan="3" | <center>'''Online Sebastian County, Arkansas''' cemeteries <br>from [[Arkansas Cemeteries|state]] and [[United States Cemeteries|national]] resources</center>
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| widthcolspan="34%2" bgcolor="#CFF3FFE0E0E0" | <center>'''Search for names of people'''<br>in Sebastian County</center>| width="34%" bgcolorstyle="#F2DDFEborder:1px solid black" | <center>'''Get a list Cemeteries of cemeteriesSebastian County, Arkansas'''<br>(then click to names of people)</center>| width="32%" bgcolor="#B8FFDB" |<center>'''Find printed records''' <br>(Often more complete)online and in print</center>
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| valignwidth="21%" bgcolor="top#E0E0E0" widthstyle="30%border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>|bgcolor="#EBFAFFF0F0F0" valign="top" style="border:1px solid black" | *[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=smith&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=4&GScnty=158&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Find A Grave] Click "Refine Last Search"  
*[http://arkansasgravestones.org/search.php?cid=53 Arkansas Gravestones] enter a name and click "Search"
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#given_names=&family_names=smith&birth_year=&death_year=&year_range=5&lim=0&num=10&action=search&exact=true&phonetic=false&record_type=0&country=United+States&state=Arkansas&county=0 Billion Graves] Enter a name and click "Search" (Statewide. Can search by county, but many with no results.)
|-| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" valign="top" |*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Sebastian|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} Select "Cemeteries"*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Sebastian+county+Arkansas=Sebastian+County%2C+Arkansas%2C+cemeteries&qt=notfound_page&search=Search WorldCat]*[[Arkansas Periodicals|Periodicals]]*[[Sebastian County, Arkansas Genealogy#Societies|Societies]]|-| width="3021%" bgcolor="#FAF1FFE0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" valign="top" |
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=158 Find A Grave] Click '''Search for a Cemetery''' on the right, click '''All Countries''' - click '''United States''', click '''State''', click '''County''' and search.
 
*[http://arkansasgravestones.org/search.php?cid=24 Arkansas Gravestones] Click '''Browse Gravestones By Cemetery'''
 
*[http://www.interment.net/us/ar/sebastian.htm Interment.net]
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/sebastian-county-arkansas-cemetery-records.htm Access Genealogy]
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/sebastian/sebastian.htm USGenWeb Archives]
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/arkansas/sebastian.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
 *[http://wwwsites.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arsebast/cemetery/Cemetery.html ARGenWeb] Some overlap with USGenWeb. *[http://wwwsites.rootsweb.com/~arcemete/sebastian/sebastian.htm RootsWeb] 
*[http://www.idreamof.com/cemetery/ar.html I Dream of Genealogy] Scroll to the county and cemetery.
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ar/ African American Cemeteries Online] Scroll to the county and cemetery.
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Arkansas Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2301 Fort Smith National Cemetery] at Ancestry.com ($)
*=== Census Records ==={{AR Census Intro|Sebastian}}{{Historical populations|type = USA|heading = Census|footnote = Source: [httphttps://africanamericancemeteriesen.comwikipedia.org/arwiki/ African American Cemeteries OnlineSebastian_County,_Arkansas#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".] Scroll to the county and cemetery.|1860 |9238|1870 |12940|1880 |19560|1890 |33200|1900 |36935|1910 |52278|1920 |56739|1930 |54426|1940 |62809|1950 |64202|1960 |66685|1970 |79237|1980 |95172|1990 |99590|2000 |115071|2010 |125744}}
'''More cemetery lists'''=== Church Records ===*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/{{AR/Church Intro|Sebastian/cem/ Linkpendium] }}*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ar/counties/sebastian/cemeteries/ Cyndi's List] *[http://www.deathindexes.com/arkansas/index.html DeathIndexes.com] Scan through the list under ''1875-1899'Arkansas Death Records Indexes….'''*- {{RecordSearch|2790263|Nebraska, Church Records, 1875-1899}} at [httphttps://wwwfamilysearch.daddezio.com/cemetery/junctionorg/CJ-AR-NDX.html D'Addeziosearch FamilySearch] Search/browse by cemetery name, not people. (Statewide)— index
| valign="top" bgcolor="#D4FFE9" |*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Sebastian|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} Select "Cemeteries"**Also [[Sebastian County, Arkansas Genealogy#Cities and Towns|check towns]] for records *[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Sebastian+county+Arkansas=Sebastian+County%2C+Arkansas%2C+cemeteries&qt=notfound_page&search=Search WorldCat]'''''Episcopal'''''<br>
*[[Arkansas Periodicals|Periodicals]]'''St. John's Episcopal Church, Fort Smith
*[[Sebastian County'''1860-1886''' - St. John's Episcopal Church, Arkansas Genealogy#SocietiesFort Smith Baptism Index 1860-1886. Batch {{IGI|Societies]]C586781}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>*'''1860-1895''' - St. John's Episcopal Church, Fort Smith Marriage Index 1860-1895. Batch {{IGI|M586781}}at FamilySearch - free.
'''''Lutheran'''''<br>
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2301 '''First Lutheran Church, Fort Smith National Cemetery] at Ancestry.com ($)
==== Census ====*'''1868-1885''' - First Lutheran Church, Fort Smith Baptism Index 1868-1885. Batch {{IGI|C586721}} at FamilySearch - free.</ref>*'''1868-1895''' - First Lutheran Church, Fort Smith Marriage Index 1868-1895. Batch {{IGI|M586721}} at FamilySearch - free.
==== Church Court Records ===={{AR Court Intro|Sebastian}}
{{AR Church Intro}} *[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2117 Criminal Case Files, 1866-1900] at Ancestry.com ($)*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3119 Criminal Case Files Index, 1866-1900] at Ancestry.com ($)
===== Episcopal ==Directories ==={{AR Directories Intro|Sebastian}}
'''St. John's Episcopal Church, Fort Smith''' === Emigration and Immigration ==={{AR Emigration Intro|Sebastian}}
*'''1860-1886''' - St. John's Episcopal Church=== Ethnic, Fort Smith Baptism Index 1860-1886. Batch {{IGI|C586781}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref namePolitical, and Religious Groups ==="vr" /> *'''1860-1895''' - St. John's Episcopal Church, Fort Smith Marriage Index 1860-1895. Batch {{IGIAR Ethnic Groups Intro|M586781Sebastian}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
===== Lutheran =African Americans ===={{AR African Americans Intro|Sebastian}}
:*1865-1868 — [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2F9VRS-VZQ%3A1076659802%3Fcc%3D2328125 Freedmen'''First Lutheran Churchs Bureau Field Office Records, Fort Smith''' ] at [http://FamilySearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — browsable images only; register of marriages, labor contracts, letters
*'''1868-1885''' - First Lutheran Church, Fort Smith Baptism Index 1868-1885. Batch {{IGI|C586721}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" /> == Funeral Homes ===*'''1868-1895''' - First Lutheran Church, Fort Smith Marriage Index 1868-1895. Batch {{IGIAR Funeral Homes Intro|M586721Sebastian}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
==== Court Genealogies ===={{AR Genealogies Intro|Sebastian}}
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2117 Criminal Case Files, 1866-1900] at Ancestry.com ($)== Guardianship ===*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3119 Criminal Case Files Index, 1866-1900] at Ancestry.com ($){{AR Guardianship Intro|Sebastian}}
====Guardianship ====*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FM7QC-VM7%3A353227301%3Fcc%3D2061549 Probate Records 1851-1922] County portion of the collection: {{RecordSearch|2061549|''Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979''|access=browse}}: ''Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979'' FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)
**Includes Administration accounts 1870-1892; Administration and guardian bonds 1891-1904; Administration and guardian dockets 1865-1885; Administration bonds 1861-1868; Bonds and letters 1872-1883; Dockets 1861-1864 and 1875-1886; Executors bonds and letters 1883-1910; Probate records 1851-1888; Wills 1902-1922.
===Land and Property Records = Genealogy ==== *Biographies from The History of {{AR Land Intro|Sebastian County, Arkansas (1889) published by Goodspeed Publishing Company are available free on the [http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/arkansas-counties/sebastian-county-arkansas-genealogy-biographies.asp My Genealogy Hound] website.}}
==== Land and Property =Local Histories === {{AR Land Histories Intro|Sebastian}}  ==== Local Histories ====
{{AR History Intro}}
*Friends of the Fort Smith Public Library (Arkansas). ''The Goodspeed histories of Sebastian County, Arkansas''. Columbia, Tennessee : Woodward & Stinson, 1977.
**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE3831732 FamilySearch Catalog] (Free)*'''''History of Benton, Washington, Carroll, Madison, Crawford, Franklin, and Sebastian Counties, Arkansas'''''. Chicago, IL, USA: Goodspeed Publishing, 1889. Online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7931 Ancestry.com] ($)
*'''''History of Benton, Washington, Carroll, Madison, Crawford, Franklin, === Maps and Gazetteers ==={{AR Maps Intro|Sebastian }}{{NE Neighboring Counties, Arkansas'''''. Chicago, IL, USA: Goodspeed Publishing, 1889. Online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbidIntro|county=7931 Ancestry.com] ($){{AR Sebastian County}}}}
==== Maps ====
*[http://www.mapofus.org/arkansas/ Maps of Arkansas (1813-1925)]
*[http://www.historygeo.com/v2/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}Sebastian County, Arkansas Genealogy] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
==== Military =Migration ==={{AR Migration Intro|Sebastian}}
===== Civil War ==Military Records ==={{AR Military Intro|Sebastian}}
==== Civil War ===={{VAcivAR Civil War Intro|Sebastian}}
{{AR Civil War Regiments|Sebastian}}:- [[11th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)|11th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)]] :- [[17th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Griffith's) (Confederate)|17th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Griffith's) (Confederate)]], Companies A, B, C and F<br> :- [[19th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Dawson's) (Confederate)|19th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Dawson's)&nbsp;(Confederate)]] :- [[34th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)|34th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry&nbsp;(Confederate)]], Companies D and G<br> :- [[35th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)|35th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry&nbsp;(Confederate)]], Companies A, B, C and D<br> :- [[51st Regiment, Arkansas Militia (Confederate)|51st Regiment, Arkansas Militia&nbsp;(Confederate)]] :- [[Witherspoon's Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate)|Witherspoon's Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate)]]
:- [[4th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Union)|4th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Union)]]
====== Civil War Battle ======'''Online Records
The following *'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932392|Arkansas Civil War battle was fought in&nbsp;Sebastian CountyService Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch. org/search FamilySearch] — index*'''1890-1963''' - {{RecordSearch|2126715|Arkansas Confederate Soldier Home,1890-1963}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images*'''1891-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|1921864|Arkansas Ex-Confederate Pension Records, 1891-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images*'''1901-1929''' - {{RecordSearch|1837922|Arkansas Confederate Pensions, 1901-1929}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*September 1, 1863 =&nbsp;[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ar009.htm Devil's Backbone], also known as&nbsp;Backbone Mountain<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ar009.htm CivilWar ''''Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 2 August 2012).'''''</refbr>
:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ARmap.htm Map] showing The following Civil War battles battle was fought in Arkansas&nbsp;Sebastian County. <br>
*September 1, 1863 ==== Naturalization ====&nbsp;[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ar009.htm Devil's Backbone], also known as&nbsp;Backbone Mountain<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ar009.htm CivilWar Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 2 August 2012).</ref>
==== Newspapers ====:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ARmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Arkansas.
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ==={{AR NewspapersNaturalization Intro|Sebastian}}
==== Occupations =Newspapers ==={{AR Newspapers Intro|Sebastian}}
==== Probate Records ===='''Online Probate Records'''*'''1783 – 1998''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8638 Arkansas Wills and Probate Records 1783-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $ *'''1817 – 1979''' {{RecordSearchAR Newspapers|2061549|Arkansas Probate Records 1817-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FM7QC-VM7%3A353227301%3Fcc%3D2061549 Probate Records 1851-1922] County portion of the collection: {{RecordSearch|2061549|''Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979''|access=browseSebastian}}: ''Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979'' FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images) **Includes Administration accounts 1870-1892; Administration and guardian bonds 1891-1904; Administration and guardian dockets 1865-1885; Administration bonds 1861-1868; Bonds and letters 1872-1883; Dockets 1861-1864 and 1875-1886; Executors bonds and letters 1883-1910; Probate records 1851-1888; Wills 1902-1922.
==== Taxation =Obituaries ==={{AR Obituaries Intro|Sebastian}}
=== Other Records ==={{AR Tax Other Records Intro|Sebastian}}
==== Vital Records =Periodicals ==={{AR Periodicals Intro|Sebastian}}
=== Probate Records ==={{AR Vital Probate Intro|Sebastian}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/ar-vital-records/ How to order Arkansas Vital Records]
'''Online Probate Records*'''1783 – 1998''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8638 Arkansas Wills and Probate Records 1783-1998] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $*'''1817 – 1979''' {{RecordSearch|2061549|Arkansas Probate Records 1817-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri==== Birth https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FM7QC-VM7%3A353227301%3Fcc%3D2061549 Probate Records 1851-1922] County portion of the collection: {{RecordSearch|2061549|''Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979''|access=====browse}}: ''Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979'' FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)**Includes Administration accounts 1870-1892; Administration and guardian bonds 1891-1904; Administration and guardian dockets 1865-1885; Administration bonds 1861-1868; Bonds and letters 1872-1883; Dockets 1861-1864 and 1875-1886; Executors bonds and letters 1883-1910; Probate records 1851-1888; Wills 1902-1922.
*'''1877-1963''' - === School Records ==={{RecordSearch|1881199AR Schools Intro|Sebastian County Births and Deaths}} at FamilySearch. Index only (Free)*'''1877-1913''' - Sebastian County Birth Index 1877-1913. Batch {{IGI|C750707}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
===== Marriage ==Tax Records ==={{AR Tax Intro|Sebastian}}
*'''1865-1922, 1952''' - Sebastian County Marriage Books B-Q Index 1865-1922, 1952 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and == Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/d/d7/Arkansasnz.pdf.</ref> ===*'''1884-1947''' - Sebastian County Marriage Index, Greenwood District Books B-M Index (1882-1949), Fort Smith District Books C-Q, S-Z, 2-52 Index (1889-1951) in {{RecordSearchAR Vital Intro|1417439|Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957Sebastian}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="hc">FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "[[Arkansas_County_Marriages_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)|Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]," in ''FamilySearch Wiki,'' accessed 18 April 2013.</ref>
===== Death =====See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/ar-vital-records/ How to order Arkansas Vital Records]
*'''1877-1963''' - {{RecordSearch|1881199|Sebastian County Births and Deaths}} at FamilySearch. Index only (Free)==== Birth ====*'''1881-1919''' - Sebastian County Death Index 1881-1919. Batch {{IGIAR Birth Intro|B750709}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" /> *'''1919-1929''' - Sebastian County Death Index 1919-1929. Batch {{IGI|B750794}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
===== Vital Record Substitutes =====*'''1877 - 1963''' - {{RecordSearch|1881199|Sebastian County Births and Deaths}} at FamilySearch. Index only (Free)*'''1877 - 1913''' - Sebastian County Birth Index 1877-1913. Batch {{IGI|C750707}} at FamilySearch - free.
== Genealogy Societies and Libraries ==*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/ar-society-archive/ List of Arkansas Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpaddingMarriage ="5" border="1" |- | width="100%" bgcolor="#FFFF66" colspan="2" | <center>'''Major catalogs for ''hard copy'' collections of {{PAGENAME}}''' <br>Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records</center> |- | width="30%" | {{FHLAR Marriage Intro|United States, Arkansas, Sebastian|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} | width="70%" | Select topics. For towns, [[{{PAGENAME}}#Places/Localities|click here]]. |- | width="30%" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Sebastian+county%2C+arkansas&qt=results_page WorldCat] | width="70%" | Click an item for libraries near you. For more information, see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]]. |- | width="30%" | [http://alpl.ent.sirsi.net/client/default/search/results?qu=sebastian+county%2C+arkansas&te=ILS Allen County Public Library] | Located in Indiana, they are heavily involved in digitizing much of their collection. |- | width="30%" | [http://www.ark-ives.com/documenting/county_records.aspx Arkansas History Commission] Select the county | Arkansas state agency involved in organizing, digitizing, and maintaining the records of state and local history. |- | width="100%" colspan="2" | <center>[[{{PAGENAME}}#Genealogy_Societies_and_Libraries|Local libraries]] and [[Arkansas Archives and Libraries]] may suggest other catalogs</center> |}
*'''1779-1966''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state==== Family History Centers ====ar%2carkansas Arkansas, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $*'''1860 - 1976''' - {{FamilySearch Centers IntroRecordSearch|2546158|Arkansas Church Marriages, 1860-1976}} *at [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images*'''1865 - 1922, 1952''' - Sebastian County Marriage Books B-Q Index 1865-1922, 1952 in [[Fort Smith Arkansas Family History Centerhttps://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index]]&nbsp; at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/d/d7/Arkansasnz.pdf.</ref>**'''1884 - 1947''' - Sebastian County Marriage Index, Greenwood District Books B-M Index (1882-1949), Fort SmithDistrict Books C-Q, S-Z, 2-52 Index (1889-1951) in {{RecordSearch|1417439|Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="hc">FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "[[Arkansas_County_Marriages_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)|ArkansasCounty Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records]], United States" in ''FamilySearch Wiki.''</ref>
==== Websites Death ===={{AR Death Intro|Sebastian}}
*'''1877 - 1963''' - {{WA Websites IntroRecordSearch|1881199|Sebastian County Births and Deaths}} at FamilySearch. Index only (Free)*'''1881 - 1919''' - Sebastian County Death Index 1881-1919. Batch {{IGI|B750709}} at FamilySearch - free.*'''1919 - 1929''' - Sebastian County Death Index 1919-1929. Batch {{IGI|B750794}} at FamilySearch - free.
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"|-| widthDivorce ="100%" bgcolor="#ADFF85" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites with online indexes or images of records''' </center>|-| width="30%" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arsebast/ ARGenWeb] for Sebastian County] {{AR Divorce Intro| width="10%" | Free | width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions|-| width="30%" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/sebastian/sebastian.htm USGenWeb] | width="10%" | Free | width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions|-| width="30%" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arsebast// RootsWeb - Sebastian Co, Arkansas] | width="10%" | Free | width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions|-| width="30%" | [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1881199 Sebastian County Births and Deaths, 1877-1963] | width="10%" | Free | width="60%" | Search indexed information; images are not available.|}}
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpaddingResearch Facilities ="5" border="1"|-| width="100%" bgcolor="#94FFFF" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites that search for links pertaining to {{PAGENAMEAR Research Facilities Intro|Sebastian}}''' </center>
|-| width="30%" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Sebastian// Linkpendium] | width="10%" | Free | width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)|-| widthArchives ="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ar/counties/sebastian// CyndisList] | width="10%" | Free | width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)|-| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/sebastian-county/ StateofUS.com] | width="10%" | Free | width="60%" | family history resources and government records{{AR Archives Intro|Sebastian}}
=== Family History Centers ===
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
*[https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Fort_Smith_Arkansas_Family_History_Center Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States]
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"|-| widthLibraries ="100%" bgcolor="#FAEBD7" colspan="3" | <center>'''Social networking sites pertaining to {{PAGENAMEAR Libraries Intro|Sebastian}}''' </center>
|-|width="30%" | [http://genforum.genealogy.com/ar/sebastian/ genealogy.com]== Museums ===|width="70%" {{AR Museums Intro| Sebastian County, AR Genealogy Forum}}|-|width="30%" | [http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.arkansas.counties.sebastian/mb.ashx ancestry.com]= Societies ==|width="70%" {{AR Societies Intro| Sebastian County Message Board|}}
== References Websites =={{AR Websites Intro|Sebastian}}
<references * [http:/> /sites.rootsweb.com/~arsebast/ ARGenWeb] for Sebastian County]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/sebastian/sebastian.htm USGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions* [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~arsebast/ RootsWeb - Sebastian Co, Arkansas]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions* [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1881199 Sebastian County Births and Deaths, 1877-1963]. Free. Search indexed information; images are not available.* [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Sebastian// Linkpendium]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)* [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ar/counties/sebastian// CyndisList]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)*{{FHL Place IDNum|194678|Arkansas|Sebastian}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
== Research Guides ==
{{AR Research Guides Intro|Sebastian}}
== References ==
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