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Guide to '''Desha 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= December 12, 1838|county seat= Arkansas City| parent county = Desha [[Arkansas County, Arkansas Genealogy|Arkansas]] and [[Chicot County , Arkansas Genealogy| county_map Chicot]]<ref name= Ar-desha"Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).png</ref>|variant spellings=| state county1= [[ArkansasCounty, Arkansas Genealogy|Arkansas]]|county2= [[Bolivar County, Mississippi Genealogy|Bolivar (MS)]]| state_map county3= [[Chicot County, Arkansas.png Genealogy|Chicot]]|county4= [[Drew County, Arkansas Genealogy|Drew]]| founded year county5= 1838[[Lincoln County, Arkansas Genealogy|Lincoln]]|county6= [[Phillips County, Arkansas Genealogy|Phillips]]| founded date county7= December 12[[Washington County, Mississippi Genealogy|Washington (MS)]]</br><center>[[Desha County, Arkansas Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>|county8=| seat wl county9= Arkansas City|county10=| building image county courthouse= [[Image:Desha County Arkansas Courthouse.jpg |245x245px]]|county location in state= [[Image: Ar-desha.png|185x185px]]|adoption=}}|}<div style="width:17%; float:left; margin-right:4em; padding:0px">__TOC__</div>== County Information ==
| building address = [http://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=Arkansas&county=Desha Desha County Courthouse]<br>Robert Moore Avenue<br>PO Box 188<br> Arkansas City, AR 71630<br> Phone: 870.877.2323 <br> Description ===
}} The county was named for Captain Benjamin Desha, a landowner who fought in the War of 1812.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Desha County, Arkansas Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ark/desha/</ref> It is located in the southeast of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Desha County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desha_County,_Arkansas</ref>
=== County Courthouse ==={{AR Courthouse Intro|Desha}}
'''Desha County Courthouse'''<br>Robert Moore Avenue<br>PO Box 188<br> Arkansas City, AR 71630<br> Phone: 870.877.2323<br>[http://deshacounty.arkansas.gov/ Desha County Website]<br><br>County Clerk has marriage records from 1865 and probate records; <br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, court and land records.<ref name="HBHandybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 67.</ref>
=== Desha County, Arkansas ==={{AR Records Intro}}{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" 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-Desha County, Arkansas. Page 67. {{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), 65.</ref>'''</center>
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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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===Record Loss = Government and Related Websites ==== {| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" colspan="3" | <center>*'''County Government and other Local Websites1860s'''</center>|-| width="30%" | [http://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=Arkansas&county=Desha County-clerk.net] (unofficial site) | width="60%" | Clerks have jurisdiction over birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, land use, land rights, real estate, and other court A courthouse fire destroyed some records. Site provides links to unofficial websites with online records|-| width="30%" | [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/AR_Desha.htm PublicRecords.com] (unofficial site) | width="60%" | Provides links to County officials and public records{{Fire+}}
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  === History Boundary Changes === Desha County is Arkansas's 40th county, formed on December 12, 1838, and named for Captain Benjamin {{AR Boundary Changes Intro|Desha who fought in the War of 1812. }}{|==== Parent County ====|-|
*'''1838--'''Desha County was created 12 December 1838&nbsp;from [[Arkansas County, Arkansas Genealogy|Arkansas]] and [[Chicot County, Arkansas Genealogy|Chicot]] Counties.
*'''County seat:''' Arkansas City<ref name="Handybook">''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.
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'''County seat:''' Arkansas City <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  ==== Boundary Changes ==== 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.  <br>  ==== Variant Spellings ==== ==== Record Loss =Populated Places ===
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://arkansas.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,041,c,desha.cfm Hometown Locator].The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Desha County, Arkansas," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'1860s''' A courthouse fire destroyed some records, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desha_County%2C_Arkansas, accessed 10 September 2018.</ref>
{{populated places<!--cities column------------------->| cities-col1=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dumas,_Arkansas Dumas]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McGehee,_Arkansas McGehee]</div>| cities-col2=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitchellville,_Arkansas Mitchellville]</div>| cities-col3=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watson,_Arkansas Watson]</div><!--towns column------------------->| towns-col1=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arkansas_City,_Arkansas Arkansas City (county seat)]</div>| towns-col2=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reed,_Arkansas Reed]| towns-col3=* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tillar,_Arkansas Tillar]</div><!--villages column------------------->| villages-col1=| villages-col2=| villages-col3=<!--unincorp column------------------->| unincorp-col1=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Back_Gate,_Arkansas Back Gate]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halley,_Arkansas Halley]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelso,_Arkansas Kelso]</div>| unincorp-col2=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleon,_Arkansas Napoleon]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pea_Ridge,_Desha_County,_Arkansas Pea Ridge]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickens,_Desha_County,_Arkansas Pickens]</div>| unincorp-col3=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rohwer,_Arkansas Rohwer]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snow_Lake,_Arkansas Snow Lake]</div><!--census column------------------->| census-col1=| census-col2=| census-col3=<!--townships column------------------->| townships-col1=<div>* Bowie * Clayton* Franklin* Halley</div>| townships-col2=<div>* Jefferson* Mississippi* Randolph * Red Fork</div>| townships-col3= Places<div>* Richland* Silver Lake* Walnut Lake</Localities div><!--ghost towns column------------------->| ghost-col1=| ghost-col2=| ghost-col3=}}
'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''  *{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Desha, Arkansas City|place|disp=Arkansas City}} ==== Populated Places ==== Arkansas City<br>Dumas<br>McGehee<br>Mitchellville<br>Reed<br>Tillar<br>Watson<br><br>  ==== Neighboring Counties =History Timeline === [[Arkansas County, Arkansas Genealogy|Arkansas]] {{•}} [[Bolivar County, Mississippi GenealogyAR Historical Timeline Intro|Bolivar County, Mississippi]] {{•}} [[Chicot County, Arkansas Genealogy|Chicot]] {{•}} [[Drew County, Arkansas Genealogy|Drew]] {{•}} [[Lincoln County, Arkansas Genealogy|Lincoln]] {{•}} [[Phillips County, Arkansas Genealogy|Phillips]] {{•}} [[Washington County, Mississippi Genealogy|Washington County, Mississippi]]<center>{{ARDesha County, Arkansas Clickable NeighborsDesha}}</center>  ==== History Timeline ====
Emphasis for this timeline is on events that affected migration, records, or record-keeping. Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were taken from the Desha County page on the website, [http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/ The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture]. <ref>Charlotte Tillar Schexnayder, ''The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture,'' (http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=765&type=Category&item=Counties&parent=Counties%2c+Cities%2c+and+Towns&grandparent= : accessed January 13, 2016), “Desha County.”</ref>
*1838 December 12 - Created by legislative act , Desha County was detached from Arkansas and Chicot counties. *1860-1865 - During the war, county records were moved by wagon to Richland Township and later to Clarksville, Texas. Some records were never recovered. *1927 - Desha County’s greatest tragedy came in the spring of 1927, when a flood inundated 478,000 acres after levee breaks occurred on the Arkansas and Mississippi rivers. Many of the county’s 26,684 citizens were forced to flee to hill counties or to live on second floors, in tent cities, and in boxcars on the levee. *1930-1931 - The Drought of 1930–31 and the Great Depression, with unemployment over thirty percent, added to economic woes.
*1940-2010 - The population of Desha County peaked in 1940 at just over 27,000. By 2010, it had dropped to 13,000.
=== Genealogy Resources ==='''Additional Information'''<br>Desha County is Arkansas's 40th county, formed on December 12, 1838, and named for Captain Benjamin Desha who fought in the War of 1812.
==Resources == Research Guides ===={{AR Resources Intro|Desha}}
==== African Americans =Bible Records ==={{AR Bible Intro|Desha}}
*'''1867-1872''' - Desha County Marriage Index 1867-1872 in === Biographies ==={{RecordSearchAR Biographies Intro|1417439|Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957Desha}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="hc" />
:*1866-1868 — ''[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2F9VR9-BZW%3A1076659102%3Fcc%3D2328125 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records== Business, Napoleon] at [http://FamilySearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — browsable images only;'' lettersCommerce, contractsand Occupations ==={{AR Business Records Intro|Desha}}
==== Bible Records Cemeteries ===={{AR Cemeteries Intro| Desha}}
==== Cemeteries ==== {| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpaddingstyle ="5" border="1" style="margin: 1em auto 1em auto1px solid black; width:60%;"|-| bgcolor="#EAC7FE" colspan="3" | <center>'''Online Desha 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 Desha County</center> | widthstyle="34%" bgcolor="#F2DDFEborder:1px solid black" | <center>'''Get a list Cemeteries of cemeteriesDesha, 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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| valign="top" width="3020%" bgcolor="#EBFAFFE0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page|bgcolor=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=smith&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst"#F0F0F0" valign=4&GScnty=113&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Find A Grave] Click "Refine Last Searchtop" on the left, enter a name, click style="Searchborder:1px solid black"|
*[httphttps://arkansasgravestonesfindagrave.orgcom/searchcgi-bin/fg.phpcgi?cidpage=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=9 Arkansas Gravestonesall&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=4&GScnty=113&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=nn Findagrave.com] enter a name and click "Search"
*[http://billiongraveswww.comargenweb.net/pagesdesha/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 Gravescemeteries.htm ARGenWeb] Enter a name and click "Search" (Statewide. Can search by county, but many with no results.)
| valign="top" width="30%" bgcolor="#FAF1FF" | *[http://www.findagraveusgwarchives.comnet/cgi-binar/fgdesha/desha.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=113 Find A Gravehtm ARGenWeb Archives] Click '''Search for a Cemetery''' on the right, click '''All Countries''' - click '''United States''', click '''State''', click '''County''' and search.
*[http://arkansasgravestoneswww.usgwtombstones.org/searcharkansas/desha.php?cid=9 Arkansas Gravestoneshtml Tombstone Project] Click '''Browse Gravestones By Cemetery'''
*[http://wwwarkansasgravestones.interment.net/us/arorg/desha.htm Intermentcemeteries.netphp?selected_cid=9 Arkansas Gravestones]
*[http://www.accessgenealogyinterment.comnet/cemeteryus/ar/desha-county-arkansas-cemetery-records.htm Access GenealogyCemetery Records by Interment]
*[httphttps://wwwbilliongraves.usgwarchives.netcom/arsearch/desha#/desha.htm USGenWeb ArchivesBillion Graves]|-| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black"|
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/arkansas/desha.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]{{FHL|482590|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
*[httphttps://www.rootswebworldcat.ancestry.comorg/~ardesha/ ARGenWebsearch?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=desha%2C+Arkansas+cemeteries+ WorldCat] Scroll down |-| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</ site under is construction.center>|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" |
*[httphttps://www.rootswebfindagrave.com/~arcemetecgi-bin/deshafg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=113 Findagrave.com]*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?cemetery_country=United%20States&cemetery_state=Arkansas&cemetery_county=desha.htm RootsWeb&year_range=5&size=15 Billion Graves]
*[http://www.idreamofepodunk.com/cemeterycgi-bin/arlocalList.html I Dream of Genealogyphp?local=11474&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=39&stateAbbv=&stateName= Arkansas Cemeteries by epodunk] Scroll to the county and cemetery.
*[httphttps://africanamericancemeterieswww.accessgenealogy.com/arcemetery/ African American Cemeteries Online] Scroll to the county and arkansas-cemetery-records.htm Cemetery Records by Accessgenealogy]
|-| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"|<center>See '''More cemetery lists[https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Arkansas_Cemeteries Arkansas Cemeteries]''' for more information</center>|}
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Desha/cem/ Linkpendium] *[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ar/counties/desha/cemeteries/ Cyndi's List] *[http://www.deathindexes.com/arkansas/index.html DeathIndexes.com] Scan through the list under '''Arkansas Death === Census Records Indexes….''' *[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-AR-NDX.html D'Addezio] Search/browse by cemetery name, not people. (Statewide)===
{{Historical populations|type = USA| valignheading ="top" bgcolorCensus|footnote =Source: [https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Desha_County,_Arkansas_Genealogy "#D4FFE9Wikipedia.org" .] |1840 | 1598*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Desha1850 |2911|1860 |6459|1870 |6125|1880 |8973|1890 |10324|1900 |11511|1910 |15274|1920 |20297|1930 |21814|1940 |27160|1950 |25155|1960 |20770|1970 |18761|1980 |19760|1990 |16798|2000 |15341|place2010 |disp=FamilySearch Catalog13008}} Select "Cemeteries" **Also [[Desha County, Arkansas Genealogy#Cities_and_Towns|check towns]] for records
*[http://wwwfiles.worldcatusgwarchives.orgnet/search?q=Desha+county+Arkansas=Desha+County%2C+Arkansas%2C+cemeteriesar/desha/census/1840/1840indx.txt 1840&nbsp; Federal Census Index]&qt=notfound_pagenbsp; -&search=Search WorldCat]nbsp; USGenWeb Project Archives
*[[Arkansas Periodicals|Periodicals]http://files.usgwarchives.net/ar/desha/census/1840/1840indx.txt 1850 Federal Census Index]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Project Archives
=== Church Records ==={{AR Church Intro|Desha}}*'''1875-1899''' - {{RecordSearch|2790263|Nebraska, Church Records, 1875-1899}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index*[Desha County, Arkansas Genealogy#Societies|Societieshttp://www.churchangel.com/WEBAR/dumas.htm Dumas Churches]&nbsp; -&nbsp; churchangel.com*[http://www.churchangel.com/WEBAR/mcgehee.htm McGehee Churches&nbsp;]-&nbsp; churchangel.com
=== Court Records ==={{AR Court Intro|Desha}}
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ardesha/cemeteries.htm === Directories ==={{AR Directories Intro|Desha County Cemetery Transcriptions] (partial list)&nbsp; -&nbsp; Desha County ARGenWeb }}
==== Census Emigration and Immigration ===={{AR Emigration Intro|Desha}}
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ar/desha/census/1840/1840indx.txt 1840&nbsp; Federal Census Index]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Project Archives === Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ==={{AR Ethnic Groups Intro|Desha}}
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ar/desha/census/1840/1840indx.txt 1850 Federal Census Index]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Project Archives ==== African Americans ===={{AR African Americans Intro|Desha}}
*'''1867-1872''' - Desha County Marriage Index 1867-1872 in {{RecordSearch|1417439|Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name==== Church Records ===="hc" />
{{AR Church Intro}}  :*1866-1868 — ''[httphttps://wwwfamilysearch.churchangelorg/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.comorg%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2F9VR9-BZW%3A1076659102%3Fcc%3D2328125 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, Napoleon] at [http://WEBARFamilySearch.org/dumasFamilySearch.htm Dumas Churchesorg]&nbsp; -&nbsp— browsable images only; churchangel.com '' letters, contracts
[http://www.churchangel.com/WEBAR/mcgehee.htm McGehee Churches&nbsp;] -&nbsp; churchangel.com === Funeral Homes ==={{AR Funeral Homes Intro|Desha}}
==== Court Genealogies ===={{AR Genealogies Intro|Desha}}
==== Genealogy =Guardianship ==={{AR Guardianship Intro|Desha}}
==== Land and Property =Records ==={{AR Land Intro|Desha}}
{{AR [http://files.usgwarchives.net/ar/desha/land/desha.txt Desha County Federal Land Intro}} Records]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ar/desha/land/desha.txt === Local Histories ==={{AR Histories Intro|Desha County Federal Land Records]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project }}
==== Local Histories ===={{AR History Intro}}
{{AR [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ardesha/river.htm Riverboat History Intro}} ] -&nbsp; Desha County ARGenWeb
[http://wwwsites.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ardesha/rivergdspdhis.htm Riverboat Goodspeed's History] &nbsp; -&nbsp; Desha County ARGenWeb
*'''''Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas.''''' Chicago, IL, USA: Goodspeed Publishing, 1890. Online at: [httphttps://www.rootswebsearch.ancestry.com/~ardeshasearch/gdspdhisdb.htm Goodspeed's Historyaspx?dbid=7192 Ancestry.com]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Desha County ARGenWeb ($)
*'''''Biographical === Maps and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas.''''' Chicago, IL, USA: Goodspeed Publishing, 1890. Online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbidGazetteers ==={{AR Maps Intro|Desha}}{{NE Neighboring Counties Intro|county=7192 Ancestry.com] ($){{AR Desha County}}}}
==== *[http://www.mapofus.org/arkansas/ Maps ====of Arkansas (1813-1925)]*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/AR/County/desha.htm 1895 Desha County Map]&nbsp; -&nbsp; livgenmil.com*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ardesha/modernmp.htm Township Map]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Desha County USGenWeb
*[http://www.mapofus.org/arkansas/ Maps of Arkansas (1813-1925)] === Migration ===*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/{{AR/County/desha.htm 1895 Migration Intro|Desha County Map]&nbsp; -&nbsp; livgenmil.com *[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ardesha/modernmp.htm Township Map]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Desha County USGenWeb}}
==== Military =Records ==={{AR Military Intro|Desha}}
===== War of 1812 ====={{AR War of 1812 Intro|Desha}}
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ar/desha/military/warof1812/other/somemili85gmt.txt Military Land Grants War of 1812] (partial list)&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Project Archives
===== Civil War ====={{AR Civil War Intro|Desha}}
{{VAcivAR Civil War Regiments|Desha}}
:- [[3rd Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)|3rd Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)]], <ref>Calvin L. Collier, ''They'll do to Tie To: the story of the Third Regiment, Arkansas Infantry, C.S.A.,''(Little Rock, Arkansas: Civil War Round Table Associates, 1959) p. 10. {{FHL|379659|item|disp=FHL book 976.7 M2c}}</ref> :- [[5th Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate)|5th Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate)]] :- [[6th Regiment, Arkansas Militia (Confederate)|6th Regiment, Arkansas Militia (Confederate) ]], Napoleon Cavalry :- [[8th Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate)|8th Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate)]]
:- [[Carlton's Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate)|Carlton's Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate)]]
<br> '''Online Records'''
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932392|Arkansas Civil War Service 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
*[http://wwwsites.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ardesha/amnesty.htm Civil War Amnesty List]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Desha County ARGenWeb*'''1901-1929''' - {{RecordSearch|1837922|Arkansas Confederate Pensions, 1901-1929}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images only
===== World War II ====={{AR World War II Intro|Desha}}
[http://wwwsites.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ardesha/center.htm Rohwer Relocation Center]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Desha County ARGenWeb
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ar/desha/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli46gmt.txt World War II Enlistees A-F&nbsp;] -&nbsp; USGenWeb Project Archives
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ar/desha/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli47gmt.txt World War II enlistees G-L]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Project Archives
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ar/desha/military/ww2/enlistment/armyenli48gmt.txt World War II Enlistees M-R]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Project Archives
==== Naturalization =and Citizenship ==={{AR Naturalization Intro|Desha}}
==== Newspapers ===={{AR Newspapers Intro|Desha}}
{{AR Newspapers|Desha}}
[http://wwwsites.rootsweb.ancestrycom/~ardesha/newshome.htmhttp://sites.rootsweb.com/~ardesha/newshome.htm Desha County Newspapers]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Desha County ARGenWeb
==== Occupations =Obituaries ==={{AR Obituaries Intro|Desha}}
==== Probate Other Records ===={{AR Other Records Intro|Desha}}
=== Periodicals ==={{AR Periodicals Intro|Desha}} === Probate Records ==={{AR Probate Intro|Desha}} '''Online Probate Records'''*'''1783 – 1998''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8638 Arkansas Wills and Probate Records 1783-1998] at [http://homesearch.ancestry.com / Ancestry.com] — index and images $
*'''1817 – 1979''' {{RecordSearch|2061549|Arkansas Probate Records 1817-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
==== Taxation =School Records ==={{AR Schools Intro|Desha}}
=== Tax Records ==={{AR Tax Intro|Desha}}
==== Vital Records ===={{AR Vital Intro|Desha}}
==== Birth ===={{AR Vital Birth Intro|Desha}}See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/ar-vital-records/ How to order Arkansas Vital Records]
===== Birth =Marriage ===={{AR Marriage Intro|Desha}}
*'''1779-1966''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state===== Marriage =====ar%2carkansas Arkansas, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $*'''1856 - 1952''' - Desha County Marriage Books A-Z, A1-I1 Index 1856-1952 in {{RecordSearch|1417439|Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="hc">FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "[[Arkansas_County_Marriages_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)|Arkansas County Marriages (- FamilySearch Historical Records)]]," in ''FamilySearch Wiki.''</ref>
*'''1860 - 1976''' - {{RecordSearch|2546158|Arkansas Church Marriages, 1860-1976}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
===== Death ===== ===== Vital Record Substitutes ===== == Genealogy Societies and Libraries == *[http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/ar-society-archive/ List of Arkansas Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies] {| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="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%" | {{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Desha|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} | width="70%" | Select topics. For towns, [[{{PAGENAME}}#Places.2FLocalities|click here]].AR Death Intro|-| width="30%" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Desha+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=desha+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>|} ==== Family History Centers ====
==== Divorce ===={{FamilySearch Centers AR Divorce Intro|Desha}}
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]== Research Facilities =={{AR Research Facilities Intro|Desha}}
==== Websites =Archives ==={{AR Archives Intro|Desha}}
=== Family History Centers ==={{WA Websites Family History Centers Intro}}
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"|-| widthLibraries ="100%" bgcolor="#ADFF85" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites with online indexes or images of records''' </center>{{AR Libraries Intro|-| width="30%" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ardesha/ ARGenWeb] | width="10%" | Free | width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions|-| width="30%" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/desha/desha.htm USGenWeb Archives] | width="10%" | Free | width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions|-| width="30%" | [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/AR/Desha/ RootsWeb] | width="10%" | Free | width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions|}}
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" borderMuseums ="1"|-| width="100%" bgcolor="#94FFFF" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites that search for links pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>|-| width="30%" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/desha/ Linkpendium] | width="10%" | Free | width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)|-| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ar/counties/desha/ CyndisList] | width="10%" | Free | width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)|-| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/desha-county/ StateofUS.com] | width="10%" | Free | width="60%" | family history resources and government recordsMuseums Intro|Desha}<br>  {| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpaddingSocieties ="5" border="1"|-| width="100%" bgcolor="#FAEBD7" colspan="3" | <center>'''Social networking sites pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>|-| width="30%" | [http://geneabloggers.com/genealogy-blogs/ GeneaBloggers] | enter "arkansas" in the search box to see a list and links to Arkansas Blogs|-| width="30%" | [http://genforum.genealogy.com/ar/desha/ genealogy.com] | width="70%" | Desha County, AR Genealogy Forum|-| width="30%" | [http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.arkansas.counties.desha/mb.ashx ancestry.com] | width="70%" Societies Intro| Desha County Message Board|}}
=== References =Websites =={{AR Websites Intro|Desha}}
<references * [http:/> /www.argenweb.net/desha/ ARGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/desha/desha.htm USGenWeb Archives]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions* [https://web.archive.org/web/20141008051547/http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/AR/Desha/ RootsWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions* [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/desha/ Linkpendium]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)* [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ar/counties/desha/ CyndisList]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)*{{FHL Place IDNum|194521|Arkansas|Desha}}- 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|Desha}}
== References ==
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