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Greene County, Arkansas Genealogy

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=== Description ===
 
The county was named for Revolutionary War General Nathaniel Greene. It is located in the northeast of the state.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Greene County, Arkansas Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ark/greene/</ref>
 
=== County Courthouse ===
{{AR Courthouse Intro|Greene}}
=== Greene County, Arkansas ===
{{AR Records Intro}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County 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), 65-67Greene County, Arkansas. Page 68 {{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), 66.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Greene County, Arkansas Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1876
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1914*
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1871
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1858
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1876
| width="14.2%" align="center" |1876| width="14.2%" align="center" |1876| width="14.2%" align="center" |1830
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| colspan="7" | <center>*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's</center>
=== Populated Places ===
{{AR Populated Places Intro|Greene}}For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://arkansas.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,055,c,greene.cfm Hometown Locator].The following are locations the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Greene County, Arkansas," in ''Wikipedia:the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greene_County,_Arkansas, accessed 14 September 2018.</ref> {{populated places<!--cities column------------------->| cities-col1=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marmaduke,_Arkansas Marmaduke]</div>| cities-col2=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paragould,_Arkansas Paragould (county seat)]</div>| cities-col3=<!--towns column------------------->| towns-col1=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delaplaine,_Arkansas Delaplaine]</div>| towns-col2=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lafe,_Arkansas Lafe]</div>| towns-col3=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oak_Grove_Heights,_Arkansas Oak Grove Heights]</div><!--villages column------------------->| villages-col1=| villages-col2=| villages-col3=<!--unincorp column------------------->| unincorp-col1=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beech_Grove,_Arkansas Beech Grove]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cotton_Belt,_Arkansas Cotton Belt]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fontaine,_Arkansas Fontaine]</div>| unincorp-col2=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gainesville,_Arkansas Gainesville]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hopewell,_Greene_County,_Arkansas Hopewell]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light,_Arkansas Light]</div>| unincorp-col3=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walcott,_Arkansas Walcott]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walnut_Corner,_Greene_County,_Arkansas Walnut Corner]</div><!--census column------------------->| census-col1=| census-col2=| census-col3=<!--townships column------------------->| townships-col1=<div>* Blue Cane* Breckenridge * Bryan* Cache* Clark * Collier* Crowley* Evening Shade</div>| townships-col2=<div>* Friendship* Hays* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hopewell_Township,_Arkansas Hopewell]* Hurricane * Jones * Lake* Main Shore* Poland</div>| townships-col3=<div>* Reynolds* St. Francis* Salem* Shady Grove* Spring Grove *Sugar Creek* Union * Walnut Corner</div><!--ghost towns column------------------->| ghost-col1=| ghost-col2=| ghost-col3=}}
=== History Timeline ===
{{AR Business Records Intro|Greene}}
=== Cemeteries ==={{AR Cemeteries Intro|Greene}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Greene CountyFaulkner, Arkansas''' online and in print</center>
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| width="2120%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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 *[http://www.argenweb.net/greene/CEM/CEMTRAN/cemetery.htm ARGenWeb] *[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/greene/greene.htm USGenWeb Archives] *[http://www.findagraveusgwtombstones.comorg/cgi-binarkansas/fggreene.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=smith&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=4&GScnty=120&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Find A Gravehtml Tombstone Project] Click "Refine Last Search" on the left, enter a name, click "Search" *[http://arkansasgravestones.org/searchcemeteries.php?cidselected_cid=16 Arkansas Gravestones] enter a name and click "Search" *[http://www.interment.net/us/ar/greene.htm Cemetery Records by Interment] *[https://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.)
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| width="2120%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions TombstoneTranscriptions 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, Greene377959|placesubject-id|disp=FamilySearch CatalogFamily History Library}} Select "Cemeteries" 
*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Greene+county+Arkansas=Greene+County%2C+Arkansas%2C+cemeteries&qt=notfound_page&search=Search WorldCat]
*[[Arkansas Periodicals|Periodicals]]
*[[Greene County, Arkansas Genealogy#Societies|Societies]]
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| width="2120%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" valign="top" | *[httphttps://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=120 Find A GraveFindagrave.com] Click '''Search for a Cemetery''' on the right, click '''All Countries''' - click '''United States''', click '''State''', click '''County''' and search.*[httphttps://arkansasgravestonesbilliongraves.orgcom/search.php/results?cidcemetery_country=United%20States&cemetery_state=16 Arkansas Gravestones&cemetery_county=greene&year_range=5&size=15 Billion Graves] Click '''Browse Gravestones By Cemetery''' *[http://www.intermentepodunk.netcom/uscgi-bin/ar/greenelocalList.htm Interment.netphp?local=11523&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=47&stateAbbv=&stateName= Arkansas Cemeteries by epodunk] *[httphttps://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/greene-county-arkansas-cemetery-records.htm Access Genealogy]*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/greene/greene.htm USGenWeb Archives]*[http://usgwtombstones.org/arkansas/greene.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]*[http://www.argenweb.net/greene/CEM/CEMTRAN/cemetery.htm ARGenWebCemetery Records by Accessgenealogy]*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~arcemete/greene/greene.htm RootsWeb]*[http://www.idreamof.com/cemetery/ar.html I Dream of Genealogy] Scroll to the county and cemetery.
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Arkansas_Cemeteries Arkansas Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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=== Census Records ===
{{AR Historical populations|type = USA|heading = Census Intro|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greene_County,_Arkansas#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".] |1840 |1586|1850 |2593|1860 |5843|1870 |7573|1880 |7480|1890 |12908|1900 |16979|1910 |23852|1920 |26105|1930 |26127|1940 |30204|1950 |29149|1960 |25198|1970 |24765|1980 |30744|1990 |31804|2000 |37331|2010 |Greene42090}}
=== Church Records ===
{{AR Church Intro|Greene}}
*'''1875-1899''' - {{RecordSearch|2790263|Nebraska, Church Records, 1875-1899}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
=== Court Records ===
*'''''Goodspeed's history of Greene County, Arkansas'''''. Van Buren, Arkansas&nbsp;: Press-Argus, 1963.
**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE2192674 FamilySearch Catalog] (Free) and at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7256 Ancestry.com] ($)
*'''''History of Greene County, Arkansas'''''. By Vivian Hansbrough. Little Rock, Ark.: Democrat Print. &amp; Lithographing Co., 1946. Online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=27093 Ancestry.com] ($)
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
{{AR Maps Intro|Greene}}
{{AR NE Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{ARGreene AR Greene County, Arkansas Clickable Neighbors}}}}
*[http://www.mapofus.org/arkansas/ Maps of Arkansas (1813-1925)]
*'''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
*'''1901-1929''' - {{RecordSearch|1837922|Arkansas Confederate Pensions, 1901-1929}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images only
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
{{AR Probate Intro|Greene}}
*'''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
*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FM7QZ-WZ9%3A353247801%3Fcc%3D2061549 Probate Records 1876-1953] Greene 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)
==== Birth ====
{{AR Vital Records - Birth Intro|Greene}}
==== Marriage ====
{{AR Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Greene}}
*'''1779-1966''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=ar%2carkansas Arkansas, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
*'''1860 - 1976''' - {{RecordSearch|2546158|Arkansas Church Marriages, 1860-1976}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1876 - 1955''' - Greene County Marriage Books 2-36 and License Applications Index 1876-1955 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,'' accessed 18 April 2013.</ref>*'''1876 - 1922''' - Greene County Marriage Books 2-16 Index 1876-1922 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igiarkansasem.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/0d/Igiarkansasem.pdf]].</ref>
==== Death ====
{{AR Vital Records - Death Intro|Greene}}
==== Divorce ====
{{AR Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Greene}}
== Research Facilities ==
=== Family History Centers ===
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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