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Sebastian County, Arkansas Genealogy

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=== Description ===
 The county was named for United States Senator and Judge William K. Sebastian. The County Seats are Fort Smith and the other is Greenwood and was founded January 6, 1851. It is located in the west central area of the state.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Sebastian County, Arkansas Genealogy and History”,</ref>
=== County Courthouse ===
=== Populated Places ===
{{AR Populated Places Intro|Sebastian}}For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [,cfips,131,c,sebastian.cfm Hometown Locator].The following are locations the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in the this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Sebastian County, Arkansas," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'',,_Arkansas, accessed 30 September 2018.</ref>
{{populated places
*[ USGenWeb Archives]
*[ USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
*[ ARGenWeb] Some overlap with USGenWeb.*[ RootsWeb]
*[ I Dream of Genealogy] Scroll to the county and cemetery.
*[ African American Cemeteries Online] Scroll to the county and cemetery.
=== Church Records ===
{{AR Church Intro|Sebastian}}
*'''1875-1899''' - {{RecordSearch|2790263|Nebraska, Church Records, 1875-1899}} at [ FamilySearch] — index
{{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 [ FamilySearch Catalog] (Free)
*'''''History of Benton, Washington, Carroll, Madison, Crawford, Franklin, and Sebastian Counties, Arkansas'''''. Chicago, IL, USA: Goodspeed Publishing, 1889. Online at: [] ($)
*[ Maps of Arkansas (1813-1925)]
*[ Family Maps of Sebastian County, Arkansas Genealogy] (land patent maps) at ($). Free surname search.
=== Migration ===
*'''1890-1963''' - {{RecordSearch|2126715|Arkansas Confederate Soldier Home,1890-1963}} at [ FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1891-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|1921864|Arkansas Ex-Confederate Pension Records, 1891-1939}} at [ FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1901-1929''' - {{RecordSearch|1837922|Arkansas Confederate Pensions, 1901-1929}} at [ FamilySearch] — index and images only
'''''Civil War Battle'''''<br>
==== Birth ====
{{AR Vital Records - Birth Intro|Sebastian}}
*'''1877 - 1963''' - {{RecordSearch|1881199|Sebastian County Births and Deaths}} at FamilySearch. Index only (Free)
*'''1779-1966''' - [ Arkansas, United States Marriages] at [ FindMyPast] — index $
*'''1860 - 1976''' - {{RecordSearch|2546158|Arkansas Church Marriages, 1860-1976}} at [ FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1865 - 1922, 1952''' - Sebastian County Marriage Books B-Q Index 1865-1922, 1952 in [ International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at</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 {{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>
==== Death ====
==== Divorce ====
{{AR Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Sebastian}}
== Research Facilities ==
{{Family History Centers Intro}}
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]** Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States]
=== Libraries ===
{{AR Websites Intro|Sebastian}}
* [ ARGenWeb] for Sebastian County]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
* [ USGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
* [ RootsWeb - Sebastian Co, Arkansas]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
* [ Sebastian County Births and Deaths, 1877-1963]. Free. Search indexed information; images are not available.
* [ Linkpendium]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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