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introduction[edit | edit source]

Guardianship is a court ordered appointment of one person (the guardian) to take care of someone who is physically or mentally unable to manage their affairs (the ward). A ward may sometimes be a minor child.

WEBSITES RELATIVE TO ARKANSAS GUARDIANSHIP RECORDS[edit | edit source]

Guardianship records have been kept by the clerks of the county courts in Arkansas, sometimes in separate volumes, but most often merely noted in the court minutes.

  • Arkansas county probate or court can be found in the Place Search of the FamilySearch Catalog by entering a place search as: UNITED STATES, ARKANSAS, [County]
    • A topic list will appear from which you may choose 'Court Records' or 'Probate Records.'

SAMPLES OF GUARDIANSHIP RECORDS[edit | edit source]

A person appointed as guardian may be a relative, a friend of the family, or one who could teach the minor(s) a trade. In some cases guardians or administrators were appointed to handle the affairs of adults who were deemed incompetent.