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*Fort Smith [[Arkansas Court Records|court]] had jurisdiction in Oklahoma Indian Territory until 1896
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== Counties  ==
== Counties  ==

Revision as of 21:10, 19 December 2012

This article is about the southern U.S. state. For other uses, see Arkansas (disambiguation).

Arkansas Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Arkansas Background
Local Research Resources
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Welcome to the Arkansas page,
the Natural State

Old U.S. District Court (and jail) for the Western District of Arkansas at Fort Smith.

Most unique genealogical features:

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Online Records


Extinct or Renamed Counties:  Clayton | Dorsey | Lovely | Miller (Old) | Sarber

Click on the map below to go to a county page. Hover over a county to see its name. To see a larger version of the map, click here.
Benton CountyCarroll CountyBoone CountyMarion CountyBaxter CountyFulton CountyRandolph CountyClay CountyWashington CountyMadison CountyNewton CountySearcy CountyStone CountyIzard CountySharp CountyLawrence CountyGreene CountyCrawford CountyFranklin CountyJohnson CountyPope CountyVan Buren CountyCleburne CountyIndependence CountyJackson CountyCraighead CountyPoinsett CountyMississippi CountySebastian CountyLogan CountyConway CountyFaulkner CountyWhite CountyWoodruff CountyCross CountyCrittenden CountySt. Francis CountyScott CountyYell CountyPerry CountyPulaski CountyLonoke CountyPrairie CountyMonroe CountyLee CountyPhillips CountyDesha CountyChicot CountyPolk CountyMontgomery CountyGarland CountySaline CountySevier CountyLittle River CountyMiller CountyHoward CountyPike CountyHempstead CountyLafayette CountyArkansas CountyHot Spring CountyGrant CountyJefferson CountyClark CountyNevada CountyColumbia CountyDallas CountyCleveland CountyLincoln CountyOuachita CountyCalhoun CountyBradley CountyDrew CountyAshley CountyUnion CountyArkansas-county-map.gif

Major Repositories

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Arkansas History Commission · Downtown Branch Central Arkansas Library System · Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives · University of Arkansas · National Archives Southwest Region (Ft. Worth) · Dallas Public Central Library

Early Migration Routes

Arkansas River · Mississippi River · Ouachita River · Red River · St. Francis River · White River · Butterfield Overland Mail · California Road · Great Osage Indian Trail or Old Wire Road · Natchitoches Trace · Southwest Road · Tombigbee and Arkansas River Trail · Trail of Tears · Frisco Railway · Texas and Pacific Railway

Featured Content

The best collection of published biographies in Arkansas is at the University of Arkansas Library. Also search the biographical sections of statewide, regional, and county histories for biographical information. In 1889 and 1890 the Goodspeed Publishing Company published a series of regional biographical encyclopedias. Most have recently been reprinted and are indexed. For further details see Arkansas Biography.

Did You Know?

Before 1900 the largest religious groups in Arkansas were the Baptist and Methodist Episcopal (now United Methodist). The Family History Library has many church records for Arkansas and several histories of local churches.

Research Tools

  • The ARGenWeb Project provides county information about formation date, parent county, county seat, bibliography, cemeteries, census, churches, towns, history, look ups, obituaries, queries, repositories, surname registry, and many Internet links.

An online collections containing this record is located in familysearch.org

A wiki article describing this collections is found at:

Writing and Sharing Your Family History

Sharing your own family history is valuable for several reasons:

  • It helps you see gaps in your own research and raises opportunities to find new information.
  • It helps other researchers progress in researching ancestors you share in common.
  • It draws other researchers to you who already have information about your family that you do not yet possess.
  • It draws together researchers with common interests, sparking collaboration opportunities. For instance, researchers in various localities might choose to do lookups for each other in remote repositories. Your readers may also share photos of your ancestors that you have never seen before.
See also:

Things you can do

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