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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
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This Collection will include records from 1914 to 1950.<br>
  
 
The collection consists of indexes to deaths from the Arkansas Department of Health, Office of Vital Records. The index is provided by Ancestry.com.  
 
The collection consists of indexes to deaths from the Arkansas Department of Health, Office of Vital Records. The index is provided by Ancestry.com.  
  
=== Citation for this Collection  ===
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=== Citation for this Collection<br> ===
 
 
The following citation explains the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records:
 
  
<!--bibdescbegin-->Arkansas Department of Health. Arkansas, Death Index, 1914-1950.Index provided by Ancestry.com, Salt Lake City, Utah.<!--bibdescend-->  
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>  
  
Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].  
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text = <!--bibdescbegin--> "Arkansas, Death Index." Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com. : 2012. <!--bibdescend-->}}
  
=== Record Content  ===
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== Record Content  ==
  
 
The index lists the following information:  
 
The index lists the following information:  
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the index. Name indexes to deaths make it possible to access a specific record quickly. Remember that these indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.  
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'''To search this collection using the index:'''
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Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.  
  
When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:  
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Be aware there may be inaccuracies such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
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'''When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:'''
  
 
*The name of the person at the time of death  
 
*The name of the person at the time of death  
 
*The place where the death occurred  
 
*The place where the death occurred  
 
*The approximate death date
 
*The approximate death date
 
Use the locator information found in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestor in the death records. Compare the information in the death record to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.
 
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
  
==== Example of a Source Citation for a Record Found in This Collection  ====
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
 
 
"Arkansas, Death Index, 1914-1950," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VJRF-9MS: accessed 11 April 2012), Ben Thomas (1923).
 
 
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].  
 
  
 
[[Category:Arkansas|Vital Records]]
 
[[Category:Arkansas|Vital Records]]

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Record Description

This Collection will include records from 1914 to 1950.

The collection consists of indexes to deaths from the Arkansas Department of Health, Office of Vital Records. The index is provided by Ancestry.com.

Citation for this Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

"Arkansas, Death Index." Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com. : 2012.

Record Content

The index lists the following information:

  • Age at Death
  • Estimated Birth Year
  • DGS Number
  • Date of Death
  • Certificate Number or page number
  • GSU Film Number
  • Image number
  • Name of Deceased
  • Name of Father
  • Name of Mother
  • Name of Spouse
  • Place of Death
  • Sex
  • Page Number

How to Use the Record

To search this collection using the index:

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

Be aware there may be inaccuracies such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.

When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:

  • The name of the person at the time of death
  • The place where the death occurred
  • The approximate death date

Related Websites

Online Arkansas Death Records and Indexes

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.