Arkansas Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Arkansas Births and Christenings, 1812-1965 .
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|Arkansas, United States|
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|Location of Arkansas|
|Record Type||Births and Christenings|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
This is an electronic index of births and christenings for the years 1812 to 1965. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
What Can These Records Tell Me?
These records usually contain the following:
- Birth date and place
- Christening date and place
- Names of parents
The records may also include:
- Birthplace of parents
|Edgar Nicolas Smith||Arkansas Births and Christenings|
|Name||Edgar Nicolas Smith|
|Christening Date||26 Apr 1867|
|Christening Place||Saint Johns Episcopal, Fort Smith, Sebastian, Arkansas|
|Birth Date||20 Jan 1867|
|Father's Name||Samuel E. Smith|
A coverage table for this collection is available in the wiki article Arkansas Births and Christenings, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)
For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article Births and Christenings Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records).
How Do I Search This Collection?
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- Name of the person
- The location or date of the event
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How Do I Analyze the Results?
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.
What Do I Do Next?
- Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members
- In case you need to find this record again later, copy the citation below in the Citing This Collection section. It's always a good idea to keep your citation on a Research Log. This is an important tool to help keep track of what you have and have not found. Family search wiki has a Example Research Log that you can download and use
- Print or download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed
I Found the Person I was Looking for, What Now?
- Use the age or estimated birth date to find other county or Arkansas Vital Records such as marriage, and death records
- Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in the United States Census, 1820 (FamilySearch Historical Records) or the United States Census, 1840 (FamilySearch Historical Records) or the United States Census, 1860 (FamilySearch Historical Records) or the United States Census, 1880 (FamilySearch Historical Records) or the United States Census, 1900 (FamilySearch Historical Records) or the United States Census, 1920 (FamilySearch Historical Records) or the United States Census, 1940 (FamilySearch Historical Records). Search the state censuses as well
I Can’t Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?
- If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
- If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching a nearby locality
- Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well
- Pay special attention to how the name should have been pronounced and try variations on the pronunciation
Citing This Collection
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
- Collection Citation
"Arkansas, Births and Christenings, 1812-1965" Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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