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?
Births and christenings may contain:
- Birth date and place
- Christening date and place
- Names of parents
- 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)
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. Keep track of your research in a research log.
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
I Found the Person I was Looking for, What Now?
- Use the age or estimated birth date to find other vital records, such as marriage, and death records
- Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in census records
- Search for additional records in the county where the birth occurred to find more information on the family
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
- Consult the Arkansas Record Finder to find other records
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 : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
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