Arkansas Divorce Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Arkansas, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Divorce Index
Collection years 1923-1939
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Arkansas Genealogical Society


What Is in the Collection?

This collection includes a divorce index from the Arkansas Genealogical Society, which covers the years 1923 to 1939. The index is provided by Ancestry.com.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The index lists the following information:

  • Name
  • Divorce date
  • Divorce place
  • Name of spouse
  • Reference number (page, volume, docket number)

Collection Contents

Sample Record

John Johnson Arkansas Divorce Index
Name John Johnson
Event Type Divorce
Event Date 09 Dec 1926
Event Place Jackson, Arkansas
Spouse's Name Florence
Volume 13
Court Docket Number 4952

How Do I Search the 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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Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches


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.

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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 Who I was Looking for, What Now?

I Can’t Find Who 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.
  • Pay special attention to how the name should have been pronounced and try variations on the pronunciation.
  • Check the infobox above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.

Citing This Collection

A citation is a note that shows where you found information. Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Using citations allow others to find the same records. Below are the proper citations to use for this whole collection as well as for individual records.

Collection Citation:

"Arkansas, Divorce Index, 1923-1939" Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing "Arkansas, Divorce Index." Ancestry. http://www.ancestry.com : 2005. Citing Arkansas Genealogical Society.


Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Arkansas Divorce Index, 1923-1939.

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