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{{Adoption ARGenWeb}} The following important events in the history of [[Arkansas|Arkansas]] affected political jurisdictions, family movements, and record keeping.  
 
{{Adoption ARGenWeb}} The following important events in the history of [[Arkansas|Arkansas]] affected political jurisdictions, family movements, and record keeping.  
  
== Timeline  ==
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=== Timeline  ===
  
 
*'''1686:''' The French established Arkansas Post, the first white settlement in what is now Arkansas. It was the administrative center for the French, Spanish, and United States governments until 1821 when Little Rock became the capital.  
 
*'''1686:''' The French established Arkansas Post, the first white settlement in what is now Arkansas. It was the administrative center for the French, Spanish, and United States governments until 1821 when Little Rock became the capital.  
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*'''1861:''' Arkansas seceded from the Union. It was readmitted in 1868.
 
*'''1861:''' Arkansas seceded from the Union. It was readmitted in 1868.
  
== Sources  ==
 
  
A useful source for studying the history of Arkansas is:  
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=== Local Histories ===
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*Clark, Georgia H. and Bruce R. Parham, ''Arkansas County and Local Histories: A Bibliography.'' Fayetteville, Arkansas: Mullins Library of the University of Arkansas, 1976. {{FHL|25813|item|disp=FHL book 976.7 H23c}}.
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*Filby, P. William. ''A Bibliography of American County Histories''. (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1985.) {{WorldCat|12356760|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; ({{FHL|299450|item|disp=FHL book 973 H23bi}}
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*Kaminkow, Marion J. ''United States Local Histories in the Library of Congress''. 5 vols. Baltimore: Magna Charta Book, 1975-76. {{WorldCat|315166|At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|252458|item|disp=FHL book 973 A3ka}}
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=== State Histories ===
  
 
Thomas, David Y., ed., ''Arkansas and Its People'', Four Volumes. New York, NY: American Historical Society, 1930. {{FHL|177565|item|disp=FHL book 976.7 H2t}}; {{FHL|177565|item|disp=FHL film 934821}} and {{FHL|177565|item|disp=FHL fiche 6051359}}.  
 
Thomas, David Y., ed., ''Arkansas and Its People'', Four Volumes. New York, NY: American Historical Society, 1930. {{FHL|177565|item|disp=FHL book 976.7 H2t}}; {{FHL|177565|item|disp=FHL film 934821}} and {{FHL|177565|item|disp=FHL fiche 6051359}}.  
  
A brief bibliography of local histories of Arkansas is:
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=== United States History  ===
  
Clark, Georgia H. and Bruce R. Parham, ''Arkansas County and Local Histories: A Bibliography.'' Fayetteville, Arkansas: Mullins Library of the University of Arkansas, 1976. {{FHL|25813|item|disp=FHL book 976.7 H23c}}.
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The following are only a few of the many sources that are available:
  
== Online Resources  ==
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*Schlesinger, Jr., Arthur M. ''The Almanac of American History.'' (Greenwich, Conn.: Bison Books, 1983.) {{WorldCat|9392978|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}, {{FHL|531408|item|disp=FHL book 973 H2alm}}This book provides brief historical essays and chronological descriptions of thousands of key events in United States history.
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*''Dictionary of American History, Revised ed., 8 vols''. (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1976.) {{WorldCat|2507380|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}, {{FHL|76529|title-id|disp=FHL book 973 H2ad}}Includes historical sketches on various topics in U.S. history, such as wars, people, laws, and organizations.
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*Van Doren, Charles Lincoln; Robert McHenry, ''Webster's Guide to American History: A Chronological, Geographical, and Biographical Survey and Compendium''. (Springfield, Mass.: G and C Merriam, 1971.) {{WorldCat|142893|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|280192|item|disp=FHL book 973 H2v}} Includes a history, some maps, tables, and other historical information.
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*American Historical Association, ''Writings on American History'' (Washington, D.C.:American Historical Association,1960-1960) {{WorldCat|1770230|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|244514|item|disp=FHL book 973 H23w}}Full text available at [http://books.google.com/books?id=mgEPAAAAYAAJ& Google Books]
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=== Family History Library  ===
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To access histories available through the Family History Library Catalog, use the Place-names Search for:
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:ARKANSAS - HISTORY
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:ARKANSAS, [COUNTY] - HISTORY
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:ARKANSAS, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - HISTORY
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=== Online Resources  ===
  
 
*[http://www.ark-ives.com/ Arkansas History Commission] and State Archives  
 
*[http://www.ark-ives.com/ Arkansas History Commission] and State Archives  
 
*[http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/ The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture]  
 
*[http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/ The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture]  
 
*[http://www.historicarkansas.org/resources/ Resources] (Historic Arkansas Museum)
 
*[http://www.historicarkansas.org/resources/ Resources] (Historic Arkansas Museum)
 
'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''
 
 
[[Arkansas Divorce Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Arkansas Divorce Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 

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The following important events in the history of Arkansas affected political jurisdictions, family movements, and record keeping.

Timeline

  • 1686: The French established Arkansas Post, the first white settlement in what is now Arkansas. It was the administrative center for the French, Spanish, and United States governments until 1821 when Little Rock became the capital.
  • 1763: France ceded the region to Spain.
  • 1800: Spain officially returned the land to France, although Spanish occupancy continued until 1802.
  • 1803: The United States acquired the area that is now Arkansas with the Louisiana Purchase and it became part of the Louisiana Territory.
  • 1810: Osage and Qupaw ceded land.
  • 1812-1819: Arkansas was part of Missouri Territory
  • 1818: Quapaw Indians give up lands between the Arkansas and Red Rivers to the United States
  • 1812: The Missouri Territory was established, including Arkansas in its boundaries. After the War of 1812 the Indian population decreased, and white settlers arrived to claim bounty land.
  • 1813: The territorial legislature established Arkansas County.
  • 2 March 1819: Arkansas became a separate territory.
  • 1820: First Federal Census, all reported missing
  • 1825-1826: Quapaw and Caddo removed tro Red River Agendy on Red River west of Arkansas.
  • 1835: Most Indian tribes had been removed to Oklahoma.
  • 15 June 1836: Arkansas became a state.
  • 1837: Settlers from southern states began arriving.
  • 1861: Arkansas seceded from the Union. It was readmitted in 1868.


Local Histories

  • Clark, Georgia H. and Bruce R. Parham, Arkansas County and Local Histories: A Bibliography. Fayetteville, Arkansas: Mullins Library of the University of Arkansas, 1976. FHL book 976.7 H23c.

State Histories

Thomas, David Y., ed., Arkansas and Its People, Four Volumes. New York, NY: American Historical Society, 1930. FHL book 976.7 H2t; FHL film 934821 and FHL fiche 6051359.

United States History

The following are only a few of the many sources that are available:

  • Schlesinger, Jr., Arthur M. The Almanac of American History. (Greenwich, Conn.: Bison Books, 1983.) At various libraries (WorldCat), FHL book 973 H2almThis book provides brief historical essays and chronological descriptions of thousands of key events in United States history.
  • Dictionary of American History, Revised ed., 8 vols. (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1976.) At various libraries (WorldCat), FHL book 973 H2adIncludes historical sketches on various topics in U.S. history, such as wars, people, laws, and organizations.
  • Van Doren, Charles Lincoln; Robert McHenry, Webster's Guide to American History: A Chronological, Geographical, and Biographical Survey and Compendium. (Springfield, Mass.: G and C Merriam, 1971.) At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL book 973 H2v Includes a history, some maps, tables, and other historical information.

Family History Library

To access histories available through the Family History Library Catalog, use the Place-names Search for:

ARKANSAS - HISTORY
ARKANSAS, [COUNTY] - HISTORY
ARKANSAS, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - HISTORY

Online Resources