Arkansas Probate Records

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History

Probate records of Arkansas have been kept by the probate or county courts. The records include case papers settlements.

Availability

You can obtain copies of the original records by contacting the clerk's office in the appropriate county courthouse.

  • A statewide index of wills is Mrs. James H. Stevenson and Mrs. Edward L. Westbrooke, Index to Wills and Administrations of Arkansas from the Earliest to 1900 (Jonesboro, Arkansas: Vowels Printing Company, 1986; Family History Library book 976.7 P22st; fiche 6050936).

The Family History Library also has probate records for Arkansas.

References

Arkansas Research Outline. Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., Family History Department,1998, 2001.