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Guide to '''Crittenden County Arkansas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Crittenden County, Arkansas ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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|organized=  October 22,  1825
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|county seat= Marion
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|parent county= [[Phillips County, Arkansas Genealogy|Phillips]]<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Cross County, Arkansas Genealogy|Cross]]
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|county2= [[DeSoto County, Mississippi Genealogy|DeSoto (MS)]]
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|county3= [[Lee County, Arkansas Genealogy|Lee]]
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|county4= [[Mississippi County, Arkansas Genealogy|Mississippi]]
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|county5= [[Poinsett County, Arkansas Genealogy|Poinsett]]
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|county6= [[St. Francis County, Arkansas Genealogy|St. Francis]]
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|county7= [[Shelby County, Tennessee Genealogy|Shelby (TN)]]
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|county8= [[Tunica County, Mississippi Genealogy|Tunica (MS)]]</br><center>[[Crittenden County, Arkansas Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
| county = Crittenden County
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=== Description ===
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{AR Courthouse Intro|Crittenden}}
  
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'''Crittenden County Courthouse'''<br>100 Court Street <br>Marion, AR 72364 <br>Phone: 870.739.4434<br>[http://www.arkansasties.com/WhatsNew/2010/12/crittenden-county-court-house/ Crittenden County Website]<br><br>County Clerk has marriage and probate records. <br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, military and court records. <br>County Assessor has land records.<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
| state = Arkansas
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=== Crittenden County, Arkansas ===
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records<ref>Alice Eichholz, ''Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources'', 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 65-67. {{WorldCat|55947869|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1185723|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004}}.</ref>'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Crittenden County, Arkansas Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Crittenden County, Arkansas Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Crittenden County, Arkansas Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Crittenden County, Arkansas Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Crittenden County, Arkansas Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Crittenden County, Arkansas Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Crittenden County, Arkansas Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1914*
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1837
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1914*
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1826
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1826
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1839
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| colspan="7" | <center>*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's</center>
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=== Record Loss ===
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*'''1860s''' - A few pages of the deed records and of the chancery court records were damaged or destroyed during the Reconstruction period following the American Civil War.  Also, the tax books for the year 1878 are missing.
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| founded year = 1825
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{AR Boundary Changes Intro|Crittenden}}
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*'''1825--'''Crittenden County was created 22 October 1825&nbsp;from [[Phillips County, Arkansas Genealogy|Phillips]] County.
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*'''County seat:''' Marion<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> <br>
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For animated maps illustrating Arkansas county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/arkansas/ "Rotating Formation Arkansas County Boundary Maps"] (1813-1925) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
| founded date = October 22
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| seat wl = Marion
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{AR Populated Places Intro|Crittenden}}
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The following are locations in Crittenden County, Arkansas:
  
| building image = [[Image:Crittenden County Arkansas Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{AR Historical Timeline Intro|Crittenden}}
  
| building address = [http://www.arkansasties.com/WhatsNew/2010/12/crittenden-county-court-house/ Crittenden County Courthouse]<br>100 Court Street <br>Marion, AR 72364 <br>Phone: 870.739.4434
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Emphasis for this timeline is on events that affected migration, records, or record-keeping. Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were taken from the Crittenden County page on the website, [http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/ The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture]. <ref>Grif Stockley, ''The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture,'' (http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=762&type=Category&item=Counties&parent=Counties%2c+Cities%2c+and+Towns&grandparent=+%3a+accessed+January+6%2c+2016)%2c : accessed January 12, 2016), “Crittenden County.”</ref>
  
| adoption_sign = Adoption ARGenWeb
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*Artifacts found in Crittenden County—including effigy pipes, stone ear plugs, and ornaments—testify to a long habitation of the area by Native Americans.
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*1795 - Its first resident of note was a Spanish sergeant named Augustine Grande, who was the commander of Fort Esperanza, built by the Spanish on the west bank of the Mississippi River.
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*1825 October 22 - Crittenden County was organized.
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*1850 - Because of the county’s location, levees and drainage districts have been essential to its development
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*1874 - Reconstruction in Arkansas had ended.
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*1990 - Crittenden County had a population of 28,259; in that year, an estimated 2,000 people were employed in a variety of jobs by West Memphis processing and manufacturing industries.
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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== Resources ==
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{{AR Resources Intro|Crittenden}}
  
[[Image:Crittenden County Arkansas Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]]
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{AR Bible Intro|Crittenden}}
  
[http://www.arkansasties.com/WhatsNew/2010/12/crittenden-county-court-house/ Crittenden County Courthouse]<br>100 Court Street <br>Marion, AR 72364 <br>Phone: 870.739.4434
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{AR Biographies Intro|Crittenden}}
  
County Clerk has marriage and probate records; <br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, military and court<br>records; County Assessor has land records<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 67.</ref>
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/arkansas-counties/crittenden-county-arkansas-genealogy-biographies.asp Family Biographies from The History of Crittenden County, Arkansas] (1890) published by Goodspeed are available free on the My Genealogy Hound website.
  
== History  ==
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{AR Business Records Intro|Crittenden}}
  
==== Parent County  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{AR Cemeteries Intro|Crittenden}}
  
*'''1825--'''Crittenden County was created 22 October 1825&nbsp;from [[Phillips County, Arkansas|Phillips]] County. '''County seat:''' Marion <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Crittenden County, Arkansas''' online and in print</center>
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=smith&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=4&GScnty=110&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Find A Grave] Click "Refine Last Search" on the left, enter a name, click "Search"
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*[http://arkansasgravestones.org/search.php?cid=6 Arkansas Gravestones] enter a name and click "Search"
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#given_names=&family_names=smith&birth_year=&death_year=&year_range=5&lim=0&num=10&action=search&exact=true&phonetic=false&record_type=0&country=United+States&state=Arkansas&county=0 Billion Graves] Enter a name and click "Search" (Statewide. Can search by county, but many with no results.)
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Crittenden|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} Select "Cemeteries"
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Crittenden+county+Arkansas=Crittenden+County%2C+Arkansas%2C+cemeteries&qt=notfound_page&search=Search WorldCat]
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*[[Arkansas Periodicals|Periodicals]]
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*[[Crittenden County, Arkansas Genealogy#Societies|Societies]]
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=110 Find A Grave] Click '''Search for a Cemetery''' on the right, click '''All Countries''' - click '''United States''', click '''State''', click '''County''' and search.
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*[http://arkansasgravestones.org/search.php?cid=6 Arkansas Gravestones] Click '''Browse Gravestones By Cemetery'''
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ar/crittenden.htm Interment.net]
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/crittenden-county-arkansas-cemetery-records.htm Access Genealogy]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/crittenden/crittenden.htm USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/arkansas/crittenden.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~arcemete/crittenden/crittenden.htm RootsWeb]
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*[http://www.idreamof.com/cemetery/ar.html I Dream of Genealogy] Scroll to the county and cemetery.
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Arkansas Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{AR Census Intro|Crittenden}}
  
See an interactive map of Crittenden County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/arkansas/ar-maps.html boundary changes] at N2Genealogy.
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=== Church Records ===
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{{AR Church Intro|Crittenden}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{AR Court Intro|Crittenden}}
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Directories ===
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{{AR Directories Intro|Crittenden}}
  
==== Populated Places ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{AR Emigration Intro|Crittenden}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{AR Ethnic Groups Intro|Crittenden}}
  
*[[Cross County, Arkansas|Cross]]
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==== African Americans ====
*[[DeSoto County, Mississippi|DeSoto County, Mississippi]]
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{{AR African Americans Intro|Crittenden}}
*[[Lee County, Arkansas|Lee]]
 
*[[Mississippi County, Arkansas|Mississippi]]
 
*[[Poinsett County, Arkansas|Poinsett]]
 
*[[St. Francis County, Arkansas|St. Francis]]
 
*[[Shelby County, Tennessee|Shelby County, Tennesse]]
 
*[[Tunica County, Mississippi|Tunica County, Mississippi]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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:*1867-1868 — ''[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2F9VRS-3TR%3A1076660002%3Fcc%3D2328125 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, Marion] at [http://FamilySearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — browsable images only; letters''
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{AR Funeral Homes Intro|Crittenden}}
  
==== Church ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{AR Genealogies Intro|Crittenden}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{AR Guardianship Intro|Crittenden}}
  
==== Family Histories  ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FM7QC-K68%3A353227001%3Fcc%3D2061549 Probate Records 1826-1946] Crittenden County portion of the collection: {{RecordSearch|2061549|''Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979''|access=browse}}: ''Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979'' FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)
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**Includes Administration and guardian bonds and letters 1837-1919; Administration and guardian records 1853-1876; County Court records 1830-1852; Dockets 1857-1898; Probate records 1826-1889; Wills 1826-1946.
  
It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{AR Land Intro|Crittenden}}
  
*Locate publications about direct ancestors
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=== Local Histories ===
*Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
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{{AR Histories Intro|Crittenden}}
*Identify publications, to quote [[Elizabeth Shown Mills|Elizabeth Shown Mills]], about an ancestor's "FAN Club" ['''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors]
 
  
'''''<b>General</b>'''''
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{{AR History Intro}}
  
*Matthews, Paul A. ''Early Families of the Memphis Area: Profiles of 135 Families of Fayette, Shelby and Tipton Counties in Tennessee, Crittenden County, Arkansas and DeSoto and Marshall Counties in Mississippi: With Historical Time Lines and Photogrpahs of Those Counties''. Memphis, Tennessee: Descendants of Early Settlers of Shelby and Adjoining Counties, 2008. {{FHL|1511414|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 976 D2m}}.
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{AR Maps Intro|Crittenden}}
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{{AR Neighboring Counties Intro|{{AR Crittenden County, Arkansas Clickable Neighbors}}}}
  
'''''Bibliography'''''
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/arkansas/ Maps of Arkansas (1813-1925)]
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/arkansas-maps/ar-crittenden-county-arkansas-1889-map.html Map of 1889 Crittenden County, Arkansas]
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{AR Migration Intro|Crittenden}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{AR Military Intro|Crittenden}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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==== Civil War ====
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{{AR Civil War Intro|Crittenden}}
  
==== Military  ====
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{{AR Civil War Regiments|Crittenden}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate)|3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate)]], 2nd Company E
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:- [[6th Battalion Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate)|6th Battalion Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate)]], Company C
  
==== Probate  ====
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'''Online Records
  
==== Taxation  ====
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932392|Arkansas Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1891-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|1921864|Arkansas Ex-Confederate Pension Records, 1891-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1901-1929''' - {{RecordSearch|1837922|Arkansas Confederate Pensions, 1901-1929}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images only
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{AR Naturalization Intro|Crittenden}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{AR Newspapers Intro|Crittenden}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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{{AR Newspapers|Crittenden}}
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{AR Obituaries Intro|Crittenden}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{AR Other Records Intro|Crittenden}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{AR Periodicals Intro|Crittenden}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{AR Probate Intro|Crittenden}}
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'''Online Probate Records
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*'''1783 – 1998''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8638 Arkansas Wills and Probate Records 1783-1998] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1817 – 1979''' {{RecordSearch|2061549|Arkansas Probate Records 1817-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FM7QC-K68%3A353227001%3Fcc%3D2061549 Probate Records 1826-1946] Crittenden County portion of the collection: {{RecordSearch|2061549|''Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979''|access=browse}}: ''Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979'' FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)
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**Includes Administration and guardian bonds and letters 1837-1919; Administration and guardian records 1853-1876; County Court records 1830-1852; Dockets 1857-1898; Probate records 1826-1889; Wills 1826-1946.
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=== School Records ===
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{{AR Schools Intro|Crittenden}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{AR Tax Intro|Crittenden}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{AR Vital Intro|Crittenden}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{AR Vital Records - Birth Intro|Crittenden}}
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==== Marriage ====
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{{AR Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Crittenden}}
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*'''1837 - 1921''' - Crittenden County Marriage Books A, C-Z, A1-B29 Index 1837-1921 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igiarkansasad.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/5c/Igiarkansasad.pdf]].</ref>
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*'''1860 - 1976''' - {{RecordSearch|2546158|Arkansas Church Marriages, 1860-1976}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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==== Death ====
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{{AR Vital Records - Death Intro|Crittenden}}
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==== Divorce ====
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{{AR Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Crittenden}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{AR Research Facilities Intro|Crittenden}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{AR Archives Intro|Crittenden}}
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Libraries ===
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{{AR Libraries Intro|Crittenden}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{AR Museums Intro|Crittenden}}
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== Societies ==
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{{AR Societies Intro|Crittenden}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.<br>
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== Websites ==
*{{FHL|Arkansas%2C+Crittenden|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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{{AR Websites Intro|Crittenden}}
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Crittenden/ Crittenden County, Arkansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
  
== References  ==
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* [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arcritte/ ARGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/crittenden/crittenden.htm USGenWeb Archives]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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* [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/AR/Crittenden/ RootsWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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* [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/crittenden// Linkpendium]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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* [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ar/counties/crittenden/ CyndisList]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|194514|Arkansas|Crittenden}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
  
<references />
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== Research Guides ==
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{{AR Research Guides Intro|Crittenden}}
  
{{Arkansas|Arkansas}} {{Arkansas-stub}}
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== References ==
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[[Category:Crittenden_County,_Arkansas]]
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[[Category:Crittenden_County,_Arkansas]][[Category:Arkansas_Counties]]

Latest revision as of 17:12, 3 October 2017

United States
Arkansas
Crittenden County
 

Guide to Crittenden County, Arkansas ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: Marion
Organized: October 22, 1825
Parent County(s): Phillips[1]
Neighboring Counties
Cross  • DeSoto (MS)  • Lee  • Mississippi  • Poinsett  • St. Francis  • Shelby (TN)  • Tunica (MS)
See County Maps
Courthouse
ArkansasCrittendenCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
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Adoption

County Information

Description

County Courthouse

Crittenden County Courthouse
100 Court Street
Marion, AR 72364
Phone: 870.739.4434
Crittenden County Website

County Clerk has marriage and probate records.
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, military and court records.
County Assessor has land records.[2]

Crittenden County, Arkansas

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1914* 1837 1914* 1826 1826 1839
*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's

Record Loss

  • 1860s - A few pages of the deed records and of the chancery court records were damaged or destroyed during the Reconstruction period following the American Civil War. Also, the tax books for the year 1878 are missing.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Boundary Changes

  • 1825--Crittenden County was created 22 October 1825 from Phillips County.
  • County seat: Marion[4]

For animated maps illustrating Arkansas county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Arkansas County Boundary Maps" (1813-1925) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Populated Places

The following are locations in Crittenden County, Arkansas:

History Timeline

Emphasis for this timeline is on events that affected migration, records, or record-keeping. Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were taken from the Crittenden County page on the website, The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture. [5]

  • Artifacts found in Crittenden County—including effigy pipes, stone ear plugs, and ornaments—testify to a long habitation of the area by Native Americans.
  • 1795 - Its first resident of note was a Spanish sergeant named Augustine Grande, who was the commander of Fort Esperanza, built by the Spanish on the west bank of the Mississippi River.
  • 1825 October 22 - Crittenden County was organized.
  • 1850 - Because of the county’s location, levees and drainage districts have been essential to its development
  • 1874 - Reconstruction in Arkansas had ended.
  • 1990 - Crittenden County had a population of 28,259; in that year, an estimated 2,000 people were employed in a variety of jobs by West Memphis processing and manufacturing industries.

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Crittenden County, Arkansas online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
  • Find A Grave Click "Refine Last Search" on the left, enter a name, click "Search"
  • Arkansas Gravestones enter a name and click "Search"
  • Billion Graves Enter a name and click "Search" (Statewide. Can search by county, but many with no results.)
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Arkansas Cemeteries for more information

 

Census Records

Church Records

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

African Americans

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

  • Probate Records 1826-1946 Crittenden County portion of the collection: Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979: Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979 FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)
    • Includes Administration and guardian bonds and letters 1837-1919; Administration and guardian records 1853-1876; County Court records 1830-1852; Dockets 1857-1898; Probate records 1826-1889; Wills 1826-1946.

Land and Property Records

Local Histories

Local histories are available for {{{1}}} County. They may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. Click for a brief Timeline History of the county. For more about local histories, see Arkansas Local Histories.

Maps and Gazetteers

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Migration

Military Records

Civil War

Regiments. Men in Crittenden County served in various regiments and companies. Those listed below were specifically formed in this county:

- 3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate), 2nd Company E
- 6th Battalion Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate), Company C

Online Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Finding More Arkansas Newspapers Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Crittenden County, Arkansas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:


Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

Online Probate Records

School Records

Tax Records

Vital Records

Birth

Marriage

Death

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries

Museums

Societies

Websites

  • ARGenWeb. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
  • USGenWeb Archives. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
  • RootsWeb. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
  • Linkpendium. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
  • CyndisList. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
  • FamilySearch Catalog - The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use Historical Records to search for specific individuals in genealogical records

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Alice Eichholz, Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 65-67. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004.
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. Grif Stockley, The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture, (http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=762&type=Category&item=Counties&parent=Counties%2c+Cities%2c+and+Towns&grandparent=+%3a+accessed+January+6%2c+2016)%2c : accessed January 12, 2016), “Crittenden County.”
  6. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/5c/Igiarkansasad.pdf.