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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arkansas Genealogy|Arkansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Crittenden County, Arkansas|Crittenden County]]''
 
  
Guide to '''Crittenden County, Arkansas ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
 
 
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
 
| county = Crittenden County
 
 
| county_map = Ar-crittenden.png
 
 
| state = Arkansas
 
 
| state_map = Arkansas.png
 
 
| founded year = 1825
 
 
| founded date = October 22
 
 
| seat wl = Marion
 
 
| building image = ArkansasCrittendenCourthouse.jpg
 
 
| 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
 
 
}}
 
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
 
 
[[Image:Crittenden County Arkansas Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Crittenden County Arkansas Courthouse.jpg]]
 
 
[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
 
 
County Clerk has marriage and probate records. Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, military and court records and 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>
 
 
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
 
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning years for {{PAGENAME}} government 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="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Birth|Birth]]'''
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Death|Death]]'''
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Court|Court]]'''
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
 
|-
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1914*
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1837
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1914*
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1826
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1826
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1839
 
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| colspan="6" | <center>*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's</center>
 
|}
 
 
==== Government and Related Websites  ====
 
 
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
 
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" colspan="3" | <center>'''County Government and other Local Websites'''</center>
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=Arkansas&county=Crittenden County-clerk.net] (unofficial site)
 
| width="60%" | Clerks have jurisdiction over birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, land use, land rights, real estate, and other court records. Site provides links to unofficial websites with online records
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/AR_Crittenden.htm PublicRecords.com] (unofficial site)
 
| width="60%" | Provides links to County officials and public records
 
|}
 
 
 
 
=== History  ===
 
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
 
*'''1825--'''Crittenden County was created 22 October 1825&nbsp;from [[Phillips County, Arkansas Genealogy|Phillips]] County. '''County seat:''' Marion <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
 
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.
 
 
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==== Variant Spellings  ====
 
 
==== 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.
 
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
 
'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog''': none as of 10/2014
 
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
 
[[Cross County, Arkansas Genealogy|Cross]] {{•}} [[DeSoto County, Mississippi Genealogy|DeSoto County, Mississippi]] {{•}} [[Lee County, Arkansas Genealogy|Lee]] {{•}} [[Mississippi County, Arkansas Genealogy|Mississippi]] {{•}} [[Poinsett County, Arkansas Genealogy|Poinsett]] {{•}} [[St. Francis County, Arkansas Genealogy|St. Francis]] {{•}} [[Shelby County, Tennessee|Shelby County, Tennesse]] {{•}} [[Tunica County, Mississippi Genealogy|Tunica County, Mississippi]]
 
<center>{{AR Crittenden County, Arkansas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
 
 
 
==== 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, [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>
 
 
*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.
 
 
== Genealogy Resources  ==
 
 
==== Research Guides  ====
 
 
==== African Americans  ====
 
 
:*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''
 
 
==== Bible Records  ====
 
 
==== Biographies ====
 
 
*[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.<br>
 
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
 
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| bgcolor="#EAC7FE" colspan="3" | <center>'''Online Crittenden County, Arkansas''' cemeteries <br>from [[Arkansas Cemeteries|state]] and [[United States Cemeteries|national]] resources</center>
 
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| width="34%" bgcolor="#CFF3FF" | <center>'''Search for names of people'''<br>in Crittenden County</center>
 
| width="34%" bgcolor="#F2DDFE" | <center>'''Get a list of cemeteries'''<br>(then click to names of people)</center>
 
| width="32%" bgcolor="#B8FFDB" | <center>'''Find printed records''' <br>(Often more complete)</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"
 
 
*[http://arkansasgravestones.org/search.php?cid=6 Arkansas Gravestones] enter a name and click "Search"
 
 
*[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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*[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.
 
 
*[http://arkansasgravestones.org/search.php?cid=6 Arkansas Gravestones] Click '''Browse Gravestones By Cemetery'''
 
 
*[http://www.interment.net/us/ar/crittenden.htm Interment.net]
 
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/crittenden-county-arkansas-cemetery-records.htm Access Genealogy]
 
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/crittenden/crittenden.htm USGenWeb Archives]
 
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/arkansas/crittenden.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
 
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~arcemete/crittenden/crittenden.htm RootsWeb]
 
 
*[http://www.idreamof.com/cemetery/ar.html I Dream of Genealogy] Scroll to the county and cemetery.
 
 
'''More cemetery lists'''
 
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Crittenden/cem/ Linkpendium]
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ar/counties/crittenden/cemeteries/ Cyndi's List]
 
*[http://www.deathindexes.com/arkansas/index.html DeathIndexes.com] Scan through the list under '''Arkansas Death Records Indexes….'''
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-AR-NDX.html D'Addezio] Search/browse by cemetery name, not people. (Statewide)
 
 
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Crittenden|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} Select "Cemeteries"
 
**Also [[Crittenden County, Arkansas Genealogy#Cities_and_Towns|check towns]] for records
 
 
*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Crittenden+county+Arkansas=Crittenden+County%2C+Arkansas%2C+cemeteries&qt=notfound_page&search=Search WorldCat]
 
 
*[[Arkansas Periodicals|Periodicals]]
 
 
*[[Crittenden County, Arkansas Genealogy#Societies|Societies]]
 
 
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==== Census  ====
 
 
==== Church Records  ====
 
 
{{AR Church Intro}}
 
 
==== Court  ====
 
 
==== Guardianship  ====
 
 
*[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)
 
**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.
 
 
==== Genealogy  ====
 
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
 
{{AR Land Intro}}
 
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
 
{{AR History Intro}}
 
 
==== Maps  ====
 
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/arkansas/ Maps of Arkansas (1813-1925)]
 
*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/arkansas-maps/ar-crittenden-county-arkansas-1889-map.html Map of 1889 Crittenden County, Arkansas]
 
 
==== Military  ====
 
 
===== Civil War  =====
 
 
{{VAciv}}
 
 
:- [[3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate)|3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate)]], 2nd Company E
 
:- [[6th Battalion Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate)|6th Battalion Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate)]], Company C
 
 
==== Naturalization  ====
 
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
 
{{AR Newspapers|Crittenden}}
 
 
==== Occupations  ====
 
 
==== Probate Records  ====
 
 
{{AR Probate Intro}}
 
'''Online Probate Records'''
 
*'''1783 – 1998''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8638 Arkansas Wills and Probate Records 1783-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
 
*'''1817 – 1979''' {{RecordSearch|2061549|Arkansas Probate Records 1817-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
 
*[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)
 
**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.
 
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
 
{{AR Tax Intro}}
 
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
 
{{AR Vital Intro}}See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/ar-vital-records/ How to order Arkansas Vital Records]
 
 
===== Birth  =====
 
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
 
*'''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 name="vr">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>
 
 
===== Death  =====
 
 
===== Vital Record Substitutes  =====
 
 
== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
 
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/ar-society-archive/ List of Arkansas Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
 
 
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
 
|-
 
| width="100%" bgcolor="#FFFF66" colspan="2" | <center>'''Major catalogs for ''hard copy'' collections of {{PAGENAME}}''' <br>Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records</center>
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | {{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Crittenden|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
 
| width="70%" | Select topics. For towns, [[{{PAGENAME}}#Places.2FLocalities|click here]].
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Crittenden+county%2C+arkansas&qt=results_page WorldCat]
 
| width="70%" | Click an item for libraries near you. For more information, see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://alpl.ent.sirsi.net/client/default/search/results?qu=crittenden+county%2C+arkansas&te=ILS Allen County Public Library]
 
| Located in Indiana, they are heavily involved in digitizing much of their collection.
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.ark-ives.com/documenting/county_records.aspx Arkansas History Commission] Select the county
 
| Arkansas state agency involved in organizing, digitizing, and maintaining the records of state and local history.
 
|-
 
| width="100%" colspan="2" | <center>[[{{PAGENAME}}#Genealogy_Societies_and_Libraries|Local libraries]] and [[Arkansas Archives and Libraries]] may suggest other catalogs</center>
 
|}
 
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
 
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
 
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
 
==== Websites  ====
 
 
{{WA Websites Intro}}
 
 
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
 
|-
 
| width="100%" bgcolor="#ADFF85" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites with online indexes or images of records''' </center>
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arcritte/ ARGenWeb]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/crittenden/crittenden.htm USGenWeb Archives]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/AR/Crittenden/ RootsWeb]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
 
|}
 
 
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
 
|-
 
| width="100%" bgcolor="#94FFFF" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites that search for links pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/crittenden// Linkpendium]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ar/counties/crittenden/ CyndisList]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/crittenden-county/ StateofUS.com]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | family history resources and government records
 
|}
 
 
<br>
 
 
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
 
|-
 
| width="100%" bgcolor="#FAEBD7" colspan="3" | <center>'''Social networking sites pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://genforum.genealogy.com/ar/crittenden/ genealogy.com]
 
| width="70%" | Crittenden County, AR Genealogy Forum
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.arkansas.counties.crittenden/mb.ashx ancestry.com]
 
| width="70%" | Crittenden County Message Board
 
|}
 
 
=== References  ===
 
 
<references />
 
 
 
 
[[Category:Crittenden_County,_Arkansas]]
 

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