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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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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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| 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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== County Information ==
 
 
=== 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
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=== Description ===
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{AR Courthouse Intro|Crittenden}}
  
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>  
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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>
  
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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="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Birth|Birth]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Crittenden County, Arkansas Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Marriage|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Crittenden County, Arkansas Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Death|Death]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Crittenden County, Arkansas Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Court|Court]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Crittenden County, Arkansas Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Crittenden County, Arkansas Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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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="16.6%" align="center" | 1914*  
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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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==== Government and Related Websites  ====
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=== Record Loss ===
 
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| 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
 
 
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| width="30%" | [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/AR_Crittenden.htm PublicRecords.com] (unofficial site)
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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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=== 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.
  
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=== History  ===
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=== Populated Places ===
 
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{{AR Populated Places Intro|Crittenden}}
==== Parent County  ====
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The following are locations in Crittenden County, Arkansas:
 
 
*'''1825--'''Crittenden County was created 22 October 1825&nbsp;from [[Phillips County, Arkansas Genealogy|Phillips]] County. '''County seat:''' Marion <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
 
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{{AR Historical Timeline Intro|Crittenden}}
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>
 
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.  
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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.
*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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*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.  
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*1825 October 22 - Crittenden County was organized.
*1850 - Because of the county’s location, levees and drainage districts have been essential to its development  
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*1850 - Because of the county’s location, levees and drainage districts have been essential to its development
*1874 - Reconstruction in Arkansas had ended.  
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*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.
 
*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 ==
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== Resources ==
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{{AR Resources Intro|Crittenden}}
  
==== Research Guides  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{AR Bible Intro|Crittenden}}
  
==== African Americans ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{AR Biographies Intro|Crittenden}}
  
:*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''
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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.
  
==== Bible Records  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{AR Business Records Intro|Crittenden}}
  
==== Biographies ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{AR Cemeteries Intro|Crittenden}}
  
*[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>
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
 
 
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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="34%" bgcolor="#CFF3FF" | <center>'''Search for names of people'''<br>in Crittenden County</center>
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| width="21%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| width="34%" bgcolor="#F2DDFE" | <center>'''Get a list of cemeteries'''<br>(then click to names of people)</center>  
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| 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://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://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.)
 
*[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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*{{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.
 
*[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://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.interment.net/us/ar/crittenden.htm Interment.net]
 
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/crittenden-county-arkansas-cemetery-records.htm Access Genealogy]
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/crittenden-county-arkansas-cemetery-records.htm Access Genealogy]
 
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/crittenden/crittenden.htm USGenWeb Archives]
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/crittenden/crittenden.htm USGenWeb Archives]
 
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/arkansas/crittenden.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/arkansas/crittenden.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
 
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~arcemete/crittenden/crittenden.htm RootsWeb]
 
*[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.
 
*[http://www.idreamof.com/cemetery/ar.html I Dream of Genealogy] Scroll to the county and cemetery.
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'''More cemetery lists'''
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=== Census Records ===
 
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{{AR Census Intro|Crittenden}}
*[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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=== Church Records ===
*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Crittenden|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} Select "Cemeteries"
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{{AR Church Intro|Crittenden}}
**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]
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=== Court Records ===
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{{AR Court Intro|Crittenden}}
  
*[[Arkansas Periodicals|Periodicals]]
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=== Directories ===
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{{AR Directories Intro|Crittenden}}
  
*[[Crittenden County, Arkansas Genealogy#Societies|Societies]]
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{AR Emigration Intro|Crittenden}}
  
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{AR Ethnic Groups Intro|Crittenden}}
  
==== Census  ====
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==== African Americans ====
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{{AR African Americans Intro|Crittenden}}
  
==== Church Records ====
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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''
  
{{AR Church Intro}}  
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{AR Funeral Homes Intro|Crittenden}}
  
==== Court ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{AR Genealogies Intro|Crittenden}}
  
==== Guardianship ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{AR Guardianship Intro|Crittenden}}
  
*[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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*[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.
 
**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  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{AR Land Intro|Crittenden}}
  
==== Land and Property  ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{AR Histories Intro|Crittenden}}
  
{{AR Land Intro}}  
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{{AR History Intro}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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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}}}}
  
{{AR History Intro}}
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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]
==== Maps  ====
 
  
*[http://www.mapofus.org/arkansas/ Maps of Arkansas (1813-1925)]
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=== Migration ===
*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/arkansas-maps/ar-crittenden-county-arkansas-1889-map.html Map of 1889 Crittenden County, Arkansas]
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{{AR Migration Intro|Crittenden}}
  
==== Military ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{AR Military Intro|Crittenden}}
  
===== Civil War =====
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==== Civil War ====
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{{AR Civil War Intro|Crittenden}}
  
{{VAciv}}  
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{{AR Civil War Regiments|Crittenden}}
  
:- [[3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate)|3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate)]], 2nd Company E  
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:- [[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
 
:- [[6th Battalion Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate)|6th Battalion Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate)]], Company C
  
 
'''Online Records
 
'''Online Records
  
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932392|Arkansas Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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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
*'''1891-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|1921864|Arkansas Ex-Confederate Pension Records, 1891-1939}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1891-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|1921864|Arkansas Ex-Confederate Pension Records, 1891-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1901-1929''' - {{RecordSearch|1837922|Arkansas Confederate Pensions, 1901-1929}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images only
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*'''1901-1929''' - {{RecordSearch|1837922|Arkansas Confederate Pensions, 1901-1929}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images only
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{AR Naturalization Intro|Crittenden}}
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{AR Newspapers Intro|Crittenden}}
  
==== Naturalization  ====
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{{AR Newspapers|Crittenden}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{AR Obituaries Intro|Crittenden}}
  
{{AR Newspapers|Crittenden}}  
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=== Other Records ===
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{{AR Other Records Intro|Crittenden}}
  
==== Occupations  ====
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{AR Periodicals Intro|Crittenden}}
  
==== Probate Records ====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{AR Probate Intro|Crittenden}}
  
{{AR Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Probate Records
'''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://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
*'''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
 
*'''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)  
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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)
 
**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.
 
**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  ====
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=== School Records ===
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{{AR Schools Intro|Crittenden}}
  
{{AR Tax Intro}}  
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{AR Tax Intro|Crittenden}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{AR Vital Intro|Crittenden}}
  
{{AR Vital Intro}}See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/ar-vital-records/ How to order Arkansas Vital Records]
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==== Birth ====
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{{AR Vital Records - Birth Intro|Crittenden}}
  
===== Birth  =====
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==== Marriage ====
 
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{{AR Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Crittenden}}
===== 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>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>
 
*'''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>
*'''1860 - 1976''' - {{RecordSearch|2546158|Arkansas Church Marriages, 1860-1976}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1860 - 1976''' - {{RecordSearch|2546158|Arkansas Church Marriages, 1860-1976}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
===== Death =====
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==== Death ====
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{{AR Vital Records - Death Intro|Crittenden}}
  
===== Vital Record Substitutes  =====
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==== Divorce ====
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{{AR Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Crittenden}}
  
== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{AR Research Facilities Intro|Crittenden}}
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/ar-society-archive/ List of Arkansas Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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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}}
| width="100%" bgcolor="#FFFF66" colspan="2" | <center>'''Major catalogs for ''hard copy'' collections of {{PAGENAME}}''' <br>Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records</center>
 
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| width="30%" | {{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Crittenden|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
 
| width="70%" | Select topics. For towns, [[{{PAGENAME}}#Places.2FLocalities|click here]].
 
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| 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]].
 
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| 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.
 
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| 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.
 
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| 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]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
==== Websites  ====
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=== Libraries ===
 
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{{AR Libraries Intro|Crittenden}}
{{WA Websites Intro}}
 
 
 
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
 
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ADFF85" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites with online indexes or images of records''' </center>
 
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| width="30%" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arcritte/ ARGenWeb]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
 
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| 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
 
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| 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"
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=== Museums ===
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{{AR Museums Intro|Crittenden}}
| width="100%" bgcolor="#94FFFF" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites that search for links pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
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== Societies ==
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{{AR Societies Intro|Crittenden}}
| 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 ($)
 
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| 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 ($)
 
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| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/crittenden-county/ StateofUS.com]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | family history resources and government records
 
|}
 
 
 
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
 
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#FAEBD7" colspan="3" | <center>'''Social networking sites pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
 
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| width="30%" | [http://genforum.genealogy.com/ar/crittenden/ genealogy.com]
 
| width="70%" | Crittenden County, AR Genealogy Forum
 
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| width="30%" | [http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.arkansas.counties.crittenden/mb.ashx ancestry.com]
 
| width="70%" | Crittenden County Message Board
 
|}
 
  
=== References  ===
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== Websites ==
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{{AR Websites Intro|Crittenden}}
  
<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
  
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== Research Guides ==
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{{AR Research Guides Intro|Crittenden}}
  
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== References ==
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<references />
  
[[Category:Crittenden_County,_Arkansas]]
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{{Arkansas|Arkansas}}
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Revision as of 15:35, 20 September 2017

 

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
Ar-crittenden.png
Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

Template:AR Populated Places Intro The following are locations in Crittenden County, Arkansas:

History Timeline[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

African Americans[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Click on a neighboring county to go to the wiki page.
Template:AR Crittenden County, Arkansas Clickable Neighbors

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Online Probate Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  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.