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Guide to '''Faulkner County Arkansas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Faulkner County, Arkansas ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
  
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|organized=  April 12,  1873
| county = Faulkner County
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|county seat= Conway
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|parent county= [[Pulaski County, Arkansas Genealogy|Pulaski]] and [[Conway County, Arkansas Genealogy|Conway]]<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Cleburne County, Arkansas Genealogy|Cleburne]]
| founded year = 1873
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|county2= [[Conway County, Arkansas Genealogy|Conway]]
| founded date = April 12
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|county3= [[Lonoke County, Arkansas Genealogy|Lonoke]]
| seat wl = Conway
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|county4= [[Perry County, Arkansas Genealogy|Perry]]
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|county5= [[Pulaski County, Arkansas Genealogy|Pulaski]]
| building address = [http://www.faulknercounty.org/ Faulkner County Courthouse]<br>801 Locust Street; <br>Conway, AR 72032<br>Phone: 501.450.4910 <br>
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== County Information ==
  
== County Courthouse ==
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=== Description ===
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{AR Courthouse Intro|Faulkner}}
  
[http://www.faulknercounty.org/ Faulkner County Courthouse]<br>801 Locust Street; <br>Conway, AR 72032<br>Phone: 501.450.4910 <br><br>County Clerk has marriage, probate and court records from 1873<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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'''Faulkner County Courthouse'''<br>801 Locust Street; <br>Conway, AR 72032<br>Phone: 501.450.4910<br>[http://www.faulknercounty.org/ Faulkner County Website]<br><br>County Clerk has marriage, probate and court records from 1873.<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
== History  ==
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=== Faulkner 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" | '''[[Faulkner County, Arkansas Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Faulkner County, Arkansas Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Faulkner County, Arkansas Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Faulkner County, Arkansas Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Faulkner County, Arkansas Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Faulkner County, Arkansas Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Faulkner 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" |1873
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1914*
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1873
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1873
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1873
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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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==== Parent County  ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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Despite a courthouse fire, no record loss was reported.
  
*'''1873--'''Faulkner County was created 12 April 1873&nbsp;from [[Pulaski County, Arkansas|Pulaski]] and [[Conway County, Arkansas|Conway]] Counties.&nbsp; '''County seat''': Conway <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Boundary Changes ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{AR Boundary Changes Intro|Faulkner}}
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*'''1873--'''Faulkner County was created 12 April 1873&nbsp;from [[Pulaski County, Arkansas Genealogy|Pulaski]] and [[Conway County, Arkansas Genealogy|Conway]] Counties.&nbsp;
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*'''County seat:''' Conway<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.
  
See an interactive map of Faulkner County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/arkansas/ar-maps.html boundary changes] at N2Genealogy.
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==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{AR Populated Places Intro|Faulkner}}
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The following are locations in Faulkner County, Arkansas:
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{AR Historical Timeline Intro|Faulkner}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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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 Faulkner County page on the website, [http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/ The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture]. <ref>Steven Teske, ''The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture,'' (http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=767&type=Category&item=Counties&parent=Counties%2c+Cities%2c+and+Towns&grandparent= : accessed January 13, 2016), “Faulkner County.”</ref>
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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* 1722 - The first European explorers in the area were the group traveling with Jean-Baptiste Bénard de La Harpe, who traveled up the Arkansas River from Arkansas Post (Arkansas County).
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* 1818-1828 - The northwest section of Faulkner County was included in a Cherokee reservation.
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* 1834 - Many Native Americans died from cholera and were buried in Cadron in early 1834. Fear of the disease caused many settlers to abandon Cadron; no community now exists in that location.
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* 1873 April 12 - Faulkner County was one of nine counties established by the Republican state legislature during Reconstruction.
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* 1878 - Holy Ghost Fathers mission society brought in Roman Catholic settlers from Germany.
  
*[[Cleburne County, Arkansas|Cleburne]]
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== Resources ==
*[[Conway County, Arkansas|Conway]]
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{{AR Resources Intro|Faulkner}}
*[[Lonoke County, Arkansas|Lonoke]]
 
*[[Perry County, Arkansas|Perry]]
 
*[[Pulaski County, Arkansas|Pulaski]]
 
*[[Van Buren County, Arkansas|Van Buren]]
 
*[[White County, Arkansas|White]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{AR Bible Intro|Faulkner}}
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{AR Biographies Intro|Faulkner}}
  
*[http://backwardbranch.com/arfaulkner/fccemloc.html Faulkner County ARGenWeb] cemeteries
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*Family Biographies from [http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/arkansas-counties/faulkner-county-arkansas-genealogy-biographies.asp The History of Faulkner County, Arkansas] (1889) published by Goodspeed are available free on the My Genealogy Hound website.
*[http://www.arkansasties.com/Faulkner/Faulkner.htm Arkansas Ties]&nbsp; Collection of Faulkner County cemeteries
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=115 Find A Grave&nbsp; Faulkner County] cemeteries
 
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{AR Business Records Intro|Faulkner}}
  
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{AR Cemeteries Intro|Faulkner}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Faulkner 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=115&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=11 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, Faulkner|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} Select "Cemeteries"
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Faulkner+county+Arkansas=Faulkner+County%2C+Arkansas%2C+cemeteries&qt=notfound_page&search=Search WorldCat]
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*[[Arkansas Periodicals|Periodicals]]
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*[[Faulkner 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=115 Find A Grave] — Scroll through pages and select the cemetery to search
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*[http://arkansasgravestones.org/search.php?cid=11 Arkansas Gravestones] Click '''Browse Gravestones By Cemetery'''
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ar/faulkner.htm Interment.net]
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/faulkner-county-arkansas-cemetery-records.htm Access Genealogy]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/faulkner/faulkner.htm USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/arkansas/faulkner.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
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*[http://www.argenweb.net/faulkner/fccemloc.html ARGenWeb]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~arcemete/faulkner/faulkner.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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=== Census Records ===
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{{AR Census Intro|Faulkner}}
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=== Church Records ===
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{{AR Church Intro|Faulkner}}
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'''''LDS Ward and Branch Records'''''<br>
  
 
*Barney
 
*Barney
  
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'''''County Church Records'''''<br>
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*[http://www.argenweb.net/faulkner/texas.html The Old Texas Church]
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*[http://www.conwayonline.com/churches.php Conway Area Church Listings]
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=== Court Records ===
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{{AR Court Intro|Faulkner}}
  
Faulkner County Church Records
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*[http://www.argenweb.net/faulkner/declarations.html Faulkner County Declarations of Intent]&nbsp; Faulkner County ARGenWeb
  
*[http://backwardbranch.com/arfaulkner/texas.html The Old Texas Church]  
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=== Directories ===
*[http://www.conwayonline.com/churches.php Conway Area Church Listings]
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{{AR Directories Intro|Faulkner}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{AR Emigration Intro|Faulkner}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{AR Ethnic Groups Intro|Faulkner}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{AR Funeral Homes Intro|Faulkner}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{AR Genealogies Intro|Faulkner}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{AR Guardianship Intro|Faulkner}}
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FM7QC-J23%3A353226401%3Fcc%3D2061549 Probate Records 1873-1950] Faulkner 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 bonds 1873-1910; County Court records 1873-1900; Dockets 1874-1886; Executor bonds 1874-1950; Guardian bonds 1873-1908; Letters of administration 1873-1919 and 1941; Letters of guardianship 1873-1918; Letters of testamentary 1874-1949; Probate record index 1873-1880; Probate records 1873-1889; Wills 1879-1926.
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{AR Land Intro|Faulkner}}
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*[http://www.argenweb.net/faulkner/fcset.html Faulkner County Settlers ARGenWeb]
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{AR Histories Intro|Faulkner}}
  
==== Court ====
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{{AR History Intro}}
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*''The history of Faulkner County, Arkansas'' by Alexander McPherson. Salt Lake City, Utah : Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2007. Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE96505 FamilySearch  Catalog] (Free)
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*''Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Pulaski, Jefferson, Lonoke, Faulkner, Grant, Saline, Perry, Garland, and Hot Spring Counties, Arkansas.'' Chicago, Nashville, and St. Louis, USA: Goodspeed Publishing, 1889. Online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7169 Ancestry.com] ($)
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*''Pine Mountain Americans.'' By Ruff Haydn. New York: Hobson Book Press, 1947. Online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=26218 Ancestry.com] ($)
  
*[http://backwardbranch.com/arfaulkner/declarations.html Faulkner County Declarations of Intent]&nbsp; Faulkner County ARGenWeb
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{AR Maps Intro|Faulkner}}
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{{AR Neighboring Counties Intro|{{ARFaulkner County, Arkansas Clickable Neighbors}}}}
  
==== Land  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/arkansas/ Maps of Arkansas (1813-1925)]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of Faulkner County, Arkansas Genealogy] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/arkansas-maps/ar-faulkner-county-arkansas-1889-map.html Map of 1889 Faulkner County, Arkansas] with numerous small settlements. (My Genealogy Hound)
  
*[http://backwardbranch.com/arfaulkner/fcset.html Faulkner County Settlers]&nbsp; Faulkner County ARGenWeb
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=== Migration ===
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{{AR Migration Intro|Faulkner}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{AR Military Intro|Faulkner}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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==== Civil War ====
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{{AR Civil War Intro|Faulkner}}
  
==== Military  ====
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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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*[http://www.argenweb.net/faulkner/3rd.htm Faulkner County Co. G, 3rd AR Calvary Pensions] Faulkner County ARGenWeb
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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
  
*[http://backwardbranch.com/arfaulkner/war.html Faulkner County Military&nbsp;] Faulkner County ARGenWeb
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
*[[Company G, Third Arkansas Calvary Military Pensions 1861-1934|Faulkner County Co. G, 3rd AR Calvary Pensions]]&nbsp; Faulkner County ARGenWeb
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{{AR Naturalization Intro|Faulkner}}
  
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{AR Newspapers Intro|Faulkner}}
  
==== Newspapers ====
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{{AR Newspapers|Faulkner}}
  
 
*[http://thecabin.net/ Log Cabin Democrat]
 
*[http://thecabin.net/ Log Cabin Democrat]
  
==== Probate ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{AR Obituaries Intro|Faulkner}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{AR Other Records Intro|Faulkner}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{AR Periodicals Intro|Faulkner}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{AR Probate Intro|Faulkner}}
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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://home.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-J23%3A353226401%3Fcc%3D2061549 Probate Records 1873-1950] Faulkner 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 bonds 1873-1910; County Court records 1873-1900; Dockets 1874-1886; Executor bonds 1874-1950; Guardian bonds 1873-1908; Letters of administration 1873-1919 and 1941; Letters of guardianship 1873-1918; Letters of testamentary 1874-1949; Probate record index 1873-1880; Probate records 1873-1889; Wills 1879-1926.
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*[http://www.argenweb.net/faulkner/ad.pdf Faulkner County Administrations &amp; Estates 1880-1904;]
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=== School Records ===
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{{AR Schools Intro|Faulkner}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{AR Tax Intro|Faulkner}}
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*[http://www.argenweb.net/faulkner/fc1873.html 1873 Faulkner County Land Owners] Faulkner County ARGenWeb
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{AR Vital Intro|Faulkner}}
  
*[http://backwardbranch.com/arfaulkner/ad.pdf Faulkner County Administrations &amp; Estates 1880-1904&nbsp; <br>]
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See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/ar-vital-records/ How to order Arkansas Vital Records]
  
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Birth ====
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{{AR Vital Records - Birth Intro|Faulkner}}
  
*[http://backwardbranch.com/arfaulkner/fc1873.html 1873 Faulkner County Land Owners]&nbsp; Faulkner County ARGenWeb
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==== Marriage ====
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{{AR Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Faulkner}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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*'''1873-1952''' - Faulkner County Marriage Books A-Z, 1-8 Index 1873-1952 in {{RecordSearch|1417439|Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="hc">FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "[[Arkansas_County_Marriages_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)|Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]," in ''FamilySearch Wiki,'' accessed 18 April 2013.</ref>
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*'''1873-1924''' - Faulkner County Marriage Books B-R Index 1873-1924 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:Igiarkansasem.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/0d/Igiarkansasem.pdf]].</ref>
  
*[http://backwardbranch.com/arfaulkner/marriagea.html Faulkner County Marriages]&nbsp; Faulkner County ARGenWeb
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==== Death ====
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{{AR Vital Records - Death Intro|Faulkner}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Divorce ====
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{{AR Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Faulkner}}
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arrvgs/main_page.htm River Valley Genealogy Society]
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== Research Facilities ==
*[http://www.faulknerhistory.com/ Faulkner County Historical Society]
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{{AR Research Facilities Intro|Faulkner}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{AR Archives Intro|Faulkner}}
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
==== Family Historry Centers ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Conway Arkansas Family History Center]] Hwy 286 W., Conway, AR 72032-7720 United States
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*[[Jacksonville Arkansas Family History Center]]312 HWY 319 East, Vilonia, AR 72173 United States
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Libraries ===
*[[Conway Arkansas Family History Center]]
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{{AR Libraries Intro|Faulkner}}
**Conway, Arkansas
 
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Museums ===
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{{AR Museums Intro|Faulkner}}
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== Societies ==
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{{AR Societies Intro|Faulkner}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arrvgs/main_page.htm River Valley Genealogy Society]
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*[http://www.faulknerhistory.com/ Faulkner County Historical Society]
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P.O. Box 731<br>
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Conway, Arkansas 72033<br>
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(501) 329-5918
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arrvgs/main_page.htm?cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0001231185&o_lid=0001231185&o_sch=Affiliate+ExternalRiver Valley Genealogy Society] Researchers interested in CONWAY, FAULKNER, PERRY, POPE, YELL AND VAN BUREN COUNTIES.<br>
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Farm Bureau Building<br>
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201 E. Shady Lane<br>
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Morrilton, Arkansas
  
*[http://backwardbranch.com/arfaulkner/index.html Faulkner County ArGenWeb] <br>
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== Websites ==
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Faulkner/ Faulkner County, Arkansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.faulknercounty.org/ Faulkner County, Arkansas]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Faulkner-County-Arkansas-History/136666406377252?ref=sgm Faulkner County Arkansas History on Facebook]
 
  
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* [http://www.argenweb.net/faulkner/ ARGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/faulkner/faulkner.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/Faulkner/ RootsWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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* [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/faulkner/ Linkpendium]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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* [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ar/counties/faulkner/ CyndisList]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|194528|Arkansas|Faulkner}}- 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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Latest revision as of 21:39, 20 September 2017

United States
Arkansas
Faulkner County
 

Guide to Faulkner 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: Conway
Organized: April 12, 1873
Parent County(s): Pulaski and Conway[1]
Neighboring Counties
Cleburne  • Conway  • Lonoke  • Perry  • Pulaski  • Van Buren  • White
See County Maps
Courthouse
ArkansasFaulknerCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Ar-faulkner.png
Adoption
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Woolly Hollow State Park, Faulkner County, Missouri by Justin Fisher

County Information

Description

County Courthouse

Faulkner County Courthouse
801 Locust Street;
Conway, AR 72032
Phone: 501.450.4910
Faulkner County Website

County Clerk has marriage, probate and court records from 1873.[2]

Faulkner County, Arkansas

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1914* 1873 1914* 1873 1873 1873
*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's

Record Loss

Despite a courthouse fire, no record loss was reported.

Boundary Changes

  • 1873--Faulkner County was created 12 April 1873 from Pulaski and Conway Counties. 
  • County seat: Conway[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 Faulkner 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 Faulkner County page on the website, The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture. [5]

  • 1722 - The first European explorers in the area were the group traveling with Jean-Baptiste Bénard de La Harpe, who traveled up the Arkansas River from Arkansas Post (Arkansas County).
  • 1818-1828 - The northwest section of Faulkner County was included in a Cherokee reservation.
  • 1834 - Many Native Americans died from cholera and were buried in Cadron in early 1834. Fear of the disease caused many settlers to abandon Cadron; no community now exists in that location.
  • 1873 April 12 - Faulkner County was one of nine counties established by the Republican state legislature during Reconstruction.
  • 1878 - Holy Ghost Fathers mission society brought in Roman Catholic settlers from Germany.

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Faulkner 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

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Barney

County Church Records

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

  • Probate Records 1873-1950 Faulkner County portion of the collection: Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979: Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979 FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)
    • Includes Administration bonds 1873-1910; County Court records 1873-1900; Dockets 1874-1886; Executor bonds 1874-1950; Guardian bonds 1873-1908; Letters of administration 1873-1919 and 1941; Letters of guardianship 1873-1918; Letters of testamentary 1874-1949; Probate record index 1873-1880; Probate records 1873-1889; Wills 1879-1926.

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.

  • The history of Faulkner County, Arkansas by Alexander McPherson. Salt Lake City, Utah : Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2007. Online at FamilySearch Catalog (Free)
  • Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Pulaski, Jefferson, Lonoke, Faulkner, Grant, Saline, Perry, Garland, and Hot Spring Counties, Arkansas. Chicago, Nashville, and St. Louis, USA: Goodspeed Publishing, 1889. Online at: Ancestry.com ($)
  • Pine Mountain Americans. By Ruff Haydn. New York: Hobson Book Press, 1947. Online at: Ancestry.com ($)

Maps and Gazetteers

Click on a neighboring county to go to the wiki page.
Faulkner CountyWhite CountyPrairie CountyLonoke CountyPulaski CountySaline CountyPerry CountyConway CountyVan Buren CountyCleburne CountyJackson CountyWoodruff CountyMonroe CountyArkansas CountyJefferson CountyGrant CountyHot Spring CountyGarland CountyPope CountyNewton CountySearcy CountyStone CountyIndependence CountyARFaulkner.JPG

Migration

Military Records

Civil War

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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


Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

Online Probate Records

School Records

Tax Records

Vital Records

See also How to order Arkansas 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

P.O. Box 731
Conway, Arkansas 72033
(501) 329-5918

Valley Genealogy Society Researchers interested in CONWAY, FAULKNER, PERRY, POPE, YELL AND VAN BUREN COUNTIES.
Farm Bureau Building
201 E. Shady Lane
Morrilton, Arkansas

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. Steven Teske, The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture, (http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=767&type=Category&item=Counties&parent=Counties%2c+Cities%2c+and+Towns&grandparent= : accessed January 13, 2016), “Faulkner County.”
  6. FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 18 April 2013.
  7. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/0d/Igiarkansasem.pdf.