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Guide to '''Fulton 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
  
| county = Fulton County
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|organized=  December 21,  1842
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|county seat= Salem
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|parent county= [[Izard County, Arkansas Genealogy|Izard]]<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Baxter County, Arkansas Genealogy|Baxter]]
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|county2= [[Howell County, Missouri Genealogy|Howell (MO)]]
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|county3= [[Izard County, Arkansas Genealogy|Izard]]
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|county4= [[Oregon County, Missouri Genealogy|Oregon (MO)]]
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|county5= [[Ozark County, Missouri Genealogy|Ozark (MO)]]
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|county6= [[Sharp County, Arkansas Genealogy|Sharp]]</br><center>[[Fulton County, Arkansas Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
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=== Description ===
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{AR Courthouse Intro|Fulton}}
  
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'''Fulton County Courthouse'''<br>PO Box 278<br>123 S. Main<br>Salem, AR 72576-0278<br>Phone: 870.895.3310<br>[http://fulton.ark.org/departments Fulton County Website]<br><br>County Clerk has marriage records form 1887, divorce, land, probate and court records from 1891.<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
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=== Fulton County, Arkansas ===
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{{AR Records Intro}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major 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" | '''[[Fulton County, Arkansas Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fulton County, Arkansas Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fulton County, Arkansas Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fulton County, Arkansas Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fulton County, Arkansas Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fulton County, Arkansas Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fulton 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" |1887
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1914*
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1870
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1870
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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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| founded year = 1842
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=== Record Loss ===
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*'''1870''' - A fire destroyed most county records.
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| founded date = December 21
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{AR Boundary Changes Intro|Fulton}}
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*'''1842--'''Fulton County was created 21 December 1842&nbsp;from [[Izard County, Arkansas Genealogy|Izard]] County.&nbsp;
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*'''County seat:''' Salem<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.
  
| seat wl = Salem
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| adoption_sign = Adoption ARGenWeb
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{AR Populated Places Intro|Fulton}}
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The following are locations in Fulton County, Arkansas:
  
[http://www.arkansasties.com/Fulton/SalemCourtHouse.htm Fulton County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 278<br>Salem, AR 72576-0278<br>Phone: 870.895.3310 <br><br>County Clerk has marriage records form 1887, <br>divorce, land, probate and court records from 1891<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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=== History Timeline ===
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{{AR Historical Timeline Intro|Fulton}}
  
== History  ==
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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 Fulton County page on the website, [http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/ The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture]. <ref>Sarah E. Simers, ''The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture,'' (http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=769&type=Category&item=Counties&parent=Counties%2c+Cities%2c+and+Towns&grandparent= : accessed January 13, 2016), “Fulton County.”</ref>
  
==== Parent County ====
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*1830s - The first legally recognized white resident of Fulton County, William P. Morris, used his land grant to acquire 160 acres in the present Salem area.
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*1842 December 21 - Fulton County was created , by the state legislature, carving out part of Izard County and present-day Baxter County.
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*1869-1865 - The American Civil War made a huge impact on Fulton County. Settlers who lived in the rocky uplands of the county did not own slaves, but the settlers living along the fertile valleys of the rivers and creeks did.
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*1865-1868 - Fulton County residents lived in a guerrilla warfare state for the next three years. Bands of thieves known as “bushwhackers” and “jayhawkers” roamed the area, raiding local farms, and terrorizing the citizens; they also burned the county courthouse, destroying land and census records.
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*1940s - Industrialization in other parts of the United States attracted Fulton County youth to leave home in search of economic opportunities.
  
*'''1842--'''Fulton County was created 21 December 1842&nbsp;from [[Izard County, Arkansas|Izard]] County.&nbsp;'''County seat:''' Salem <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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== Resources ==
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{{AR Resources Intro|Fulton}}
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{AR Bible Intro|Fulton}}
  
See an interactive map of Fulton County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/arkansas/ar-maps.html boundary changes] at N2Genealogy.
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=== Biographies  ===
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{{AR Biographies Intro|Fulton}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{AR Business Records Intro|Fulton}}
  
== Places/Localities ==
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{AR Cemeteries Intro| Fulton}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:60%; "
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Fulton, Arkansas''' online and in print</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[https://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=4&GScnty=94&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=nn Findagrave.com]
  
*[[Baxter County, Arkansas|Baxter]]
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*[http://www.argenweb.net/fulton/cemetery.htm ARGenWeb]
*[[Howell County, Missouri|Howell County, Missouri]]
 
*[[Izard County, Arkansas|Izard]]
 
*[[Oregon County, Missouri|Oregon County, Missouri]]
 
*[[Ozark County, Missouri|Ozark County, Missouri]]
 
*[[Sharp County, Arkansas|Sharp]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/fulton/fulton.htm ARGenWeb Archives]
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/arkansas/fulton.html Tombstone Project]
  
==== Church ====
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*[http://arkansasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=13 Arkansas Gravestones]
  
==== Court  ====
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/#/ Billion Graves]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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==== Land  ====
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*{{FHL|349468|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=fulton%2C+Arkansas+cemeteries+ WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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==== Maps  ====
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=94 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?cemetery_country=United%20States&cemetery_state=Arkansas&cemetery_county=fulton&year_range=5&size=15 Billion Graves]
  
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=11506&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=43&stateAbbv=&stateName= Arkansas Cemeteries by epodunk]
  
*Men from Fulton County served in the [[7th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry|7th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry]].<sup>1</sup><br>
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/arkansas-cemetery-records.htm Cemetery Records by Accessgenealogy]
  
<sup>1.</sup>Allen, Desmond Walls. The Seventh Arkansas Confederate Infantry (Desmond Walls Allen, Conway, Arkansas, 1988.<br>  
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==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{AR Census Intro|Fulton}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{AR Church Intro|Fulton}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Court Records ===
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{{AR Court Intro|Fulton}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{AR Directories Intro|Fulton}}
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{AR Emigration Intro|Fulton}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{AR Ethnic Groups Intro|Fulton}}
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==== African Americans ====
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{{AR African Americans Intro|Fulton}}
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:*1866-1888 — ''[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2F9VRS-2N1%3A1076658910%3Fcc%3D2328125 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, Union] at [http://FamilySearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — browsable images only;'' letters
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{AR Funeral Homes Intro|Fulton}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{AR Genealogies Intro|Fulton}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{AR Guardianship Intro|Fulton}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{AR Land Intro|Fulton}}
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{AR Histories Intro|Fulton}}
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{{AR History Intro}}
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{AR Maps Intro|Fulton}}
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{{AR Neighboring Counties Intro|{{ARFulton County, Arkansas Clickable Neighbors}}}}
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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 Fulton County, Arkansas Genealogy] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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=== Migration ===
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{{AR Migration Intro|Fulton}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{AR Military Intro|Fulton}}
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==== Civil War ====
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{{AR Civil War Intro|Fulton}}
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{{AR Civil War Regiments|Fulton}}
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:- [[7th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)|7th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)&nbsp;]] <ref>Desmond Walls Allen, ''The Seventh Arkansas Confederate Infantry,'' (Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, c1988) {{FHL|646236|item|disp=FHL book 976.7 M22adw}}</ref>
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:- [[14th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Powers') (Confederate)|14th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Powers') (Confederate)]]
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:- [[27th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)|27th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry&nbsp;(Confederate)]], Company B (new)
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'''Online Records
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932392|Arkansas Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1891-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|1921864|Arkansas Ex-Confederate Pension Records, 1891-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1901-1929''' - {{RecordSearch|1837922|Arkansas Confederate Pensions, 1901-1929}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images only
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{AR Naturalization Intro|Fulton}}
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{AR Newspapers Intro|Fulton}}
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{{AR Newspapers|Fulton}}
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{AR Obituaries Intro|Fulton}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{AR Other Records Intro|Fulton}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{AR Periodicals Intro|Fulton}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{AR Probate Intro|Fulton}}
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'''Online Probate Records
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*'''1783 – 1998''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8638 Arkansas Wills and Probate Records 1783-1998] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1817 – 1979''' {{RecordSearch|2061549|Arkansas Probate Records 1817-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FM7QC-VP8%3A353226601%3Fcc%3D2061549 Probate Records 1870-1940] 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 Probate records 1870-1894; Wills 1874-1940.
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=== School Records ===
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{{AR Schools Intro|Fulton}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{AR Tax Intro|Fulton}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{AR Vital Intro|Fulton}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{AR Vital Records - Birth Intro|Fulton}}
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==== Marriage ====
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{{AR Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Fulton}}
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*'''1887 - 1952''' - Fulton County Marriage Books [A]-T Index 1887-1952 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.''</ref>
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*'''1887 - 1925''' - Fulton County Marriage Index 1887-1925 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>
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*'''1860 - 1976''' - {{RecordSearch|2546158|Arkansas Church Marriages, 1860-1976}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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==== Death ====
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{{AR Vital Records - Death Intro|Fulton}}
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==== Divorce ====
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{{AR Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Fulton}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{AR Research Facilities Intro|Fulton}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{AR Archives Intro|Fulton}}
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Libraries ===
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{{AR Libraries Intro|Fulton}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{AR Museums Intro|Fulton}}
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== Societies ==
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{{AR Societies Intro|Fulton}}
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.<br>
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== Websites ==
*{{FHL|Arkansas%2C+Fulton|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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{{AR Websites Intro|Fulton}}
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Fulton/ Fulton County, Arkansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
  
== References  ==
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* [http://www.argenweb.net/fulton/ ARGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/fulton/fultonbio.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/Fulton/ RootsWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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* [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/fulton/ Linkpendium]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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* [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ar/counties/fulton/ CyndisList]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|194536|Arkansas|Fulton}}- The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
  
<references />
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== Research Guides ==
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{{AR Research Guides Intro|Fulton}}
  
{{Arkansas|Arkansas}} {{Arkansas-stub}}
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== References ==
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<references />
  
[[Category:Fulton_County,_Arkansas]]
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{{Arkansas|Arkansas}}
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[[Category:IGIcheck]] [[Category:Fulton_County,_Arkansas]][[Category:Arkansas_Counties]]

Latest revision as of 23:53, 22 December 2017

United States
Arkansas
Fulton County
 

Guide to Fulton 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: Salem
Organized: December 21, 1842
Parent County(s): Izard[1]
Neighboring Counties
Baxter  • Howell (MO)  • Izard  • Oregon (MO)  • Ozark (MO)  • Sharp
See County Maps
Courthouse
ArkansasFultonCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Ar-fulton.png
Adoption

County Information

Description

County Courthouse

Fulton County Courthouse
PO Box 278
123 S. Main
Salem, AR 72576-0278
Phone: 870.895.3310
Fulton County Website

County Clerk has marriage records form 1887, divorce, land, probate and court records from 1891.[2]

Fulton County, Arkansas

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1914* 1887 1914* 1870 1870 1870
*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's

Record Loss

  • 1870 - A fire destroyed most county records.

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

Boundary Changes

  • 1842--Fulton County was created 21 December 1842 from Izard County. 
  • County seat: Salem[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 Fulton 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 Fulton County page on the website, The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture. [5]

  • 1830s - The first legally recognized white resident of Fulton County, William P. Morris, used his land grant to acquire 160 acres in the present Salem area.
  • 1842 December 21 - Fulton County was created , by the state legislature, carving out part of Izard County and present-day Baxter County.
  • 1869-1865 - The American Civil War made a huge impact on Fulton County. Settlers who lived in the rocky uplands of the county did not own slaves, but the settlers living along the fertile valleys of the rivers and creeks did.
  • 1865-1868 - Fulton County residents lived in a guerrilla warfare state for the next three years. Bands of thieves known as “bushwhackers” and “jayhawkers” roamed the area, raiding local farms, and terrorizing the citizens; they also burned the county courthouse, destroying land and census records.
  • 1940s - Industrialization in other parts of the United States attracted Fulton County youth to leave home in search of economic opportunities.

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Fulton, Arkansas online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
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Census Records

Church Records

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

African Americans

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

Local Histories

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Migration

Military Records

Civil War

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

- 7th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)  [6]
- 14th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Powers') (Confederate)
- 27th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate), Company B (new)

Online Records

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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Probate Records

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Research Facilities

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Family History Centers

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Libraries

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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
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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. Sarah E. Simers, The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture, (http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=769&type=Category&item=Counties&parent=Counties%2c+Cities%2c+and+Towns&grandparent= : accessed January 13, 2016), “Fulton County.”
  6. Desmond Walls Allen, The Seventh Arkansas Confederate Infantry, (Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, c1988) FHL book 976.7 M22adw
  7. FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki.
  8. 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.