To request editing rights on the Wiki, click here.

Difference between revisions of "Greene County, Arkansas Genealogy"

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
(added clickable mapPlaces/Localities)
Line 66: Line 66:
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Greene County [http://www.mapofus.org/arkansas/ boundary changes] at MapofUS.  
+
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.
 +
 
  
 
==== Variant Spellings  ====
 
==== Variant Spellings  ====
Line 72: Line 73:
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
Prior to 1883 the county courthouse was burned twice.  
+
Prior to 1883 the county courthouse was burned twice. For a list of record loss in Arkansas counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/ar-counties.html#courthouse Arkansas Counties with Burned Courthouses]
 +
 
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
Line 128: Line 130:
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
 +
*[http://www.mapofus.org/arkansas/ Maps of Arkansas (1813-1925)]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
Line 164: Line 167:
  
 
{{AR Vital Intro}}  
 
{{AR Vital Intro}}  
 +
See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/ar-vital-records/ How to order Arkansas Vital Records]
  
 
===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
Line 177: Line 181:
  
 
== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
 
+
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/ar-society-archive/ List of Arkansas Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
[http://gcahgs.org '''Greene County Arkansas Historical and Genealogical Society''']<br>212 W Court Street (7 room research center open 9-4 Monday through Friday)<br>P.O. Box 121<br>Paragould, AR 72451<br>Phone: (870) 240-8944  
+
*[http://gcahgs.org '''Greene County Arkansas Historical and Genealogical Society''']<br>212 W Court Street (7 room research center open 9-4 Monday through Friday)<br>P.O. Box 121<br>Paragould, AR 72451<br>Phone: (870) 240-8944  
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
Line 186: Line 190:
 
== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
  
 +
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/greene-county/ Greene County, AR History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 +
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/117010845362856133445 Arkansas Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
 +
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/150523158353289/ Arkansas Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[http://argenweb.net/greene ARGenWeb ~ Greene County, AR]  
 
*[http://argenweb.net/greene ARGenWeb ~ Greene County, AR]  
 
*[http://usgenweb.net/ USGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://usgenweb.net/ USGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  

Revision as of 18:50, 19 March 2014

United States Gotoarrow.png Arkansas Gotoarrow.png Greene County

Guide to Greene County Arkansas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


Greene County, Arkansas
Map
Map of Arkansas highlighting Greene County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arkansas
Location of Arkansas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 5, 1833
County Seat Paragould
Courthouse
Address Greene County Courthouse
PO Box 62
Paragould, AR 72451-0364
Phone: 870.239.6311



[edit | edit source]

This page adopted by Sandy Hardin, P. R. Massey, and Venus Allen. Greene County ARGenWeb County Coordinator

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Greene County Courthouse
PO Box 62
Paragould, AR 72451-0364
Phone: 870.239.6311

County Clerk has marriage, probate, court and land records from 1876. Clerk Circuit Court has divorce records.[1]

Beginning years for Greene County, Arkansas Genealogy government records[2]
Birth Marriage Death Court Land Probate
1914* 1876 1914* 1871 1858 1876
*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

  • 1833--Greene County was created 5 November 1833 from Lawrence County. County seat: Paragould [3]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

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.


Variant Spellings[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

Prior to 1883 the county courthouse was burned twice. For a list of record loss in Arkansas counties see: Arkansas Counties with Burned Courthouses


Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Clay  • Craighead  • Dunklin County, Missouri  • Lawrence  • Randolph

Template:ARGreene County, Arkansas Clickable Neighbors

Genealogy Resources[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

African Americans[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Census[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Court[edit | edit source]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

Land and Property[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.

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 gleaned from Arkansas County - The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture [1]

  • The first Native Americans arrived in the area more than 10,500 years ago.
  • 1715 - Louisiana Governor Antoine de La Mothe Cadillac was probably the first European to visit this part of northeast Arkansas
  • 1833 November 5 - The territorial legislature approved the petition to form Greene County.
  • 1850s (mid) - The growth of Gainesville, the drainage activities, and the arrival of land speculators, helped Greene County finally to boom.
  • 1884 - Paragould, a new town grew rapidly and became the county seat, beginning the sharp and sudden decline of Gainesville.
  • 1890s - Northeast Arkansas offered one of the few remaining hardwood forests in the nation. With rail transportation and drainage improvements, Greene County experienced a major boom.

Maps[edit | edit source]

Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Regiments. Service men in Greene County, Arkansas Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Greene County, Arkansas Genealogy:



- 8th Battalion, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate), Company D
- Davies' Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate), Companies D, E and F

Naturalization[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

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


Occupations[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

  • Probate Records 1876-1953 Part of: Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979 FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)
    • Includes Accounts 1898-1908; Administration bonds 1876-1906; Claims against estates no date; Guardian bonds and letters 1876-1905; Probate case files 1905-1937; Probate records 1876-1899; Wills 1894-1953.

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

See also How to order Arkansas Vital Records

Birth[edit | edit source]
Marriage[edit | edit source]
Death[edit | edit source]
Vital Record Substitutes[edit | edit source]

Genealogy Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 67.
  2. 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.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 18 April 2013.
  5. 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.

To access available information, first log into FamilySearch.