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Guide to '''Greene 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 '''Greene 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=  November 5,  1833
 
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|county seat= Paragould
| county = Greene County
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|parent county= [[Lawrence County, Arkansas Genealogy|Lawrence]]<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
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|county1= [[Clay County, Arkansas Genealogy|Clay]]
 
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|county2= [[Craighead County, Arkansas Genealogy|Craighead]]
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|county3= [[Dunklin County, Missouri Genealogy|Dunklin (MO)]]
 
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|county5= [[Randolph County, Arkansas Genealogy|Randolph]]</br><center>[[Greene County, Arkansas Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
 
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| building address = [http://county.arkansas.gov/greene/Pages/default.aspx Greene County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 62<br>Paragould, AR 72451-0364<br>Phone: 870.239.6311 <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|Greene}}
  
[http://county.arkansas.gov/greene/Pages/default.aspx Greene County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 62<br>Paragould, AR 72451-0364<br>Phone: 870.239.6311 <br><br>County Clerk has marriage, probate, court and land records from 1876. Clerk Circuit Court has divorce 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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'''Greene County Courthouse'''<br>PO Box 62<br>Paragould, AR 72451-0364<br>Phone: 870.239.6311<br>[http://county.arkansas.gov/greene/Pages/default.aspx Greene County Website]<br><br>County Clerk has marriage, probate, court and land records from 1876. <br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce records.<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
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=== Greene County, Arkansas ===
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning years for {{PAGENAME}} government records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, ''Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources'', 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 65-67. {{WorldCat|55947869|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1185723|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004}}.</ref></center>
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| 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" | '''[[Greene County, Arkansas Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Marriage|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Greene County, Arkansas Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Death|Death]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Greene County, Arkansas Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Court|Court]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Greene 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" | '''[[Greene 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" | '''[[Greene County, Arkansas Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Greene 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" |1871
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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=Greene 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_Greene.htm PublicRecords.com] (unofficial site)
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| width="60%" | Provides links to County officials and public records
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*'''1876''' - A courthouse fire destroyed most records.
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==== Parent County  ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{AR Boundary Changes Intro|Greene}}
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*'''1833--'''Greene County was created 5 November 1833 from [[Lawrence County, Arkansas Genealogy|Lawrence]] County.
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*'''County seat:''' Paragould<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.
  
*'''1833--'''Greene County was created 5 November 1833 from [[Lawrence County, Arkansas Genealogy|Lawrence]] County. '''County seat:''' Paragould <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
 
 
For animated maps illustrating Arkansas county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/arkansas/ "Rotating Formation Arkansas County Boundary Maps"] (1813-1925) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
 
 
 
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==== Variant Spellings  ====
 
 
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
 
 
'''1876'''  A courthouse fire destroyed most records.
 
 
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
 
 
'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
 
 
 
*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Greene, Paragould|place|disp=Paragould}}
 
 
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
 
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
 
 
[[Clay County, Arkansas Genealogy|Clay]] {{•}} [[Craighead County, Arkansas Genealogy|Craighead]] {{•}} [[Dunklin County, Missouri Genealogy|Dunklin County, Missouri]] {{•}} [[Lawrence County, Arkansas Genealogy|Lawrence]] {{•}} [[Randolph County, Arkansas Genealogy|Randolph]]
 
<center>{{ARGreene County, Arkansas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
 
  
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{AR Populated Places Intro|Greene}}
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The following are locations in Greene County, Arkansas:
  
==== History Timeline ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{AR Historical Timeline Intro|Greene}}
  
 
Emphasis for this timeline is on events that affected migration, records, or record-keeping. Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were taken from the Greene County page on the website, [http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/ The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture]. <ref>Mack Hamblen, ''The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture,'' (http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=772&type=Category&item=Counties&parent=Counties%2c+Cities%2c+and+Towns&grandparent= : accessed January 13, 2016), “Greene 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 Greene County page on the website, [http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/ The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture]. <ref>Mack Hamblen, ''The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture,'' (http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=772&type=Category&item=Counties&parent=Counties%2c+Cities%2c+and+Towns&grandparent= : accessed January 13, 2016), “Greene County.”</ref>
  
*1833 November 5 - The territorial legislature approved the petition to form Greene County.  
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*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.  
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*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.  
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*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.
 
*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.
  
== Genealogy Resources ==
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'''Additional Information'''<br>
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=27093 History of Greene County] at Ancestry.com ($)
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== Resources ==
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{{AR Resources Intro|Greene}}
  
==== Research Guides  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{AR Bible Intro|Greene}}
  
==== African Americans ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{AR Biographies Intro|Greene}}
  
==== Bible Records  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{AR Business Records Intro|Greene}}
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{AR Cemeteries Intro|Greene}}
  
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| bgcolor="#EAC7FE" colspan="3" | <center>'''Online Greene County, Arkansas''' cemeteries <br>from [[Arkansas Cemeteries|state]] and [[United States Cemeteries|national]] resources</center>
 
 
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| width="34%" bgcolor="#CFF3FF" | <center>'''Search for names of people'''<br>in Greene County</center>
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Greene County, Arkansas''' online and in print</center>
| width="34%" bgcolor="#F2DDFE" | <center>'''Get a list of cemeteries'''<br>(then click to names of people)</center>
 
| width="32%" bgcolor="#B8FFDB" | <center>'''Find printed records''' <br>(Often more complete)</center>
 
 
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| 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=120&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=120&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=16 Arkansas Gravestones] enter a name and click "Search"
 
*[http://arkansasgravestones.org/search.php?cid=16 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, Greene|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} Select "Cemeteries"
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Greene+county+Arkansas=Greene+County%2C+Arkansas%2C+cemeteries&qt=notfound_page&search=Search WorldCat]
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*[[Arkansas Periodicals|Periodicals]]
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*[[Greene 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=120 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=120 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=16 Arkansas Gravestones] Click '''Browse Gravestones By Cemetery'''
 
*[http://arkansasgravestones.org/search.php?cid=16 Arkansas Gravestones] Click '''Browse Gravestones By Cemetery'''
 
 
*[http://www.interment.net/us/ar/greene.htm Interment.net]
 
*[http://www.interment.net/us/ar/greene.htm Interment.net]
 
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/greene-county-arkansas-cemetery-records.htm Access Genealogy]
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/greene-county-arkansas-cemetery-records.htm Access Genealogy]
 
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/greene/greene.htm USGenWeb Archives]
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/greene/greene.htm USGenWeb Archives]
 
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/arkansas/greene.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/arkansas/greene.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
 
 
*[http://www.argenweb.net/greene/CEM/CEMTRAN/cemetery.htm ARGenWeb]
 
*[http://www.argenweb.net/greene/CEM/CEMTRAN/cemetery.htm ARGenWeb]
 
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~arcemete/greene/greene.htm RootsWeb]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~arcemete/greene/greene.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|Greene}}
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Greene/cem/ Linkpendium]
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ar/counties/greene/cemeteries/ Cyndi's List]
 
*[http://www.deathindexes.com/arkansas/index.html DeathIndexes.com] Scan through the list under '''Arkansas Death Records Indexes….'''
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-AR-NDX.html D'Addezio] Search/browse by cemetery name, not people. (Statewide)
 
 
 
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Greene|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} Select "Cemeteries"
 
**Also [[Greene County, Arkansas Genealogy#Cities_and_Towns|check towns]] for records
 
 
 
*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Greene+county+Arkansas=Greene+County%2C+Arkansas%2C+cemeteries&qt=notfound_page&search=Search WorldCat]
 
  
*[[Arkansas Periodicals|Periodicals]]
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=== Church Records ===
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{{AR Church Intro|Greene}}
  
*[[Greene County, Arkansas Genealogy#Societies|Societies]]
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=== Court Records ===
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{{AR Court Intro|Greene}}
  
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=== Directories ===
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{{AR Directories Intro|Greene}}
  
==== Census ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{AR Emigration Intro|Greene}}
  
==== Church Records  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{AR Ethnic Groups Intro|Greene}}
  
{{AR Church Intro}}  
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{AR Funeral Homes Intro|Greene}}
  
==== Court ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{AR Genealogies Intro|Greene}}
  
==== Guardianship ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{AR Guardianship Intro|Greene}}
  
*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FM7QZ-WZ9%3A353247801%3Fcc%3D2061549 Probate Records 1876-1953] Greene 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%2FM7QZ-WZ9%3A353247801%3Fcc%3D2061549 Probate Records 1876-1953] Greene 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 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.
 
**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.
  
==== Genealogy  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
 
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{{AR Land Intro|Greene}}
==== Land and Property ====
 
 
 
{{AR Land Intro}}  
 
 
 
==== History  ====
 
 
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=27093 History of Greene County] at Ancestry.com ($)
 
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{AR Histories Intro|Greene}}
  
[http://search.ancestry.com/Places/US/Arkansas/ AR History]  
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[http://search.ancestry.com/Places/US/Arkansas/ AR History]
  
*'''''Goodspeed's history of Greene County, Arkansas'''''. Van Buren, Arkansas&nbsp;: Press-Argus, 1963.  
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*'''''Goodspeed's history of Greene County, Arkansas'''''. Van Buren, Arkansas&nbsp;: Press-Argus, 1963.
 
**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE2192674 FamilySearch Catalog] (Free) and at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7256 Ancestry.com] ($)
 
**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE2192674 FamilySearch Catalog] (Free) and at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7256 Ancestry.com] ($)
 
 
*'''''History of Greene County, Arkansas'''''. By Vivian Hansbrough. Little Rock, Ark.: Democrat Print. &amp; Lithographing Co., 1946. Online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=27093 Ancestry.com] ($)
 
*'''''History of Greene County, Arkansas'''''. By Vivian Hansbrough. Little Rock, Ark.: Democrat Print. &amp; Lithographing Co., 1946. Online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=27093 Ancestry.com] ($)
  
==== Maps ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{AR Maps Intro|Greene}}
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{{AR Neighboring Counties Intro|{{ARGreene County, Arkansas Clickable Neighbors}}}}
  
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/arkansas/ Maps of Arkansas (1813-1925)]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/arkansas/ Maps of Arkansas (1813-1925)]
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{AR Migration Intro|Greene}}
  
===== Civil War  =====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{AR Military Intro|Greene}}
  
{{VAciv}}  
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==== Civil War ====
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{{AR Civil War Intro|Greene}}
  
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{{AR Civil War Regiments|Greene}}
:- [[8th Battalion, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)|8th Battalion, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)]], Company D  
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:- [[Davies' Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate)|Davies' Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate)]], Companies D, E and F  
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:- [[8th Battalion, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)|8th Battalion, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)]], Company D
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:- [[Davies' Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate)|Davies' Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate)]], Companies D, E and F
  
 
*Men from this county served in the [[1st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)|1st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)]] , [[25th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry|25th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)]] and [[Kuykendall's Company, Arkansas Infantry|Kuykendall's Company, Arkansas Infantry]] (Confederate).
 
*Men from this county served in the [[1st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)|1st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)]] , [[25th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry|25th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)]] and [[Kuykendall's Company, Arkansas Infantry|Kuykendall's Company, Arkansas Infantry]] (Confederate).
  
'''Online Records'''
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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
  
*'''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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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
*'''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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{{AR Naturalization Intro|Greene}}
*'''1901-1929''' - {{RecordSearch|1837922|Arkansas Confederate Pensions, 1901-1929}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images only
 
  
==== Naturalization  ====
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{AR Newspapers Intro|Greene}}
  
==== Newspapers ====
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{{AR Newspapers|Greene}}
  
{{AR Newspapers|Greene}}  
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{AR Obituaries Intro|Greene}}
  
==== Occupations  ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{AR Other Records Intro|Greene}}
  
==== Probate Records  ====
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{AR Periodicals Intro|Greene}}
  
{{AR Probate Intro}}'''Online Probate Records'''
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{AR Probate Intro|Greene}}
  
*'''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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*'''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  
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*'''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%2FM7QZ-WZ9%3A353247801%3Fcc%3D2061549 Probate Records 1876-1953] Greene 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%2FM7QZ-WZ9%3A353247801%3Fcc%3D2061549 Probate Records 1876-1953] Greene 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 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.
 
**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  ====
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=== School Records ===
 
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{{AR Schools Intro|Greene}}
{{AR Tax Intro}}  
 
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{AR Tax Intro|Greene}}
  
{{AR Vital Intro}}See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/ar-vital-records/ How to order Arkansas Vital Records]
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{AR Vital Intro|Greene}}
  
===== Birth =====
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==== Birth ====
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{{AR Vital Records - Birth Intro|Greene}}
  
===== Marriage =====
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==== Marriage ====
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{{AR Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Greene}}
  
*'''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
*'''1876 - 1955''' - Greene County Marriage Books 2-36 and License Applications Index 1876-1955 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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*'''1876 - 1955''' - Greene County Marriage Books 2-36 and License Applications Index 1876-1955 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>
 
*'''1876 - 1922''' - Greene County Marriage Books 2-16 Index 1876-1922 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>
 
*'''1876 - 1922''' - Greene County Marriage Books 2-16 Index 1876-1922 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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==== Death ====
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{{AR Vital Records - Death Intro|Greene}}
  
===== Vital Record Substitutes  =====
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==== Divorce ====
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{{AR Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Greene}}
  
== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{AR Research Facilities Intro|Greene}}
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/ar-society-archive/ List of Arkansas Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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=== Archives ===
*[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
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{{AR Archives Intro|Greene}}
  
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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, Greene|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=Greene+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=greene+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.
 
|-
 
| 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|Greene}}
  
{{WA Websites Intro}}  
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=== Museums ===
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{{AR Museums Intro|Greene}}
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== Societies ==
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{{AR Societies Intro|Greene}}
  
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*[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
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ADFF85" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites with online indexes or images of records''' </center>
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.argenweb.net/greene/ 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/greene/greene.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/Greene// RootsWeb]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
 
|}
 
 
 
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
 
|-
 
| width="100%" bgcolor="#94FFFF" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites that search for links pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
 
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| width="30%" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/greene/ 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/greene/ CyndisList]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/greene-county/ StateofUS.com]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | family history resources and government records
 
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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/greene/ genealogy.com]
 
| width="70%" | Greene County, AR Genealogy Forum
 
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| width="30%" | [http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.arkansas.counties.greene/mb.ashx ancestry.com]
 
| width="70%" | Greene County Message Board
 
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== References  ==
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== Websites ==
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{{AR Websites Intro|Greene}}
  
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* [http://www.argenweb.net/greene/ ARGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/greene/greene.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/Greene// RootsWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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* [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/greene/ Linkpendium]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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* [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ar/counties/greene/ CyndisList]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|194545|Arkansas|Greene}}- 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|Greene}}
  
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== References ==
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<references />
  
[[Category:IGIcheck]] [[Category:Greene_County,_Arkansas]]
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Revision as of 15:43, 20 September 2017

 

Guide to Greene 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: Paragould
Organized: November 5, 1833
Parent County(s): Lawrence[1]
Neighboring Counties
Clay  • Craighead  • Dunklin (MO)  • Lawrence  • Randolph
See County Maps
Courthouse
ArkansasGreeneCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
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Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

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

County Clerk has marriage, probate, court and land records from 1876.
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce records.[2]

Greene County, Arkansas[edit | edit source]

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1914* 1876 1914* 1871 1858 1876
*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

  • 1876 - A courthouse fire destroyed most records.

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

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1833--Greene County was created 5 November 1833 from Lawrence County.
  • County seat: Paragould[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 Greene 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 Greene County page on the website, The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture. [5]

  • 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.

Additional Information

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 Greene 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]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

  • Probate Records 1876-1953 Greene County portion of the collection: Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979: 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.

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

AR History

  • Goodspeed's history of Greene County, Arkansas. Van Buren, Arkansas : Press-Argus, 1963.
  • History of Greene County, Arkansas. By Vivian Hansbrough. Little Rock, Ark.: Democrat Print. & Lithographing Co., 1946. Online at: Ancestry.com ($)

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

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

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

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 Greene 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]

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. Mack Hamblen, The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture, (http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=772&type=Category&item=Counties&parent=Counties%2c+Cities%2c+and+Towns&grandparent= : accessed January 13, 2016), “Greene 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.