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Guide to '''Lincoln 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=  March 28,  1871
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|county seat= Star City
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|parent county= [[Arkansas County, Arkansas Genealogy|Arkansas]], [[Bradley County, Arkansas Genealogy|Bradley]], [[Desha County, Arkansas Genealogy|Desha]], [[Drew County, Arkansas Genealogy|Drew]], and [[Jefferson County, Arkansas Genealogy|Jefferson]]<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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== County Information ==
  
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=== Description ===
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{AR Courthouse Intro|Lincoln}}
  
| founded year = 1871
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'''Lincoln County Courthouse'''<br>300 S Drew Street<br>Star City, AR 71667<br>Phone: 870.628.5114<br>[http://lincolncounty.arkansas.gov/ Lincoln County Website]<br><br>County Clerk has marriage, probate and land records from 1871 and tax records.<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
| founded date = March 28
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=== Lincoln 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" | '''[[Lincoln County, Arkansas Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lincoln County, Arkansas Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lincoln County, Arkansas Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lincoln County, Arkansas Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lincoln County, Arkansas Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lincoln County, Arkansas Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lincoln 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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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1914*
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| colspan="7" | <center>*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's</center>
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| seat wl = Star City
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arkansas|Arkansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Lincoln County, Arkansas|Lincoln County]]''
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{AR Boundary Changes Intro|Lincoln}}
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*'''1871--'''Lincoln County was created 28 March 1871&nbsp;from [[Arkansas County, Arkansas Genealogy|Arkansas]], [[Bradley County, Arkansas Genealogy|Bradley]], [[Desha County, Arkansas Genealogy|Desha]], [[Drew County, Arkansas Genealogy|Drew]], and [[Jefferson County, Arkansas Genealogy|Jefferson ]]Counties.
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*'''County seat:''' Star City<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.
  
[http://www.arkansasties.com/Lincoln/Structures/Courthouse/LincolnCourtHouse.htm Lincoln County Courthouse]<br>300 S Drew Street<br>Star City, AR 71667<br>Phone: 870.628.5114 <br><br>County Clerk has marriage, probate and land records from 1871 <br>and tax records<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 68.</ref>
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== History  ==
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{AR Populated Places Intro|Lincoln}}
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The following are locations in Lincoln County, Arkansas:
  
==== Parent County  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{AR Historical Timeline Intro|Lincoln}}
  
*'''1871--'''Lincoln County was created 28 March 1871&nbsp;from [[Arkansas County, Arkansas|Arkansas]], [[Bradley County, Arkansas|Bradley]], [[Desha County, Arkansas|Desha]], [[Drew County, Arkansas|Drew]], and [[Jefferson County, Arkansas|Jefferson ]]Counties.
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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 Lincoln County page on the website, [http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/ The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture]. <ref>Guy Lancaster, ''The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture,'' (http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=784&type=Category&item=Counties&parent=Counties%2c+Cities%2c+and+Towns&grandparent= : accessed January 14, 2016), “Lincoln County.”</ref>
  
'''County seat:''' Star City <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*1827 - The McLain, Lee, and Douglass families, established homes in a community called Auburn.
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*1836 - Thomas Griffis bought land at what is now Griffith Springs and built a cotton gin.
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*1846 - John S. Hall and his family arrived from South Carolina and established Hall’s Station.
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*1847 May - Elias King Hays arrived from Tennessee and established Cornerville in southwestern Lincoln County.
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*1871 March 28 - Lincoln County was established.
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*1930-2010 - The population of Lincoln County hit a high mark of 20,200 in 1930, a low of 12,900 in 1970 and is now (2010) at 14,100.
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{AR Resources Intro|Lincoln}}
  
See an interactive map of Lincoln County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/arkansas/ar-maps.html boundary changes].
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{AR Bible Intro|Lincoln}}
  
==== Record Loss ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{AR Biographies Intro|Lincoln}}
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{AR Business Records Intro|Lincoln}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{AR Cemeteries Intro|Lincoln}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Lincoln 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=132&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=28 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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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Lincoln|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} Select "Cemeteries"
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Lincoln+county+Arkansas=Lincoln+County%2C+Arkansas%2C+cemeteries&qt=notfound_page&search=Search WorldCat]
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*[[Arkansas Periodicals|Periodicals]]
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*[[Lincoln 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=132 Find A Grave] Click '''Search for a Cemetery''' on the right, click '''All Countries''' - click '''United States''', click '''State''', click '''County''' and search.
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*[http://arkansasgravestones.org/search.php?cid=28 Arkansas Gravestones] Click '''Browse Gravestones By Cemetery'''
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ar/lincoln.htm Interment.net]
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/lincoln-county-arkansas-cemetery-records.htm Access Genealogy]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/lincoln/lincoln.htm USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/arkansas/lincoln.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arcemete/lincoln/lincoln.htm ARGenWeb]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~arcemete/lincoln/lincoln.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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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ar/ African American Cemeteries Online] Scroll to the county and cemetery.
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*[http://www.argenweb.net/lincoln/cemeteries.html List of Lincoln Co. Cemeteries]&nbsp;&nbsp; ARGenweb
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=== Census Records ===
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{{AR Census Intro|Lincoln}}
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=== Church Records ===
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{{AR Church Intro|Lincoln}}
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=== Court Records ===
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{{AR Court Intro|Lincoln}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{AR Directories Intro|Lincoln}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{AR Emigration Intro|Lincoln}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{AR Ethnic Groups Intro|Lincoln}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{AR Funeral Homes Intro|Lincoln}}
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{AR Genealogies Intro|Lincoln}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{AR Guardianship Intro|Lincoln}}
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FM7QC-VZQ%3A353224201%3Fcc%3D2061549 Probate Records 1871-1936] Lincoln 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 Guardian bonds and letters 1875-1910; Probate records 1871-1887; Wills 1871-1936.
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{AR Land Intro|Lincoln}}
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{AR Histories Intro|Lincoln}}
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{{AR History Intro}}
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*'''''Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas'''''. Chicago, IL, USA: Goodspeed Publishing, 1890. Online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7192 Ancestry.com] ($)
  
*[[Arkansas County, Arkansas|Arkansas]]
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
*[[Cleveland County, Arkansas|Cleveland]]
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{{AR Maps Intro|Lincoln}}
*[[Desha County, Arkansas|Desha]]
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{{AR Neighboring Counties Intro|{{ARLincoln, Arkansas Clickable Neighbors}}}}
*[[Drew County, Arkansas|Drew]]
 
*[[Jefferson County, Arkansas|Jefferson]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/arkansas/ Maps of Arkansas (1813-1925)]
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{AR Migration Intro|Lincoln}}
  
*[http://www.argenweb.net/lincoln/cemeteries.html List of Lincoln Co. Cemeteries]&nbsp;&nbsp; ARGenweb
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=== Military Records ===
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{{AR Military Intro|Lincoln}}
  
==== Church  ====
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==== Civil War ====
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{{AR Civil War Intro|Lincoln}}
  
*[http://www.argenweb.net/lincoln/churches.html Churches of Lincoln County]&nbsp;&nbsp; ARGenweb
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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
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{AR Naturalization Intro|Lincoln}}
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{AR Newspapers Intro|Lincoln}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{AR Newspapers|Lincoln}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{AR Obituaries Intro|Lincoln}}
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{AR Other Records Intro|Lincoln}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{AR Periodicals Intro|Lincoln}}
  
==== Probate ====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{AR Probate Intro|Lincoln}}
  
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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-VZQ%3A353224201%3Fcc%3D2061549 Probate Records 1871-1936] Lincoln 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 Guardian bonds and letters 1875-1910; Probate records 1871-1887; Wills 1871-1936.
 
*[http://www.argenweb.net/lincoln/lincolnwills.html Index to Wills - 1869 to 1900]&nbsp;&nbsp; ARGenweb
 
*[http://www.argenweb.net/lincoln/lincolnwills.html Index to Wills - 1869 to 1900]&nbsp;&nbsp; ARGenweb
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== School Records ===
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{{AR Schools Intro|Lincoln}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{AR Tax Intro|Lincoln}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{AR Vital Intro|Lincoln}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{AR Vital Records - Birth Intro|Lincoln}}
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*'''1876 - 1927''' - Lincoln County Birth Index 1876-1927. Batch {{IGI|C748473}} at FamilySearch - free.
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*'''1882 - ''' - Lincoln County Birth Index 1882-1885. Batch {{IGI|C586031}} at FamilySearch - free.
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==== Marriage ====
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{{AR Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Lincoln}}
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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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*'''1871 - 1953''' - Lincoln County Marriage Books A-X Index 1871-1953 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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*'''1871 - 1922''' - Lincoln County Marriage Books A-K Index 1871-1922 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|Lincoln}}
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==== Divorce ====
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{{AR Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Lincoln}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{AR Research Facilities Intro|Lincoln}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Archives ===
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{{AR Archives Intro|Lincoln}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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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|Lincoln}}
  
*[http://www.argenweb.net/lincoln/ Lincoln County ARGenweb website]
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=== Museums ===
*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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{{AR Museums Intro|Lincoln}}
*{{FHL|Arkansas%2C+Lincoln|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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== Societies ==
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Lincoln/ Lincoln County, Arkansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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{{AR Societies Intro|Lincoln}}
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== Websites ==
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{{AR Websites Intro|Lincoln}}
  
== References  ==
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* [http://www.argenweb.net/lincoln/ ARGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/lincoln/lincoln.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/Lincoln/ RootsWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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* [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/lincoln// Linkpendium]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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* [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ar/counties/lincoln// CyndisList]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|194586|Arkansas|Lincoln}}- 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|Lincoln}}
  
{{Arkansas|Arkansas}} {{Arkansas-stub}}
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== References ==
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<references />
  
[[Category:Lincoln_County,_Arkansas]]
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{{Arkansas|Arkansas}}
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[[Category:IGIcheck]] [[Category:Lincoln_County,_Arkansas]][[Category:Arkansas_Counties]]

Latest revision as of 17:12, 3 October 2017

United States
Arkansas
Lincoln County
 

Guide to Lincoln 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: Star City
Organized: March 28, 1871
Parent County(s): Arkansas, Bradley, Desha, Drew, and Jefferson[1]
Neighboring Counties
Arkansas  • Cleveland  • Desha  • Drew  • Jefferson
See County Maps
Courthouse
ArkansasLincolnCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Ar-lincoln.png
Adoption
This page is available for adoption

County Information

Description

County Courthouse

Lincoln County Courthouse
300 S Drew Street
Star City, AR 71667
Phone: 870.628.5114
Lincoln County Website

County Clerk has marriage, probate and land records from 1871 and tax records.[2]

Lincoln County, Arkansas

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

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes

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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln County page on the website, The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture. [5]

  • 1827 - The McLain, Lee, and Douglass families, established homes in a community called Auburn.
  • 1836 - Thomas Griffis bought land at what is now Griffith Springs and built a cotton gin.
  • 1846 - John S. Hall and his family arrived from South Carolina and established Hall’s Station.
  • 1847 May - Elias King Hays arrived from Tennessee and established Cornerville in southwestern Lincoln County.
  • 1871 March 28 - Lincoln County was established.
  • 1930-2010 - The population of Lincoln County hit a high mark of 20,200 in 1930, a low of 12,900 in 1970 and is now (2010) at 14,100.

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Lincoln 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

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

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.

  • Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas. Chicago, IL, USA: Goodspeed Publishing, 1890. Online at: Ancestry.com ($)

Maps and Gazetteers

Click on a neighboring county to go to the wiki page.
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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 Lincoln County, Arkansas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:


Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

Online Probate Records

School Records

Tax Records

Vital Records

Birth

  • 1876 - 1927 - Lincoln County Birth Index 1876-1927. Batch C748473 at FamilySearch - free.
  • 1882 - - Lincoln County Birth Index 1882-1885. Batch C586031 at FamilySearch - free.

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

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. Guy Lancaster, The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture, (http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=784&type=Category&item=Counties&parent=Counties%2c+Cities%2c+and+Towns&grandparent= : accessed January 14, 2016), “Lincoln County.”
  6. FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki.
  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.