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Guide to '''Poinsett 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 = Poinsett County
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|organized=  February 28,  1838
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|county seat= Harrisburg
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|parent county= [[Greene County, Arkansas Genealogy|Greene]] and [[St. Francis County, Arkansas Genealogy|St. Francis]]<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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|county1= [[Craighead County, Arkansas Genealogy|Craighead]]
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|county2= [[Crittenden County, Arkansas Genealogy|Crittenden]]
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|county3= [[Cross County, Arkansas Genealogy|Cross]]
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|county4= [[Jackson County, Arkansas Genealogy|Jackson]]
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|county5= [[Mississippi County, Arkansas Genealogy|Mississippi]]</br><center>[[Poinsett 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|Poinsett}}
  
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'''Poinsett County Courthouse'''<br>401 Market Street<br>Harrisburg, AR 72432<br>Phone: 870.578.4410<br>[http://www.poinsettcounty.us/ Poinsett County Website]<br><br>Court Clerk has marriage records from 1873 and probate records; <br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, court and land records.<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
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=== Poinsett 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" | '''[[Poinsett County, Arkansas Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Poinsett County, Arkansas Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Poinsett County, Arkansas Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Poinsett County, Arkansas Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Poinsett County, Arkansas Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Poinsett County, Arkansas Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Poinsett County, Arkansas Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1914*
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1873
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1914*
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1871
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1873
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1873
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| colspan="7" | <center>*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's</center>
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| founded year = 1838
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=== Record Loss ===
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'''1873'''  A courthouse fire destroyed all records in September 1873.
  
| founded date = February 28
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| seat wl = Harrisburg
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=== Boundary Changes ===
| adoption_sign = Adoption ARGenWeb
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{{AR Boundary Changes Intro|Poinsett}}
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*'''1838--'''Poinsett County was created 28 February 1838&nbsp;from [[Greene County, Arkansas Genealogy|Greene]]&nbsp;and [[St. Francis County, Arkansas Genealogy|St. Francis]] Counties.
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*'''County seat:''' Harrisburg<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.
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.poinsettcounty.us/ Poinsett County Courthouse]<br>401 Market Street<br>Harrisburg, AR 72432<br>Phone: 870.578.4410 <br><br>Court Clerk has marriage records from 1873<br>and probate records; Clerk Circuit Court has&nbsp;<br>divorce, court and land records<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 69.</ref>
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{AR Populated Places Intro|Poinsett}}
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The following are locations in Poinsett County, Arkansas:
  
== History ==
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{AR Historical Timeline Intro|Poinsett}}
  
==== Parent County ====
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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 Poinsett County page on the website, [http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/ The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture]. <ref>Clyde Ford, ''The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture,'' (http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=799&type=Category&item=Counties&parent=Counties%2c+Cities%2c+and+Towns&grandparent=+%3a+accessed+January+6%2c+2016)%2c : accessed January 15, 2016), “Poinsett County.”</ref>
  
*'''1838--'''Poinsett County was created 28 February 1838&nbsp;from [[Greene County, Arkansas|Greene]]&nbsp;and [[St. Francis County, Arkansas|St. Francis]] Counties.
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== Resources ==
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{{AR Resources Intro|Poinsett}}
  
'''County seat:''' Harrisburg <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{AR Bible Intro|Poinsett}}
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{AR Biographies Intro|Poinsett}}
  
See an interactive map of Poinsett County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/arkansas/ar-maps.html boundary changes].
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{AR Business Records Intro|Poinsett}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{AR Cemeteries Intro|Poinsett}}
  
== Places/Localities ==
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Poinsett 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=148&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=44&lm=s&last=smith&fm=s&first= 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, Poinsett|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} Select "Cemeteries"
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Poinsett+county+Arkansas=Poinsett+County%2C+Arkansas%2C+cemeteries&qt=notfound_page&search=Search WorldCat]
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*[[Arkansas Periodicals|Periodicals]]
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*[[Poinsett 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=148 Find A Grave]
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ar/poinsett.htm Interment.net] (As of Dec 9, 2014, no information found.)
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/poinsett-county-arkansas-cemetery-records.htm Access Genealogy]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/poinsett/poinsett.htm USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/arkansas/poinsett.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
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*[http://www.argenweb.net/poinsett/cemetery.html ARGenWeb] Select a county, then "Cemeteries." Some overlap with USGenWeb.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~arcemete/poinsett/poinsett.htm RootsWeb]
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*[http://www.idreamof.com/cemetery/ar.html I Dream of Genealogy] Scroll to the county and cemetery.
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Arkansas Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{AR Census Intro|Poinsett}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{AR Church Intro|Poinsett}}
  
*[[Craighead County, Arkansas|Craighead]]
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=== Court Records ===
*[[Crittenden County, Arkansas|Crittenden]]
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{{AR Court Intro|Poinsett}}
*[[Cross County, Arkansas|Cross]]
 
*[[Jackson County, Arkansas|Jackson]]
 
*[[Mississippi County, Arkansas|Mississippi]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Directories ===
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{{AR Directories Intro|Poinsett}}
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Emigration and Immigration ===
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{{AR Emigration Intro|Poinsett}}
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{AR Ethnic Groups Intro|Poinsett}}
  
==== Court ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{AR Funeral Homes Intro|Poinsett}}
  
==== Land ====
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{AR Genealogies Intro|Poinsett}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{AR Guardianship Intro|Poinsett}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FM7QC-VWP%3A353225801%3Fcc%3D2061549 Probate Records 1873-1966] Poinsett County portion of the collection: {{RecordSearch|2061549|''Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979''|access=browse}}: ''Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979'' FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)
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**Includes Administration records 1873-1925; Dockets 1873-1875; Executor records 1875-1949; Guardian records 1873-1922; Probate records 1873-1896; Wills 1875-1966.
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{AR Land Intro|Poinsett}}
  
===== '''''Revolutionary War'''''  =====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{AR Histories Intro|Poinsett}}
  
*''Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions''. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include&nbsp;"an Added Index to States." {{FHL|287870|item}} 973 M24ur; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48141 Ancestry] ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Arkansas section begins on page 439.]
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{{AR History Intro}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{AR Maps Intro|Poinsett}}
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{{AR Neighboring Counties Intro|{{ARPoinsett, Arkansas Clickable Neighbors}}}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/arkansas/ Maps of Arkansas (1813-1925)]
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{AR Migration Intro|Poinsett}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{AR Military Intro|Poinsett}}
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==== Revolutionary War ====
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{{AR Revolutionary War Intro|Poinsett}}
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*''Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions''. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include&nbsp;"an Added Index to States." {{FHL|287870|item}} 973 M24ur; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48141 Ancestry] ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Arkansas section begins on page 439.]
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==== Civil War ====
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{{AR Civil War Intro|Poinsett}}
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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|Poinsett}}
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{AR Newspapers Intro|Poinsett}}
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{{AR Newspapers|Poinsett}}
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{AR Obituaries Intro|Poinsett}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{AR Other Records Intro|Poinsett}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{AR Periodicals Intro|Poinsett}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{AR Probate Intro|Poinsett}}
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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-VWP%3A353225801%3Fcc%3D2061549 Probate Records 1873-1966] Poinsett County portion of the collection: {{RecordSearch|2061549|''Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979''|access=browse}}: ''Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979'' FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)
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**Includes Administration records 1873-1925; Dockets 1873-1875; Executor records 1875-1949; Guardian records 1873-1922; Probate records 1873-1896; Wills 1875-1966.
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=== School Records ===
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{{AR Schools Intro|Poinsett}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{AR Tax Intro|Poinsett}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{AR Vital Intro|Poinsett}}
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See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/ar-vital-records/ How to order Arkansas Vital Records]
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==== Birth ====
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{{AR Vital Records - Birth Intro|Poinsett}}
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==== Marriage ====
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{{AR Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Poinsett}}
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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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*'''1873 - 1952''' - Poinsett County Marriage Books A-Z, 1B-3B, 1C-1F Index 1873-1952 in {{RecordSearch|1417439|Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="hc">FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "[[Arkansas_County_Marriages_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)|Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]," in ''FamilySearch Wiki.''</ref>
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*'''1873 - 1921''' - Poinsett County Marriage Books A-I Index 1873-1921 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 https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/d/d7/Arkansasnz.pdf.</ref>
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==== Death ====
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{{AR Vital Records - Death Intro|Poinsett}}
  
 
*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/ar/poinsett/webbbs_config.pl Poinsett County, Arkansas Obituary and Death Notice Collection] From GenealogyBuff.com ~ Free. Obits and death notices from the Trumann, Marked Tree, Lepanto, Harrisburg, and Tyronza areas.
 
*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/ar/poinsett/webbbs_config.pl Poinsett County, Arkansas Obituary and Death Notice Collection] From GenealogyBuff.com ~ Free. Obits and death notices from the Trumann, Marked Tree, Lepanto, Harrisburg, and Tyronza areas.
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Divorce ====
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{{AR Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Poinsett}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{AR Research Facilities Intro|Poinsett}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{AR Archives Intro|Poinsett}}
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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|Poinsett}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{AR Museums Intro|Poinsett}}
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== Societies ==
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{{AR Societies Intro|Poinsett}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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== Websites ==
*{{FHL|Arkansas%2C+Poinsett|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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{{AR Websites Intro|Poinsett}}
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Poinsett/ Poinsett County, Arkansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
  
== References  ==
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* [http://www.argenweb.net/poinsett/ ARGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/poinsett/poinsett.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/Poinsett/ RootsWeb resources]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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* [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Poinsett/ Linkpendium]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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* [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ar/counties/poinsett/ CyndisList]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|194636|Arkansas|Poinsett}}- 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|Poinsett}}
  
{{Arkansas|Arkansas}} {{Arkansas-stub}}
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== References ==
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[[Category:Poinsett_County,_Arkansas]]
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[[Category:IGIcheck]] [[Category:Poinsett_County,_Arkansas]][[Category:Arkansas_Counties]]

Latest revision as of 18:20, 3 October 2017

United States
Arkansas
Poinsett County
 

Guide to Poinsett 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: Harrisburg
Organized: February 28, 1838
Parent County(s): Greene and St. Francis[1]
Neighboring Counties
Craighead  • Crittenden  • Cross  • Jackson  • Mississippi
See County Maps
Courthouse
ArkansasPoinsettCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Ar-poinsett.png
Adoption
This page is available for adoption

County Information

Description

County Courthouse

Poinsett County Courthouse
401 Market Street
Harrisburg, AR 72432
Phone: 870.578.4410
Poinsett County Website

Court Clerk has marriage records from 1873 and probate records;
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, court and land records.[2]

Poinsett County, Arkansas

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1914* 1873 1914* 1871 1873 1873
*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's

Record Loss

1873 A courthouse fire destroyed all records in September 1873.

Boundary Changes

  • 1838--Poinsett County was created 28 February 1838 from Greene and St. Francis Counties.
  • County seat: Harrisburg[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 Poinsett 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 Poinsett County page on the website, The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture. [5]

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Poinsett 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

  • Probate Records 1873-1966 Poinsett County portion of the collection: Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979: Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979 FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)
    • Includes Administration records 1873-1925; Dockets 1873-1875; Executor records 1875-1949; Guardian records 1873-1922; Probate records 1873-1896; Wills 1875-1966.

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.

Maps and Gazetteers

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Migration

Military Records

Revolutionary War

  • Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include "an Added Index to States." FHL Collection 973 M24ur; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Arkansas section begins on page 439.]

Civil War

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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


Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

Online Probate Records

School Records

Tax Records

Vital Records

See also How to order Arkansas Vital Records

Birth

Marriage

Death

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries

Museums

Societies

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 resources. 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. Clyde Ford, The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture, (http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=799&type=Category&item=Counties&parent=Counties%2c+Cities%2c+and+Towns&grandparent=+%3a+accessed+January+6%2c+2016)%2c : accessed January 15, 2016), “Poinsett 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/d/d7/Arkansasnz.pdf.