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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Prairie County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/arkansas/ar-maps.html boundary changes].  
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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.  
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==== Variant Spellings  ====
 
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For a list of record loss in Arkansas counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/ar-counties.html#courthouse Arkansas Counties with Burned Courthouses]
  
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/arkansas/ Maps of Arkansas (1813-1925)]
 
*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/AR/County/prairie.htm Map of Prairie County - 1895]  Prairie Co.ARGenweb
 
*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/AR/County/prairie.htm Map of Prairie County - 1895]  Prairie Co.ARGenweb
  
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See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/ar-vital-records/ How to order Arkansas Vital Records]
  
 
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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/ar-society-archive/ List of Arkansas Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
 
*[http://www.knology.net/~lizglenn/ichs.htm Independence County Historical Society]  
 
*[http://www.knology.net/~lizglenn/ichs.htm Independence County Historical Society]  
 
*[http://www.librarytechnology.org/lwc-displaylibrary.pl?RC=14597 White River Regional Library]  
 
*[http://www.librarytechnology.org/lwc-displaylibrary.pl?RC=14597 White River Regional Library]  
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== Websites  ==
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/prairie-county/ Prairie County, AR History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/117010845362856133445 Arkansas Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/150523158353289/ Arkansas Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.<br>  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.<br>  
 
*{{FHL|Arkansas%2C+Independence|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Arkansas%2C+Independence|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  

Revision as of 11:33, 20 March 2014

United States Gotoarrow.png Arkansas Gotoarrow.png Prairie County

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

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Online Records


Prairie County, Arkansas
Map
Map of Arkansas highlighting Prairie County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arkansas
Location of Arkansas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 25, 1846
County Seat Des Arc
Courthouse
Address Prairie County Courthouse
PO Box 278;
Des Arc, AR 72040-0278
Phone: 870.256.3741


County Courthouse

Prairie County Courthouse
PO Box 278;
Des Arc, AR 72040-0278
Phone: 870.256.3741


County Clerk in Devalls, Bluff, Arkansas has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1885,
naturalization records 1907-1912 and military discharge records from 1917[1]

Beginning years for Prairie County, Arkansas Genealogy government records[2]
Birth Marriage Death Court Land Probate
1914* 1854 1914* 1854 1854 1854
*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's

History

Parent 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.


Variant Spellings

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in Arkansas counties see: Arkansas Counties with Burned Courthouses

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Arkansas  • Lonoke  • Monroe  • White  • Woodruff

Prairie CountArkansas CountyMonroe CountyJefferson CountyWhite CountyLonoke CountyWoodruff CountyARPrairie.JPG

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Census

Church Records

Court

Genealogy

Land and Property

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.

History Timeline

Emphasis for this timeline is on events that affected migration, records, or record-keeping. Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Arkansas County - The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture [1]

Maps

Military

Civil War

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


- Louis' Company, Arkansas Militia (Confederate),
- 1st Regiment, Arkansas Mounted Rifles (Confederate)[3], Company B
- 2nd Regiment, Arkansas Mounted Rifles (Confederate), Company C
- 2nd Regiment, Arkansas Volunteers (Confederate), Company B
- 6th Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate) , Companies AandE
- 18th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate), Company C
- 36th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate), Company C

Naturalization

Newspapers

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


Occupations

Probate Records

  • Probate Records 1851-1951 Part of: Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979 FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)
    • Includes Administration and executor bonds and letters 1851-1866; Administration and executor dockets 1852-1895; Administration and executor settlements 1854-1867; Administration and guardian bonds and letters 1885-1951; Administration bonds 1865-1894; Administration, executor and guardian dockets 1885-1925; Executors bonds and letters 1886-1949; Guardian bonds 1866-1894; Guardian dockets 1853-1896; Letters of administration 1866-1894; Letters of guardianship 1866-1891; Letters of testamentary 1865-1933; Probate records 1854-1907; Wills 1852-1932.

Taxation

Vital Records

See also How to order Arkansas Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 70.
  2. Alice Eichholz, Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 65-67. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004.
  3. Desmond Walls Allen, First Arkansas Confederate Mounted Rifles, (Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, c1988), p. 2. FHL book 976.7 M2a
  4. FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 18 April 2013.
  5. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/d/d7/Arkansasnz.pdf.