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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.  
See an interactive map of Union County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/arkansas/ar-maps.html boundary changes].  
 
  
 
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/ar-society-archive/ List of Arkansas Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
 
*Union County Genealogy Society<br>Barton Library<br>East 5th and North Jefferson Street<br>El Dorado, Ar 71730
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/union-county/ Union 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]
 
*[http://www.argenweb.net/union/ Union County website]&nbsp;&nbsp; ARGenweb  
 
*[http://www.argenweb.net/union/ Union County website]&nbsp;&nbsp; ARGenweb  
 
*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>  

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

Arkansas State with State Seal.png Arkansas
Online Records


Union County, Arkansas
Map
Map of Arkansas highlighting Union County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arkansas
Location of Arkansas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 2, 1829
County Seat El Dorado
Courthouse
Address Union County Courthouse;
101 N Washington
El Dorado, AR 71730
Phone: 870.864.1910


County Courthouse

Union County Courthouse;
101 N Washington
El Dorado, AR 71730
Phone: 870.864.1910


County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1846; Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, court and land records.[1]

Beginning years for Union County, Arkansas Genealogy government records[2]
Birth Marriage Death Court Land Probate
1914* 1847 1914* 1830 1830 1839
*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's

History

Parent County

  • 1829--Union County was created 2 November 1829 from Hempstead and Clark Counties. County seat: El Dorado [3]

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

Ashley  • Bradley  • Calhoun  • Claiborne Parish, Louisiana  • Columbia  • Morehouse Parish, Louisiana  • Ouachita  • Union Parish, Louisiana  •

Union CountyColumbia CountyNevada CountyOuachita CountyBradley CountyCalhoun CountyDrew CountyBossier ParishJackson ParishAshley CountyUnion ParishClark CountyLafayette CountyMorehouse ParishLincoln ParishOuachita ParishRichland ParishClaiborne ParishCleveland CountyWebster ParishARUnion.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 Union 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 Union County, Arkansas Genealogy:


- 1st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate), Company A
- 1st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Colquitt's) (Confederate)
- 3rd Consolidated Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)
- 3rd Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)[4]
- 6th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)
- 8th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)
- 19th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Dockery's) (Confederate)


Korean War
War of 1812
Indian Wars

Naturalization

Newspapers

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


Occupations

Probate Records

  • Probate Records 1839-1927 Part of: Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979 FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)
    • Includes Administration bonds 1868-1923; Administration, executor and guardian bonds; wills 1845-1927; Letters of administration 1868-1924; Letters of guardianship 1869-1923; Probate records 1839-1889.

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. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Calvin L. Collier, They'll do to tie to : the story of the Third Regiment, Arkansas Infantry, C.S.A. (Little Rock, Arkansas : Civil War Round Table Associates, 1988), p. 10. FHL Collection
  5. FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 18 April 2013.
  6. 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.