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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arkansas Genealogy|Arkansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Union_County,_Arkansas|Union County]]''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arkansas Genealogy|Arkansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Union County, Arkansas|Union County]]''  
  
 
Guide to '''Union County, Arkansas ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
 
Guide to '''Union County, Arkansas ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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| building address = [http://unioncountyar.com/circuit-clerk/ Union County Courthouse; ]<br>101 N Washington<br>El Dorado, AR 71730<br>Phone: 870.864.1910 <br>  
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| building address = [http://www.unioncountyar.com/circuit-clerk.html Union County Courthouse; ]<br>101 N Washington<br>El Dorado, AR 71730<br>Phone: 870.864.1910 <br>  
  
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://unioncountyar.com/circuit-clerk/ Union County Courthouse; ]<br>101 N Washington<br>El Dorado, AR 71730<br>Phone: 870.864.1910 <br>  
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[http://www.unioncountyar.com/circuit-clerk.html Union County Courthouse; ]<br>101 N Washington<br>El Dorado, AR 71730<br>Phone: 870.864.1910 <br>  
  
 
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| colspan="6" | <center>*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's</center>
 
| colspan="6" | <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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==== Government and Related Websites ====
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" colspan="3" | <center>'''County Government and other Local Websites'''
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| width="30%"| [http://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=Arkansas&county=Union County-clerk.net] (unofficial site)
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" colspan="3" | <center>'''County Government and other Local Websites'''</center>
| 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://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=Arkansas&county=Union County-clerk.net] (unofficial site)  
|width="30%"|[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/AR_Union.htm PublicRecords.com] (unofficial site)
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| 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
|width="60%"|Provides links to County officials and public records
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| width="30%" | [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/AR_Union.htm PublicRecords.com] (unofficial site)  
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| width="60%" | Provides links to County officials and public records
 
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== 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.  
 
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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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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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For a list of record loss in Arkansas counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/ar-counties.html#courthouse Arkansas Counties with Burned Courthouses]  
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
 
*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Union, Calion|place|disp=Calion}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Union, El Dorado|place|disp=El Dorado}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Union, Junction City|place|disp=Junction City}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Union, Mount Holly|place|disp=Mount Holly}}
 
  
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Union, Calion|place|disp=Calion}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Union, El Dorado|place|disp=El Dorado}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Union, Junction City|place|disp=Junction City}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Union, Mount Holly|place|disp=Mount Holly}}
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Ashley County, Arkansas Genealogy|Ashley]] {{•}}
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[[Ashley County, Arkansas Genealogy|Ashley]] {{•}} [[Bradley County, Arkansas Genealogy|Bradley]] {{•}} [[Calhoun County, Arkansas Genealogy|Calhoun]] {{•}} [[Claiborne Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Claiborne Parish, Louisiana]] {{•}} [[Columbia County, Arkansas Genealogy|Columbia]] {{•}} [[Morehouse Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Morehouse Parish, Louisiana]] {{•}} [[Ouachita County, Arkansas Genealogy|Ouachita]] {{•}} [[Union Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Union Parish, Louisiana]] {{•}}  
[[Bradley County, Arkansas Genealogy|Bradley]] {{•}}
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<center>{{ARUnion, Arkansas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>  
[[Calhoun County, Arkansas Genealogy|Calhoun]] {{•}}
 
[[Claiborne Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Claiborne Parish, Louisiana]] {{•}}
 
[[Columbia County, Arkansas Genealogy|Columbia]] {{•}}
 
[[Morehouse Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Morehouse Parish, Louisiana]] {{•}}
 
[[Ouachita County, Arkansas Genealogy|Ouachita]] {{•}}
 
[[Union Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Union Parish, Louisiana]] {{•}}
 
<center>{{ARUnion, Arkansas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
 
 
 
 
== Genealogy Resources  ==
 
== Genealogy Resources  ==
  
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| bgcolor="#EAC7FE" colspan="3" | <center>'''Online Union County, Arkansas''' cemeteries <br>from [[Arkansas Cemeteries|state]] and [[United States Cemeteries|national]] resources</center>
 
| bgcolor="#EAC7FE" colspan="3" | <center>'''Online Union 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 Union County</center>
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| width="34%" bgcolor="#CFF3FF" | <center>'''Search for names of people'''<br>in Union County</center>  
| width="34%" bgcolor="#F2DDFE" | <center>'''Get a list of cemeteries'''<br>(then click to names of people)</center>
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| 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="32%" bgcolor="#B8FFDB" | <center>'''Find printed records''' <br>(Often more complete)</center>
 
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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.)
 
*[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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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=162 Find A Grave]  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=162 Find A Grave]
  
 
*[http://www.interment.net/us/ar/union.htm Interment.net]
 
*[http://www.interment.net/us/ar/union.htm Interment.net]
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*[http://www.argenweb.net/union/ ARGenWeb] Select a county, then "Cemeteries." Some overlap with USGenWeb.
 
*[http://www.argenweb.net/union/ ARGenWeb] Select a county, then "Cemeteries." Some overlap with USGenWeb.
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~arcemete/union/union.htm RootsWeb]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~arcemete/union/union.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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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ar/ African American Cemeteries Online] Scroll to the county and cemetery.
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ar/ African American Cemeteries Online] Scroll to the county and cemetery.
  
'''More cemetery lists'''
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'''More cemetery lists'''  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Union/cem/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Union/cem/ Linkpendium]  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ar/counties/union/cemeteries/ Cyndi's List]  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ar/counties/union/cemeteries/ Cyndi's List]  
*[http://www.deathindexes.com/arkansas/index.html DeathIndexes.com] Scan through the list under '''Arkansas Death Records Indexes….'''
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*[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)
 
*[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, Union|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} Select "Cemeteries"
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Union|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} Select "Cemeteries"  
**Also [[Union County, Arkansas Genealogy#Cities and Towns|check towns]] for records
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**Also [[Union County, Arkansas Genealogy#Cities_and_Towns|check towns]] for records
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Union+county+Arkansas=Union+County%2C+Arkansas%2C+cemeteries&qt=notfound_page&search=Search WorldCat]
 
*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Union+county+Arkansas=Union+County%2C+Arkansas%2C+cemeteries&qt=notfound_page&search=Search WorldCat]
  
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*[[Union County, Arkansas Genealogy#Societies|Societies]]
 
*[[Union County, Arkansas Genealogy#Societies|Societies]]
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*[http://www.argenweb.net/union/cemeteries.html Cemeteries Online in Union County&nbsp;]&nbsp;&nbsp; Union County ARGeneb
 
*[http://www.argenweb.net/union/cemeteries.html Cemeteries Online in Union County&nbsp;]&nbsp;&nbsp; Union County ARGeneb
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==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
==== Guardianship ====
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==== Guardianship ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FM7QC-JTP%3A353225001%3Fcc%3D2061549 Probate Records 1839-1927] Union 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)  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FM7QC-JTP%3A353225001%3Fcc%3D2061549 Probate Records 1839-1927] Union 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 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.
 
**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.
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
{{AR History Intro|Union}}
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{{AR History Intro|Union}}  
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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] ($)
 
*'''''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] ($)
  
==== History Timeline ====
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==== 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 &amp; Culture [http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=745]
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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 gleaned from Arkansas County - The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History &amp; Culture [http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=745]  
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
*[http://www.mapofus.org/arkansas/ Maps of Arkansas (1813-1925)]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/arkansas/ Maps of Arkansas (1813-1925)]  
 
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
  
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
{{AR Vital Intro}}  
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{{AR Vital Intro}} See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/ar-vital-records/ How to order Arkansas Vital Records]  
See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/ar-vital-records/ How to order Arkansas Vital Records]
 
  
 
===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/ar-society-archive/ List of Arkansas Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/ar-society-archive/ List of Arkansas Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]  
 
*Union County Genealogy Society<br>Barton Library<br>East 5th and North Jefferson Street<br>El Dorado, Ar 71730
 
*Union County Genealogy Society<br>Barton Library<br>East 5th and North Jefferson Street<br>El Dorado, Ar 71730
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| width="30%" | {{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Union|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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| width="70%" | Select topics. For towns, [[{{PAGENAME}}#Places/Localities|click here]].
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| width="30%" | {{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Union|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
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| width="70%" | Select topics. For towns, [[{{PAGENAME}}#Places.2FLocalities|click here]].
| width="30%" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Union+county%2C+arkansas&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| width="70%" | Click an item for libraries near you. For more information, see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].
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| width="30%" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Union+county%2C+arkansas&qt=results_page WorldCat]  
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| width="70%" | Click an item for libraries near you. For more information, see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].
| width="30%" | [http://alpl.ent.sirsi.net/client/default/search/results?qu=union+county%2C+arkansas&te=ILS Allen County Public Library]
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| Located in Indiana, they are heavily involved in digitizing much of their collection.
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| width="30%" | [http://alpl.ent.sirsi.net/client/default/search/results?qu=union+county%2C+arkansas&te=ILS Allen County Public Library]  
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| Located in Indiana, they are heavily involved in digitizing much of their collection.
| width="30%" | [http://www.ark-ives.com/documenting/county_records.aspx Arkansas History Commission] Select the county
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| Arkansas state agency involved in organizing, digitizing, and maintaining the records of state and local history.
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| width="30%" | [http://www.ark-ives.com/documenting/county_records.aspx Arkansas History Commission] Select the county  
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| 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>
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
 
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[El Dorado Arkansas Family History Center]] 28 N. Calion Rd., El Dorado, AR 71731 United States
 
*[[El Dorado Arkansas Family History Center]] 28 N. Calion Rd., El Dorado, AR 71731 United States
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| width="30%" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Union/ Linkpendium]  
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Union/ Linkpendium]  
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#FAEBD7" colspan="3" | <center>'''Social networking sites pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
 
| 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/union/ genealogy.com]
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| width="30%" | [http://genforum.genealogy.com/ar/union/ genealogy.com]  
|width="70%" | Union County, AR Genealogy Forum
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| width="70%" | Union County, AR Genealogy Forum
 
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|width="30%" | [http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.arkansas.counties.union/mb.ashx ancestry.com]
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| width="30%" | [http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.arkansas.counties.union/mb.ashx ancestry.com]  
|width="70%" | Union County Message Board
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United States Gotoarrow.png Arkansas Gotoarrow.png Union County

Guide to Union County, Arkansas ancestry, family history, and 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

Government and Related Websites

County Government and other Local Websites
County-clerk.net (unofficial site) 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
PublicRecords.com (unofficial site) Provides links to County officials and public records

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

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog


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

Online Union County, Arkansas cemeteries
from state and national resources
Search for names of people
in Union County
Get a list of cemeteries
(then click to names of people)
Find printed records
(Often more complete)
  • Find A Grave Click "Refine Last Search" on the left, enter a name, click "Search"
  • Billion Graves Enter a name and click "Search" (Statewide. Can search by county, but many with no results.)
  • ARGenWeb Select a county, then "Cemeteries." Some overlap with USGenWeb.

More cemetery lists


Census

Church Records

Court

Genealogy

Guardianship

  • Probate Records 1839-1927 Union County portion of the collection: Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979: 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.

Land and Property

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Union 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 ($)

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 Union County portion of the collection: Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979: 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

Major catalogs for hard copy collections of Union County, Arkansas Genealogy
Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records
FamilySearch Catalog Select topics. For towns, click here.
WorldCat Click an item for libraries near you. For more information, see WorldCat Online Catalog.
Allen County Public Library Located in Indiana, they are heavily involved in digitizing much of their collection.
Arkansas History Commission Select the county Arkansas state agency involved in organizing, digitizing, and maintaining the records of state and local history.
Local libraries and Arkansas Archives and Libraries may suggest other catalogs

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. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites



Sites with online indexes or images of records
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
Sites that search for links pertaining to Union County, Arkansas Genealogy
Linkpendium Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
CyndisList Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
StateofUS Free family history resources and government records


Social networking sites pertaining to Union County, Arkansas Genealogy
genealogy.com Union County, AR Genealogy Forum
ancestry.com Union County Message Board

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.