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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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Guide to '''Union 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=  November 2,  1829
 
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|county seat= El Dorado
| county = Union County
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|parent county= [[Hempstead County, Arkansas Genealogy|Hempstead]] and [[Clark County, Arkansas Genealogy|Clark]]<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
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|county1= [[Ashley County, Arkansas Genealogy|Ashley]]
 
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|county2= [[Bradley County, Arkansas Genealogy|Bradley]]
| state = Arkansas
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|county3= [[Calhoun County, Arkansas Genealogy|Calhoun]]
 
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|county4= [[Claiborne Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Claiborne (LA)]]
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|county5= [[Columbia County, Arkansas Genealogy|Columbia]]
 
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|county6= [[Morehouse Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Morehouse (LA)]]
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|county7= [[Ouachita County, Arkansas Genealogy|Ouachita]]
 
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|county8= [[Union Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Union (LA)]]</br><center>[[Union County, Arkansas Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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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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== County Information ==
 
 
== 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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=== Description ===
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{AR Courthouse Intro|Union}}
  
County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1846; Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, court and land records.<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 70.</ref>  
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'''Union County Courthouse'''<br>101 N Washington<br>El Dorado, AR 71730<br>Phone: 870.864.1910<br>[http://www.unioncountyar.com/circuit-clerk.html Union County Website]<br><br>County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1846; <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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=== Union County, Arkansas ===
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{{AR Records Intro}}
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning years for {{PAGENAME}} government 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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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major 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="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Union County, Arkansas Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Union County, Arkansas Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Death]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Union County, Arkansas Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Court|Court]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Union County, Arkansas Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''  
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Union County, Arkansas Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Union County, Arkansas Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Union County, Arkansas Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1914*  
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1914*
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1847
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1914*
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1830
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1830
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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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==== Government and Related Websites ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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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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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
| 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://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/AR_Union.htm PublicRecords.com] (unofficial site)
 
|width="60%"|Provides links to County officials and public records
 
 
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== History  ==
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{AR Boundary Changes Intro|Union}}
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*'''1829--'''Union County was created 2 November 1829&nbsp;from [[Hempstead County, Arkansas Genealogy|Hempstead]] and [[Clark County, Arkansas Genealogy|Clark]] Counties.&nbsp;
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*'''County seat:''' El Dorado<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.
  
==== Parent County  ====
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*'''1829--'''Union County was created 2 November 1829&nbsp;from [[Hempstead County, Arkansas|Hempstead]] and [[Clark County, Arkansas|Clark]] Counties.&nbsp;'''County seat:''' El Dorado <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
 
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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.
 
 
 
==== Variant Spellings  ====
 
 
 
==== 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]
 
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Populated Places ===
'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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{{AR Populated Places Intro|Union}}
*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Union, Calion|place|disp=Calion}}
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The following are locations in Union County, Arkansas:
*{{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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=== History Timeline ===
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{{AR Historical Timeline Intro|Union}}
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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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 Union County page on the website, [http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/ The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture]. <ref>Ben Johnson, ''The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture,'' (http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=812&type=Category&item=Counties&parent=Counties%2c+Cities%2c+and+Towns&grandparent=+%3a+accessed+January+6%2c+2016)%2c : accessed January 15, 2016), “Union County.”</ref>
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{AR Resources Intro|Union}}
  
[[Ashley County, Arkansas|Ashley]]  {{•}}
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=== Bible Records ===
[[Bradley County, Arkansas|Bradley]]  {{•}}
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{{AR Bible Intro|Union}}
[[Calhoun County, Arkansas|Calhoun]]  {{•}}
 
[[Claiborne Parish, Louisiana|Claiborne Parish, Louisiana]]  {{•}}
 
[[Columbia County, Arkansas|Columbia]]  {{•}}
 
[[Morehouse Parish, Louisiana|Morehouse Parish, Louisiana]]  {{•}}
 
[[Ouachita County, Arkansas|Ouachita]]  {{•}}
 
[[Union Parish, Louisiana|Union Parish, Louisiana]] {{•}}
 
<center>{{ARUnion, Arkansas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
 
  
== Genealogy Resources ==
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=== Biographies ===
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{{AR Biographies Intro|Union}}
  
==== Research Guides  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{AR Business Records Intro|Union}}
  
==== African Americans ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{AR Cemeteries Intro| Union}}
  
==== Bible Records  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
 
 
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{{AR Cems Chart Headings|Union}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Union, Arkansas''' online and in print</center>
 
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
*[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=162&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=58&lm=s&last=smith&fm=s&first= Arkansas Gravestones] enter a name and click "Search"
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*[http://www.argenweb.net/union/ ARGenWeb]
  
*[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.usgwarchives.net/ar/union/union.html USGenWeb Archives]
  
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/arkansas/union.html Tombstone Project]  
*[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]
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*[http://arkansasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=58  Arkansas Gravestones]
  
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/union-county-arkansas-cemetery-records.htm Access Genealogy]
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ar/union.htm Cemetery Records by Interment]
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/union/union.html USGenWeb Archives]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/#/ Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/arkansas/union.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
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*{{FHL|523477|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
  
*[http://www.argenweb.net/union/ ARGenWeb] Select a county, then "Cemeteries." Some overlap with USGenWeb.
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*[https://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=union%2C+Arkansas+cemeteries+ WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~arcemete/union/union.htm  RootsWeb]
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=162 Findagrave.com]
  
*[http://www.idreamof.com/cemetery/ar.html I Dream of Genealogy] Scroll to the county and cemetery.
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?cemetery_country=United%20States&cemetery_state=Arkansas&cemetery_county=union&year_range=5&size=15 Billion Graves]
  
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ar/ African American Cemeteries Online] Scroll to the county and cemetery.
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=11733&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=149&stateAbbv=&stateName= Arkansas Cemeteries by epodunk]
  
'''More cemetery lists'''
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/arkansas-cemetery-records.htm Cemetery Records by Accessgenealogy]
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Union/cem/ Linkpendium]
 
*[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….'''
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-AR-NDX.html D'Addezio] Search/browse by cemetery name, not people. (Statewide)
 
  
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ar/ African American Cemeteries]
*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Union|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} Select "Cemeteries"
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**Also [[Union County, Arkansas#Places/Localities|check towns]] for records
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"|<center>See '''[https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Arkansas_Cemeteries Arkansas Cemeteries]''' for more information</center>
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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]
 
  
*[[Arkansas Periodicals|Periodicals]]
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=== Census Records ===
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{{AR Census Intro|Union}}
  
*[http://www.naghs.org/#society National Societies]
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=== Church Records ===
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{{AR Church Intro|Union}}
  
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=== Court Records ===
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{{AR Court Intro|Union}}
  
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=== Directories ===
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{{AR Directories Intro|Union}}
  
*[http://www.argenweb.net/union/cemeteries.html Cemeteries Online in Union County&nbsp;]&nbsp;&nbsp; Union County ARGeneb
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{AR Emigration Intro|Union}}
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{AR Ethnic Groups Intro|Union}}
  
==== Church Records ====
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=== Funeral Homes ===
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{{AR Funeral Homes Intro|Union}}
  
{{AR Church Intro}}  
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{AR Genealogies Intro|Union}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{AR Guardianship Intro|Union}}
  
==== Genealogy  ====
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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)
 
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**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  ====
 
  
{{AR Land Intro}}  
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{AR Land Intro|Union}}
  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ar/union/land/union.txt Federal land records for Union County]&nbsp;&nbsp; Union Co. AR Archives
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ar/union/land/union.txt Federal land records for Union County]&nbsp;&nbsp; Union Co. AR Archives
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{AR Histories Intro|Union}}
  
{{AR History Intro}}
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{{AR History Intro|Union}}
  
==== History Timeline ====
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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] ($)
  
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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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{AR Maps Intro|Union}}
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{{AR Neighboring Counties Intro|{{ARUnion, Arkansas Clickable Neighbors}}}}
  
==== Maps  ====
 
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/arkansas/ Maps of Arkansas (1813-1925)]
 
*[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 ($). Free surname search.
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of Union County, Arkansas Genealogy] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Migration ===
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{{AR Migration Intro|Union}}
  
===== Civil War  =====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{AR Military Intro|Union}}
  
{{VAciv}}  
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==== Indian Wars ====
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{{AR Indian Wars Intro|Union}}
  
:- [[1st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)|1st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)]], Company A
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ar/union/military/indian/other/somemili89gmt.txt Indian Wars] at Union Co. Archives
:- [[1st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Colquitt's) (Confederate)|1st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Colquitt's) (Confederate)]]
 
:- [[3rd Consolidated Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)|3rd Consolidated Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)]]
 
:- [[3rd Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)|3rd Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)]]<ref>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|379659|item|disp|FHL book 976.7 M2c}}</ref>
 
:- [[6th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)|6th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)]]
 
:- [[8th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)|8th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)]]
 
:- [[19th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Dockery's) (Confederate)|19th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Dockery's)&nbsp;(Confederate)]]
 
 
 
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===== Korean War  =====
 
 
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ar/union/military/korea/unicas.txt Korean War Casualties] at Union Co. Archives
 
  
===== War of 1812 =====
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==== War of 1812 ====
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{{AR War of 1812 Intro|Union}}
  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ar/union/military/warof1812/other/somemili88gmt.txt War of 1812 Land Grants] at Union Co. Archives
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ar/union/military/warof1812/other/somemili88gmt.txt War of 1812 Land Grants] at Union Co. Archives
  
===== Indian Wars  =====
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==== Civil War ====
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{{AR Civil War Intro|Union}}
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ar/union/military/indian/other/somemili89gmt.txt Indian Wars] at Union Co. Archives
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{{AR Civil War Regiments|Union}}
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:- [[1st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)|1st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)]], Company A
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:- [[1st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Colquitt's) (Confederate)|1st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Colquitt's) (Confederate)]]
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:- [[3rd Consolidated Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)|3rd Consolidated Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)]]
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)|3rd Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)]]<ref>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|379659|item|disp|FHL book 976.7 M2c}}</ref>
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:- [[6th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)|6th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)]]
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:- [[8th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)|8th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)]]
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:- [[19th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Dockery's) (Confederate)|19th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Dockery's)&nbsp;(Confederate)]]
  
==== Naturalization  ====
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'''Online Records
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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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
  
{{AR Newspapers|Union}}  
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==== Korean War ====
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{{AR Korean War Intro|Union}}
  
==== Occupations  ====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ar/union/military/korea/unicas.txt Korean War Casualties] at Union Co. Archives
  
==== Probate Records  ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{AR Naturalization Intro|Union}}
  
{{AR Probate Intro}}  
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{AR Newspapers Intro|Union}}
  
*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FM99B-VPD%3A163208678%3Fcc%3D2061549 Probate Records 1839-1927] Part of: ''Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979'' FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)
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{{AR Newspapers|Union}}
**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  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{AR Obituaries Intro|Union}}
  
{{AR Tax Intro}}  
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=== Other Records ===
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{{AR Other Records Intro|Union}}
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{AR Periodicals Intro|Union}}
  
{{AR Vital Intro}}  
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=== Probate Records ===
See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/ar-vital-records/ How to order Arkansas Vital Records]
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{{AR Probate Intro|Union}}
  
===== Birth  =====
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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-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)
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**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.
  
===== Marriage  =====
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=== School Records ===
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{{AR Schools Intro|Union}}
  
*'''1847-1951''' - Union County Marriage Books A-Z, 2-34 Index 1847-1951 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,'' accessed 18 April 2013.</ref>
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=== Tax Records ===
*'''1847-1920''' - Union County Marriage Books A-X Index 1847-1920 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">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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{{AR Tax Intro|Union}}
*[http://www.argenweb.net/union/directory.html Directory to Early Union County Marriages] ARGenweb
 
  
===== Death  =====
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{AR Vital Intro|Union}}
  
===== Vital Record Substitutes  =====
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==== Birth ====
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{{AR Vital Records - Birth Intro|Union}}
  
== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Marriage ====
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/ar-society-archive/ List of Arkansas Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
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{{AR Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Union}}
*Union County Genealogy Society<br>Barton Library<br>East 5th and North Jefferson Street<br>El Dorado, Ar 71730
 
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
 
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| width="30%" | {{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Union|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
 
| width="70%" | Select topics. For towns, [[{{PAGENAME}}#Places/Localities|click here]].
 
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| width="30%" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Union+county%2C+arkansas&qt=results_page WorldCat]
 
| width="70%" | Click an item for libraries near you. For more information, see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].
 
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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]
 
| Located in Indiana, they are heavily involved in digitizing much of their collection.
 
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| width="30%" | [http://www.ark-ives.com/documenting/county_records.aspx Arkansas History Commission] Select the county
 
| 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  ====
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*'''1847 - 1951''' - Union County Marriage Books A-Z, 2-34 Index 1847-1951 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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*'''1847 - 1920''' - Union County Marriage Books A-X Index 1847-1920 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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*'''1860 - 1976''' - {{RecordSearch|2546158|Arkansas Church Marriages, 1860-1976}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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==== Death ====
*[[El Dorado Arkansas Family History Center]] 28 N. Calion Rd., El Dorado, AR 71731 United States
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{{AR Vital Records - Death Intro|Union}}
  
==== Websites  ====
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==== Divorce ====
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{{AR Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Union}}
  
{{WA Websites Intro}}  
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{AR Research Facilities Intro|Union}}
  
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{{AR Archives Intro|Union}}
| width="100%" bgcolor="#ADFF85" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites with online indexes or images of records''' </center>
 
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| width="30%" | [http://www.argenweb.net/union/ ARGenWeb]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/union/union.html USGenWeb Archives]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/AR/Union/ RootsWeb resources]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
 
|}
 
  
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
| width="100%" bgcolor="#94FFFF" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites that search for links pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
 
  
|-
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
| width="30%" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Union/ Linkpendium]  
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*[[El Dorado Arkansas Family History Center]]
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 
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| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ar/counties/union/ CyndisList]  
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/union-county/ StateofUS]  
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | family history resources and government records
 
|}
 
  
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=== Libraries ===
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{{AR Libraries Intro|Union}}
  
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=== Museums ===
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{{AR Museums Intro|Union}}
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== Societies ==
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{{AR Societies Intro|Union}}
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*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%" | [http://genforum.genealogy.com/ar/union/ genealogy.com]
 
|width="70%" | Union County, AR Genealogy Forum
 
|-
 
|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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== References  ==
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* [http://www.argenweb.net/union/ ARGenWeb]. Free. Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
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* [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/union/union.html 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/Union/ 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/Union/ Linkpendium]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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* [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ar/counties/union/ CyndisList]. Free. Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|194698|Arkansas|Union}}- 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
  
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== Research Guides ==
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{{AR Research Guides Intro|Union}}
  
{{Arkansas|Arkansas}}
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== References ==
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Latest revision as of 23:53, 22 December 2017

United States
Arkansas
Union County
 

Guide to Union 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: El Dorado
Organized: November 2, 1829
Parent County(s): Hempstead and Clark[1]
Neighboring Counties
Ashley  • Bradley  • Calhoun  • Claiborne (LA)  • Columbia  • Morehouse (LA)  • Ouachita  • Union (LA)
See County Maps
Courthouse
ArkansasUnionCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
Ar-union.png
Adoption

County Information

Description

County Courthouse

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

County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1846;
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, court and land records.[2]

Union County, Arkansas

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1914* 1847 1914* 1830 1830 1839
*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

  • 1829--Union County was created 2 November 1829 from Hempstead and Clark Counties. 
  • County seat: El Dorado[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 Union 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 Union County page on the website, The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture. [5]

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Union, Arkansas online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions 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 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 Records

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 ($)

Maps and Gazetteers

Click on a neighboring county to go to the wiki page.
Union CountyColumbia CountyNevada CountyOuachita CountyBradley CountyCalhoun CountyDrew CountyBossier ParishJackson ParishAshley CountyUnion ParishClark CountyLafayette CountyMorehouse ParishLincoln ParishOuachita ParishRichland ParishClaiborne ParishCleveland CountyWebster ParishARUnion.JPG

Migration

Military Records

Indian Wars

War of 1812

Civil War

Regiments. Men in Union County served in various regiments and companies. Those listed below were specifically formed in this county:

- 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)[6]
- 6th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)
- 8th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)
- 19th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Dockery's) (Confederate)

Online Records

Korean War

Naturalization and Citizenship

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:


Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

Online Probate Records

School Records

Tax Records

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

  • Union County Genealogy Society
    Barton Library
    East 5th and North Jefferson Street
    El Dorado, Ar 71730

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. Ben Johnson, The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture, (http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=812&type=Category&item=Counties&parent=Counties%2c+Cities%2c+and+Towns&grandparent=+%3a+accessed+January+6%2c+2016)%2c : accessed January 15, 2016), “Union County.”
  6. 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
  7. FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki.
  8. 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.