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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arkansas Genealogy|Arkansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Washington_County,_Arkansas|Washington County]]'' [[Image:{{ARWashingtonBattlefield}}]]
 
  
Guide to '''Washington County, Arkansas ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
 
 
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
 
| county = Washington County
 
 
| county_map = Ar-washington.png
 
 
| state = Arkansas
 
 
| state_map = Arkansas.png
 
 
| founded year = 1828
 
 
| founded date = October 17
 
 
| seat wl = Fayetteville
 
 
| building image = ArkansasWashingtonCourthouse.jpg
 
 
| building address = [http://www.co.washington.ar.us/ Washington County Courthouse]<br>280 N College Ave #300<br>Fayetteville, AR 72701<br>Phone: 501.444.1711 <br>
 
 
}}
 
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
 
 
[http://www.co.washington.ar.us/ Washington County Courthouse]<br>280 N College Ave #300<br>Fayetteville, AR 72701<br>Phone: 501.444.1711 <br>
 
 
<br>County Clerk has marriage records from 1845 and probate records from 1828; Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, court and land records; City Librarian has cemetery records<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 70.</ref>
 
 
{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" width="100%" border="1"
 
|-
 
| 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>
 
|-
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Birth|Birth]]'''
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Death|Death]]'''
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Court|Court]]'''
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
 
|-
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1914*
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1845
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1914*
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1835
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1834
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1830
 
|-
 
| colspan="6" | <center>*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's</center>
 
|}
 
 
==== Government and Related Websites  ====
 
 
*[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/AR_Washington.htm PublicRecords.com] (unofficial site) Provides links to County officials and public records.
 
 
== History  ==
 
 
Washington County is Arkansas's seventeenth county, formed on October 17, 1828, and named for George Washington, the first President of the United States.
 
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
 
*'''1828--'''Washington County was created 17 October 1828&nbsp;from [[Crawford County, Arkansas Genealogy|Lovely]] County.'''County seat: '''Fayetteville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
 
*[http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=2940 Encyclopedia of Arkansas 2940]
 
*[http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=813 Encyclopedia of Arkansas 813]
 
 
==== 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  ====
 
'''1861 thru 1864'''  Some records missing. <br>
 
Also, probate and will records, A and B, have been stolen.
 
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
 
'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
 
 
*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Washington, Billingsley|place|disp=Billingsley}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Washington, Brentwood|place|disp=Brentwood}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Washington, Cane Hill|place|disp=Cane Hill}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Washington, Cincinnati|place|disp=Cincinnati}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Washington, Elm Springs|place|disp=Elm Springs}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Washington, Farmington|place|disp=Farmington}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Washington, Fayetteville|place|disp=Fayetteville}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Washington, Goshen|place|disp=Goshen}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Washington, Illinois Township|place|disp=Illinois Township}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Washington, Kings|place|disp=Kings}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Washington, Lincoln|place|disp=Lincoln}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Washington, Prairie Grove|place|disp=Prairie Grove}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Washington, Sonora|place|disp=Sonora}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Washington, Springdale|place|disp=Springdale}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Washington, Sulphur City|place|disp=Sulphur City}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Washington, Summers|place|disp=Summers}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Washington, Tontitown|place|disp=Tontitown}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Washington, Winslow|place|disp=Winslow}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Washington, Woolsey|place|disp=Woolsey}}
 
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
 
*Elkins
 
*Elm Springs
 
*Farmington
 
*Fayetteville
 
*Goshen
 
*Greenland
 
*Johnson
 
*Lincoln
 
*Prairie Grove
 
*Springdale
 
*Tontitown
 
*West Fork
 
*Winslow
 
 
<br> <br>
 
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
 
[[Adair County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Adair County, Oklahoma]] {{·}} [[Benton County, Arkansas Genealogy|Benton]] {{·}} [[Crawford County, Arkansas Genealogy|Crawford]] {{·}} [[Madison County, Arkansas Genealogy|Madison]] {{·}}
 
<center>{{ARWashington, Arkansas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
 
 
 
==== 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 Washington County page on the website, [http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/ The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture].  <ref>Matthew Bryan Kirkpatrick, ''The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture,'' (http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=813&type=Category&item=Counties&parent=Counties%2c+Cities%2c+and+Towns&grandparent=+%3a+accessed+January+6%2c+2016)%2c : accessed January 18, 2016), “Washington County.”</ref>
 
 
== Genealogy Resources  ==
 
 
==== Research Guides  ====
 
 
==== African Americans  ====
 
 
==== Bible Records  ====
 
 
==== Biographies<br>  ====
 
 
*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/arkansas-counties/washington-county-arkansas-genealogy-biographies.asp Family Biographies from The History of Washington County, Arkansas] (1889) published by Goodspeed are available free on the My Genealogy Hound website.<br>
 
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
 
{{AR Cemeteries Intro}}
 
 
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| bgcolor="#EAC7FE" colspan="3" | <center>'''Online Washington 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 Washington County</center>
 
| 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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*[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=164&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Find A Grave] Click "Refine Last Search" on the left, enter a name, click "Search"
 
 
*[http://arkansasgravestones.org/search.php?cid=60&lm=s&last=smith&fm=s&first= Arkansas Gravestones] enter a name and click "Search"
 
 
*[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=164 Find A Grave]
 
 
*[http://www.interment.net/us/ar/washington.htm Interment.net]
 
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/washington-county-arkansas-cemetery-records.htm Access Genealogy]
 
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/washington/washington.htm USGenWeb Archives]
 
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/arkansas/washington.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
 
 
*[http://www.argenweb.net/washington/cemetery/cem-index.html ARGenWeb] Select a county, then "Cemeteries." Some overlap with USGenWeb.
 
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~arcemete/washington/washington.htm RootsWeb]
 
 
*[http://www.idreamof.com/cemetery/ar.html I Dream of Genealogy] Scroll to the county and cemetery.
 
 
'''More cemetery lists'''
 
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Washington/cem/ Linkpendium]
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ar/counties/washington/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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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Washington|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} Select "Cemeteries"
 
**Also [[Washington County, Arkansas Genealogy#Cities_and_Towns|check towns]] for records
 
 
*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Washington+county+Arkansas=Washington+County%2C+Arkansas%2C+cemeteries&qt=notfound_page&search=Search WorldCat]
 
 
*[[Arkansas Periodicals|Periodicals]]
 
 
*[[Washington County, Arkansas Genealogy#Societies|Societies]]
 
 
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[http://www.argenweb.net/washington/cemetery/cem-index.html Cemeteries of Washington County] - Index and Transcriptions - &nbsp;Washington County ARGenWeb,
 
 
[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=53502&CScn=combs+cemetery&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=164& Combs Cemetery], [http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158706 Confederate Cemetery], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=109402 Fayetteville National Cemetery], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2189437&CScn=harrell+cemetery&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=164& Harrell Cemetery], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=54605&CScn=joyce+cemetery&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=164& Joyce Cemetery], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1143894&CScn=mount+salem+cemetery&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=164& Mount Salem Cemetery], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=55896&CScn=Reese+Cemetery&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=164& Reese Cemetery 1], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=55895&CScn=Reese+Cemetery&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=164& Reese Cemetery 2], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=55928 Roberson Cemetery]<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1288801014109_661" />,&nbsp;[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=56509 Tharp Cemetery], [http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=2340 Walker Cemetery], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=462478&CScn=whitehouse+cemetery&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=164& Whitehouse Cemetery],&nbsp; [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=56952&CScnty=164&CSsr=221& Zion Cemetry]
 
 
==== Census  ====
 
 
*[http://mikajackson.tripod.com/wa30.html 1830 Census]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Tripod&nbsp; Mika Jackson
 
*[http://mikajackson.tripod.com/wa40.html 1840 Census]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Tripod&nbsp; Mika Jackson
 
*[http://ftp.us-census.org/pub/usgenweb/census/ar/washington/1850/ 1850 Census with Index] -&nbsp; USGenWeb Washington County Archives
 
 
==== Church Records  ====
 
 
{{AR Church Intro}}
 
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/WEBAR/fayetteville.htm Churches in Fayetteville AR]&nbsp; -&nbsp; ChurchAngel
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/WEBAR/springdale.htm Churches in Springdale, AR]&nbsp; -&nbsp; ChurchAngel
 
 
==== Court  ====
 
 
*[http://www.co.washington.ar.us/Archives/CircuitClerk.htm Records Inventory &amp; Retention Schedule<br>Circuit Clerk &amp; Recorder]
 
 
==== Genealogy  ====
 
 
*Biographies from The History of Washington County, Arkansas (1889) published by Goodspeed Publishing Company are available free on the [http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/arkansas-counties/washington-county-arkansas-genealogy-biographies.asp My Genealogy Hound] website.
 
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
 
{{AR Land Intro}}
 
 
[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/ Federal Land Patents],&nbsp;[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ar/washington/land/washingt.txt Homestead and Cash Entry Patents Before 1908]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Washington County Archives,&nbsp; [http://www.co.washington.ar.us/index.aspx?page=228 Land Records 1834-1991], [http://www.faylib.org/genealogy-dbase/land.asp?grantor=o%27bryan&grantee=&date= Fayetteville Public Library Land Index, 1830-1903 ]
 
 
[http://www.co.washington.ar.us/index.aspx?page=228 Washington County Archives Land Records]
 
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
 
{{AR History Intro}}
 
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/washington/postcards/ Penny Postcards from Washington County]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Washington County Archives
 
*[http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/AR/Washington/vacant.html National Register] of Historic Places for Washington County AR
 
*[http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query American Memory for Washington County]&nbsp;- Library of Congress
 
*[http://www.argenweb.net/washington/misc/1stcollege.html St. John's College of Arkansas]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Washington County ARGenWeb
 
*[http://webapps.faylib.org/genealogy-dbase/school.asp School Records Index]covers early 1900s and is courtesy of the Fayetteville Public Library
 
 
*'''''History of Benton, Washington, Carroll, Madison, Crawford, Franklin, and Sebastian Counties, Arkansas'''''. Chicago, IL, USA: Goodspeed Publishing, 1889. Online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7931 Ancestry.com] ($)
 
 
==== Maps  ====
 
 
*[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.goldbug.com/ Gold Bug Historic Maps] -&nbsp; reflect changes in county boundaries
 
*[http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/abpp/battles/ARmap.htm Interactive Battle Map] for Arkansas
 
*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/arkansas-maps/ar-washington-county-arkansas-1909-map.html Map of 1909 Washington County, Arkansas] with numerous small settlements. (My Genealogy Hound)<br>
 
 
==== Military  ====
 
 
===== Revolutionary War  =====
 
 
*''A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]''. 1841. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books]. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Arkansas, Washington County on page 191.]
 
*''Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions''. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include&nbsp;"an Added Index to States." {{FHL|287870|item}} 973 M24ur; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48141 Ancestry] ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Arkansas section begins on page 439.]
 
 
===== Mexican War  =====
 
 
*[http://www.argenweb.net/washington/misc/MexiWarRoster.html Fayetteville Roster Mexican War]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Washington County ARGenWeb
 
 
===== Civil War  =====
 
 
Civil War service men from Washington County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Washington County.
 
 
:- [[1st Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry (Stirman's) (Confederate)|1st Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry (Stirman's) (Confederate)]], Companies D and E<br>
 
:- [[16th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)|16th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry&nbsp;(Confederate)]], Company G
 
:- [[17th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Griffith's) (Confederate)|17th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Griffith's) (Confederate)]], Companies D and E<br>
 
:- [[34th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)|34th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry&nbsp;(Confederate)]], Companies A, B, C, H and K<br>
 
:- [[Witherspoon's Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate)|Witherspoon's Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate)]]
 
:- [[1st Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)|1st Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)]]
 
:- [[1st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Union)|1st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Union)]]<ref>Arkansas, Adjutant General's Office, ''Report of the Adjutant General of Arkansas, for the period of the late rebellion, and to November 1, 1866,'' (Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, c1990) {{FHL|755667|item|disp=FHL fiche 6082312}}</ref>
 
:- [[3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)|3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)]]<ref>Desmond Walls Allen, ''Third Arkansas Union Cavalry,'' (Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, c1987) {{FHL|664007|item|disp=FHL book 976.7 M28dc}}</ref>Company C
 
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arwccs/Washington/confederateindex.html Confederate Soldiers Buried in Washington County] - Washington County ARGenWeb
 
 
*[http://www.argenweb.net/washington/misc/cwbios.html Arkansas Civil War Biographies] - Washington County ARGenWeb
 
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arpgcudc/ United Daughters of Confederacy] - Prairie Grove, Arkansas
 
 
Also see [[Arkansas in the Civil War|Arkansas in the Civil War]]
 
 
====== Civil War Battle  ======
 
 
The following Civil War battles were fought in Washington County.
 
 
*November 28, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ar004.htm Cane Hill] also known as Canehill, Boston Mountains<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ar004.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 2 August 2012).</ref><br>
 
*December 7, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ar005.htm Prairie Grove] also known as Fayetteville<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ar005.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 15 August 2012).</ref>
 
 
:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ARmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Arkansas
 
 
==== Naturalization  ====
 
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
{{AR Newspapers Intro}}
 
 
'''Historical online newspapers'''
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=51804 Northwest Arkansas Times], July 1937 - December 1977 at Ancestry.com ($)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6511 Fayetteville Democrat], August 1917 - October 1923 at Ancestry.com ($)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=50078 Daily Fayetteville Democrat] (Fayetteville, Arkansas), July 1915 - July 1916 at Ancestry.com ($)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6653 Fayetteville Daily Democrat] (Fayetteville, Arkansas), February 1921 - July 1936 at Ancestry.com ($)
 
 
'''Current online newspapers'''
 
*[http://www.nwaonline.com/ Northwest Arkansas Times and others Online]
 
*[http://www.nwaonline.com/ Northwest Arkansas Times]
 
*[http://www.freeweekly.com/ Fayetteville Free Weekly]
 
 
{{AR Newspapers|Washington}}
 
 
==== Obituaries ====
 
*[http://webapps.faylib.org/genealogy-dbase/obituary.asp Obituary Records: 1868-2010] | Courtesy of the Fayetteville Public Library | This index covers three newspapers: Northwest Arkansas Times, Fayetteville Weekly Democrate and the Fayetteville Daily Democrate
 
 
==== Occupations  ====
 
 
==== Probate Records  ====
 
 
{{AR Probate Intro}}
 
'''Online Probate Records'''
 
*'''1783 - 1998''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8638 Arkansas Wills and Probate Records 1783-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
 
*'''1829 - 1931''' - [http://www.sampubco.com/wills/ar/arwashington01.htm Washington County Arkansas list of will book testators SAMPUBCO] - Browsable index of testators of wills - free
 
*'''1817 - 1979''' - {{RecordSearch|2061549|Arkansas Probate Records 1817-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — free images
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FM7QC-K3J%3A353227201%3Fcc%3D2061549 Probate Records 1829-1931] Washington County portion of the collection: {{RecordSearch|2061549|''Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979''|access=browse}}: ''Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979'' FamilySearch Historical Collections - free images
 
**Includes:
 
**'''1840 - 1905''' - Letters of administration
 
**'''1841 - 1905''' - Letters testamentary
 
**'''1837 - 1886''' - Probate records
 
**'''1889 - 1931''' - Will Books
 
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
 
{{AR Tax Intro}}
 
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
 
{{AR Vital Intro}}See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/ar-vital-records/ How to order Arkansas Vital Records]
 
 
===== Birth  =====
 
 
*'''1900-1953''' - Washington County Birth Index 1900-1953. Batch {{IGI|C750893}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr" />
 
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
 
*'''1845-1922''' - Washington County Marriage Books D-R Index 1845-1922 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>
 
*'''1887-1949''' - Washington County Marriage Books I-Z, A1-C1 Index 1887-1949 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>
 
*[http://www.argenweb.net/washington/marriages.html Washington County Marriages] -&nbsp; submitted to Washington County ARGenWeb
 
*[http://www.co.washington.ar.us/Information/Marriage/MarriageDocumentSearch.asp?S=Y Washington County Archive Marriage Record Search, 1845-1941]
 
*[http://www.genwed.com/arkansas/armarriages3.htm Arkansas Marriage Records]&nbsp; -&nbsp; GenWed.com
 
 
===== Death  =====
 
 
*[http://www.argenweb.net/washington/misc/obits/obits.html Obituaries] submitted to Washington County ARGenWeb
 
 
&nbsp;[http://www.arkansasresearch.com/COS/Wash/WashingtonCoDeathIndex1914.htm Washington County Death Records Index 1914-1923]
 
 
===== Vital Record Substitutes  =====
 
 
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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
 
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/ar-society-archive/ List of Arkansas Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
 
 
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#FFFF66" colspan="2" | <center>'''Major catalogs for ''hard copy'' collections of {{PAGENAME}}''' <br>Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records</center>
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | {{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Washington|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
 
| width="70%" | Select topics. For towns, [[{{PAGENAME}}#Places.2FLocalities|click here]].
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Washington+county%2C+arkansas&qt=results_page WorldCat]
 
| 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=washington+county%2C+arkansas&te=ILS Allen County Public Library]
 
| 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
 
| 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>
 
|}
 
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Springdale Arkansas Jones Family Center Family History Center]] 922 E Emma Springdale AR 72764 United States
 
 
==== Websites  ====
 
 
{{WA Websites Intro}}
 
 
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
 
|-
 
| width="100%" bgcolor="#ADFF85" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites with online indexes or images of records''' </center>
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.argenweb.net/washington/ ARGenWeb]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/washington/washington.htm 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/Washington/ 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"
 
|-
 
| width="100%" bgcolor="#94FFFF" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites that search for links pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Washington/ Linkpendium]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ar/counties/washington/ CyndisList]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/washington-county/ StateofUS]
 
| width="10%" | Free
 
| width="60%" | family history resources and government records
 
|}
 
 
<br>
 
 
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
 
|-
 
| width="100%" bgcolor="#FAEBD7" colspan="3" | <center>'''Social networking sites pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
 
<br>
 
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://genforum.genealogy.com/ar/washington/ genealogy.com]
 
| width="70%" | Washignton County, AR Genealogy Forum
 
|-
 
| width="30%" | [http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.arkansas.counties.washington/mb.ashx ancestry.com]
 
| width="70%" | Washington County Message Board
 
|}
 
 
== References  ==
 
 
<references />
 
 
[[Category:IGIcheck]] [[Category:Washington_County,_Arkansas]]
 

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