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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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See an interactive map of Yell County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/arkansas/ar-maps.html boundary changes].  
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For animated maps illustrating Arkansas county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/arkansas/ "Rotating Formation Arkansas County Boundary Maps"] (1813-1925) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
  
 
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For a list of record loss in Arkansas counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/ar-counties.html#courthouse Arkansas Counties with Burned Courthouses]
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/arkansas/ Maps of Arkansas (1813-1925)]
 
*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/arkansas-maps/ar-yell-county-arkansas-1889-map.html Map of 1889 Yell County, Arkansas] with numerous small settlements. (My Genealogy Hound)<br>
 
*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/arkansas-maps/ar-yell-county-arkansas-1889-map.html Map of 1889 Yell County, Arkansas] with numerous small settlements. (My Genealogy Hound)<br>
  
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See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/ar-vital-records/ How to order Arkansas Vital Records]
  
 
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*[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/yell-county/ Yell County, AR History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/117010845362856133445 Arkansas Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/150523158353289/ Arkansas Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county. <br>  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county. <br>  
 
*{{FHL|Arkansas%2C+Yell|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Arkansas%2C+Yell|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  

Revision as of 12:16, 20 March 2014

United States Gotoarrow.png ArkansasGotoarrow.png Yell

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

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Online Records


Yell County, Arkansas
Map
Map of Arkansas highlighting Yell County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arkansas
Location of Arkansas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 5, 1840
County Seat Danville
Courthouse
Address Yell County Courthouse
PO Box 219;
Danville, AR 72833-0219
Phone: 501.495.2630


County Courthouse

Yell County Courthouse
PO Box 219;
Danville, AR 72833-0219
Phone: 501.495.2630


County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, land, and court records from 1865[1]

Beginning years for Yell County, Arkansas Genealogy government records[2]
Birth Marriage Death Court Land Probate
1914* 1865 1914* 1865 1849 1858
*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's

History

Parent County

  • 1840--Yell County was created 5 December 1840 from Pope and Scott Counties.  County seat: Danville [3]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Arkansas county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Arkansas County Boundary Maps" (1813-1925) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Conway  • Garland  • Logan  • Montgomery  • Perry  • Pope  • Scott  •

Perry CountyConway CountyPolk CountyScott CountyGarland CountyHot Spring CountyMontgomery CountySaline CountyYell CountyPope CountyLogan CountySebastian CountyCrawford CountyFranklin CountyJohnson CountyPope CountyARYell.JPG


Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Biographies

Cemeteries

Census

Church Records

Court

Genealogy

Land and Property

Local Histories

Local histories are available for {{{1}}} County. They may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. Click for a brief Timeline History of the county. For more about local histories, see Arkansas Local Histories.

History Timeline

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

Maps

Military

Yell County Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Yell 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 Yell County, Arkansas Genealogy:


- 1st Regiment, Arkansas Mounted Rifles (Confederate)[4], Company H
- 3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate), Company K
- 11th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)
- 19th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Dawson's) (Confederate)
- 31st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate), Company K
- 38th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate),
- 3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)[5], Companies A, C, D, E, F, H, and S

Naturalization

Newspapers

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


Occupations

Probate Records

  • Probate Records 1865-1943 Part of: Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979 FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)
    • Includes Accounts 1876-1905; Administration and guardian dockets 1866-1890; Administration bonds and letters 1865-1913; Dockets 1866-1873; Guardian bonds 1876-1913; Probate records 1858-1888; Wills 1872-1943.

Taxation

Vital Records

See also How to order Arkansas Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death
Vital Record Substitutes


Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 71.
  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. Desmond Walls Allen, First Arkansas Confederate Mounted Rifles, (Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, c1988), p. 2. FHL book 976.7 M2a
  5. Desmond Walls Allen, Third Arkansas Union Cavalry, (Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, c1987), p. 33-92. FHL book 976.7 M28dc
  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.
  7. FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 18 April 2013.