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Arkansas

United States

 

An Introduction

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introduction

Introduction

 

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     Arkansas is a state located in the southern region of the United States. Its name is an Algonquian name of the Quapaw Indians. Arkansas shares a border with six states (clockwise: N: Missouri; E: Tennessee, Mississippi; S: Louisiana; W: Texas, Oklahoma) with its eastern border largely defined by the Mississippi River. Its diverse geography ranges from the mountainous regions of the Ozarks and the Ouachita Mountains, which make up the U.S. Interior Highlands, to the eastern lowlands along the Mississippi River. The capital and most populous city is Little Rock, located in the central portion of the state.

     The Territory of Arkansas was organized on July 4, 1819. On June 15, 1836, the State of Arkansas was admitted to the Union as the 25th state and the 13th slave state.

 

Surname

Researching
by Surname

 

The following are surnames of persons, found within our databases,

as having been either born, married or died in this U.S. State.

McVicker; Moreland; Pinnell; Scruggs and allied families

Amos;   Brown;   Collier;   Dickson;   Douglass;   Giddens;   Johnson;   Jones;   Lemons;   Lineberry;   Littlepage;   Lovelace;   Peachee;   Pinnell;   Tatum;   Thomason

Bozarth; Peiffer; Quigley; Rhubart and allied families

 

Dellinger; Knecht; Pfeffer; Silar and allied families

 

To find out more about each surname listed above click on the corresponding LINK.

Additional information regarding these surnames may also be found at:

  Surname Locator Resources

Free Genealogy
Surname Search 
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that    will   likely   improve your results. The different searches will give you many different ways of using Google and the Internet to find ancestry information about this or any other Surname.

Where in the World do These
 Surnames Come From?

Click on the LINK to the right to see more information about the World distribution of any surname.  You can get greater

detail for any of the maps by clicking on the area, i.e state, county that you are interested in.

 

 

research location

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by Location

 

Our Ancestral Counties

Gazetteer of Places

Historical Changes in County Boundaries

County Research (Genealogical)

County Research

 (General Info.)

Where in the World

are My Ancestors?

 

Our Ancestral Counties

Our Ancestral Counties

 

The following named counties are associated with the history of our DIRECT ancestors.   To select a specific ancestral county, go to our Ancestral Locations home page. Here you will find additional links to our county pages where you can obtain information about our family gen-sites, images of localities, and surnames of persons, in our database, who have lived in the selected county.

Click on this thumbnail map for a full-sized version.

Benton

 

Gazetteer of Places

Gazetteer 
of Places

The following Links will take you to gazetteers that identify places within this U.S. State.  These resources feature profiles of cities, towns, neighborhoods and subdivisions.  In addition this site contains maps, data and directions for a wide variety of physical, cultural and historic features.

 

List of Arkansas counties

 List of cities in Arkansas

List of Arkansas townships

Transportation of Arkansas

 

Arkansas Cities - profiles of 3,695 Arkansas cities, towns & neighborhoods

Arkansas Physical Features such as lakes, islands & steams

Arkansas Cultural Features such as schools, parks, hospitals & airports

Arkansas Civil Features such as Native Areas and Political Subdivisions

Search by Name, County, ZIP Code or Area Code

 

* includes but not limited to Cemeteries, Churches, Locales,

Military Installations;  Populated Places, Post Offices, Schools, Streams, and Trails

Arkansas, United States

Details | Resources | Counties | Cities | Cemeteries |

 

Boundary changes

Historical Changes in the Boundaries of this State

     Conducting genealogical research in the United States requires an understanding of State and County boundaries.  As the population grew more counties were created to meet the public’s need for localized governments.  This phenomena was common in all states during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.  As such you may be looking for records in the wrong county or state. 

     The web site for the Atlas of Historical County Boundary Project provides interactive maps for all states. The Atlas of Historical County Boundaries is meant to be a resource for people seeking records of past events, as well as people trying to analyze, interpret and display county-based historical data like Land Records, Probate Records, Court Records, Tax Records, and Vital Records that document birth, death, and marriage.  The following link will take you to a list of all the boundary changes to this State and each county or equivalent within this U.S. State, as well as the date these changes occurred.  Each entry is followed by a citation to the primary source(s) used to determine the change.

 

View Consolidated Chronology of State and County Boundaries

County Research (Genealogical)

County Research
(Genealogical) 

Clicking on a Link (below) will take you to the County’s website.  Here you will find additional links to more information specific to that location.    The USGenWeb Project also sponsors important Special Projects, at the national level, that were created to collect and disseminate data that goes beyond county and state lines.

 

Arkansas

Ashley

Baxter

Benton

Boone

Bradley

Calhoun

Carroll

Chicot

Clark

Clay

Cleburne

Cleveland

Columbia

Conway

Craighead

Crawford

Crittenden

Cross

Dallas

Desha

Dorsey

Drew

Faulkner

Franklin

Fulton

Garland

Grant

Greene

Hempstead

Hot Spring

Howard

Independence

Izard

Jackson

Jefferson

Johnson

Lafayette

Lawrence

Lee

Lincoln

Little River

Logan

Lonoke

Lovely

Madison

Marion

Miller

Mississippi

Monroe

Montgomery

Nevada

Newton

Ouachita

Perry

Phillips

Pike

Poinsett

Polk

Pope

Prairie

Pulaski

Randolph

St. Francis

Saline

Scott

Searcy

Sebastian

Sevier

Sharp

Stone

Union

Van Buren

Washington

White

Woodruff

Yell

 

 

County Research  (General)

County Research
(General)

Wikipedia is a multilingual, Web-based, free-content encyclopedia project based mostly on anonymous contributions. Clicking on a Link (below) will take you to the Wikipedia article about the county.  Here you will find additional links to guide the user to related pages with additional information.

 

Arkansas County

Ashley County

Baxter County

Benton County

Boone County

Bradley County

Calhoun County

Carroll County

Chicot County

Clark County

Clay County

Cleburne County

Cleveland County

Columbia County

Conway County

Craighead County

Crawford County

Crittenden County

Cross County

Dallas County

Desha County

Drew County

Faulkner County

Franklin County

Fulton County

Garland County

Grant County

Greene County

Hempstead County

Hot Spring County

Howard County

Independence County

Izard County

Jackson County

Jefferson County

Johnson County

Lafayette County

Lawrence County

Lee County

Lincoln County

Little River County

Logan County

Lonoke County

Madison County

Marion County

Miller County

Mississippi County

Monroe County

Montgomery County

Nevada County

Newton County

Ouachita County

Perry County

Phillips County

Pike County

Poinsett County

Polk County

Pope County

Prairie County

Pulaski County

Randolph County

St. Francis County

Saline County

Scott County

Searcy County

Sebastian County

Sevier County

Sharp County

Stone County

Union County

Van Buren County

Washington County

White County

Woodruff County

Yell County

 

Where in the World  are My Ancestors?

Where in the World are My Ancestors?

Resources which enhance our knowledge of the places inhabited by our ancestors are almost as important as their names. The LINK

to the right will take you to Maps, Gazetteers,   and other helpful  resources  that will assist you in discovering Ancestral Locations. 

 

Gen tool-kit

Gen Tool-Kit

 

Our “Gen-Tool Kit” has been primarily designed for those researchers who may be traveling to this location to perform on-site studies of their family history, or to just visit some of the interesting historical sites located therein.  It can be very satisfying to mix research with sightseeing at historical and scenic spots.  Such activity not only gives you an understanding of the land but a needed break from intense research sessions.  When visiting an ancestral state for genealogical research we’ve found that the three most important places to visit are the State Archives; the State Library; and the State historical and/or genealogical societies.  It is also good to plan ahead by contacting any site you intend visiting in order to ascertain where it is and when it will be open.  This is especially true with regard to historical and genealogical societies.  We hope that the following information will provide you with a better idea of what resources are available, within this county, to the family historian.

Cemeteries

History

Libraries, Museums

and Archives

Maps and Gazetteers

 Records

Societies

(History & Genealogical)

Cemeteries

Cemeteries

Arkansas The Tombstone Transcription Project)

Arkansas African American Cemeteries     

Arkansas Cemeteries Project 

Arkansas Cemetery Directory 

Arkansas Cemetery Photos     

Arkansas Gravestone Photos 

Arkansas Saving Graves 

AR-INDIAN-CEMETERIES-L Mailing List Homepage     

history

History

HISTORIC PLACES (select a county)

Arkansas Ashley Baxter Benton Boone Bradley Calhoun Carroll Chicot Clark Clay Cleburne Cleveland Columbia Conway Craighead Crawford Crittenden Cross Dallas Desha Drew Faulkner Franklin Fulton Garland Grant Greene Hempstead Hot Spring Howard Independence Izard Jackson Jefferson Johnson Lafayette Lawrence Lee Lincoln Little River Logan Lonoke Madison Marion Miller Mississippi Monroe Montgomery Nevada Newton Ouachita Perry Phillips Pike Poinsett Polk Pope Prairie Pulaski Randolph Saline Scott Searcy Sebastian Sevier Sharp St. Francis Stone Union Van Buren Washington White Woodruff Yell

Arkansas Bibliography     
Arkansas Historical Association Publications 
Arkansas Historical Markers     
Arkansas Historical Time Line 
Centennial history of Arkansas  

The High Lights of Arkansas History    
History of the Arkansas Press for a hundred years and more 
Makers of Arkansas History 
Publications of the Arkansas Historical Association 
Publications of the Arkansas Historical Association 

Libraries, museums, arcxhives

Libraries, Museums & Archives

Arkansas Academic & Research Network 
Arkansas Genealogy Records     
Arkansas History Commission 
Arkansas Public Libraries     
Arkansas Records     
Arkansas State Library 

The Department of Arkansas Heritage 
Historic House Museums & Historic Structures 
Historic House Museums in Arkansas 
Historical Museum Guide for Arkansas     
Mining Museums and Miners' Memorials for Arkansas 

Maps and gazetteers

Maps and Gazetteers

1874 Map of Arkansas, Indian Terr.     
1892 Map of Arkansas     
1922 Map of Arkansas 
Ala., Miss., La., Ark.  1830    
Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi  1873    
Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi  1872    
Arbuckle Brothers Map, 1889     
Ark., Miss., La.  1880    
Ark., Miss., La.  1890    
Ark., Miss., La.  1870    
Arkansas  1835    
Arkansas  1841    
Arkansas  1875    
Arkansas  1838    
Arkansas  1856    
Arkansas  1897    
Arkansas  1866    
Arkansas  1845    
Arkansas  1840    
Arkansas 1895     
Arkansas County Maps 1813 - Present     
Arkansas Digital Map Library     
Arkansas Historical County Boundaries 
Arkansas Historical Maps and Atlases     
Arkansas Maps     
Arkansas Mississippi And Louisiana  1860    
Arkansas Points of Interest     
Arkansas Post Offices 
Arkansas Post Offices  1846    

Arkansas Postal History 
Arkansas Ter.  1823    

Arkansas Towns and Cities

Arkansas Towns in 1956     
Arkansas, Louisiana und Mississippi  1854    
Civil War Maps     
County Map Of Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas  1860    
E. United States 6  1883    
Guide to the Ghost Towns of Arkansas 
Historic USGS maps of Arkansas 
Map of Arkansas Territory  1822    
Map of Mississippi, Louisiana & Arkansas  1839    
Map of the Southern States  1839    

Map of the State of Missouri And Territory of Arkansas 1826 Maps of Arkansas 
Miss., La., Ark.  1832    
Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas  1863    
Missouri and Arkansas  1879    

Missouri, Ill., Ky., Tenn., Ala., Miss., Ark.  1833    
New Map Of Arkansas  1846    
New Map Of Arkansas  1836    
A New Map Of Texas, With The Contiguous American & Mexican States  1836    
Pam Rietsch's 1895 Atlas     
Pts. of Louisiana, Ark., Miss., Ala., Florida  1833    
State of Arkansas  1878    
State of Missouri And Territory of Arkansas  1831    
States Of Illinois, Missouri, And Arkansas  1857
   

records

Records

Arkansas Census Records     

Arkansas - 1850 US Federal Census_General     

Arkansas - 1850 US Federal Census_Slave     

Arkansas - 1870 US Federal Census     

Arkansas - 1900 U.S. Federal Census     

1930 United States Census  Arkansas    

Arkansas Church Records Guide 

Arkansas City, Town, and Rural Directories     

Names and P. O. addresses of farmers in Arkansas  1879    

Arkansas Immigration & Naturalization Project     

Arkansas Naturalization & Citizenship Records    

Arkansas Land Grant Project     

Arkansas Land Records 

Arkansas Medal of Honor Recipients 
Arkansas War Memorials 
Arkansas' Fallen Iraq Heroes 

Old Arkansas Genealogy, History & News     

Arkansas Forts 

Arkansas Civil War Veteran Memorial 
The Civil War in Arkansas 

Report of the adjutant general: of AK state guard, 1897-1900
Arkansas in the Civil War  Message Board
Arkansas Newspaper Obituaries     

Arkansas Obit Abstracts 

Arkansas Obits 

Arkansas Obituary Search     

Arkansas, Louisiana & Mississippi Obituaries 

Directory of Arkansas Funeral Homes 

Arkansas Marriage Index 1934-1939  Brides
Arkansas Marriage Index 1934-1939  Grooms
Arkansas Marriage Project     
Arkansas Marriages 

Arkansas Death Records

Marriage Records for Arkansas     
Online Arkansas Death Records & Indexes 

 

societies

Societies (Historical & Genealogical)

Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society 
Ark-La-Tex Genealogical Association 
Arkansas Chapter 
Coalition of Historical Trekkers
Arkansas Division -
Sons of Confederate Veterans)
Arkansas Division - 
United Daughters of the Confederacy)
Arkansas Family History Association 

Arkansas Genealogical Society 
Arkansas Historical Association 
Arkansas Society 
Children of the American Revolution
Arkansas Society   S.A.R.   
Arkansas State Society    D.A.R.

 

 

Internet
Resources

 

The Google search engine

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sites    may     provide    you

with additional information

to assist with your research

about   this   U. S.   State. 

General Resources

Locality Specific Resources

FREE Record Collections

Our Genealogy Reference Library

 

General Resources

·            Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

·            Free Genealogy Search Help For Google

·            Linkpendium > Genealogy > USA

·            Data Base Collections at Ancestry.com$

·            USGenWeb Archives

·            GenealogyLinks.net

·            Access Genealogy

·            Histopolis.com – Collaborative Genealogy and History

·            Birth & Marriage Records Indexes for USA

·            Record Search - Family Search.org

·        Cyndi's List - United States Index

·     Family Search,  USA IGI Batches, Localities

·        Libweb - Libraries on the Web

·        50states.com - States and Capitals

·        RootsWeb Town Search 1.0

·        USA Resources at RootsWeb

·        StateGenSites - U.S. Genealogy Sites by State

·        The USGenWeb Project

·        DistantCousin.com - archive of genealogy records

·        Searchable Death Indexes & Records

·        Census Finder –Free Census and other Records

Locality Specific Resources

Locality Specific Resources

·        Arkansas State Facts and Information

·        Arkansas Information (50 States.com)

·        Linkpendium – Arkansas

·        Arkansas – Access Genealogy

·        Arkansas – Genealogy Today

·            Cyndi’s List (Arkansas)

·            Arkansas Genealogy Links

·            Arkansas Resources at RootsWeb

·            Family Search (IGI Records for Arkansas)

·            Arkansas GenWeb Archives

Free Records & Databases

FREE Records
 & Databases

All of the records and databases we’ve collected are FREE and can be accessed and searched online without having to pay for a subscription.   We have divided our collected into 14 record types as follows: Biographical; Birth; Cemetery; Census & City Directories; Church; Court; Death; Immigration & Naturalization; Land; Marriage; Military; Newspapers; Occupational; and Tax Records.    We try not to list any sites that have only a few records for the purpose of getting you to a website that will charge a fee to actually see the record beyond just a name.  

This Link will take you to our

collections of FREE Records.  

Genealogy Reference Library

Our Genealogy 
Reference Library

The following Link will take you to our library of genealogy reference books that pertain to this U.S. State.   Here you will find books about the history and records of this State, as well as its counties and other localities such as towns and churches.   The collection also contains research works about State military units and personnel during America’s wars.  In addition, there are resource texts about the ethnic and religious groups who settled in this State.

 

 

This Link will take you to

our collections of reference books.  

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Contact Information

Contact Information

 

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