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Probate records of Arkansas have been kept by the probate or county courts. The records include case papers settlements.


You can obtain copies of the original records by contacting the clerk's office in the appropriate county courthouse.

A statewide index to Arkansas wills is available:

  • Stevenson, Mrs. James H. and Mrs. Edward L. Westbrooke. Index to Wills and Administrations of Arkansas from the Earliest to 1900. Jonesboro, Ark.: Vowels Printing Company, 1986. FHL Book 976.7 P22st, Fiche 6050936.

The Family History Library has microfilm copies of many Arkansas probate records.