Crittenden County, Arkansas Genealogy
Guide to Crittenden County Arkansas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Crittenden County, Arkansas|
Location in the state of Arkansas, United States Genealogy
Location of Arkansas in the U.S.
|Founded||October 22, 1825|
|Address||Crittenden County Courthouse|
100 Court Street
Marion, AR 72364
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Genealogy Resources
- 4.1 Research Guides
- 4.2 African Americans
- 4.3 Bible Records
- 4.4 Biographies
- 4.5 Cemeteries
- 4.6 Census
- 4.7 Church Records
- 4.8 Court
- 4.9 Genealogy
- 4.10 Land and Property
- 4.11 Local Histories
- 4.12 History Timeline
- 4.13 Maps
- 4.14 Military
- 4.15 Naturalization
- 4.16 Newspapers
- 4.17 Occupations
- 4.18 Probate Records
- 4.19 Taxation
- 4.20 Vital Records
- 5 Genealogy Societies and Libraries
- 6 Websites
- 7 References
County Courthouse[edit | edit source]
Crittenden County Courthouse
100 Court Street
Marion, AR 72364
County Clerk has marriage and probate records. Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, military and court records and County Assessor has land records.
History[edit | edit source]
Parent County[edit | edit source]
Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
Record Loss[edit | edit source]
For a list of record loss in Arkansas counties see: Arkansas Counties with Burned Courthouses
Places/Localities[edit | edit source]
Populated Places[edit | edit source]
Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]
Genealogy Resources[edit | edit source]
Research Guides[edit | edit source]
African Americans[edit | edit source]
Bible Records[edit | edit source]
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- Family Biographies from The History of Crittenden County, Arkansas (1890) published by Goodspeed are available free on the My Genealogy Hound website.
Cemeteries[edit | edit source]
Census[edit | edit source]
Church Records[edit | edit source]
Court[edit | edit source]
Genealogy[edit | edit source]
Land and Property[edit | edit source]
Local Histories[edit | edit source]
History Timeline[edit | edit source]
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 
- Artifacts found in Crittenden County—including effigy pipes, stone ear plugs, and ornaments—testify to a long habitation of the area by Native Americans.
- 1795 - Its first resident of note was a Spanish sergeant named Augustine Grande, who was the commander of Fort Esperanza, built by the Spanish on the west bank of the Mississippi River.
- 1825 October 22 - Crittenden County was organized.
- 1850 - Because of the county’s location, levees and drainage districts have been essential to its development
- 1874 - Reconstruction in Arkansas had ended.
- 1990 - Crittenden County had a population of 28,259; in that year, an estimated 2,000 people were employed in a variety of jobs by West Memphis processing and manufacturing industries.
Maps[edit | edit source]
Military[edit | edit source]
Civil War[edit | edit source]
Regiments. Service men in Crittenden 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 Crittenden County, Arkansas Genealogy:
- - 3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate), 2nd Company E
- - 6th Battalion Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate), Company C
Naturalization[edit | edit source]
Newspapers[edit | edit source]
Finding More Arkansas Newspapers Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Crittenden newspapers in online catalogs like:
- FamilySearch. Do a Crittenden County, Arkansas Genealogy Place-name search for these and other records in the FamilySearch Catalog (For instructions see, FamilySearch Catalog Places Search).
- Fayetteville Democrat at Ancestry.com ($)
- Fayetteville Daily Democrat at Ancestry.com ($)
- Daily Fayetteville Democrat at Ancestry.com ($)
- Northwest Arkansas Times at Ancestry.com ($)
- Courier Times at Ancestry.com ($)
Occupations[edit | edit source]
Probate Records[edit | edit source]
- Probate Records 1826-1946 Part of: Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979 FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)
- Includes Administration and guardian bonds and letters 1837-1919; Administration and guardian records 1853-1876; County Court records 1830-1852; Dockets 1857-1898; Probate records 1826-1889; Wills 1826-1946.
Taxation[edit | edit source]
Vital Records[edit | edit source]
See also How to order Arkansas Vital Records
Birth[edit | edit source]
Marriage[edit | edit source]
- 1837-1921 - Crittenden County Marriage Books A, C-Z, A1-B29 Index 1837-1921 in International Genealogical Index at FamilySearch - free.
Death[edit | edit source]
Vital Record Substitutes[edit | edit source]
Genealogy Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]
Family History Centers[edit | edit source]
Websites[edit | edit source]
- Crittenden County, AR History, Records, Facts and Genealogy
- Arkansas Genealogy Network Community on Google+
- 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.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Crittenden County, Arkansas Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
References[edit | edit source]
- The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 67.
- 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.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/5c/Igiarkansasad.pdf.