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Guardianship records have been kept by the clerks of the county courts in Arkansas, sometimes in separate volumes, but most often merely noted in the court minutes.  
 
Guardianship records have been kept by the clerks of the county courts in Arkansas, sometimes in separate volumes, but most often merely noted in the court minutes.  
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*[http://www.county-clerk.net/county.asp?state= Arkansas County Clerk Office Directory] at county-clerk.net
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**gives locations and contact information for each county clerk in Arkansas
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*Arkansas county probate or court can be found in the Place Search of the FamilySearch Catalog by entering a place search as:  UNITED STATES, ARKANSAS, [County]
 
*Arkansas county probate or court can be found in the Place Search of the FamilySearch Catalog by entering a place search as:  UNITED STATES, ARKANSAS, [County]
 
**A topic list will appear from which you may choose 'Court Records'  or 'Probate Records.'
 
**A topic list will appear from which you may choose 'Court Records'  or 'Probate Records.'

Revision as of 10:55, 14 August 2014

introduction[edit | edit source]

Guardianship is a court ordered appointment of one person (the guardian) to take care of someone who is physically or mentally unable to manage their affairs (the ward). A ward may sometimes be a minor child.

samples[edit | edit source]

A person appointed as guardian may be a relative, a friend of the family, or one who could teach the minor(s) a trade. In some cases guardians or administrators were appointed to handle the affairs of adults who were deemed incompetent.

These samples give the name of the Guardian and the minor ward, and the date of the guardianship appointment.

websites[edit | edit source]

Guardianship records have been kept by the clerks of the county courts in Arkansas, sometimes in separate volumes, but most often merely noted in the court minutes.

  • Arkansas county probate or court can be found in the Place Search of the FamilySearch Catalog by entering a place search as: UNITED STATES, ARKANSAS, [County]
    • A topic list will appear from which you may choose 'Court Records' or 'Probate Records.'
  • Arkansas, clerk of court records at court-clerks.org. links to websites only. ($) for record copies
    • provides links to online sources for public court records; searchable by county

samples of guardianship records[edit | edit source]

A person appointed as guardian may be a relative, a friend of the family, or one who could teach the minor(s) a trade. In some cases guardians or administrators were appointed to handle the affairs of adults who were deemed incompetent.

These samples give the name of the Guardian and the minor ward, and the date of the guardianship appointment.