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The following online resources will be useful for locating [[United States Vital Records|Vital Records]] which consist of [[United States Birth Records|births]], adoptions, [[United States Marriage Records|marriages]], divorces, and [[United States Death Records|deaths]].  Nearly all of the searchable databases for Arkansas Vital Records are indexes. After locating a person in an online index always consult the original record to [[Contradictions and discrepancies|confirm the information]] in the index.
 
The following online resources will be useful for locating [[United States Vital Records|Vital Records]] which consist of [[United States Birth Records|births]], adoptions, [[United States Marriage Records|marriages]], divorces, and [[United States Death Records|deaths]].  Nearly all of the searchable databases for Arkansas Vital Records are indexes. After locating a person in an online index always consult the original record to [[Contradictions and discrepancies|confirm the information]] in the index.
'''=SITES WITH ONLINE INDEXES OR IMAGES OF RECORDS PERTAINING TO ARKANSAS VITAL RECORDS:='''
 
  
==='''BIRTHS'''===
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===='''SITES WITH ONLINE INDEXES OR IMAGES OF RECORDS PERTAINING TO ARKANSAS VITAL RECORDS'''====
{{Green check]] See [[How to Find Arkansas Birth Records|How to Find Arkansas Birth Records]])
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====='''BIRTHS'''=====
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[[Image:ArrowGreen.svg.png|left|30x30px]] See [[How to Find Arkansas Birth Records|How to Find Arkansas Birth Records]]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674674 Arkansas Births and Christenings, 1812-1965] at FamilySearch. Index only. (Free)
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674674 Arkansas Births and Christenings, 1812-1965] at FamilySearch. Index only. (Free)
 
**not intended to index any specific set of records nor any particular place or region
 
**not intended to index any specific set of records nor any particular place or region
 
**based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City
 
**based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City
**see number of records per county on the [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/index.php?title=User:Ruth2jones/sandbox_AR_b,_m,_d&action=edit&section=1 coverage table]
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**see number of records per county on the [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/index.php?title=User:Ruth2jones/sandbox_AR_b,_m,_d&action=edit&section=1 coverage table]
  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/catalog-search Family History Library Catalog] at FamilySearch. (Free)
 
*[https://familysearch.org/catalog-search Family History Library Catalog] at FamilySearch. (Free)
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**after selecting the appropriate county, click on the Vital Records topic
 
**after selecting the appropriate county, click on the Vital Records topic
  
==='''MARRIAGES'''===  (SEE ALSO [[How to Find Arkansas Marriage Records|How to Find Arkansas Marriage Records]])
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====='''MARRIAGES'''=====
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[[Image:ArrowGreen.svg.png|left|30x30px]]See [[How to Find Arkansas Marriage Records|How to Find Arkansas Marriage Records]]
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ouisersplace/grooms/grooms.htm Marriages indexed by Groom's name] and [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ouisersplace/bride/bride.htm Marriages indexed by Bride's name] at Freepages Rootsweb Ancestry.com. Index only. (Free)
 
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ouisersplace/grooms/grooms.htm Marriages indexed by Groom's name] and [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ouisersplace/bride/bride.htm Marriages indexed by Bride's name] at Freepages Rootsweb Ancestry.com. Index only. (Free)
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1417439 Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957] at FamilySearch. Index and Images. (Free)
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1417439 Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957] at FamilySearch. Index and Images. (Free)
**a table showing number of records by county and year range [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Arkansas_County_Marriages,_Coverage_Table_%28FamilySearch_Historical_Records%29 Coverage Table]
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**a table showing number of records by county and year range [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Arkansas_County_Marriages,_Coverage_Table_%28FamilySearch_Historical_Records%29 Coverage Table]
 
**indexed in partnership with the Arkansas Genealogical Society
 
**indexed in partnership with the Arkansas Genealogical Society
  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674711 Arkansas Marriages, 1837-1944] at FamilySearch. Index only. (Free)
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674711 Arkansas Marriages, 1837-1944] at FamilySearch. Index only. (Free)
 
**does not index any specific set of records or particular place or region
 
**does not index any specific set of records or particular place or region
** a table showing number of records by county and time period [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Arkansas_Marriages,_Coverage_Table_%28FamilySearch_Historical_Records%29 Coverage Table]
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** a table showing number of records by county and time period [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Arkansas_Marriages,_Coverage_Table_%28FamilySearch_Historical_Records%29 Coverage Table]
  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1967739 Arkansas Divorce Index, 1923-1939] at FamilySearch. Index only. (Free)
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1967739 Arkansas Divorce Index, 1923-1939] at FamilySearch. Index only. (Free)
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**original data on microfiche of same name from Arkansas Genealogical Society
 
**original data on microfiche of same name from Arkansas Genealogical Society
  
==='''DEATHS'''=== (SEE ALSO [[How to Find Arkansas Death Records]])
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====='''DEATHS'''=====
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[[Image:ArrowGreen.svg.png|left|30x30px]] See [[How to Find Arkansas Death Records]]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674710 Arkansas Deaths and Burials, 1882-1929; 1945-1963] at FamilySearch. Index only. (Free)
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1674710 Arkansas Deaths and Burials, 1882-1929; 1945-1963] at FamilySearch. Index only. (Free)
 
**does not index any specific set of records or any particular place or region
 
**does not index any specific set of records or any particular place or region
**number of records indexed by County and time periods [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Arkansas_Deaths_and_Burials,_Coverage_Table_%28FamilySearch_Historical_Records%29 Coverage Table]
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**number of records indexed by County and time periods [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Arkansas_Deaths_and_Burials,_Coverage_Table_%28FamilySearch_Historical_Records%29 Coverage Table]
  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8771 Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950] at Ancestry.com. Index only.  (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here].</ref>/$)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8771 Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950] at Ancestry.com. Index only.  (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator click here].</ref>/$)
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**organized by county; not all counties represented
 
**organized by county; not all counties represented
  
=='''SITES THAT SEARCH FOR LINKS PERTAINING TO ARKANSAS VITAL RECORDS'''==
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===='''SITES THAT SEARCH FOR LINKS PERTAINING TO ARKANSAS VITAL RECORDS'''====
  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/ALL/vr/ Statewide Arkansas Vital Records] at linkpendium.com. (Index to links free; some linked sites $)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/ALL/vr/ Statewide Arkansas Vital Records] at linkpendium.com. (Index to links free; some linked sites $)
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*[http://www.germanroots.com/vitalrecords.html Online Birth & Marriage Records Indexes for the USA) at GermanRoots.com
 
*[http://www.germanroots.com/vitalrecords.html Online Birth & Marriage Records Indexes for the USA) at GermanRoots.com
  
 
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===='''MINORITIES AND SUBSTITUTE VITAL RECORDS'''====
=='''MINORITIES AND SUBSTITUTE VITAL RECORDS'''==
 
 
'''African American Research'''
 
'''African American Research'''
 
When searching for birth, marriage, or death records for [[African American Research|African Americans]] after the Civil War, check the record types listed above. Birth, marriage, and death information for African Americans prior to the Civil War can be found in other [[African American Slavery and Bondage|African American resources]].
 
When searching for birth, marriage, or death records for [[African American Research|African Americans]] after the Civil War, check the record types listed above. Birth, marriage, and death information for African Americans prior to the Civil War can be found in other [[African American Slavery and Bondage|African American resources]].
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*[[Arkansas Military Records|Arkansas Military Records]]  
 
*[[Arkansas Military Records|Arkansas Military Records]]  
 
*[[Arkansas Periodicals|Arkansas Peiodicals]]
 
*[[Arkansas Periodicals|Arkansas Peiodicals]]
 
 
  
  
 
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Latest revision as of 22:50, 8 April 2019

The following online resources will be useful for locating Vital Records which consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths. Nearly all of the searchable databases for Arkansas Vital Records are indexes. After locating a person in an online index always consult the original record to confirm the information in the index.

SITES WITH ONLINE INDEXES OR IMAGES OF RECORDS PERTAINING TO ARKANSAS VITAL RECORDS[edit | edit source]

BIRTHS[edit | edit source]
ArrowGreen.svg.png

See How to Find Arkansas Birth Records


  • Arkansas Births and Christenings, 1812-1965 at FamilySearch. Index only. (Free)
    • not intended to index any specific set of records nor any particular place or region
    • based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City
    • see number of records per county on the coverage table
  • Family History Library Catalog at FamilySearch. (Free)
    • holdings include microfilms of original indexes and birth records for most Arkansas Counties
    • after selecting the appropriate county, click on the Vital Records topic
MARRIAGES[edit | edit source]
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See How to Find Arkansas Marriage Records


  • Arkansas Marriages, 1779-1992 at Ancestry.com. Index only. (Free[1]/$)
    • sources from 19 county courthouse records
    • a list of the 19 counties, with the approximate years and number of individuals indexed is found by scrolling to the bottom of the linked Search screen
  • Arkansas Marriages to 1850 at Ancestry.com. Index only. (Free[2]/$)
    • source = book, Early American marriages: Arkansas to 1850, by Jordan R. Dodd
    • book does not indicate sources used
  • Arkansas Marriages, 1851-1900 at Ancestry.com. Index only. (Free[3]/$)
    • 40 counties are represented
    • by scrolling to the bottom of the linked Search screen see each County's name, dates covered, and the County's source identification is described
  • Marriages, 1820-1949 at Ancestry.com. Index only. (Free[4]/$)
    • original data from county courthouse records, many of these records extracted from microfilm, microfiche, or books located at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah
    • a coverage table by county and time period is shown at the bottom of the above link (only 13 counties are represented)
  • Arkansas Divorce Index, 1923-1939 at FamilySearch. Index only. (Free)
    • index to divorces from the Arkansas Genealogical Society
    • index provided by Ancestry.com
    • indexes to divorces filed in Arkansas 1923-1927 and 1934-1939
  • Arkansas, Divorce Index, 1923-1939 at Ancestry.com. Index only. (Free[7]/$)
    • indexes to divorces filed in Arkansas 1923-1927 and 1934-1939
    • original data on microfiche of same name from Arkansas Genealogical Society
DEATHS[edit | edit source]
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See How to Find Arkansas Death Records


  • Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950 at Ancestry.com. Index only. (Free[8]/$)
    • original data from Division of Vital Records, Arkansas Department of Health "Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950"
    • includes images of the original microfiche index
  • Arkansas Deaths, 1819-1920 at Arkansas History Commission. Index only. (Free)
    • "In Rembrance " project, an on-going project by Arkansas History Commission staff and volunteers. ("Thousands of entries go into the database every month....")
    • many sources utilized, such as church publications, cemetery records, mortality censuses, newspaper obituaries, or government records
  • User-Contributed Arkansas Data Bases at Rootsweb.ancestry.com (Free)
    • Included in this list are many Cemetery Records and some Obituary Records
    • information contributed by RootsWeb Users

SITES THAT SEARCH FOR LINKS PERTAINING TO ARKANSAS VITAL RECORDS[edit | edit source]

  • [www.fhlfavorites.info/Links/USA_States/States_Frames/Arkansas/Arkansas_Frame.htm Vital Records] at Family History Favorites
    • scroll down to the Vital Records section
    • some linked sites are free; some $

MINORITIES AND SUBSTITUTE VITAL RECORDS[edit | edit source]

African American Research When searching for birth, marriage, or death records for African Americans after the Civil War, check the record types listed above. Birth, marriage, and death information for African Americans prior to the Civil War can be found in other African American resources.

Arkansas Indian Research To locate birth, marriage, or death information on Native Americans living in Arkansas you must know which tribe the individual belonged to.  Indians of Arkansas has more specific information about tribes in the State.

Substitute Records Where better records do not exist, use substitute records to verify and enrich knowledge about an event or establish evidence of the birth, marriage or death of your ancestor.


  1. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  2. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  3. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  4. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  5. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  6. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  7. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.
  8. May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, click here.