Arkansas State Archives and Libraries

Arkansas state archives and libraries

Research resources for genealogists and family historians

Return to State Archives home page.

Search Arkansas Births, Marriages and Deaths

First Name:
Last Name:

Recommended Arkansas Genealogy Records:

Arkansas Genealogy - has online databases of military records, obituaries, cemeteries, school yearbooks, and more...

Arkansas Genealogy Queries - free public exchange where you can find other genealogists researching the same family lines as yours.

Arkansas Cemeteries - Look up burial records of veterans and families interred at national cemeteries across the country.

Arkansas Public Records - Access to Arkansas births, marriages, deaths and divorces.


Arkansas History Commission and Archives

The History Commission and Archives provides an excellent library of genealogy records including: United States census records, Manuscripts, Newspapers, State government records, County records, Photographs, Military records, Maps Books and pamphlets, Church and cemetery records, and more.

Arkansas History Commission and Archives
1 Capitol Mall
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

Phone: (501) 682-6900

Visit Website:

Arkansas State Library

The Arkansas State Library has a genealogy collection, which includes online databases such as the Biography and Genealogy Master Index, and the Biography Resource Center, and includes some excellent books such as the Arkansas Township Atlas, Black Family Research, Arkansas Prior Birth Index, Arkansas Families, Union Soliders Buried in Arkansas, and others.

Arkansas State Library
One Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201

Phone: (501) 682-2053

Visit Website:

Arkansas Land Patents

The pre-1908 Arkansas Land Records documents the transfer of land ownership from the federal government to individuals. This data can help genealogists associate an individual with a specific location, date and time to authenticate the title transfer and find clues to their family line. Individuals described in this set would be patentees, assignees, warrantees, widows or heirs of the transfer. The legal land description location is given, along with the issue date of the title transfer.

Visit Website:

Selected LDS Family History Centers

The following family history centers in Arkansas offer the most comprehensive genealogy resources, including census records, death records, family history records, obituaries, marriage records, vital records, court records, and various other public records.:

Fort Smith Arkansas
8712 Horan Drive
Fort Smith, Arkansas

(501) 484-5373

Little Rock Arkansas
13901 Quail Run Drive
Little Rock, Arkansas

(501) 455-4998


Mountain Home Arkansas
100 Western Hills Dr
Mountain Home, Arkansas

(870) 425-7744

Rogers Arkansas
2805 N Dixieland Rd
Rogers, Arkansas

(501) 636-0740


Arkansas State Archives and Libraries
Copyright © 2004-2007, Clear Digital Media