Arkansas Fast Facts and Key Resources

Arkansas Fast Facts and Key Resources

Learn more about The Natural State.

? Statehood: 1836

? US territory status: 1819 (part of Louisiana Territory in 1803, then Missouri Territory in 1812)

? First federal census: 1830

? Statewide birth and death records begin: 1914

? Statewide marriage records begin: 1917

? Public-land state

? Counties: five in 1819; 75 today

? Contact for vital records: Arkansas Department of Health Division of Vital Records, Slot 44 4815W MarkhamSt L’rttle Rock, AR 72205 (501) 661-2174 <www.healthyarkansas.com/certificates/certificates.html>

Web Sites

? Arkansas Civil war Information

 

? Arkansas Family History Association

 

? Arkansas GenWeb Project

<www.argenweb.net>

 

? Arkansas Mailing Lists

<www.rootsweb.com/~jfuller/gen_mail_states-ar.html>

 

? Arkansas Migrations

<pages.sbcglobal.net/razorback/ARmigrations/arkansas_migrations.html>

 

? Arkansas Resources at RootsWeb

<resources.rootsweb.com/USA/AR>

 

? Cyndi’s List Arkansas

<www.cyndislist.com/ar.htm>

 

? The History Behind the Names of Arkansas Counties

<www.cals.lib.ar.us/butlercenter/facts/counties.htm>

 

? Indian Removal Through Arkansas, 1830-1849

<www.anpa.ualr.edu/trail_of_tears/indian_removal_project/indian_removal.htm>

Resources

? Arkansas Historical Quarterly (Arkansas Historical Association)

? Colonial Arkansas, 1686-1804: A Social and Cultural History by Morris S. Arnold (University of Arkansas Press)

? Confederate Arkansas: The People and Policies of a Frontier State in Wartime by Michael B. Dougan (University of Alabama Press)

? The Family Tree Resource Book for Genealogists edited by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack and Erin Nevius (Family Tree Books)

? Historical Atlas of Arkansas by Gerald T. Hanson and Carl H. Moneyhon (University of Oklahoma Press)

? The Old South Frontier: Cotton Plantations and the Formation of Arkansas Society, 1819-1861 by Donald P. McNeilly (University of Arkansas Press)

Organizations & Archives

? Arkansas Genealogical Society
Box 17653, Little Rock, AR72222,

<www.rootsweb.com/~args>

 

? Arkansas Historical Association
Old Main 416, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701,

(479) 575-5884,

 
 
? Arkansas History Commission
1 Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201,

(501) 682-6900,

 
 
? Fort Smith Public Library
Genealogy Department,
3201 Rogers Ave.,
Fort Smith, AR 72903,
(479)7830229,

<www.fspl.lib.ar.us/genmain.html>

 

? NARA Southwest Region
501 W.Felix St, Building 1,
Box 6216,
Fort Worth, TX 76115,
(817) 831-5620,

<archives.gov/southwest>

 

? Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society
Box 796,

Rogers, AR 72756,
(479) 273-3890,

<www.rootsweb.com/~arnwags>

 

? Richard C. Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Central Arkansas Library System, Main Library, TOO Rock St.,

Little Rock, AR 72201,
(501) 918-3056,

<www.cals.lib.ar.us/butlercenter>

 

? Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives
201 Highway 195 S.,

Box 134
Washington, AR 71862,
(870) 983-2633,

<www.southwestarchives.com>

 

? University of Arkansas Libraries
Special Collections, 365 N. Ozark Ave.,

Fayetteville, AR 72701,
(866) 818-8115,

<libinfo.uark.edu/specialcollections>

Timeline

 
From the February 2006 issue of Family Tree Magazine.

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