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State Resources — Arkansas

Updated: August 2002

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document Vital Records

The state office has birth and death records since February 1914 and some original Little Rock and Fort Smith records from 1881. For marriage records, it has coupons since 1917, and for divorce, coupons since 1923.

Birth, Marriage, Divorce, and Death Records

Call (501) 661-2726 for information on record lookup fees.
Write to:
Division of Vital Records
Arkansas Department of Health
4815 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72205

For county marriage records, a full certified copy may be obtained from the County Clerk in the county where the license was issued.
For county divorce records, a full certified copy may be obtained from Circuit or Chancery Clerk in the county where the divorce was granted.

book State Archives and Libraries

They currently have federal census records, county vital records, a family history and manuscript collection, phone books, militia civil war records, newspapers, some maps and photos, state land office records, indexes to compiled military service records, territorial state and county records, marriage records, estate records, deeds, county court records, and cemetery records.

Call (501) 682-6900. Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30, open Saturday, closed Sunday, and all state holidays.
Write to:
Arkansas History Commission
1 Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201

 Local Genealogical Societies

Write to:
Arkansas Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 908
Hot Springs, AR 71902-0908
Telephone: (501) 262-4513 (After 5:00 PM)
  Publication: Arkansas Family Historian
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