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The Fort Smith, Arkansas Family History Center serves anyone in western Arkansas or eastern Oklahoma with their genealogy research. We have up-to-date computers that are equipped with premium family websites that would cost an individual over $2000 a year in subscription fees. There is no cost to visit the Family History Center and everyone with an interest in genealogical research is welcome. 


Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:

  • Location Map
  • 8712 Horan Drive, Fort Smith, AR 72903-4360 United States
  • The entrance is on the west side of the building. Please knock as the door may be locked during center hours.

Phone: 479-484-5373


FHC Director:  Mary Lue Mondier   479-462-5028

Open Hours:

  • Tuesday   8am.-4pm
  • Wednesday 6pm.-9pm
  • Thursday   9am.-6pm
  •  2 and 4th Saturday 10am.- 2pm.

Holiday Schedule:

  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas
  • New Years Day
  • When Fort Smith Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather.

RESEARCH NIGHTS are held on the second Wednesday evening of the month at 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Trained consultants will be on hand to assist you. This is also open to the public.

Center Resources


  • FamilySearch Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.
  • The Fort Smith Family History Center has a great collection of genealogy books from neighboring counties and native american resources.

Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.

Hardware and Equipment

Computers, printer/scanner/copier, microfilm and microfiche readers are available to patrons.

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

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=== Resources in the Local Area ===

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Fort Smith Public Library Genealogy Department.

Crawford County, Arkansas FamilySearch WIKI,_Arkansas

Volunteer at the Center

Anyone with a sincere interest in helping others with their family history research while expanding their own skills are welcomed and encouraged to contact the center. Hours are flexible. The most important thing to bring with you is a desire to serve others.


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