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Guide to Lincoln County Arkansas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Lincoln County, Arkansas|
Location in the state of Arkansas
Location of Arkansas in the U.S.
|Founded||March 28, 1871|
|County Seat||Star City|
|Address|| Lincoln County Courthouse|
300 S Drew Street
Star City, AR 71667
- 1871--Lincoln County was created 28 March 1871 from Arkansas, Bradley, Desha, Drew, and Jefferson Counties.
County seat: Star City 
For animated maps illustrating Arkansas county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Arkansas County Boundary Maps" (1813-1925) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
For a list of record loss in Arkansas counties see: Arkansas Counties with Burned Courthouses
- List of Lincoln Co. Cemeteries ARGenweb
Land and Property
Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.
See Arkansas Land and Property for additional information about early Arkansas land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.
Local histories are available for Lincoln County, Arkansas. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see Arkansas Local Histories.
Emphasis for this timeline is on events that affected migration, records, or record-keeping. Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Arkansas County - The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture 
- Very few Native Americans lived in Lincoln County, though the Quapaw technically owned the land that is now Lincoln County.
- 1827 - The McLain, Lee, and Douglass families, established homes in a community called Auburn.
- 1836 - Thomas Griffis bought land at what is now Griffith Springs and built a cotton gin.
- 1846 - John S. Hall and his family arrived from South Carolina and established Hall’s Station.
- 1847 May - Elias King Hays arrived from Tennessee and established Cornerville in southwestern Lincoln County.
- 1871 March 28 - Lincoln County was established.
- 1930-2010 - The population of Lincoln County hit a high mark of 20,200 in 1930, a low of 12,900 in 1970 and is now (2010) at 14,100.
Finding More Arkansas Newspapers
Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Lincoln County, Arkansas newspapers in online catalogs like:
- FamilySearch. Do a Lincoln County, Arkansas Place-name search for these and other records in the FamilySearch Catalog (For instructions see, FamilySearch Catalog Place-name Search).
- Fayetteville Democrat at Ancestry.com ($)
- Fayetteville Daily Democrat at Ancestry.com ($)
- Daily Fayetteville Democrat at Ancestry.com ($)
- Northwest Arkansas Times at Ancestry.com ($)
- Courier Times at Ancestry.com ($)
Probate records of Arkansas have been kept by the probate or county courts. You can obtain copies of the original records by contacting the clerk's office in the county courthouse.
The Family History Library has microfilm copies of many Arkansas probate records. See Arkansas Probate Records for more information about Probate records in Arkansas, including statewide indexes.
- Probate Records 1871-1936 Part of: Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979 FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)
- Includes Guardian bonds and letters 1875-1910; Probate records 1871-1887; Wills 1871-1936.
- Index to Wills - 1869 to 1900 ARGenweb
Arkansas tax records replace missing censuses and provide lists of residents during years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years for some counties. For more information see Arkansas Taxation.
Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Arkansas Vital Records State Department of Health, the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred or order electronically online.
See also How to order Arkansas Vital Records
- 1876-1927 - Lincoln County Birth Index 1876-1927. Batch C748473 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1882-1885 - Lincoln County Birth Index 1882-1885. Batch C586031 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1871-1953 - Lincoln County Marriage Books A-X Index 1871-1953 in Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957 at FamilySearch - free.
- 1871-1922 - Lincoln County Marriage Books A-K Index 1871-1922 in International Genealogical Index at FamilySearch - free.
Vital Record Substitutes
Genealogy Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
| Check back often with these websites. Internet offerings are growing at record rates.
Local societies and libraries may know of other websites.
|ARGenWeb||Free||Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions|
|USGenWeb Archives||Free||Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions|
|RootsWeb||Free||Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions|
|Linkpendium||Free||Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)|
|CyndisList||Free||Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)|
|StateofUS.com||Free||family history resources and government records|
Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records
|FamilySearch catalog||Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.|
|WorldCat||To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see WorldCat Online Catalog.|
|Allen County Public Library||located in Indiana They are heavily involved in digitizing.|
|Arkansas History Commission||AR state agency involved in organizing and maintaining state and local history of AR|
|GeneaBloggers||enter "arkansas" in the search box to see a list and links to Arkansas Blogs|
|Google+||list of groups from "arkansas genealogy" search|
|list of groups from "Arkansas Genealogy" search|
|genealogy.com||Lincoln County, AR Genealogy Forum|
|ancestry.com||Lincoln County Message Board|
- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 68.
- ↑ Alice Eichholz, Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 65-67. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004.
- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/0d/Igiarkansasem.pdf.
- ↑ FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 18 April 2013.
- This page was last modified on 1 July 2014, at 21:26.
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