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The word Arkansas originates from an Quapaw Indian word meaning 'South Wind."

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The best collection of published biographies in Arkansas is at the University of Arkansas Library. Also search the biographical sections of statewide, regional, and county histories for biographical information. In 1889 and 1890 the Goodspeed Publishing Company published a series of regional biographical encyclopedias. Most have recently been reprinted and are indexed. Those available at the Family History Library include: Read more...

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Before 1900 the largest religious groups in Arkansas were the Baptist and Methodist Episcopal (now United Methodist). The Family History Library has many church records for Arkansas and several histories of local churches. The following directories may help you locate other church records:


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Extinct or Renamed Counties:
Clayton | Dorsey | Lovely | Miller (Old) | Sarber

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