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Many archives and libraries have resources such as maps, gazetteers, and other place-finding aids to help you locate information about Arkansas. They may have collections of previous research, such as family and local histories and biographies. Many have record-finding aids such as guides to their own collections or inventories of records housed elsewhere in the state.
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The following archives, libraries, and societies have collections or services that are helpful for genealogical research:  
 
The following archives, libraries, and societies have collections or services that are helpful for genealogical research:  
  
'''Arkansas History Commission'''<br>One Capitol Mall<br>Little Rock, AR 72201<br>Telephone: 501-682-6900<br>[mailto:state.archives@arkansas.gov state.archives@arkansas.gov]<br>http://www.ark-ives.com/  
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=== Archives<br>  ===
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'''[http://www.ark-ives.com/ Arkansas History Commission]''' (State Archives)<br>One Capitol Mall<br>Little Rock, Arkansas 72201<br>Phone: (501) 682-6900  
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Online collections include 1911 Confederate Veterans Questionnaires, Confederate Pension Records, Land Records, and World War I Discharge Records among others.
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'''[http://www.archives.gov/southwest/ National Archives Southwest Region (Ft. Worth)]'''<br>501 West Felix Street, Building 1 <br>Fort Worth, Texas 76115-3405<br>Phone: (817) 831-5620<br>Fax: (817) 551-2034<br> The National Archives—Southwest Region (Ft. Worth) has records created by federal agencies and courts in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. The archives has microfilms of all available federal census records, many naturalization records, passenger arrival lists, military records, and other historical resources. [[National Archives Southwest Region (Ft. Worth)|Learn more.]]
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'''[http://www.southwestarchives.com/ Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives]'''<br>201 Highway 195 S<br>PO Box 134<br>Washington, Arkansas 71862<br>Phone: (870) 983-2633<br>Fax: (870) 983-2636
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=== Libraries [[Image:Carnegie Public Library in Eureka Springs AK.jpg|frame|right|290x250px|<center>Carnegie Public Library in Eureka Springs, Arkansas</center>]]  ===
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'''[http://www.butlercenter.org/ The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies]'''<br>[http://arstudies.com/ Arkansas Studies Institute]<br>401 President Clinton Ave.<br>Little Rock, Arkansas 72201<br>Phone: (501) 320-5700<br>The Arkansas Studies Institute is a joint project of the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
  
'''National Archives—Southwest Region (Fort Worth)<br>'''P.O. Box 6216<br>501 West Felix Street #1<br>Fort Worth, TX 76115-3405<br>Telephone: 817-831-5900<br>Fax: 817-334-5511<br>http://www.archives.gov/southwest/contacts.html
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'''[http://libinfo.uark.edu/specialcollections/ University of Arkansas]'''<br>Special Collections<br>Mullins Library<br>365 N. MIlroy Ave.<br>Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701<br>Phone: (479) 575-5577<br>The library houses the university archives and a manuscript collection and offers research assistance.
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'''[[Family History Library|Family History Library]]'''<br> 35 North West Temple Street<br>Salt Lake City, Utah 84150<br>Telephone: 801-240-2584
  
'''Arkansas Genealogical Society<br>'''P.O. Box 17653 <br>Little Rock, AR 72222<br>[mailto:ASKAGS@agsgenealogy.org ASKAGS@agsgenealogy.org]<br>http://www.agsgenealogy.org/  
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The Family History Library of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints houses a collection of genealogical records that include names of more than three billion deceased people. It’s the largest collection of its kind in the world. Collections include digitized historical records, microfilms and microfiche, books, maps, and much more. Explore at [http://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org].
  
'''Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives'''<br>Old Washington Historic State Park<br>201 Highway 195 S<br>PO Box 134<br>Washington, AR 71862<br>Telephone: 870-983-2633<br>Fax: 870-983-2636<br>[mailto:online@southwestarchives.com online@southwestarchives.com]<br>http://www.southwestarchives.com/  
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[[Family History Centers|Family History Centers]] (FHCs) are branches of the [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources to assist you in the research and study of your genealogy. You may search your address for a center near you on the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch] site. These local centers are staffed by volunteers and have varying hours and resources so call to verify their hours in advance.
  
'''Little Rock Public Library'''<br>100&nbsp;Rock Street<br>Little Rock, AR 72201<br>Telephone: 501-918-3000<br>[mailto:calsinfo@cals.lib.ar.us calsinfo@cals.lib.ar.us]<br>http://www.cals.lib.ar.us/
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:[[Little Rock Arkansas Family History Center|'''Little Rock Arkansas Family History Center''']]<br>13901 Quail Run Drive<br>Little Rock, Arkansas<br>Telephone: 501-455-4998
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'''University of Arkansas<br>'''Special Collections Library<br>Fayetteville, AR 72701<br>Phone: 479-575-2000 <br>http://www.uark.edu/
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=== Societies  ===
  
To learn more about the history and record-keeping systems of Arkansas counties, use the 17 inventories of the county archives published by the Historical Records Survey around 1940. Copies of 16 inventories are available at the Family History Library.  
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'''[http://www.agsgenealogy.org/ Arkansas Genealogical Society]<br>'''P.O. Box 26374 <br>Little Rock, Arkansas 72221
  
=== Computer Networks and Bulletin Boards ===
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=== Arkansas Digital Collections ===
  
Computers with modems are important tools for obtaining information from selected archives and libraries. In a way, computer networks themselves serve as a library. The Internet, certain computer bulletin boards, and commercial online services help family history researchers:
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*Locate other researchers
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=== Reference Guides  ===
*Post queries
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*Send and receive e-mail
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*Search large databases
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*Search computer libraries
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*Join in computer chat and lecture sessions
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You can find computerized research tips and information about ancestors from Arkansas in a variety of sources at local, state, national, and international levels. The list of sources is growing rapidly. Most of the information is available at no cost.  
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*Baker, Russell Pierce. ''Guide to Microfilmed County Records at the Arkansas History Commission''. Alexander, Arkansas&nbsp;: Professional Genealogists of Arkansas, 1989. {{FHL| 425192|item|disp=FHL book&nbsp;976.7 A1 no. 140}} {{WorldCat|20031649|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat).}}<br>
  
Addresses on the Internet change frequently. As of April 2007, the following sites are important gateways linking you to many more network and bulletin board sites:  
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To learn more about the history and record-keeping systems of Arkansas counties, use the inventories of the county archives published by the Historical Records Survey around 1940. Copies of many of these inventories can be found in the [https://familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library catalog] with a place-name search using the name of the county and selecting the topic, "Archives and Archives and Libraries - Inventories, registers, catalogs."
  
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=== Web Sites  ===
  
A cooperative effort by many volunteers to list genealogical databases, libraries, bulletin boards, and other resources available on the Internet for each county, state, and country.  
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You can find computerized research tips and information about ancestors from Arkansas in a variety of sources at local, state, national, and international levels. The list of sources is growing rapidly. Most of the information is available at no cost. The following sites are important gateways linking you to many more sites:
  
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[http://www.familysearch.org/ '''FamilySearch'''] - At this site you can access digitized historical records, the [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]], lists of [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Family History Centers]], and other resources related to family history.
  
[[Javascript:void(0);/*1217964733230*/|http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/roots-l/usa/]]
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[http://www.argenweb.net/ '''ARGenWeb''']&nbsp;- a cooperative effort by many volunteers to list genealogical databases, libraries, bulletin boards, and other resources available on the Internet for each county and state.
  
A useful list of sites and resources. Includes a large, regularly-updated research coordination list.  
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'''[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ar/ CyndisList (AR)]''' - a major portal linking to a variety of family history sites
  
For further details about using computer networks, bulletin boards, and news groups for family history research, see the [[United States Archives and Libraries|United States Research Outline]], 2nd ed., "Archives and Libraries" section.
 
  
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Many archives and libraries have resources such as maps, gazetteers, and other place-finding aids to help you locate information about Arkansas. They may have collections of previous research, such as family and local histories and biographies. Many have record-finding aids such as guides to their own collections or inventories of records housed elsewhere in the state.

The following archives, libraries, and societies have collections or services that are helpful for genealogical research:

Contents

Archives

Arkansas History Commission (State Archives)
One Capitol Mall
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Phone: (501) 682-6900

Online collections include 1911 Confederate Veterans Questionnaires, Confederate Pension Records, Land Records, and World War I Discharge Records among others.

National Archives Southwest Region (Ft. Worth)
501 West Felix Street, Building 1
Fort Worth, Texas 76115-3405
Phone: (817) 831-5620
Fax: (817) 551-2034
The National Archives—Southwest Region (Ft. Worth) has records created by federal agencies and courts in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. The archives has microfilms of all available federal census records, many naturalization records, passenger arrival lists, military records, and other historical resources. Learn more.

Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives
201 Highway 195 S
PO Box 134
Washington, Arkansas 71862
Phone: (870) 983-2633
Fax: (870) 983-2636

Libraries
Carnegie Public Library in Eureka Springs, Arkansas

The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Arkansas Studies Institute
401 President Clinton Ave.
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Phone: (501) 320-5700
The Arkansas Studies Institute is a joint project of the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

University of Arkansas
Special Collections
Mullins Library
365 N. MIlroy Ave.
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701
Phone: (479) 575-5577
The library houses the university archives and a manuscript collection and offers research assistance.

Family History Library
35 North West Temple Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150
Telephone: 801-240-2584

The Family History Library of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints houses a collection of genealogical records that include names of more than three billion deceased people. It’s the largest collection of its kind in the world. Collections include digitized historical records, microfilms and microfiche, books, maps, and much more. Explore at FamilySearch.org.

Family History Centers (FHCs) are branches of the Family History Library and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources to assist you in the research and study of your genealogy. You may search your address for a center near you on the FamilySearch site. These local centers are staffed by volunteers and have varying hours and resources so call to verify their hours in advance.

Little Rock Arkansas Family History Center
13901 Quail Run Drive
Little Rock, Arkansas
Telephone: 501-455-4998

Societies

Arkansas Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 26374
Little Rock, Arkansas 72221

Arkansas Digital Collections

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Online Records
links to online databases and indexes that may include vital records, biographies, cemeteries, censuses, histories, immigration records, land records, maps, military records, naturalizations, newspapers, obituaries, or probate records.

Reference Guides

To learn more about the history and record-keeping systems of Arkansas counties, use the inventories of the county archives published by the Historical Records Survey around 1940. Copies of many of these inventories can be found in the Family History Library catalog with a place-name search using the name of the county and selecting the topic, "Archives and Archives and Libraries - Inventories, registers, catalogs."

Web Sites

You can find computerized research tips and information about ancestors from Arkansas in a variety of sources at local, state, national, and international levels. The list of sources is growing rapidly. Most of the information is available at no cost. The following sites are important gateways linking you to many more sites:

FamilySearch - At this site you can access digitized historical records, the Family History Library Catalog, lists of Family History Centers, and other resources related to family history.

ARGenWeb - a cooperative effort by many volunteers to list genealogical databases, libraries, bulletin boards, and other resources available on the Internet for each county and state.

CyndisList (AR) - a major portal linking to a variety of family history sites