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{{Adoption ARGenWeb}} Before 1900 the largest religious groups in [[Arkansas|Arkansas]] were the [[Baptist Church in the United States|Baptist]] and [[Methodist Church in the United States|Methodist Episcopal]] (now United Methodist).<ref>Sydney E. Ahlstrom, ''A Religious History of the American People'' (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1972). {{FHL|282712|item|disp=FHL Book 973 K2ah}}.</ref>  
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{{Adoption ARGenWeb}} Before 1900 the largest religious groups in [[Arkansas Genealogy|Arkansas]] were the [[Baptist Church in the United States|Baptist]] and [[Methodist Church in the United States|Methodist Episcopal]] (now United Methodist).<ref>Sydney E. Ahlstrom, ''A Religious History of the American People'' (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1972). {{FHL|282712|item|disp=FHL Book 973 K2ah}}.</ref>  
  
 
The [[Family History Library|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:  
 
The [[Family History Library|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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Many denominations have collected their records into central repositories. You can write to the following addresses to learn where the records are located:  
 
Many denominations have collected their records into central repositories. You can write to the following addresses to learn where the records are located:  
  
=== Baptist ===
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=== Baptist [[Image:First Methodist Episcopal Church, South.jpg|frame|right|350x300px]]  ===
  
 
Arkansas Baptist State Convention Collection<br>Riley Library<br>Ouachita Baptist University<br>410 Ouachita<br>Arkedelphia, AR 71998<br>Phone: (870) 245-5000<br>Fax: (870) 245-5500  
 
Arkansas Baptist State Convention Collection<br>Riley Library<br>Ouachita Baptist University<br>410 Ouachita<br>Arkedelphia, AR 71998<br>Phone: (870) 245-5000<br>Fax: (870) 245-5500  
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=== Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons)  ===
 
=== Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons)  ===
  
Early church records, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for&nbsp;Arkansas Wards and Branches can be found on film and are located at the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City. The film numbers, for each ward, can be locate through the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog]. Or by refering to Jaussi, Laureen R., and Gloria D. Chaston. Register of Genealogical Society Call Numbers. 2 vols. Provo, Utah: Genealogy Tree, 1982. {{FHL|129780|item|disp=FHL book 979.2258 A3j}} and {{FHL|129780|item|disp=FHL fiche 6031507}}. These volumes contain the film numbers for many (but not all) membership and temple record films.  
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Early church records, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for&nbsp;Arkansas Wards and Branches can be found on film and are located at the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City. The film numbers, for each ward, can be locate through the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog FamilySearch Catalog]. Or by refering to Jaussi, Laureen R., and Gloria D. Chaston. Register of Genealogical Society Call Numbers. 2 vols. Provo, Utah: Genealogy Tree, 1982. {{FHL|129780|item|disp=FHL book 979.2258 A3j}} and {{FHL|129780|item|disp=FHL fiche 6031507}}. These volumes contain the film numbers for many (but not all) membership and temple record films.  
  
 
=== Methodist  ===
 
=== Methodist  ===
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[http://www.dolr.org/offices/chancery/sacramentalrecordinformation.php Diocese of Little Rock]<br>2500 N. Tyler St.<br>Little Rock, AR 72207<br>Phone: (501) 664-0340  
 
[http://www.dolr.org/offices/chancery/sacramentalrecordinformation.php Diocese of Little Rock]<br>2500 N. Tyler St.<br>Little Rock, AR 72207<br>Phone: (501) 664-0340  
  
The diocese includes the counties of: [[Arkansas County, Arkansas|Arkansas]], [[Ashley County, Arkansas|Ashley]], [[Baxter County, Arkansas|Baxter]], [[Benton County, Arkansas|Benton]], [[Boone County, Arkansas|Boone]], [[Bradley County, Arkansas|Bradley]], [[Calhoun County, Arkansas|Calhoun]], [[Carroll County, Arkansas|Carroll]], [[Chicot County, Arkansas|Chicot]], [[Clark County, Arkansas|Clark]], [[Clay County, Arkansas|Clay]], [[Cleburne County, Arkansas|Cleburne]], [[Cleveland County, Arkansas|Cleveland]], [[Columbia County, Arkansas|Columbia]], [[Conway County, Arkansas|Conway]], [[Craighead County, Arkansas|Craighead]], [[Crawford County, Arkansas|Crawford]], [[Crittenden County, Arkansas|Crittenden]], [[Cross County, Arkansas|Cross]], [[Dallas County, Arkansas|Dallas]], [[Desha County, Arkansas|Desha]], [[Drew County, Arkansas|Drew]], [[Faulkner County, Arkansas|Faulkner]], [[Franklin County, Arkansas|Franklin]], [[Fulton County, Arkansas|Fulton]], [[Garland County, Arkansas|Garland]], [[Grant County, Arkansas|Grant]], [[Greene County, Arkansas|Greene]], [[Hempstead County, Arkansas|Hempstead]], [[Hot Spring County, Arkansas|Hot Spring]], [[Howard County, Arkansas|Howard]], [[Independence County, Arkansas|Independence]], [[Izard County, Arkansas|Izard]], [[Jackson County, Arkansas|Jackson]], [[Jefferson County, Arkansas|Jefferson]], [[Johnson County, Arkansas|Johnson]], [[Lafayette County, Arkansas|Lafayette]], [[Lawrence County, Arkansas|Lawrence]], [[Lee County, Arkansas|Lee]], [[Lincoln County, Arkansas|Lincoln]], [[Little River County, Arkansas|Little River]], [[Logan County, Arkansas|Logan]], [[Lonoke County, Arkansas|Lonoke]], [[Madison County, Arkansas|Madison]], [[Marion County, Arkansas|Marion]], [[Miller County, Arkansas|Miller]], [[Mississippi County, Arkansas|Mississippi]], [[Monroe County, Arkansas|Monroe]], [[Montgomery County, Arkansas|Montgomery]], [[Nevada County, Arkansas|Nevada]], [[Newton County, Arkansas|Newton]], [[Ouachita County, Arkansas|Ouachita]], [[Perry County, Arkansas|Perry]], [[Phillips County, Arkansas|Phillips]], [[Pike County, Arkansas|Pike]], [[Poinsett County, Arkansas|Poinsett]], [[Polk County, Arkansas|Polk]], [[Pope County, Arkansas|Pope]], [[Prairie County, Arkansas|Prairie]], [[Pulaski County, Arkansas|Pulaski]], [[Randolph County, Arkansas|Randolph]], [[Saline County, Arkansas|Saline]], [[Scott County, Arkansas|Scott]], [[Searcy County, Arkansas|Searcy]], [[Sevier County, Arkansas|Sevier]], [[Sharp County, Arkansas|Sharp]], [[St. Francis County, Arkansas|St. Francis]], [[Stone County, Arkansas|Stone]], [[Sebastian County, Arkansas|Sebastian]], [[Union County, Arkansas|Union]], [[Van Buren County, Arkansas|Van Buren]], [[Washington County, Arkansas|Washington]], [[White County, Arkansas|White]], [[Woodruff County, Arkansas|Woodruff]] and [[Yell County, Arkansas|Yell]].<ref name="rome">[http://www.cdeducation.org/oym/connections/dioceseusmap.htm Map of the Roman Catholic Dioceses in the United States of America], Office of Catholic Schools Diocese of Columbus, accessed 3 Nov 2010.</ref>  
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The diocese includes the counties of: [[Arkansas County, Arkansas Genealogy|Arkansas]], [[Ashley County, Arkansas Genealogy|Ashley]], [[Baxter County, Arkansas Genealogy|Baxter]], [[Benton County, Arkansas Genealogy|Benton]], [[Boone County, Arkansas Genealogy|Boone]], [[Bradley County, Arkansas Genealogy|Bradley]], [[Calhoun County, Arkansas Genealogy|Calhoun]], [[Carroll County, Arkansas Genealogy|Carroll]], [[Chicot County, Arkansas Genealogy|Chicot]], [[Clark County, Arkansas Genealogy|Clark]], [[Clay County, Arkansas Genealogy|Clay]], [[Cleburne County, Arkansas Genealogy|Cleburne]], [[Cleveland County, Arkansas Genealogy|Cleveland]], [[Columbia County, Arkansas Genealogy|Columbia]], [[Conway County, Arkansas Genealogy|Conway]], [[Craighead County, Arkansas Genealogy|Craighead]], [[Crawford County, Arkansas Genealogy|Crawford]], [[Crittenden County, Arkansas Genealogy|Crittenden]], [[Cross County, Arkansas Genealogy|Cross]], [[Dallas County, Arkansas Genealogy|Dallas]], [[Desha County, Arkansas Genealogy|Desha]], [[Drew County, Arkansas Genealogy|Drew]], [[Faulkner County, Arkansas Genealogy|Faulkner]], [[Franklin County, Arkansas Genealogy|Franklin]], [[Fulton County, Arkansas Genealogy|Fulton]], [[Garland County, Arkansas Genealogy|Garland]], [[Grant County, Arkansas Genealogy|Grant]], [[Greene County, Arkansas Genealogy|Greene]], [[Hempstead County, Arkansas Genealogy|Hempstead]], [[Hot Spring County, Arkansas Genealogy|Hot Spring]], [[Howard County, Arkansas Genealogy|Howard]], [[Independence County, Arkansas Genealogy|Independence]], [[Izard County, Arkansas Genealogy|Izard]], [[Jackson County, Arkansas Genealogy|Jackson]], [[Jefferson County, Arkansas Genealogy|Jefferson]], [[Johnson County, Arkansas Genealogy|Johnson]], [[Lafayette County, Arkansas Genealogy|Lafayette]], [[Lawrence County, Arkansas Genealogy|Lawrence]], [[Lee County, Arkansas Genealogy|Lee]], [[Lincoln County, Arkansas Genealogy|Lincoln]], [[Little River County, Arkansas Genealogy|Little River]], [[Logan County, Arkansas Genealogy|Logan]], [[Lonoke County, Arkansas Genealogy|Lonoke]], [[Madison County, Arkansas Genealogy|Madison]], [[Marion County, Arkansas Genealogy|Marion]], [[Miller County, Arkansas Genealogy|Miller]], [[Mississippi County, Arkansas Genealogy|Mississippi]], [[Monroe County, Arkansas Genealogy|Monroe]], [[Montgomery County, Arkansas Genealogy|Montgomery]], [[Nevada County, Arkansas Genealogy|Nevada]], [[Newton County, Arkansas Genealogy|Newton]], [[Ouachita County, Arkansas Genealogy|Ouachita]], [[Perry County, Arkansas Genealogy|Perry]], [[Phillips County, Arkansas Genealogy|Phillips]], [[Pike County, Arkansas Genealogy|Pike]], [[Poinsett County, Arkansas Genealogy|Poinsett]], [[Polk County, Arkansas Genealogy|Polk]], [[Pope County, Arkansas Genealogy|Pope]], [[Prairie County, Arkansas Genealogy|Prairie]], [[Pulaski County, Arkansas Genealogy|Pulaski]], [[Randolph County, Arkansas Genealogy|Randolph]], [[Saline County, Arkansas Genealogy|Saline]], [[Scott County, Arkansas Genealogy|Scott]], [[Searcy County, Arkansas Genealogy|Searcy]], [[Sevier County, Arkansas Genealogy|Sevier]], [[Sharp County, Arkansas Genealogy|Sharp]], [[St. Francis County, Arkansas Genealogy|St. Francis]], [[Stone County, Arkansas Genealogy|Stone]], [[Sebastian County, Arkansas Genealogy|Sebastian]], [[Union County, Arkansas Genealogy|Union]], [[Van Buren County, Arkansas Genealogy|Van Buren]], [[Washington County, Arkansas Genealogy|Washington]], [[White County, Arkansas Genealogy|White]], [[Woodruff County, Arkansas Genealogy|Woodruff]] and [[Yell County, Arkansas Genealogy|Yell]].<ref name="rome">[http://www.cdeducation.org/oym/connections/dioceseusmap.htm Map of the Roman Catholic Dioceses in the United States of America], Office of Catholic Schools Diocese of Columbus, accessed 3 Nov 2010.</ref>  
  
 
'''The Drouin Collection'''<br><br> [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1111 Early U.S. French Catholic Church Records, 1695-1954] ($) (Ancestry). This database contains French Catholic parish records from the United States in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New York, and Pennsylvania. It is the U.S. part of the U.S. and French-Canadian Drouin Collection. For more details see [[The Drouin Collection: Six databases|"The Drouin Collection: Six Databases."]]  
 
'''The Drouin Collection'''<br><br> [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1111 Early U.S. French Catholic Church Records, 1695-1954] ($) (Ancestry). This database contains French Catholic parish records from the United States in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New York, and Pennsylvania. It is the U.S. part of the U.S. and French-Canadian Drouin Collection. For more details see [[The Drouin Collection: Six databases|"The Drouin Collection: Six Databases."]]  
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Before 1900 the largest religious groups in Arkansas were the Baptist and Methodist Episcopal (now United Methodist).[1]

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:

Many denominations have collected their records into central repositories. You can write to the following addresses to learn where the records are located:

Contents

Baptist
First Methodist Episcopal Church, South.jpg

Arkansas Baptist State Convention Collection
Riley Library
Ouachita Baptist University
410 Ouachita
Arkedelphia, AR 71998
Phone: (870) 245-5000
Fax: (870) 245-5500

Jacynda Ammons
OBU Box 3729
Arkadelphia, AR 71998
Phone: (870) 245-5332
E-mail: ammonsj@obu.edu

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons)

Early church records, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for Arkansas Wards and Branches can be found on film and are located at the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City. The film numbers, for each ward, can be locate through the FamilySearch Catalog. Or by refering to Jaussi, Laureen R., and Gloria D. Chaston. Register of Genealogical Society Call Numbers. 2 vols. Provo, Utah: Genealogy Tree, 1982. FHL book 979.2258 A3j and FHL fiche 6031507. These volumes contain the film numbers for many (but not all) membership and temple record films.

Methodist

North Arkansas Conference Depository
Olin C. Bailey Library
Hendrix College
1600 Washington Street
Conway, AR 72032
Phone: (501) 336-9321
Fax: (501) 336-9001
E-mail: arkmethodist@hendrix.edu

Roman Catholic

Diocese of Little Rock
2500 N. Tyler St.
Little Rock, AR 72207
Phone: (501) 664-0340

The diocese includes the counties of: Arkansas, Ashley, Baxter, Benton, Boone, Bradley, Calhoun, Carroll, Chicot, Clark, Clay, Cleburne, Cleveland, Columbia, Conway, Craighead, Crawford, Crittenden, Cross, Dallas, Desha, Drew, Faulkner, Franklin, Fulton, Garland, Grant, Greene, Hempstead, Hot Spring, Howard, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Lafayette, Lawrence, Lee, Lincoln, Little River, Logan, Lonoke, Madison, Marion, Miller, Mississippi, Monroe, Montgomery, Nevada, Newton, Ouachita, Perry, Phillips, Pike, Poinsett, Polk, Pope, Prairie, Pulaski, Randolph, Saline, Scott, Searcy, Sevier, Sharp, St. Francis, Stone, Sebastian, Union, Van Buren, Washington, White, Woodruff and Yell.[2]

The Drouin Collection

Early U.S. French Catholic Church Records, 1695-1954 ($) (Ancestry). This database contains French Catholic parish records from the United States in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New York, and Pennsylvania. It is the U.S. part of the U.S. and French-Canadian Drouin Collection. For more details see "The Drouin Collection: Six Databases."

The types of records include baptisms, marriages, and burials as well as confirmations, dispensations, censuses, statements of readmission to the church, and so on. They are written mainly in French, as well as English, Latin, and Italian.

References

  1. Sydney E. Ahlstrom, A Religious History of the American People (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1972). FHL Book 973 K2ah.
  2. Map of the Roman Catholic Dioceses in the United States of America, Office of Catholic Schools Diocese of Columbus, accessed 3 Nov 2010.

 

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