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{{Adoption ARGenWeb}} The following important events in the history of [[Arkansas|Arkansas]] affected political jurisdictions, family movements, and record keeping.  
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The following important events in the history of [[Arkansas Genealogy|Arkansas]] affected political jurisdictions, family movements, and record keeping.  
  
 
=== Timeline  ===
 
=== Timeline  ===
  
*'''1686:''' The French established Arkansas Post, the first white settlement in what is now Arkansas. It was the administrative center for the French, Spanish, and United States governments until 1821 when Little Rock became the capital.  
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*'''1686:''' The French established [http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=3 Arkansas Post], the first white settlement in what is now Arkansas. It was the administrative center for the French, Spanish, and United States governments until 1821 when Little Rock became the capital.  
 
*'''1763:''' France ceded the region to Spain.  
 
*'''1763:''' France ceded the region to Spain.  
 
*'''1800:''' Spain officially returned the land to France, although Spanish occupancy continued until 1802.  
 
*'''1800:''' Spain officially returned the land to France, although Spanish occupancy continued until 1802.  
*'''1803:''' The United States acquired the area that is now Arkansas with the Louisiana Purchase and it became part of the Louisiana Territory.  
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*'''1803:''' The United States acquired the area that is now Arkansas with the [http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/Louisiana.html Louisiana Purchase] and it became part of the Louisiana Territory.  
*'''1810:''' Osage and Qupaw ceded land.  
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*'''1810:''' Osage and Quapaw ceded land.  
 
*'''1812-1819:''' Arkansas was part of Missouri Territory  
 
*'''1812-1819:''' Arkansas was part of Missouri Territory  
*'''1818:''' Quapaw Indians give up lands between the Arkansas and Red Rivers to the United States  
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*'''1818:''' [http://arkarcheology.uark.edu/indiansofarkansas/index.html?pageName=The%20Quapaw%20Indians Quapaw Indians] give up lands between the Arkansas and Red Rivers to the United States  
*'''1812:''' The Missouri Territory was established, including Arkansas in its boundaries. After the War of 1812 the Indian population decreased, and white settlers arrived to claim bounty land.  
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*'''1812:''' The [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missouri_Territory Missouri Territory] was established, including Arkansas in its boundaries. After the War of 1812 the Indian population decreased, and white settlers arrived to claim bounty land.  
 
*'''1813:''' The territorial legislature established Arkansas County.  
 
*'''1813:''' The territorial legislature established Arkansas County.  
 
*'''2 March 1819:''' Arkansas became a separate territory.  
 
*'''2 March 1819:''' Arkansas became a separate territory.  
 
*'''1820:''' First Federal Census, all reported missing  
 
*'''1820:''' First Federal Census, all reported missing  
*'''1825-1826:''' Quapaw and Caddo removed tro Red River Agendy on Red River west of Arkansas.  
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*'''1825-1826:''' Quapaw and Caddo removed to Red River Agency on Red River west of Arkansas.  
 
*'''1835:''' Most Indian tribes had been removed to Oklahoma.  
 
*'''1835:''' Most Indian tribes had been removed to Oklahoma.  
 
*'''15 June 1836:''' Arkansas became a state.  
 
*'''15 June 1836:''' Arkansas became a state.  
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*'''1861:''' Arkansas seceded from the Union. It was readmitted in 1868.
 
*'''1861:''' Arkansas seceded from the Union. It was readmitted in 1868.
  
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=== Local Histories  ===
 
=== Local Histories  ===
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*Filby, P. William. ''A Bibliography of American County Histories''. (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1985.) {{WorldCat|12356760|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; ({{FHL|299450|item|disp=FHL book 973 H23bi}}
 
*Filby, P. William. ''A Bibliography of American County Histories''. (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1985.) {{WorldCat|12356760|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; ({{FHL|299450|item|disp=FHL book 973 H23bi}}
  
*Kaminkow, Marion J. ''United States Local Histories in the Library of Congress''. 5 vols. Baltimore: Magna Charta Book, 1975-76. {{WorldCat|315166|At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|252458|item|disp=FHL book 973 A3ka}}
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*Kaminkow, Marion J. ''United States Local Histories in the Library of Congress''. 5 vols. Baltimore: Magna Charta Book, 1975-76. {{WorldCat|315166|At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|252458|item|disp=FHL book 973 A3ka}}<br>
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*Biographies from numerous Arkansas County History volumes are available free online on [http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/arkansas-counties/arkansas-biographies-by-county.htm My Genealogy Hound] .
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7931 Northwestern Counties History, 1889] at Ancestry.com ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=23939 Eilers of Arkansas] at Ancestry.com ($)
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*[http://encyclopediaofarkansas.net/default.aspx Encyclopedia of Arkansas&nbsp;History and Culture] has free history, geography, culture, counties, cities, towns, ethnic groups, religions, biographies, repository descriptions, and occupations.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~artttp/index.html Arkansas Trails to the Past] county formation list, ghost town links, slave narrative links, e-mail lists and query boards, links to historical and genealogical societies, and vital records.
  
 
=== State Histories  ===
 
=== State Histories  ===
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*{{FHL|344336|subject_id|disp=Arkansas History}} A list of books and microfilm particular to Arkansas history which are available through the Family History Library.
 
*{{FHL|344336|subject_id|disp=Arkansas History}} A list of books and microfilm particular to Arkansas history which are available through the Family History Library.
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=27511 Early days in Arkansas: being for the most part the personal recollections of an old settler] (1) at Ancestry.com ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48609 Pioneers and Makers of Arkansas] (2) at Ancestry.com ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=25616 Pioneers and makers of Arkansas] at Ancestry.com ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4601 Arkansas History and Pioneers] at Ancestry.com ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3295 Eastern Arkansas Biographies and Historical Memoirs] at Ancestry.com ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7192 Southern Arkansas Biographical and Historical Memoirs] at Ancestry.com ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3328 Northwestern Arkansas History] at Ancestry.com ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7183 Arkansas Biographical History] at Ancestry.com ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7169 Central Arkansas Counties  Biographical Historical Memoirs] at Ancestry.com ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3290 Northern Arkansas Biographical Historical Memoirs] at Ancestry.com ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=27512 Biographical and pictorial history of Arkansas] at Ancestry.com ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3294 Western Arkansas Biographies and Historical Memoirs] at Ancestry.com ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7289 Pictorial History of Arkansas Up to 1890] at Ancestry.com ($)
  
 
=== United States History  ===
 
=== United States History  ===
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=== Family History Library  ===
 
=== Family History Library  ===
  
To access histories available through the Family History Library Catalog, use the Place-names Search for:  
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To access histories available through the FamilySearch Catalog, use the Place-names Search for:  
  
 
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The following important events in the history of Arkansas affected political jurisdictions, family movements, and record keeping.

Contents

Timeline

  • 1686: The French established Arkansas Post, the first white settlement in what is now Arkansas. It was the administrative center for the French, Spanish, and United States governments until 1821 when Little Rock became the capital.
  • 1763: France ceded the region to Spain.
  • 1800: Spain officially returned the land to France, although Spanish occupancy continued until 1802.
  • 1803: The United States acquired the area that is now Arkansas with the Louisiana Purchase and it became part of the Louisiana Territory.
  • 1810: Osage and Quapaw ceded land.
  • 1812-1819: Arkansas was part of Missouri Territory
  • 1818: Quapaw Indians give up lands between the Arkansas and Red Rivers to the United States
  • 1812: The Missouri Territory was established, including Arkansas in its boundaries. After the War of 1812 the Indian population decreased, and white settlers arrived to claim bounty land.
  • 1813: The territorial legislature established Arkansas County.
  • 2 March 1819: Arkansas became a separate territory.
  • 1820: First Federal Census, all reported missing
  • 1825-1826: Quapaw and Caddo removed to Red River Agency on Red River west of Arkansas.
  • 1835: Most Indian tribes had been removed to Oklahoma.
  • 15 June 1836: Arkansas became a state.
  • 1837: Settlers from southern states began arriving.
  • 1861: Arkansas seceded from the Union. It was readmitted in 1868.


Local Histories

  • Clark, Georgia H. and Bruce R. Parham, Arkansas County and Local Histories: A Bibliography. Fayetteville, Arkansas: Mullins Library of the University of Arkansas, 1976. FHL book 976.7 H23c.
  • Kaminkow, Marion J. United States Local Histories in the Library of Congress. 5 vols. Baltimore: Magna Charta Book, 1975-76. WorldCat 315166; FHL book 973 A3ka
  • Biographies from numerous Arkansas County History volumes are available free online on My Genealogy Hound .
  • Arkansas Trails to the Past county formation list, ghost town links, slave narrative links, e-mail lists and query boards, links to historical and genealogical societies, and vital records.

State Histories

  • Arkansas History A list of books and microfilm particular to Arkansas history which are available through the Family History Library.

United States History

The following are only a few of the many sources that are available:

  • Schlesinger, Jr., Arthur M. The Almanac of American History. (Greenwich, Conn.: Bison Books, 1983.) At various libraries (WorldCat), FHL book 973 H2almThis book provides brief historical essays and chronological descriptions of thousands of key events in United States history.
  • Dictionary of American History, Revised ed., 8 vols. (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1976.) At various libraries (WorldCat), FHL book 973 H2adIncludes historical sketches on various topics in U.S. history, such as wars, people, laws, and organizations.
  • Van Doren, Charles Lincoln; Robert McHenry, Webster's Guide to American History: A Chronological, Geographical, and Biographical Survey and Compendium. (Springfield, Mass.: G and C Merriam, 1971.) At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL book 973 H2v Includes a history, some maps, tables, and other historical information.

Family History Library

To access histories available through the FamilySearch Catalog, use the Place-names Search for:

ARKANSAS - HISTORY
ARKANSAS, [COUNTY] - HISTORY
ARKANSAS, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - HISTORY

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