Craighead County, Arkansas Genealogy

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College of Jonesboro, Craighead County, Arkansas

Guide to Craighead County Arkansas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.



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Craighead County, Arkansas
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Location in the state of Arkansas
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Facts
Founded February 19, 1859
County Seat Jonesboro
Courthouse
Address craighead County Courthouse
511 South Main Street
Jonesboro, AR 72401
Phone: 870.933.4520
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Contents

County Courthouse

Craighead County Courthouse
511 South Main Street
Jonesboro, AR 72401
Phone: 870.933.4520

County Clerk  has marriage and probate records from 1878 and tax records. Clerk Circuit Court has divorce records from 1878 and land records from 1900[1]

Beginning Dates for Craighead County, Arkansas Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate

1878


1900
1878

History

Parent County

County seat: Jonesboro [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Craighead County boundary changes at N2Genealogy.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

Places/Localities

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Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Census

Church Records

Court

Genealogy

Land and Property

Local Histories

Local histories are available for {{{1}}} County. They may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. Click for a brief Timeline History of the county. For more about local histories, see Arkansas Local Histories.

See also Towns and Townships to find records listed at the town level in the FamilySearch Catalog.

Maps

Military

Naturalization

Newspapers

Finding More Arkansas Newspapers Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Craighead County, Arkansas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:


  • Arkansas Online Historical Newspapers - identifies historical archived and digitized newspapers available online on both free and pay-to-access websites. Includes newspapers for Craighead County.

Occupations

Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
  • 1947-1965 - Craighead County Birth Index 1947-1965. Batch C735504 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Marriage
Death
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 67.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 3.0 3.1 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/5/5c/Igiarkansasad.pdf.
  4. FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 18 April 2013.