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United States Gotoarrow.png Arkansas Gotoarrow.png Hempstead County

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

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Hempstead County, Arkansas
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Location in the state of Arkansas
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Facts
Founded December 15, 1818
County Seat Hope
Courthouse
Address Hempstead County Courthouse
PO Box 1420
Hope, AR 71801-1420
Phone: 870.777.2241
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Contents

County Courthouse

Hempstead County Courthouse
PO Box 1420
Hope, AR 71801-1420
Phone: 870.777.2241

County Clerk has marriage and probate records from 1823 and land records from 1900[1]

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

1823


1900
1823

History

  • 1818--Hempstead County was created 15 December 1818 from Arkansas County. County seat: Hope [2] Its existence predates the state of Akansas which was admitted to the union in 1836. Hempstead County was part of the Missouri Territory from 1818 to 1819 and part of the Arkansas Territory from 1819 to 1836.

Parent County

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Hempstead County border changes at N2Genealogy.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

  • Cemeteries are found on the Hempstead ARGenweb site, the Hempstead Archives website and the Findagrave website.

Census

Church Records

Court

Genealogy

Land and Property

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Revolutionary War
  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital version at Google Books. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Arkansas, Hempstead County on page 191.]

Naturalization

Newspapers

Occupations

Probate Records

Taxation

Arkansas tax records replace missing censuses and provide lists of residents during years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years for some counties. For more information see Arkansas Taxation.

Vital Records

Birth
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. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/0d/Igiarkansasem.pdf.
  4. FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 18 April 2013.