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

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Founded November 2, 1829
County Seat Malvern
Courthouse
Address Hot Spring County Courthouse
210 Locust Street
Malvern, AR 72104
Phone: 501.332.2291
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Contents

County Courthouse

Hot Spring County Courthouse
210 Locust Street
Malvern, AR 72104
Phone: 501.332.2291

County Clerk has marriage records from 1825 and probate records from 1834; Clerk Circuit Court has court and divorce records.[1]

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

1825



1834

History

  • The County was named for the hot springs at Hot Springs, located within the county.
  • The county is a "dry county", no alcohol allowed.

Parent County

Boundary Changes

Parts were set off to create following new counties:

  • Montgomery 9 December 1842
  • Grant 4 February 1869
  • Garland 5 April 1873
  • Part of Garland County was returned to Hot Springs later in 1873.

See an interactive map of Hot Spring County boundary changes at N2Genealogy.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Towns
  • Donaldson
  • Friendship
  • Magnet Cove
  • Malvern
  • Midway
  • Perla
  • Rockport
Census Districts and Unincorporated Towns
  • Abco
  • Antioch
  • Beaton
  • Bismarck
  • Bonnerdale
  • Brown Springs
  • Butterfield
  • Caney
  • Central
  • Cross Roads
  • De Roche
  • Diamondhead
  • Gifford
  • Glen Rose
  • Harp
  • Jones Mills
  • Lambert
  • Landers
  • Lono
  • Morning Star
  • Mount Moriah
  • Oak Grove
  • Point Cedar
  • Rolla
  • Saginaw
  • Shorewood Hills
  • Social Hill
  • Whittington
  • Witherspoon
Communities
  • Faber
  • Oak Bower
  • Old De Roche


Neighboring Counties

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Census

Church Records

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Arkansas denominations, view the Arkansas Church Records wiki page.


Court

Genealogy

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Arkansas Land and Property for additional information about early Arkansas land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.


Local Histories

Local histories are available for Hot Spring County, Arkansas. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see Arkansas Local Histories.

Maps

Military

Civil War

Men from this county served in the 3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)[2] and the 3rd Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate).[3]

Naturalization

Newspapers

Finding More Arkansas Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Hot Spring County, Arkansas newspapers in online catalogs like:

Occupations

Probate Records

Probate records of Arkansas have been kept by the probate or county courts. You can obtain copies of the original records by contacting the clerk's office in the county courthouse.

The Family History Library has microfilm copies of many Arkansas probate records. See Arkansas Probate Records for more information about Probate records in Arkansas, including statewide indexes.


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

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Arkansas Vital Records State Department of Health, the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred or order electronically online.

See also Arkansas Vital Records Online and Arkansas Statewide Indexes and Collections at the Family History Library.


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. Desmond Walls Allen, Third Arkansas Union Cavalry, (Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, c1987), pp. 33-92. FHL book 976.7 M28dc
  3. Calvin L. Collier, They'll do to Tie To: the story of the Third Regiment, Arkansas Infantry, C.S.A.,(Little Rock, Arkansas: Civil War Round Table Associates, 1959) p. 10. FHL book 976.7 M2c
  4. FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 18 April 2013.
  5. 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.

 

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