How to Find Arkansas Birth Records

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With full names, dates and places of an event, you can order a copy of the birth certificate for a fee from the [http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/vital_Records/documents/appform.pdf Virginia Division of Vital Records] (PDF file) or [https://www.vitalchek.com/birth-certificates/virginia VitalChek].<br>  
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With full names, dates and places of an event, you can order a copy of the birth certificate for a fee from the [http://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programsServices/certificatesVitalRecords/Pages/BirthRecords.aspx Arkansas Department of Health] or [https://www.vitalchek.com/birth-certificates/arkansas VitalChek].<br>  
  
 
<br> '''''Restrictions for persons born within the last 100 years:'''''<br> To obtain a copy of the birth certificate for those born within the last 100 years, you must be:  
 
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How to Find United States Birth Records Gotoarrow.png Virginia Births

Statewide registration of births began in 1914 in Arkansas with general compliance by the mid-1930s.

Next Step: When did the birth occur?

Choose a time period to search for your ancestor's birth record:

Learn more about U.S. Birth Records

Births before 1881

Before 1881, no births were recorded by the county or state. You must search substitute records to locate your ancestor’s birth date and place.

  Records that give birth information:
Death Records
Cemetery Records
Newspapers
Bible Records
Church Records
Census
Military Records
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Births from 1881 thru 1914

In 1881, some Arkansas counties and cities, such as Little Rock and Fort Smith, began recording births. If you cannot locate your ancestor in the databases below, try searching for birth information in other records.

For births that exist during the time period, try the following database:

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Arkansas Births, 1880-1893 FamilySearch - Free; incomplete; index only
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No birth record for your ancestor? Other records with birth information

Obtain the Record

With approximate birth years and places, you can locate birth records by contacting the appropriate county clerk's office, or on microfilm available through the Family History Library Catalog by searching ARKANSAS [COUNTY] VITAL RECORDS.

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Births after 1913

Statewide registration of births began in 1914 in Arkansas. Currently, there are no online indexes to Arkansas births from 1914 to the present.

Obtain the Certificate

With full names, dates and places of an event, you can order a copy of the birth certificate for a fee from the Arkansas Department of Health or VitalChek.


Restrictions for persons born within the last 100 years:
To obtain a copy of the birth certificate for those born within the last 100 years, you must be:

  • The person on the certificate
  • The parent or grandparent of the person on the certificate
  • The spouse of the person on the certificate
  • The child of the person on the certificate
  • The sibling of the person on the certificate
  • The legal guardian of the person on the certificate
  • Anyone who has legal interest in the certificate
NOTE: A copy of the birth certificate cannot be obtained by anyone except those listed above until 100 years have passed from the date of the birth.

If you do not want to order the birth record, there are other records with birth information you can search.

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