Jefferson County, Arkansas Genealogy

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

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Jefferson County, Arkansas
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Facts
Founded November 2, 1829
County Seat Pine Bluff
Courthouse
Address Jefferson County Courthouse
101 W Barraque Street
Pine Bluff, AR 71601
Phone: 870.541.5360
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Contents

County Courthouse

Jefferson County Courthouse
101 W Barraque Street
Pine Bluff, AR 71601
Phone: 870.541.5360

County Clerk has marriage records from 1830 and probate records from 1845; Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, court and land records.[1]

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

1830



1845

History

Parent County

  • 1829--Jefferson County was created 2 November 1829 from Arkansas and Pulaski counties.

County seat: Pine Bluff [2]

Boundary Changes

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


Variant Spellings

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

BillionGraves:

Census

Church Records

Contents of church records depend upon the beliefs of the church. They may give: a member's dates of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information, maiden name; and death date. For more information, see Arkansas Church Records.

See also [[{{{1}}} County, Arkansas Genealogy#Cities and Towns|Cities and Towns]] to find records listed at the town level in the FamilySearch Catalog.

Court

Genealogy

Land and Property

Land and property records can 1) place an ancestor in a specific location, 2) provide economic information, 3) reveal family relationships, and more.

After land was transferred to private ownership deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, and other records were usually recorded at the county courthouse.

See Arkansas Land and Property for more about online collections and early Arkansas land from government to private ownership.

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

Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Jefferson County.

Map showing Civil War battles in Arkansas.

Naturalization

Newspapers

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

Obituary Indexes from the following from 1866 to current time:

  • Pine Bluff Commercial
  • Pine Bluff Graphic
  • Pin Bluff News
  • Pine Bluff Eagle
  • White Hall Journal
  • Pine Bluff Dispatch
  • The Negro Spokesman
  • The Jefferson Republican
  • Weekly Echo

Occupations

Probate Records

Records of wills and estates of Arkansas have been kept by the probate or county courts. See Arkansas Probate Records for more information for 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 How to order Arkansas 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. 68.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 3.0 3.1 FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 18 April 2013.
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 15 August, 2012)
  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.