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Revision as of 20:45, 17 May 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Arkansas Gotoarrow.png Marion County

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

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Marion County, Arkansas
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Location in the state of Arkansas
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Facts
Founded November 3, 1835
County Seat Yellville
Courthouse
Address Marion County Courthouse
Hwy 62; PO Box 545
Yellville, AR 72687
Phone: 870.449.6226
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Contents

County Courthouse

Marion County Courthouse
Hwy 62; PO Box 545
Yellville, AR 72687
Phone: 870.449.6226

County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land  records from 1888

The ARGenweb Project has information on The Burning of the Courthouse, How to Order Copies from the Courthouse and more.
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History

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The county is named after "The Swamp Fox" Revolutionary War Brigadier General Francis Marion (c1732-1795).[2]

Parent County

  • 1835--Marion County was created 3 November 1835 from Izard County. County seat: Yellville [3]

Boundary Changes

Timeline of Marion Co's history including boundary changes.

See an interactive map of Marion County boundary changes.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Link to available resources for Marion Co: argenweb.net/marion/resources/index.html

Cemeteries

Link to cemetery location maps and cemeteries in Marion Co: argenweb.net/marion/cemetery/index.html. Before Bull Shoals Dam was built the Corp of Engineers inventoried and moved many cemeteries. A list of the cemeteries moved, information from tombstones and information on the cemetery the interments were moved to are found in this section. Pleasant Ridge cemetery's burials and, when available, obituaries are also found here.

Census Records

Abstracts of Marion Co Census Records: argenweb.net/marion/census/index.html

Church

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

Family Genealogies

Family lines & history: argenweb.net/marion/census/index.html

Genealogy Society & Society Newsletters

Link to Genealogy Society: argenweb.net/marion/historicalsociety.html and society's Newsletter argenweb.net/marion/bramblebush/index.html

Land

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.


Index to Deed Records: argenweb.net/marion/transcribedrecords/deedindexes.htm

Original land owners & plats: argenweb.net/marion/maps/landowners/index.html

Library

Family History Centers


Local Histories

Transcription of Earl Berry's "History of Marion County, AR": argenweb.net/marion/history/index.html

Maps

Local histories are available for Marion 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: argenweb.net/marion/maps/index.html

Marriages

Marriage information taken from old newspapers and those submitted by individuals: argenweb.net/marion/marriage/howtoqry.htm

Military

Civil War

     1Allen, Desmond Walls. The Third Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union) (Arkansas Research: Conway, Arkansas,1987).

     2.Allen, Desmond Walls. The Seventh Arkansas Confederate Infantry (Desmond Walls Allen, Conway, Arkansas, 1988.


Newspapers

Finding More Arkansas Newspapers

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

Abstracts from Mt Echo Newspapers: argenweb.net/marion/newspapers/index.html

Obituaries

Link to obituaries: marion/obits/index.html. Includes obituaries or death information found in early newspapers from the 1800s and 1900s, plus current obituaries beginning in 2000.

Photos

Photos of individuals, families, unknown people, places, etc: argenweb.net/marion/photos/index.html

Post Offices

History of Marion Co's Post Offices: argenweb.net/marion/marioncoinfo/marion-co-ar-post-offices.html

Probate

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.


Stories & Miscellaneous Information

A hodge-podge of stories & miscellaneous information about Marion Co: argenweb.net/marion/stories/index.html

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.

Townships

Townships - formation and changes: argenweb.net/marion/marioncoinfo/marion-co-ar-post-offices.html

Transcribed Records

All kinds of records that have been transcribed and indexed: argenweb.net/marion/transcribedrecords/index.html

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
  • 1947-1964 - Marion County Birth Index 1947-1964. Batch C750734 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Marriage

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 69.
  2. "Francis Marion," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. 4.0 4.1 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.
  5. FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 18 April 2013.