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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arkansas|Arkansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[White_County,_Arkansas|White County]]''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arkansas Genealogy|Arkansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[White_County,_Arkansas|White County]]''  
  
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Guide to '''White County, Arkansas ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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[http://www.whitecountyar.org/ White County Courthouse]<br>300 N Spruce Street<br>Searcy, AR 72143<br>Phone: 501.279.6200 <br>
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.whitecountyar.org/ White County Courthouse]<br>300 N Spruce Street<br>Searcy, AR 72143<br>Phone: 501.279.6200 <br><br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, <br>court, land, tax and miscellaneous records<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 71.</ref>  
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[http://www.whitecountyar.org/ White County Courthouse]<br>300 N Spruce Street<br>Searcy, AR 72143<br>Phone: 501.279.6200 <br>  
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<br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, court, land, tax and miscellaneous records<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 71.</ref>  
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning years for {{PAGENAME}} government records'''<ref>Alice Eichholz, ''Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources'', 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 65-67. {{WorldCat|55947869|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1185723|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004}}.</ref></center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Court|Court]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| colspan="6" | <center>*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's</center>
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==== Government and Related Websites ====
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*[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/AR_White.htm PublicRecords.com] (unofficial site) Provides links to County officials and public records.
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
*'''1835--'''White County was created 23 October 1835&nbsp;from [[Pulaski County, Arkansas|Pulaski]], [[Jackson County, Arkansas|Jackson]], and [[Independence County, Arkansas|Independence]] Counties.
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*'''1835--'''White County was created 23 October 1835&nbsp;from [[Pulaski County, Arkansas Genealogy|Pulaski]], [[Jackson County, Arkansas Genealogy|Jackson]], and [[Independence County, Arkansas Genealogy|Independence]] Counties.
  
 
'''County seat:''' Searcy <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
'''County seat:''' Searcy <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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For animated maps illustrating Arkansas county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/arkansas/ "Rotating Formation Arkansas County Boundary Maps"] (1813-1925) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
See an interactive map of White County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/arkansas/ar-maps.html boundary changes].  
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==== Variant Spellings  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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For a list of record loss in Arkansas counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/ar-counties.html#courthouse Arkansas Counties with Burned Courthouses]
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== Places/Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, White, Bald Knob|place|disp=Bald Knob}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, White, Center Hill|place|disp=Center Hill}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, White, Cypert Township|place|disp=Cypert Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, White, Hammonsville|place|disp=Hammonsville}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, White, Judsonia|place|disp=Judsonia}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, White, McRae|place|disp=McRae}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, White, Rose Bud|place|disp=Rose Bud}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, White, Searcy|place|disp=Searcy}}
  
== Places / Localities  ==
 
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Cleburne County, Arkansas|Cleburne]]  
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[[Cleburne County, Arkansas Genealogy|Cleburne]] {{•}}
*[[Faulkner County, Arkansas|Faulkner]]  
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[[Faulkner County, Arkansas Genealogy|Faulkner]] {{•}}
*[[Independence County, Arkansas|Independence]]  
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[[Independence County, Arkansas Genealogy|Independence]] {{•}}
*[[Jackson County, Arkansas|Jackson]]  
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[[Jackson County, Arkansas Genealogy|Jackson]] {{•}}
*[[Lonoke County, Arkansas|Lonoke]]  
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[[Lonoke County, Arkansas Genealogy|Lonoke]] {{•}}
*[[Prairie County, Arkansas|Prairie]]  
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[[Prairie County, Arkansas Genealogy|Prairie]] {{•}}
*[[Woodruff County, Arkansas|Woodruff]]
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[[Woodruff County, Arkansas Genealogy|Woodruff]] {{•}}
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<center>{{AR White County, Arkansas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
  
== Resources  ==
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== Genealogy Resources  ==
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==== Research Guides  ====
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==== African Americans  ====
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==== Bible Records  ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Church  ====
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| bgcolor="#EAC7FE" colspan="3" | <center>'''Online White County, Arkansas''' cemeteries <br>from [[Arkansas Cemeteries|state]] and [[United States Cemeteries|national]] resources</center>
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| width="34%" bgcolor="#CFF3FF" | <center>'''Search for names of people'''<br>in White County</center>
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| width="34%" bgcolor="#F2DDFE" | <center>'''Get a list of cemeteries'''<br>(then click to names of people)</center>
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| width="32%" bgcolor="#B8FFDB" |<center>'''Find printed records''' <br>(Often more complete)</center>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=smith&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=4&GScnty=165&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Find A Grave] Click "Refine Last Search" on the left, enter a name, click "Search"
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*[http://arkansasgravestones.org/search.php?cid=61&lm=s&last=smith&fm=s&first= Arkansas Gravestones] enter a name and click "Search"
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/#given_names=&family_names=smith&birth_year=&death_year=&year_range=5&lim=0&num=10&action=search&exact=true&phonetic=false&record_type=0&country=United+States&state=Arkansas&county=0 Billion Graves] Enter a name and click "Search" (Statewide. Can search by county, but many with no results.)
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=4&CScnty=165 Find A Grave]
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ar/white.htm Interment.net]
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/white-county-arkansas-cemetery-records.htm Access Genealogy]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/white/white.html USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/arkansas/white.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
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*[http://www.argenweb.net/white/cems/n-index_cems.htm ARGenWeb] Select a county, then "Cemeteries." Some overlap with USGenWeb.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~arcemete/white/white.htm  RootsWeb]
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*[http://www.idreamof.com/cemetery/ar.html I Dream of Genealogy] Scroll to the county and cemetery.
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'''More cemetery lists'''
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/White/cem/ Linkpendium]
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ar/counties/white/cemeteries/ Cyndi's List]
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*[http://www.deathindexes.com/arkansas/index.html DeathIndexes.com] Scan through the list under '''Arkansas Death Records Indexes….'''
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-AR-NDX.html D'Addezio] Search/browse by cemetery name, not people. (Statewide)
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, White|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} Select "Cemeteries"
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**Also [[White County, Arkansas Genealogy#Cities and Towns|check towns]] for records
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=White+county+Arkansas=White+County%2C+Arkansas%2C+cemeteries&qt=notfound_page&search=Search WorldCat]
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*[[Arkansas Periodicals|Periodicals]]
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*[[White County, Arkansas Genealogy#Societies|Societies]]
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==== Census  ====
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==== Church Records ====
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{{AR Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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====Guardianship ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FM7QC-K6F%3A353227901%3Fcc%3D2061549 Probate Records 1835-1924] White County portion of the collection: {{RecordSearch|2061549|''Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979''|access=browse}}: ''Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979'' FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)
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**Includes Administration bonds and letters 1857-1889; Dockets 1866-1871; Executor and guardian bonds and letters 1854-1940; Probate case files 1835-1920; Probate record index 1848-1866; Probate records 1848-1887; Wills 1853-1934.
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
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{{AR Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{AR History Intro}}
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==== History Timeline ====
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Emphasis for this timeline is on events that affected migration, records, or record-keeping. Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Arkansas County - The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History &amp; Culture [http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=745]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/arkansas/ Maps of Arkansas (1813-1925)]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
===== '''''Civil War'''''<br> =====
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===== Civil War  =====
  
*Men from this county served in the [[7th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry|7th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry]]<sup>1</sup>, [[3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)|3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)]].<sup>2</sup> and the [[1st Regiment, Arkansas Mounted Rifles|1st Regiment, Arkansas Mounted Rifles (Confederate)]]<sup>3 </sup>.<br>
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{{VAciv}}
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <sup>1</sup> Allen, Desmond Walls. ''The Seventh Arkansas Confederate Infantry'' (Desmond Walls Allen, Conway, Arkansas, 1988.<br>  
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:- [[1st Regiment, Arkansas Mounted Rifles (Confederate)|1st Regiment, Arkansas Mounted Rifles (Confederate)]]<ref>Desmond Walls Allen, ''First Arkansas Confederate Mounted Rifles,'' (Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, c1988), p. 2. {{FHL|425094|item|disp=FHL book 976.7 M2a}}</ref>, Company D
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate)|3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate)]], 2nd Company E
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:- [[6th Battalion Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate)|6th Battalion Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate)]], Company E
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:- [[7th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)|7th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)]]<ref>Desmond Walls Allen, ''The Seventh Arkansas Confederate Infantry, (Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, c1988) {{FHL|646236|item|disp=FHL book 976.7 M22adw}}</ref>
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:- [[36th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)|36th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry&nbsp;(Confederate)]], Companies A, B, E and H
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)|3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)]]<ref>Desmond Walls Allen, ''Third Arkansas Union Cavalry,'' (Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, c1987), p. 33-92. {{FHL|664007|item|disp=FHL book 976.7 M28dc}}</ref>, Company G
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:<br> <br>
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<sup>2</sup> Allen, Desmond Walls. ''The Third Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)'' (Arkansas Research: Conway, Arkansas,1987).<br>
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==== Naturalization  ====
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <sup>3 </sup>Allen, Desmond Walls.''First Arkansas Confederate Mounted Rifles'' (Desmond Walls Allen: Conway AR, 1988) p. 2.<br>
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==== Newspapers  ====
  
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{{AR Newspapers|White}}
  
==== Newspapers ====
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==== Occupations ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Probate Records ====
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{{AR Probate Intro}}
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FM7QC-K6F%3A353227901%3Fcc%3D2061549 Probate Records 1835-1924] White County portion of the collection: {{RecordSearch|2061549|''Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979''|access=browse}}: ''Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979'' FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)
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**Includes Administration bonds and letters 1857-1889; Dockets 1866-1871; Executor and guardian bonds and letters 1854-1940; Probate case files 1835-1920; Probate record index 1848-1866; Probate records 1848-1887; Wills 1853-1934.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{AR Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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{{AR Vital Intro}}
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See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/ar-vital-records/ How to order Arkansas Vital Records]
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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===== Birth  =====
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===== Marriage  =====
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*'''1836-2000''' - White County Marriage Books E-Z and 27-45 Index (1879-1953) and Index (1836-2000) in {{RecordSearch|1417439|Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="hc">FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "[[Arkansas_County_Marriages_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)|Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]," in ''FamilySearch Wiki,'' accessed 18 April 2013.</ref>
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*'''1859-1922''' - White County Marriage Books A-X Index 1859-1922 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/d/d7/Arkansasnz.pdf.</ref>
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===== Death  =====
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===== Vital Record Substitutes  =====
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== Genealogy Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/ar-society-archive/ List of Arkansas Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
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| width="30%" | {{FHL|United States, Arkansas, White|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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| width="70%" | Select topics. For towns, [[{{PAGENAME}}#Places/Localities|click here]].
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| width="30%" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=White+county%2C+arkansas&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| width="70%" | Click an item for libraries near you. For more information, see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].
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| width="30%" | [http://alpl.ent.sirsi.net/client/default/search/results?qu=white+county%2C+arkansas&te=ILS Allen County Public Library]
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| Located in Indiana, they are heavily involved in digitizing much of their collection.
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| width="30%" | [http://www.ark-ives.com/documenting/county_records.aspx Arkansas History Commission] Select the county
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| Arkansas state agency involved in organizing, digitizing, and maintaining the records of state and local history.
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| width="100%" colspan="2" | <center>[[{{PAGENAME}}#Genealogy_Societies_and_Libraries|Local libraries]] and [[Arkansas Archives and Libraries]] may suggest other catalogs</center>
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==== Family History Centers ====
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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==== Websites ====
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{{WA Websites Intro}}
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| width="30%" | [http://www.argenweb.net/white/ ARGenWeb]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
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| width="30%" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/white/white.html USGenWeb Archives]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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| width="30%" | [http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/AR/White/ RootsWeb resources]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
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| width="30%" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/White/ Linkpendium]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ar/counties/white/ CyndisList]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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|-
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| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/white-county/ StateofUS]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | family history resources and government records
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|}
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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|-
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#FFFF66" colspan="2" | <center>'''Major catalogs for ''hard copy'' collections of {{PAGENAME}}''' <br>Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records</center>
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|-
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| width="30%" | [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=194704&query=%2Bplace%3A%22United%20States%2C%20Arkansas%2C%20White%22 FamilySearch catalog]
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| width="70%" | Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
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| width="30%" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=white+county%2C+arkansas WorldCat]
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| width="70%" | To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see [[WorldCat Online Catalog]].
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| width="30%" | [http://smartcat.acpl.lib.in.us/?q=white+county%2C+arkansas&image.x=0&image.y=0 Allen County Public Library]
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| width="70%" | located in Indiana They are heavily involved in digitizing.
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| width="30%" | [http://www.ark-ives.com/documenting/county_records.aspx Arkansas History Commission]
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| width="70%" | AR state agency involved in organizing and maintaining state and local history of AR
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| width="100%" colspan="2" | <center>'''See also''' [[{{PAGENAME}}#Genealogy_Societies_and_Libraries|local libraries]] and [[Arkansas Archives and Libraries]]</center>
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county. <br>  
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*{{FHL|Arkansas%2C+White|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/White/ White County, Arkansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#FAEBD7" colspan="3" | <center>'''Social networking sites pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
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|width="30%"|[http://geneabloggers.com/genealogy-blogs/ GeneaBloggers]
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|width=""70%"| enter "arkansas" in the search box to see a list and links to Arkansas Blogs
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| width="30%" | [https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!search/arkansas$20genealogy$20|sort:relevance|spell:false Google+]
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| width="70%" |list of groups from "arkansas genealogy" search
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| width="30" | [https://www.facebook.com/search/str/arkansas%2520genealogy/groups-named Facebook]
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| width="70%" | list of groups from "Arkansas Genealogy" search
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|width="30%" | [http://genforum.genealogy.com/ar/white/ genealogy.com]
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|width="70%" | White County, AR Genealogy Forum
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|width="30%" | [http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.arkansas.counties.white/mb.ashx ancestry.com]
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|width="70%" | White County Message Board
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
<references />{{Arkansas|Arkansas}} {{Arkansas-stub}}  
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<references />{{Arkansas|Arkansas}}  
  
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Guide to White County, Arkansas ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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White County, Arkansas
Map
Map of Arkansas highlighting White County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arkansas
Location of Arkansas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded October 23, 1835
County Seat Searcy
Courthouse
Address White County Courthouse
300 N Spruce Street
Searcy, AR 72143
Phone: 501.279.6200

Contents

County Courthouse

White County Courthouse
300 N Spruce Street
Searcy, AR 72143
Phone: 501.279.6200


County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, court, land, tax and miscellaneous records[1]

Beginning years for White County, Arkansas Genealogy government records[2]
Birth Marriage Death Court Land Probate
1914* 1836 1914* 1836 1837 1848
*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's

Government and Related Websites

  • PublicRecords.com (unofficial site) Provides links to County officials and public records.

History

Parent County

County seat: Searcy [3]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Arkansas county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Arkansas County Boundary Maps" (1813-1925) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Variant Spellings

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in Arkansas counties see: Arkansas Counties with Burned Courthouses

Places/Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Cleburne  • Faulkner  • Independence  • Jackson  • Lonoke  • Prairie  • Woodruff  •

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Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Online White County, Arkansas cemeteries
from state and national resources
Search for names of people
in White County
Get a list of cemeteries
(then click to names of people)
Find printed records
(Often more complete)
  • Find A Grave Click "Refine Last Search" on the left, enter a name, click "Search"
  • Billion Graves Enter a name and click "Search" (Statewide. Can search by county, but many with no results.)
  • ARGenWeb Select a county, then "Cemeteries." Some overlap with USGenWeb.

More cemetery lists

Census

Church Records

Court

Guardianship

  • Probate Records 1835-1924 White County portion of the collection: Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979: Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979 FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)
    • Includes Administration bonds and letters 1857-1889; Dockets 1866-1871; Executor and guardian bonds and letters 1854-1940; Probate case files 1835-1920; Probate record index 1848-1866; Probate records 1848-1887; Wills 1853-1934.

Genealogy

Land and Property

Local Histories

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History Timeline

Emphasis for this timeline is on events that affected migration, records, or record-keeping. Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Arkansas County - The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture [1]

Maps

Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in White County, Arkansas Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in White County, Arkansas Genealogy:


- 1st Regiment, Arkansas Mounted Rifles (Confederate)[4], Company D
- 3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate), 2nd Company E
- 6th Battalion Arkansas Cavalry (Confederate), Company E
- 7th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)[5]
- 36th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate), Companies A, B, E and H
- 3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)[6], Company G


Naturalization

Newspapers

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

Occupations

Probate Records

  • Probate Records 1835-1924 White County portion of the collection: Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979: Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979 FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)
    • Includes Administration bonds and letters 1857-1889; Dockets 1866-1871; Executor and guardian bonds and letters 1854-1940; Probate case files 1835-1920; Probate record index 1848-1866; Probate records 1848-1887; Wills 1853-1934.

Taxation

Vital Records

See also How to order Arkansas Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death
Vital Record Substitutes

Genealogy Societies and Libraries

Major catalogs for hard copy collections of White County, Arkansas Genealogy
Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records
FamilySearch Catalog Select topics. For towns, click here.
WorldCat Click an item for libraries near you. For more information, see WorldCat Online Catalog.
Allen County Public Library Located in Indiana, they are heavily involved in digitizing much of their collection.
Arkansas History Commission Select the county Arkansas state agency involved in organizing, digitizing, and maintaining the records of state and local history.
Local libraries and Arkansas Archives and Libraries may suggest other catalogs

Family History Centers

Websites



Sites with online indexes or images of records
ARGenWeb Free Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
USGenWeb Archives Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
Sites that search for links pertaining to White County, Arkansas Genealogy
RootsWeb resources Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
Linkpendium Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
CyndisList Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
StateofUS Free family history resources and government records
Major catalogs for hard copy collections of White County, Arkansas Genealogy
Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records
FamilySearch catalog Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
WorldCat To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see WorldCat Online Catalog.
Allen County Public Library located in Indiana They are heavily involved in digitizing.
Arkansas History Commission AR state agency involved in organizing and maintaining state and local history of AR
See also local libraries and Arkansas Archives and Libraries
Social networking sites pertaining to White County, Arkansas Genealogy
GeneaBloggers enter "arkansas" in the search box to see a list and links to Arkansas Blogs
Google+ list of groups from "arkansas genealogy" search
Facebook list of groups from "Arkansas Genealogy" search
genealogy.com White County, AR Genealogy Forum
ancestry.com White County Message Board

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 71.
  2. Alice Eichholz, Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 65-67. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Desmond Walls Allen, First Arkansas Confederate Mounted Rifles, (Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, c1988), p. 2. FHL book 976.7 M2a
  5. Desmond Walls Allen, The Seventh Arkansas Confederate Infantry, (Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, c1988) FHL book 976.7 M22adw
  6. Desmond Walls Allen, Third Arkansas Union Cavalry, (Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, c1987), p. 33-92. FHL book 976.7 M28dc
  7. FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 18 April 2013.
  8. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/d/d7/Arkansasnz.pdf.

 

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