Arkansas Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Arkansas, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Death and Burials Index
Collection years 1882-1963
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Archive
Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City


What Is in the Collection?

This index is an electronic index for the years 1882 to 1929 and 1945 to 1963. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.


Collection Content

Coverage Table

A coverage table for this collection is available in the wiki article Arkansas Deaths and Burials, Coverage Table (FamilySearch Historical Records)

For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article Deaths and Burials Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records).

Use this file to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.

The table below will help you in identifying the locality, how many records there are, the film number, and the number of records indexed.

Locality Record type Record Description FHL microfilm number FHL microfilm Item # No. of records indexed
Carroll County Vital record Delayed death records, 1877-1958 1035339 Item 2 8
Dallas County Vital record Death records, 1918-1922 985125 Item 3 76
Franklin County Vital record Death records recorded with delayed birth records, 1936-1954 1027668 Item 4 5
Garland County Vital record Death records, 1895-1917 1011894 Items 3-4 10,043
Logan County Vital record Death records, 1914-1923 1027146 Items 4-5 321
Marion County Vital record Delayed death records, 1932-1954 1031115 Item 3 4
Nevada County Vital record Delayed death records, 1921-1932 1005257 Item 0 3
Searcy County Vital record Death records, 1919-1921 1031134 Item 1 131
Sebastian County Vital record Deaths records, 1881-1919 1034198 Items 3-4 12,818
Sebastian and Fort Smith counties Vital record City death records, 1945-1963; County death records, 1919-1929 1034199 Items 1-2, 4 15,541
Woodruff and Chicot counties Church record Death records, 1905-1950 1021422 Items 3-11 6

How Do I Search This Collection?

To search the collection it is helpful to know at least some of the following:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The date of death.
  • The place of death.
  • The names of relatives or associates and their relationships.

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information in the list to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct person. You may need to compare several persons in the list before you find your ancestor.

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What Do I Do Next?

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.

I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the information to locate funeral home, obituary or cemetery record.
  • Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, marriage, census, land and probate records.
  • Use the information to find additional family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of Arkansas, United States Genealogy.
  • Search in the Arkansas Archives and Libraries.

Citing This Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

"Arkansas, Deaths and Burials, 1882-1929; 1945-1963." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.


Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Arkansas Deaths and Burials, 1882-1929; 1945-1963.

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