Cemetery records, such as tombstone and sexton’s records, have value in that they may give birth and death dates, age at death, name of spouse and children, a maiden name or, occasionally, a birthplace. Tombstones may have symbols or insignias indicating military service and social or religious affiliations. It is important to look at surrounding tombstones because family members may also be buried nearby.
- Cemetery Records of Arkansas, Volumes 1-8, 11 (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society, 1957. FHL book 976.7 V22g; volumes 1-8, 11 on film 908969-71 and fiche 6046948. A digital version of volume 6 (Columbia and Faulkner counties) at FamilySearch.
- Daughters of the American Revolution (Arkansas). Arkansas Genealogical Collection. Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1970-71. FHL film 844392 (first of 17 films) This collection includes tombstone inscriptions from Arkansas cemeteries.
Many tombstone inscriptions have been published in periodicals or are available in manuscript form at local repositories. A guide to help you locate these and the inscriptions in the DAR collection is:
Online Sources Interment (Arkansas) Find A Grave – Search by name, date, or cemetery; browse by location or "claim to fame;" or add burial records. Arkansas Gravestones - Search by name or browse by cemetery. Rootsweb - Cemetery lists on Arkansas county pages. USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project (Arkansas) - Provides links to cemetery transcriptions by county. African American Cemeteries Online (Arkansas) D'Addezio