Desha County, Arkansas Genealogy
Guide to Desha County Arkansas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Desha County, Arkansas|
Location in the state of Arkansas
Location of Arkansas in the U.S.
|Founded||December 12, 1838|
|County Seat||Arkansas City|
|Address|| Desha County Courthouse|
Robert Moore Avenue
PO Box 188
Arkansas City, AR 71630
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Genealogy Resources
- 4.1 Research Guides
- 4.2 African Americans
- 4.3 Bible Records
- 4.4 Cemeteries
- 4.5 Census
- 4.6 Church Records
- 4.7 Court
- 4.8 Genealogy
- 4.9 Land and Property
- 4.10 Local Histories
- 4.11 Maps
- 4.12 Military
- 4.13 Naturalization
- 4.14 Newspapers
- 4.15 Occupations
- 4.16 Probate Records
- 4.17 Taxation
- 4.18 Vital Records
- 5 Genealogy Societies and Libraries
- 6 Websites
- 7 References
County Clerk has marriage records from 1865 and probate records; Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, court and land records.
Desha County is Arkansas's 40th county, formed on December 12, 1838, and named for Captain Benjamin Desha who fought in the War of 1812.
County seat: Arkansas City 
See an interactive map of Desha County boundary changes at N2Genealogy.
- 1867-1872 - Desha County Marriage Index 1867-1872 in Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957 at FamilySearch - free.
Desha County Cemetery Transcriptions (partial list) - Desha County ARGenWeb
1840 Federal Census Index - USGenWeb Project Archives
1850 Federal Census Index - USGenWeb Project Archives
Dumas Churches - churchangel.com
McGehee Churches - churchangel.com
Land and Property
Desha County Federal Land Records - USGenWeb Archives Project
Riverboat History - Desha County ARGenWeb
Goodspeed's Historry - Desha County ARGenWeb
1895 Desha County Map - livgenmil.com
Township Map - Desha County USGenWeb
War of 1812
Military Land Grants War of 1812 (partial list) - USGenWeb Project Archives
Civil War Amnesty List - Desha County ARGenWeb
World War II
Rohwer Relocation Center - Desha County ARGenWeb
World War II Enlistees A-F - USGenWeb Project Archives
World War II enlistees G-L - USGenWeb Project Archives
World War II Enlistees M-R - USGenWeb Project Archives
Finding More Arkansas Newspapers Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Desha County, Arkansas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:
- FamilySearch. Do a Desha County, Arkansas Genealogy Place-name search for these and other records in the FamilySearch Catalog (For instructions see, FamilySearch Catalog Place-name Search).
- Fayetteville Democrat at Ancestry.com ($)
- Fayetteville Daily Democrat at Ancestry.com ($)
- Daily Fayetteville Democrat at Ancestry.com ($)
- Northwest Arkansas Times at Ancestry.com ($)
- Courier Times at Ancestry.com ($)
Desha County Newspapers - Desha County ARGenWeb
- 1856-1952 - Desha County Marriage Books A-Z, A1-I1 Index 1856-1952 in Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957 at FamilySearch - free.
Vital Record Substitutes
Genealogy Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Desha County, Arkansas Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 67.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 18 April 2013.
- Calvin L. Collier, They'll do to Tie To: the story of the Third Regiment, Arkansas Infantry, C.S.A.,(Little Rock, Arkansas: Civil War Round Table Associates, 1959) p. 10. FHL book 976.7 M2c