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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arkansas|Arkansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Faulkner_County,_Arkansas|Faulkner County]]''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arkansas Genealogy|Arkansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Faulkner_County,_Arkansas|Faulkner County]]'' [[Image:{{MOFaulknerWoollyHollow}}]]
  
Guide to '''Faulkner County Arkansas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Faulkner County, Arkansas ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
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| founded date = April 12
 
| seat wl = Conway
 
| seat wl = Conway
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| building address = [http://www.faulknercounty.org/ Faulkner County Courthouse]<br>801 Locust Street; <br>Conway, AR 72032<br>Phone: 501.450.4910 <br>
 
| building address = [http://www.faulknercounty.org/ Faulkner County Courthouse]<br>801 Locust Street; <br>Conway, AR 72032<br>Phone: 501.450.4910 <br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.faulknercounty.org/ Faulkner County Courthouse]<br>801 Locust Street; <br>Conway, AR 72032<br>Phone: 501.450.4910 <br><br>County Clerk has marriage, probate and court records from 1873<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 67.</ref>  
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[http://www.faulknercounty.org/ Faulkner County Courthouse]<br>801 Locust Street; <br>Conway, AR 72032<br>Phone: 501.450.4910 <br><br>County Clerk has marriage, probate and court records from 1873.<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 67.</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}}#Birth|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Death|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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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1914*
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1873
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1914*
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1873
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1873
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1873
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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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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" colspan="3" | <center>'''County Government and other Local Websites'''</center>
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| width="30%" | [http://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=Arkansas&county=Faulkner County-clerk.net] (unofficial site)
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| width="60%" | Clerks have jurisdiction over birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, land use, land rights, real estate, and other court records. Site provides links to unofficial websites with online records
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| width="30%" | [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/AR_Faulkner.htm PublicRecords.com] (unofficial site)
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| width="60%" | Provides links to County officials and public records
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
*'''1873--'''Faulkner County was created 12 April 1873&nbsp;from [[Pulaski County, Arkansas|Pulaski]] and [[Conway County, Arkansas|Conway]] Counties.&nbsp; '''County seat''': Conway <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''1873--'''Faulkner County was created 12 April 1873&nbsp;from [[Pulaski County, Arkansas Genealogy|Pulaski]] and [[Conway County, Arkansas Genealogy|Conway]] Counties.&nbsp; '''County seat''': Conway <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Faulkner County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/arkansas/ar-maps.html boundary changes] at N2Genealogy.  
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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.  
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==== Variant Spellings  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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Despite a courthouse fire, no record loss was reported.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Faulkner, Barney|place|disp=Barney}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Faulkner, Cadron Township|place|disp=Cadron Township}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Faulkner, Conway|place|disp=Conway}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Faulkner, Holland|place|disp=Holland}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Faulkner, Vilonia|place|disp=Vilonia}}
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Cleburne County, Arkansas|Cleburne]]  
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[[Cleburne County, Arkansas Genealogy|Cleburne]]{{•}}
*[[Conway County, Arkansas|Conway]]  
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[[Conway County, Arkansas Genealogy|Conway]] {{•}}
*[[Lonoke County, Arkansas|Lonoke]]  
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[[Lonoke County, Arkansas Genealogy|Lonoke]] {{•}}
*[[Perry County, Arkansas|Perry]]  
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[[Perry County, Arkansas Genealogy|Perry]] {{•}}
*[[Pulaski County, Arkansas|Pulaski]]  
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[[Pulaski County, Arkansas Genealogy|Pulaski]] {{•}}
*[[Van Buren County, Arkansas|Van Buren]]  
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[[Van Buren County, Arkansas Genealogy|Van Buren]] {{•}}
*[[White County, Arkansas|White]]
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[[White County, Arkansas Genealogy|White]]
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<center>{{ARFaulkner County, Arkansas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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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 taken from the Faulkner County page on the website, [http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/ The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture]. <ref>Steven Teske, ''The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture,'' (http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=767&type=Category&item=Counties&parent=Counties%2c+Cities%2c+and+Towns&grandparent= : accessed January 13, 2016), “Faulkner County.”</ref>
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* 1722 - The first European explorers in the area were the group traveling with Jean-Baptiste Bénard de La Harpe, who traveled up the Arkansas River from Arkansas Post (Arkansas County).
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* 1818-1828 - The northwest section of Faulkner County was included in a Cherokee reservation.
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* 1834 - Many Native Americans died from cholera and were buried in Cadron in early 1834. Fear of the disease caused many settlers to abandon Cadron; no community now exists in that location.
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* 1873 April 12 - Faulkner County  was one of nine counties established by the Republican state legislature during Reconstruction.
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* 1878 - Holy Ghost Fathers mission society brought in Roman Catholic settlers from Germany.
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== Genealogy Resources  ==
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==== Research Guides  ====
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==== African Americans  ====
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==== Bible Records  ====
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==== Biographies<br> ====
  
== Resources  ==
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*Family Biographies from [http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/arkansas-counties/faulkner-county-arkansas-genealogy-biographies.asp The History of Faulkner County, Arkansas] (1889) published by Goodspeed are available free on the My Genealogy Hound website.<br>
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://backwardbranch.com/arfaulkner/fccemloc.html Faulkner County ARGenWeb] cemeteries
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1" style="margin: 1em auto 1em auto;"
*[http://www.arkansasties.com/Faulkner/Faulkner.htm Arkansas Ties]&nbsp; Collection of Faulkner County cemeteries
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=115 Find A Grave&nbsp; Faulkner County] cemeteries
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| bgcolor="#EAC7FE" colspan="3" | <center>'''Online Faulkner 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 Faulkner 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=115&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=11 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=115 Find A Grave] — Scroll through pages and select the cemetery to search
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*[http://arkansasgravestones.org/search.php?cid=11 Arkansas Gravestones] Click '''Browse Gravestones By Cemetery'''
  
==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ar/faulkner.htm Interment.net]
  
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/faulkner-county-arkansas-cemetery-records.htm Access Genealogy]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/faulkner/faulkner.htm USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/arkansas/faulkner.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
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*[http://www.argenweb.net/faulkner/fccemloc.html ARGenWeb]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~arcemete/faulkner/faulkner.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/ALL/cem/ Linkpendium]
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ar/counties/faulkner/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, Faulkner|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} Select "Cemeteries"
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**Also [[Faulkner County, Arkansas Genealogy#Cities_and_Towns|check towns]] for records
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Faulkner+county+Arkansas=Faulkner+County%2C+Arkansas%2C+cemeteries&qt=notfound_page&search=Search WorldCat]
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*[[Arkansas Periodicals|Periodicals]]
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*[[Faulkner County, Arkansas Genealogy#Societies|Societies]]
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|}
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==== Census  ====
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==== Church Records  ====
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{{AR Church Intro}}
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===== LDS Ward and Branch Records =====
  
 
*Barney
 
*Barney
  
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===== Faulkner County Church Records  =====
  
Faulkner County Church Records
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*[http://www.argenweb.net/faulkner/texas.html The Old Texas Church]  
 
 
*[http://backwardbranch.com/arfaulkner/texas.html The Old Texas Church]  
 
 
*[http://www.conwayonline.com/churches.php Conway Area Church Listings]
 
*[http://www.conwayonline.com/churches.php Conway Area Church Listings]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
*[http://backwardbranch.com/arfaulkner/declarations.html Faulkner County Declarations of Intent]&nbsp; Faulkner County ARGenWeb
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*[http://www.argenweb.net/faulkner/declarations.html Faulkner County Declarations of Intent]&nbsp; Faulkner County ARGenWeb
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==== Genealogy  ====
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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-J23%3A353226401%3Fcc%3D2061549 Probate Records 1873-1950] Faulkner 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 1873-1910; County Court records 1873-1900; Dockets 1874-1886; Executor bonds 1874-1950; Guardian bonds 1873-1908; Letters of administration 1873-1919 and 1941; Letters of guardianship 1873-1918; Letters of testamentary 1874-1949; Probate record index 1873-1880; Probate records 1873-1889; Wills 1879-1926.
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==== Land and Property  ====
  
==== Land ====
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{{AR Land Intro}}
  
*[http://backwardbranch.com/arfaulkner/fcset.html Faulkner County Settlers]&nbsp; Faulkner County ARGenWeb
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*[http://www.argenweb.net/faulkner/fcset.html Faulkner County Settlers ARGenWeb]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
==== Maps ====
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{{AR History Intro}}
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*''The history of Faulkner County, Arkansas'' by Alexander McPherson. Salt Lake City, Utah : Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2007. Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE96505 FamilySearch  Catalog] (Free)
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*''Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Pulaski, Jefferson, Lonoke, Faulkner, Grant, Saline, Perry, Garland, and Hot Spring Counties, Arkansas.'' Chicago, Nashville, and St. Louis, USA: Goodspeed Publishing, 1889. Online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7169 Ancestry.com] ($)
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*''Pine Mountain Americans.'' By Ruff Haydn. New York: Hobson Book Press, 1947. Online at: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=26218  Ancestry.com] ($)
  
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/arkansas/ Maps of Arkansas (1813-1925)]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Family Maps of {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.  
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/arkansas-maps/ar-faulkner-county-arkansas-1889-map.html Map of 1889 Faulkner County, Arkansas] with numerous small settlements. (My Genealogy Hound)<br>
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[http://backwardbranch.com/arfaulkner/war.html Faulkner County Military&nbsp;] Faulkner County ARGenWeb
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===== Civil War =====
*[[Company G, Third Arkansas Calvary Military Pensions 1861-1934|Faulkner County Co. G, 3rd AR Calvary Pensions]]&nbsp; Faulkner County ARGenWeb
 
  
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932392|Arkansas Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*[http://www.argenweb.net/faulkner/3rd.htm Faulkner County Co. G, 3rd AR Calvary Pensions] Faulkner County ARGenWeb
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*'''1891-1939''' - {{RecordSearch|1921864|Arkansas Ex-Confederate Pension Records, 1891-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1901-1929''' - {{RecordSearch|1837922|Arkansas Confederate Pensions, 1901-1929}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images only
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==== Naturalization  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{AR Newspapers|Faulkner}}
  
 
*[http://thecabin.net/ Log Cabin Democrat]
 
*[http://thecabin.net/ Log Cabin Democrat]
  
==== Probate ====
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==== Occupations ====
  
*[http://backwardbranch.com/arfaulkner/ad.pdf Faulkner County Administrations &amp; Estates 1880-1904&nbsp; <br>]
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==== Probate Records  ====
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{{AR Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1783 – 1998''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8638 Arkansas Wills and Probate Records 1783-1998] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1817 – 1979''' {{RecordSearch|2061549|Arkansas Probate Records 1817-1979}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecapi%2Fsord%2Fwaypoint%2FM7QC-J23%3A353226401%3Fcc%3D2061549 Probate Records 1873-1950] Faulkner 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 1873-1910; County Court records 1873-1900; Dockets 1874-1886; Executor bonds 1874-1950; Guardian bonds 1873-1908; Letters of administration 1873-1919 and 1941; Letters of guardianship 1873-1918; Letters of testamentary 1874-1949; Probate record index 1873-1880; Probate records 1873-1889; Wills 1879-1926.
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*[http://www.argenweb.net/faulkner/ad.pdf Faulkner County Administrations &amp; Estates 1880-1904;]
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
*[http://backwardbranch.com/arfaulkner/fc1873.html 1873 Faulkner County Land Owners]&nbsp; Faulkner County ARGenWeb
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{{AR Tax Intro}}
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*[http://www.argenweb.net/faulkner/fc1873.html 1873 Faulkner County Land Owners] Faulkner County ARGenWeb
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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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]
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===== Birth  =====
  
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
  
*'''1873-1952''' - Faulkner County Marriage Books A-Z, 1-8 Index 1873-1952 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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*'''1873-1952''' - Faulkner County Marriage Books A-Z, 1-8 Index 1873-1952 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>  
*'''1873-1924''' - Faulkner County Marriage Books B-R Index 1873-1924 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/0/0d/Igiarkansasem.pdf.</ref>  
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*'''1873-1924''' - Faulkner County Marriage Books B-R Index 1873-1924 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 [[Media:Igiarkansasem.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/0/0d/Igiarkansasem.pdf]].</ref>
*[http://backwardbranch.com/arfaulkner/marriagea.html Faulkner County Marriages]&nbsp; Faulkner County ARGenWeb
 
  
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===== Death  =====
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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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]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arrvgs/main_page.htm River Valley Genealogy Society]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arrvgs/main_page.htm River Valley Genealogy Society]  
 
*[http://www.faulknerhistory.com/ Faulkner County Historical Society]
 
*[http://www.faulknerhistory.com/ Faulkner County Historical Society]
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| width="30%" | {{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Faulkner|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=Faulkner+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=faulkner+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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| 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  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Conway Arkansas Family History Center]] Hwy 286 W., Conway, AR 72032-7720 United States
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*[[Jacksonville Arkansas Family History Center]]312 HWY 319 East, Vilonia, AR 72173 United States
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====Societies====
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[http://www.faulknerhistory.com/ Faulkner County Historical Society]<br>
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Faulkner County Historical Society<br>
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P.O. Box 731<br>
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Conway, Arkansas 72033<br>
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(501) 329-5918
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* Website has historical links and links to other facts.
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arrvgs/main_page.htm?cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0001231185&o_lid=0001231185&o_sch=Affiliate+ExternalRiver Valley Genealogy Society] Researchers interested in CONWAY, FAULKNER, PERRY, POPE, YELL AND VAN BUREN COUNTIES.<br>
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Farm Bureau Building<br>
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201 E. Shady Lane<br>
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Morrilton, Arkansas
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*Website has a list of researched Surnames and recommended links.
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| width="30%" | [http://www.argenweb.net/faulkner/ 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/faulkner/faulkner.htm 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/Faulkner/ RootsWeb]
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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="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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| width="30%" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/faulkner/ Linkpendium]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ar/counties/faulkner/ CyndisList]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/faulkner-county/ StateofUS.com]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | family history resources and government records
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Conway Arkansas Family History Center]]
 
**Conway, Arkansas
 
  
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*[http://backwardbranch.com/arfaulkner/index.html Faulkner County ArGenWeb] <br>
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*{{FHL|Arkansas%2C+Faulkner|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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|width="30%" | [http://genforum.genealogy.com/ar/faulkner/ genealogy.com]
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Faulkner/ Faulkner County, Arkansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://www.faulknercounty.org/ Faulkner County, Arkansas]
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*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Faulkner-County-Arkansas-History/136666406377252?ref=sgm Faulkner County Arkansas History on Facebook]
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|width="30%" | [http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.arkansas.counties.faulkner/mb.ashx ancestry.com]
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Latest revision as of 15:31, 9 July 2016

United States Gotoarrow.png Arkansas Gotoarrow.png Faulkner County
Woolly Hollow State Park, Faulkner County, Missouri by Justin Fisher

Guide to Faulkner County, Arkansas ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.




Arkansas State with State Seal.png Arkansas
Online Records







Faulkner County, Arkansas
Map
Map of Arkansas highlighting Faulkner County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arkansas
Location of Arkansas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 12, 1873
County Seat Conway
Courthouse
ArkansasFaulknerCourthouse.jpg
Address Faulkner County Courthouse
801 Locust Street;
Conway, AR 72032
Phone: 501.450.4910


County Courthouse

Faulkner County Courthouse
801 Locust Street;
Conway, AR 72032
Phone: 501.450.4910

County Clerk has marriage, probate and court records from 1873.[1]

Beginning years for Faulkner County, Arkansas Genealogy government records[2]
Birth Marriage Death Court Land Probate
1914* 1873 1914* 1873 1873 1873
*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's

Government and Related Websites

County Government and other Local Websites
County-clerk.net (unofficial site) Clerks have jurisdiction over birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, land use, land rights, real estate, and other court records. Site provides links to unofficial websites with online records
PublicRecords.com (unofficial site) Provides links to County officials and public records


History

Parent County

  • 1873--Faulkner County was created 12 April 1873 from Pulaski and Conway Counties.  County seat: Conway [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

Despite a courthouse fire, no record loss was reported.

Places/Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Cleburne • Conway  • Lonoke  • Perry  • Pulaski  • Van Buren  • White

Faulkner CountyWhite CountyPrairie CountyLonoke CountyPulaski CountySaline CountyPerry CountyConway CountyVan Buren CountyCleburne CountyJackson CountyWoodruff CountyMonroe CountyArkansas CountyJefferson CountyGrant CountyHot Spring CountyGarland CountyPope CountyNewton CountySearcy CountyStone CountyIndependence CountyARFaulkner.JPG


History Timeline

Emphasis for this timeline is on events that affected migration, records, or record-keeping. Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were taken from the Faulkner County page on the website, The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture. [4]

  • 1722 - The first European explorers in the area were the group traveling with Jean-Baptiste Bénard de La Harpe, who traveled up the Arkansas River from Arkansas Post (Arkansas County).
  • 1818-1828 - The northwest section of Faulkner County was included in a Cherokee reservation.
  • 1834 - Many Native Americans died from cholera and were buried in Cadron in early 1834. Fear of the disease caused many settlers to abandon Cadron; no community now exists in that location.
  • 1873 April 12 - Faulkner County was one of nine counties established by the Republican state legislature during Reconstruction.
  • 1878 - Holy Ghost Fathers mission society brought in Roman Catholic settlers from Germany.

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Biographies

Cemeteries

Online Faulkner County, Arkansas cemeteries
from state and national resources
Search for names of people
in Faulkner 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.)
  • Find A Grave — Scroll through pages and select the cemetery to search

More cemetery lists

Census

Church Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records
  • Barney
Faulkner County Church Records

Court

Genealogy

Guardianship

  • Probate Records 1873-1950 Faulkner County portion of the collection: Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979: Arkansas Probate Records, 1817-1979 FamilySearch Historical Collections (Free, browse images)
    • Includes Administration bonds 1873-1910; County Court records 1873-1900; Dockets 1874-1886; Executor bonds 1874-1950; Guardian bonds 1873-1908; Letters of administration 1873-1919 and 1941; Letters of guardianship 1873-1918; Letters of testamentary 1874-1949; Probate record index 1873-1880; Probate records 1873-1889; Wills 1879-1926.

Land and Property

Local Histories

Local histories are available for {{{1}}} County. They may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. Click for a brief Timeline History of the county. For more about local histories, see Arkansas Local Histories.

See also Towns and Townships to find records listed at the town level in the FamilySearch Catalog.

  • The history of Faulkner County, Arkansas by Alexander McPherson. Salt Lake City, Utah : Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2007. Online at FamilySearch Catalog (Free)
  • Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Pulaski, Jefferson, Lonoke, Faulkner, Grant, Saline, Perry, Garland, and Hot Spring Counties, Arkansas. Chicago, Nashville, and St. Louis, USA: Goodspeed Publishing, 1889. Online at: Ancestry.com ($)
  • Pine Mountain Americans. By Ruff Haydn. New York: Hobson Book Press, 1947. Online at: Ancestry.com ($)

Maps

Military

Civil War

Naturalization

Newspapers

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


Occupations

Probate Records

Online Probate Records

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 Faulkner 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

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Societies

Faulkner County Historical Society
Faulkner County Historical Society
P.O. Box 731
Conway, Arkansas 72033
(501) 329-5918

  • Website has historical links and links to other facts.

Valley Genealogy Society Researchers interested in CONWAY, FAULKNER, PERRY, POPE, YELL AND VAN BUREN COUNTIES.
Farm Bureau Building
201 E. Shady Lane
Morrilton, Arkansas

  • Website has a list of researched Surnames and recommended links.

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
RootsWeb Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions
Sites that search for links pertaining to Faulkner County, Arkansas Genealogy
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.com Free family history resources and government records


Social networking sites pertaining to Faulkner County, Arkansas Genealogy
genealogy.com Faulkner County, AR Genealogy Forum
ancestry.com Faulkner County Message Board

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 67.
  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. Steven Teske, The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture, (http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=767&type=Category&item=Counties&parent=Counties%2c+Cities%2c+and+Towns&grandparent= : accessed January 13, 2016), “Faulkner County.”
  5. FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 18 April 2013.
  6. 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.