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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arkansas|Arkansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Izard_County,_Arkansas|Izard County]]''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arkansas Genealogy|Arkansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Izard_County,_Arkansas|Izard County]]''  
  
Guide to '''Izard County Arkansas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Izard County, Arkansas ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
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| building address = [http://izardcountyar.org/ Izard County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 327; <br>Melbourne, AR 726556<br>Phone: 870.368.4328 <br>
 
| building address = [http://izardcountyar.org/ Izard County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 327; <br>Melbourne, AR 726556<br>Phone: 870.368.4328 <br>
  
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://izardcountyar.org/ Izard County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 327; <br>Melbourne, AR 726556<br>Phone: 870.368.4328 <br><br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, <br>court and land records from 1889<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 68.</ref>  
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[http://izardcountyar.org/ Izard County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 327; <br>Melbourne, AR 726556<br>Phone: 870.368.4328 <br><br>County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1889.<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 68.</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" | 1889
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1914*
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1889
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1889
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1889
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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=Izard 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_Izard.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  ====
  
*'''1825--'''Izard County was created in 27 October 1825 from [[Independence County, Arkansas|Independence]] and [[Fulton County, Arkansas|Fulton]] Counties.
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*'''1825--'''Izard County was created in 27 October 1825 from [[Independence County, Arkansas Genealogy|Independence]] and [[Fulton County, Arkansas Genealogy|Fulton]] Counties.
  
'''County seat:''' Melbourne <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=26168 History of Izard County] at Ancestry.com ($)
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'''County seat:''' Melbourne <ref>''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 Izard 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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'''1869'''  All records prior to April 11, 1869 were lost in a fire.<br>
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'''1889'''  Fire destroyed all county records.<br>
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Izard, Calico Rock|place|disp=Calico Rock}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Izard, Dolph|place|disp=Dolph}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Izard, Iuka|place|disp=Iuka}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Izard, Oxford|place|disp=Oxford}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Baxter County, Arkansas|Baxter]]  
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[[Baxter County, Arkansas Genealogy|Baxter]] {{•}}
*[[Fulton County, Arkansas|Fulton]]  
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[[Fulton County, Arkansas Genealogy|Fulton]] {{•}}
*[[Independence County, Arkansas|Independence]]  
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[[Independence County, Arkansas Genealogy|Independence]] {{•}}
*[[Sharp County, Arkansas|Sharp]]  
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[[Sharp County, Arkansas Genealogy|Sharp]] {{•}}
*[[Stone County, Arkansas|Stone]]
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[[Stone County, Arkansas Genealogy|Stone]]
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<center>{{ARIzard 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 Izard County page on the website, [http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/ The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture]. <ref>Susan Varno, ''The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture,'' (http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=777&type=Category&item=Counties&parent=Counties%2c+Cities%2c+and+Towns&grandparent=: accessed January 13, 2016), “Izard County.”</ref>
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* Osage hunted in the area prior to an 1808 treaty, and Shawnee also lived in the White River valley until 1833.
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* 1802 - John Lafferty, a native of Ireland, traveled up the White River.
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* 1810 - Lafferty and his family established the county’s first settlement at Lafferty Creek.
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* 1825 October 27 - Izard County established.
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* 1800s (early) - Keelboats began bringing settlers up the White River.
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* 1860 - The 1860 census shows only five foreign-born residents in Izard County: four from Ireland and one from Germany. Those not born in the county came primarily from Tennessee, the Carolinas, and a few from Kentucky and Mississippi.
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* 1870s (mid) - After the Civil War, many people starved in Izard County, resorting to eating grass and bark.
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* 1910-1960 - The population of Izard County hit a high (14,500) in 1910 and a low (6,700) in 1960.  In 2010 the population was 13,700.
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== Genealogy Resources  ==
  
== Resources ==
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==== Research Guides ====
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==== African Americans  ====
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==== Bible Records  ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1" style="margin: 1em auto 1em auto;"
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| bgcolor="#EAC7FE" colspan="3" | <center>'''Online Izard 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 Izard 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=125&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=21 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=125 Find A Grave]  Click '''Search for a Cemetery''' on the right, click '''All Countries''' - click '''United States''', click '''State''', click '''County''' and search.
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*[http://arkansasgravestones.org/search.php?cid=21 Arkansas Gravestones] Click '''Browse Gravestones By Cemetery'''
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/ar/izard.htm Interment.net]
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/izard-county-arkansas-cemetery-records.htm Access Genealogy]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/izard/izard.htm USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/arkansas/izard.html Tombstone Project]
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*[http://www.argenweb.net/izard/cemetery/index.html ARGenWeb]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~arcemete/izard/izard.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/Izard/cem/ Linkpendium]
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ar/counties/izard/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, Izard|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} Select "Cemeteries"
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**Also [[Izard County, Arkansas Genealogy#Cities and Towns|check towns]] for records
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Izard+county+Arkansas=Izard+County%2C+Arkansas%2C+cemeteries&qt=notfound_page&search=Search WorldCat]
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*[[Arkansas Periodicals|Periodicals]]
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*[[Izard County, Arkansas Genealogy#Societies|Societies]]
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==== Census  ====
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==== Church Records  ====
  
==== Church ====
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{{AR Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land  ====
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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%2FM7Q8-WWL%3A353282201%3Fcc%3D2061549 Probate Records 1889-1949] Izard 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 1889-1949; Guardian bonds and letters 1889-1946; Probate records 1889-1930; Wills 1889-1942.
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==== Land and Property ====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ar/izard/land/izard.txt Izard County Federal Land Records] USGenWeb Archives  
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{{AR Land Intro}}
*[http://www.arfamilies.info/afizardharvellx.htm Original Izard County Land Owners] ARFamilies
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ar/izard/land/izard.txt Izard County Federal Land Records] USGenWeb Archives
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{AR History Intro}}
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*''Izard County, Arkansas''. Salt Lake City, Utah : Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2014.
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE3744873 FamilySearch Catalog] (Free)
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*''Izard County, Arkansas''.Vol 2  Salt Lake City, Utah : Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2014.
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE3744885 FamilySearch Catalog] (Free)
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*Shannon, Karr. ''A history of Izard County, Arkansas''. Little Rock, Arkansas : Democrat Print. and Lithographing Co., c1947.
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**Online at [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE3997516 FamilySearch Catalog] (Free) and at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=26168 Ancestry.com] ($)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/arkansas/ Maps of Arkansas (1813-1925)]
 
*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/AR/County/izard.htm 1895 Izard County Map]
 
*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/AR/County/izard.htm 1895 Izard County Map]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*Civil War:&nbsp; Men from this county served in the [[3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)|3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)]]<sup>1</sup> and the&nbsp; [[7th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry|7th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry]].<sup>2</sup>
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===== Civil War =====
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{{VAciv}}
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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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:- [[14th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Powers') (Confederate)|14th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Powers') (Confederate)]]
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:- [[27th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)|27th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry&nbsp;(Confederate)]], Company C (new), Companies G, H and I
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:- [[38th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)|38th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry&nbsp;(Confederate)]]
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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 A
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'''Online Records'''
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <sup>1</sup>.<sup></sup>&nbsp; Allen, Desmond Walls. ''Third Arkansas Union Cavalry'' (Desmond Walls Allen: Conway, Arkansas) 1987, pp. 33-92.<br>  
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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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*'''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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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <sup>2</sup>.&nbsp; Allen, Desmond Walls. ''The Seventh Arkansas Confederate Infantry'' (Desmond Walls Allen, Conway,&nbsp;&nbsp; Arkansas) 1988.<br>
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===== World War II  =====
  
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/arkansas/izard.htm Izard County WW 2 Army &amp; Air Force Casualties] Access Genealogy  
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/arkansas/izard.htm Izard County WW 2 Army &amp; Air Force Casualties] Access Genealogy  
 
*[http://ancestrallychallenged.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=681 Arkansas Peace Society of 1861] Ancestrally Challenged
 
*[http://ancestrallychallenged.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=681 Arkansas Peace Society of 1861] Ancestrally Challenged
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==== Naturalization  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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{{AR Newspapers|Izard}}
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==== Occupations  ====
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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%2FM7Q8-WWL%3A353282201%3Fcc%3D2061549 Probate Records 1889-1949] Izard 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 1889-1949; Guardian bonds and letters 1889-1946; Probate records 1889-1930; Wills 1889-1942.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{AR Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://backwardbranch.com/arizard/marriages.html Izard County Marriages Various Years] Izard County ARGenWeb  
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{{AR Vital Intro}}
*[http://backwardbranch.com/arizard/births.htm Izard County Births] Izard County ARGenWeb
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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  =====
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*[http://www.argenweb.net/izard/births.htm Izard County Births] Izard County ARGenWeb
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===== Marriage  =====
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*'''1860 - 1976''' - {{RecordSearch|2546158|Arkansas Church Marriages, 1860-1976}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1889 - 1956''' - Izard County Marriage Books [1]-12 Index 1889-1956 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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*'''1889 - 1925''' - Izard County Marriage Index 1889-1925 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref>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>
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*[http://www.argenweb.net/izard/Marriages/index.html Izard County Marriages Various Years] Izard County ARGenWeb
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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 &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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*[http://www.argenweb.net/izard/ Izard County Historical &amp; Genealogical Society] Izard County ARGenWeb
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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| width="30%" | {{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Izard|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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| width="70%" | Select topics. For towns, [[{{PAGENAME}}#Places.2FLocalities|click here]].
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| width="30%" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Izard+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=izard+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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*[http://backwardbranch.com/arizard/izardsociety.html Izard County Historical &amp; Genealogical Society] Izard County ARGenWeb
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[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}}
  
*[http://backwardbranch.com/arizard/index.html Izard County Arkansas ARGenWeb]<br>
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
*{{FHL|Arkansas%2C+Izard|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Izard/ Izard County, Arkansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ADFF85" colspan="3" | <center>'''Sites with online indexes or images of records''' </center>
*[http://www.exploreizard.blogspot.com/ Exploring Izard County by Denny Elrod]
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*[http://www.arkansasties.com/ Arkansas Ties by Pris Weathers]
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| width="30%" | [http://www.argenweb.net/izard/ ARGenWeb]
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United States Gotoarrow.png Arkansas Gotoarrow.png Izard County

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

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Online Records


Izard County, Arkansas
Map
Map of Arkansas highlighting Izard County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arkansas
Location of Arkansas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded October 27, 1825
County Seat Melbourne
Courthouse
ArkansasIzardCourthouse.jpg
Address Izard County Courthouse
PO Box 327;
Melbourne, AR 726556
Phone: 870.368.4328


County Courthouse

Izard County Courthouse
PO Box 327;
Melbourne, AR 726556
Phone: 870.368.4328

County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1889.[1]

Beginning years for Izard County, Arkansas Genealogy government records[2]
Birth Marriage Death Court Land Probate
1914* 1889 1914* 1889 1889 1889
*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

County seat: Melbourne [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

1869 All records prior to April 11, 1869 were lost in a fire.
1889 Fire destroyed all county records.

Places/Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Baxter  • Fulton  • Independence  • Sharp  • Stone

Izard CountyFulton CountySharp CountyIndependence CountyStone CountyBaxter CountySearcy CountyMarion CountyRandolph CountyHowell CountyOregon CountyOzark CountyDouglas CountyWright CountyTexas CountyShannon CountyARIzard.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 Izard County page on the website, The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture. [4]

  • Osage hunted in the area prior to an 1808 treaty, and Shawnee also lived in the White River valley until 1833.
  • 1802 - John Lafferty, a native of Ireland, traveled up the White River.
  • 1810 - Lafferty and his family established the county’s first settlement at Lafferty Creek.
  • 1825 October 27 - Izard County established.
  • 1800s (early) - Keelboats began bringing settlers up the White River.
  • 1860 - The 1860 census shows only five foreign-born residents in Izard County: four from Ireland and one from Germany. Those not born in the county came primarily from Tennessee, the Carolinas, and a few from Kentucky and Mississippi.
  • 1870s (mid) - After the Civil War, many people starved in Izard County, resorting to eating grass and bark.
  • 1910-1960 - The population of Izard County hit a high (14,500) in 1910 and a low (6,700) in 1960. In 2010 the population was 13,700.

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Cemeteries

Online Izard County, Arkansas cemeteries
from state and national resources
Search for names of people
in Izard 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 Click Search for a Cemetery on the right, click All Countries - click United States, click State, click County and search.

More cemetery lists

Census

Church Records

Court

Genealogy

Guardianship

  • Probate Records 1889-1949 Izard 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 1889-1949; Guardian bonds and letters 1889-1946; Probate records 1889-1930; Wills 1889-1942.

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.

  • Izard County, Arkansas. Salt Lake City, Utah : Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2014.
  • Izard County, Arkansas.Vol 2 Salt Lake City, Utah : Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2014.
  • Shannon, Karr. A history of Izard County, Arkansas. Little Rock, Arkansas : Democrat Print. and Lithographing Co., c1947.

Maps

Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Izard 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 Izard County, Arkansas Genealogy:


- 7th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate) [5]
- 14th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Powers') (Confederate)
- 27th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate), Company C (new), Companies G, H and I
- 38th Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Confederate)
- 3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)[6], Company A

Online Records


World War II

Naturalization

Newspapers

Finding More Arkansas Newspapers Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Izard 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 Izard 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.

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 Izard 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 Izard County, Arkansas Genealogy
genealogy.com Izard County, AR Genealogy Forum
ancestry.com Izard County Message Board

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 68.
  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. Susan Varno, The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture, (http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=777&type=Category&item=Counties&parent=Counties%2c+Cities%2c+and+Towns&grandparent=: accessed January 13, 2016), “Izard County.”
  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/0/0d/Igiarkansasem.pdf.