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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arkansas|Arkansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Logan_County,_Arkansas|Logan County]]''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Arkansas Genealogy|Arkansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Logan_County,_Arkansas|Logan County]]''  
  
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Guide to '''Logan County, Arkansas ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. [[Image:Petit Jean Mountain.jpg |thumb|right|220px|<center>
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Morning breaks across Petit Jean Mountain, Logan County, Arkansas</center>]]
  
{{Infobox U.S. County  
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<br> {{Infobox U.S. County  
  
 
| county = Logan County  
 
| county = Logan County  
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| seat wl = Paris  
 
| seat wl = Paris  
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| building image = ArkansasLoganNorthernDistrictCourthouse.jpg
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| building address = [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/AR_Logan.htm Logan County Courthouse]<br>Courthouse Square<br>Paris, AR 72855<br>Phone: 501.963.2618 <br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[[File:ArkansasLoganSouthernDistrictCourthouse.jpg|185px|185px|thumb|right|<center>Logan Southern District Courthouse</center>]]
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[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/AR_Logan.htm Logan County Courthouse]<br>Courthouse Square<br>Paris, AR 72855<br>Phone: 501.963.2618 <br><br>County Clerk has marriage and probate records; Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, court and land records.<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" | 1877
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1914*
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1877
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1878
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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  ====
  
[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/AR_Logan.htm Logan County Courthouse]<br>Courthouse Square<br>Paris, AR 72855<br>Phone: 501.963.2618 <br><br>County Clerk has marriage and probate records; <br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, court and land records<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" colspan="3" | <center>'''County Government and other Local Websites'''</center>
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| width="30%" | [http://local.arkansas.gov/local.php?agency=Logan%20County Local.Arkansas.gov]
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| width="60%" | Links to names of officials, no websites. Links to very recent property and tax information.
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| width="30%" | [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/AR_Logan.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  ====
  
*'''1871--'''Logan County was created 22 March 1871&nbsp;from [[Pope County, Arkansas|Pope]], [[Franklin County, Arkansas|Franklin]], [[Johnson County, Arkansas|Johnson]], [[Scott County, Arkansas|Scott]], and [[Yell County, Arkansas|Yell]] Counties.
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*'''1871--'''Logan County was created 22 March 1871&nbsp;from [[Pope County, Arkansas Genealogy|Pope]], [[Franklin County, Arkansas Genealogy|Franklin]], [[Johnson County, Arkansas Genealogy|Johnson]], [[Scott County, Arkansas Genealogy|Scott]], and [[Yell County, Arkansas Genealogy|Yell]] Counties.
  
 
'''County seat:''' Paris <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
'''County seat:''' Paris <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Logan County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/arkansas/ar-maps.html boundary changes].  
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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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'''1878'''  All records from county formation to 1878 destroyed by fire.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Logan, Booneville|place|disp=Booneville}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Logan, Paris|place|disp=Paris}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Franklin County, Arkansas|Franklin]]  
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[[Franklin County, Arkansas Genealogy|Franklin]] {{•}}
*[[Johnson County, Arkansas|Johnson]]  
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[[Johnson County, Arkansas Genealogy|Johnson]] {{•}}
*[[Pope County, Arkansas|Pope]]  
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[[Pope County, Arkansas Genealogy|Pope]] {{•}}
*[[Scott County, Arkansas|Scott]]  
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[[Scott County, Arkansas Genealogy|Scott]] {{•}}
*[[Sebastian County, Arkansas|Sebastian]]  
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[[Sebastian County, Arkansas Genealogy|Sebastian]] {{•}}
*[[Yell County, Arkansas|Yell]]
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[[Yell County, Arkansas Genealogy|Yell]] {{•}}
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<center>{{ARLogan, 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 Arkansas County page on the website, [http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/ The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture].  <ref>Patricia L. Curry, ''The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture,'' (http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=786&type=Category&item=Counties&parent=Counties%2c+Cities%2c+and+Towns&grandparent= : accessed January 14, 2016), “Logan County.”</ref>
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* 1800s (early) - A series of treaties with different tribes gradually removed their claim to the land, opening western Arkansas for white settlement.
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* 1830-1860 - settlers from states east of the Mississippi River poured into western Arkansas, establishing small farms and communities.
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* 1861-1865 - The population of Logan /County suffered tremendous hardships, and families who could afford it moved to other states for the duration of the war.
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* 1871 March 22 - An act was passed on March 22, 187l, creating “a county called Sarber.”
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* 1875 December 14 -The name was changed to Logan County, with Paris named as the official county seat.
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* 1930s - Hard times fell on the county in the Depression years of the 1930s. A decline in farm prices and a series of drought years devastated the farm economy. Unemployment became a major problem, and many families moved out of state to seek work
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== Genealogy Resources  ==
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==== Research Guides  ====
  
== Resources ==
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==== African Americans  ====
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==== Bible Records<br> ====
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==== Biographies  ====
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*All of the [http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/arkansas-counties/logan-county-arkansas-genealogy-biographies.asp family biographies from Logan County, Arkansas] included in The Biographical and Historical Memoirs ofLogan County, Arkansas published by Southern Publishing Company in 1891 are available free online at My Genealogy Hound.
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Church  ====
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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 Logan 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 Logan 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=134&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=30 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=134 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=30 Arkansas Gravestones] Click '''Browse Gravestones By Cemetery'''
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/madison-county-arkansas-cemetery-records.htm Access Genealogy]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ar/logan/logan.htm USGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/arkansas/logan.html USGenWeb Tombstone Project]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arcemete/logan/logan.htm#CEMETERIES ARGenWeb]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~arcemete/madison/madison.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/Madison/cem/ Linkpendium]
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ar/counties/madison/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, Madison|place|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} Select "Cemeteries"
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**Also [[Logan County, Arkansas Genealogy#Cities_and_Towns|check towns]] for records
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Madison+county+Arkansas=Madison+County%2C+Arkansas%2C+cemeteries&qt=notfound_page&search=Search WorldCat]
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*[[Arkansas Periodicals|Periodicals]]
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*[[Logan County, Arkansas Genealogy#Societies|Societies]]
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==== Census  ====
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==== Church Records ====
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{{AR Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
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{{AR Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{AR History Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== 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-logan-county-arkansas-1889-map.html Map of 1889 Logan County, Arkansas] (My Genealogy Hound)
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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===== Civil War  =====
  
 
*Men from this county served in the [[58th Regiment, Arkansas Militia (Confederate)]].
 
*Men from this county served in the [[58th Regiment, Arkansas Militia (Confederate)]].
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'''Online Records'''
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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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==== Naturalization  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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{{AR Newspapers|Logan}}
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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%2FM7Q8-9TP%3A353278201%3Fcc%3D2061549 Probate Records 1877-1894] Logan 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 Inventories and appraisements 1881-1894; Probate records 1877-1881.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{AR Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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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  =====
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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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*'''1877 - 1958''' - Logan County Marriage Books B-R Index (1877-1953), Southern District Books 1-11 Index (1901-1958) 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.''</ref>
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*'''1877 - 1924''' - Logan County Marriage Books B-K, 1-5 Index 1877-1924 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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===== Death =====
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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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]
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{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#FFFF66" colspan="2" | <center>'''Major catalogs for ''hard copy'' collections of {{PAGENAME}}''' <br>Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records</center>
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| width="30%" | {{FHL|United States, Arkansas, Logan|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=Logan+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=logan+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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==== Family History Centers  ====
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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 ====
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.<br>
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{{WA Websites Intro}}
*{{FHL|Arkansas%2C+Logan|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Logan/ Logan County, Arkansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.argenweb.net/logan/ 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/logan/logan.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/Logan/ 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="30%" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AR/Logan/ Linkpendium]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.cyndislist.com/us/ar/counties/logan/ CyndisList]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
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| width="30%" | [http://www.genealogyinc.com/arkansas/logan-county/ StateofUS]
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| width="10%" | Free
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| width="60%" | family history resources and government records
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#FAEBD7" colspan="3" | <center>'''Social networking sites pertaining to {{PAGENAME}}''' </center>
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|width="30%" | [http://genforum.genealogy.com/ar/logan/ genealogy.com]
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|width="70%" | Logan County, AR Genealogy Forum
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|width="30%" | [http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.arkansas.counties.logan/mb.ashx ancestry.com]
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|width="70%" | Logan County Message Board
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Latest revision as of 21:19, 28 February 2017

United States Gotoarrow.png Arkansas Gotoarrow.png Logan County

Guide to Logan County, Arkansas ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
Morning breaks across Petit Jean Mountain, Logan County, Arkansas




Arkansas State with State Seal.png Arkansas
Online Records


Logan County, Arkansas
Map
Map of Arkansas highlighting Logan County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arkansas
Location of Arkansas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 22, 1871
County Seat Paris
Courthouse
ArkansasLoganNorthernDistrictCourthouse.jpg
Address Logan County Courthouse
Courthouse Square
Paris, AR 72855
Phone: 501.963.2618


County Courthouse

Logan Southern District Courthouse

Logan County Courthouse
Courthouse Square
Paris, AR 72855
Phone: 501.963.2618

County Clerk has marriage and probate records; Clerk Circuit Court has divorce, court and land records.[1]

Beginning years for Logan County, Arkansas Genealogy government records[2]
Birth Marriage Death Court Land Probate
1914* 1877 1914* 1877 1878 1873
*State birth and death records began in 1914. Limited compliance until 1920's

Government and Related Websites

County Government and other Local Websites
Local.Arkansas.gov Links to names of officials, no websites. Links to very recent property and tax information.
PublicRecords.com (unofficial site) Provides links to County officials and public records

History

Parent County

County seat: Paris [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

1878 All records from county formation to 1878 destroyed by fire.

Places/Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

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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 Arkansas County page on the website, The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture. [4]

  • 1800s (early) - A series of treaties with different tribes gradually removed their claim to the land, opening western Arkansas for white settlement.
  • 1830-1860 - settlers from states east of the Mississippi River poured into western Arkansas, establishing small farms and communities.
  • 1861-1865 - The population of Logan /County suffered tremendous hardships, and families who could afford it moved to other states for the duration of the war.
  • 1871 March 22 - An act was passed on March 22, 187l, creating “a county called Sarber.”
  • 1875 December 14 -The name was changed to Logan County, with Paris named as the official county seat.
  • 1930s - Hard times fell on the county in the Depression years of the 1930s. A decline in farm prices and a series of drought years devastated the farm economy. Unemployment became a major problem, and many families moved out of state to seek work

Genealogy Resources

Research Guides

African Americans

Bible Records

Biographies

  • All of the family biographies from Logan County, Arkansas included in The Biographical and Historical Memoirs ofLogan County, Arkansas published by Southern Publishing Company in 1891 are available free online at My Genealogy Hound.

Cemeteries

Online Logan County, Arkansas cemeteries
from state and national resources
Search for names of people
in Logan 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.

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Census

Church Records

Court

Genealogy

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.

Maps

Military

Civil War

Online Records

Naturalization

Newspapers

Finding More Arkansas Newspapers Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Logan 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 Logan 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 Logan 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 Free family history resources and government records


Social networking sites pertaining to Logan County, Arkansas Genealogy
genealogy.com Logan County, AR Genealogy Forum
ancestry.com Logan 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. Patricia L. Curry, The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture, (http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=786&type=Category&item=Counties&parent=Counties%2c+Cities%2c+and+Towns&grandparent= : accessed January 14, 2016), “Logan County.”
  5. FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki.
  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.