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Guide to Sebastian County Arkansas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Sebastian County, Arkansas
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Map of Arkansas highlighting Sebastian County
Location in the state of Arkansas
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Location of Arkansas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 6, 1851
County Seat Fort Smith
Courthouse
Address Sebastian County Courthouse
35 S 6th;
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 501.782.5065
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County Courthouse

Sebastian County Courthouse
35 S 6th;
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 501.782.5065

County Clerk has marriage records from 1865
and probate records from 1866; Clerk Circuit 
Court has divorce, court and land records[1]

History

Parent County

County seat: Fort Smith [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Sebastian County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Episcopal

St. John's Episcopal Church, Fort Smith

  • 1860-1886 - St. John's Episcopal Church, Fort Smith Baptism Index 1860-1886. Batch C586781 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1860-1895 - St. John's Episcopal Church, Fort Smith Marriage Index 1860-1895. Batch M586781 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Lutheran

First Lutheran Church, Fort Smith

  • 1868-1885 - First Lutheran Church, Fort Smith Baptism Index 1868-1885. Batch C586721 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1868-1895 - First Lutheran Church, Fort Smith Marriage Index 1868-1895. Batch M586721 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Court

Land

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.

Maps

Military

Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Sebastian County.

Map showing Civil War battles in Arkansas.

Men from this county served in the 51st Regiment, Arkansas Militia.

Newspapers

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


Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth
  • 1877-1913 - Sebastian County Birth Index 1877-1913. Batch C750707 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Marriage
Death
  • 1881-1919 - Sebastian County Death Index 1881-1919. Batch B750709 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
  • 1919-1929 - Sebastian County Death Index 1919-1929. Batch B750794 at FamilySearch - free.[3]

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

A wkik article describing this collection is found at:

Arkansas, Sabastian County Births and Deaths; Including Fort Smith Death Records (FamilySearch Histaorical Records)

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 70.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/d/d7/Arkansasnz.pdf.
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, CivilWar Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 2 August 2012).
  5. FamilySearch Wiki contributors, "Arkansas County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," in FamilySearch Wiki, accessed 18 April 2013.
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