This is a list of free Arkansas Genealogy Records at FamilySearch.


Included are Arkansas birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, former slave records, freedmen records, pension records, military records and more. We’ll continue to add more Arkansas collections available online at FamilySearch. If you’re looking for onsite collections, visit their website & catalog.


These collections are all free to search. Due to contractual obligations, you’ll need to be logged in with a free FamilySearch account to view some of these records.  If you follow the link and find the record is locked, login to FamilySearch on your computer and this may unlock the collection.





How to View the Collections

  1. Some links take you straight to the collection.

  2. Other links take you to a catalog description page where you will have to select the link.

    • Look for a camera icon and select that icon

    • or look for red print and select “here”

  3. If there is a key icon FamilySearch key icon over camera icon above the camera, this collection may be digitized and online, but you will either have to be signed in to your account at FamilySearch or they may need to be viewed at your local family history center or affiliate library. Find the nearest viewing center near you.

  4. In a few cases, the collection may be in queue to be digitized and you’ll need to check back at a later date.









Birth Marriage and Death records #OnGenealogy

Arkansas Birth, Marriage, & Death Records

Birth Records


Marriage Records


Divorce Records


Death Records






Wills & Probate






Residence records census land migration voting taxation #OnGenealogy

Arkansas Residence Records









Land & Property


Maps, Almanacs, & Gazetteers


Naturalization & Citizenship








Workhouse/Poorhouse/Soldier Homes






Daily Life Records school work church court government library social life #OnGenealogy

Arkansas Daily Life Records

Alumni, Schools, & Yearbooks


Bible Records






Business & Commerce






Description & Travel


Employment, Officials, Occupations



African American


Native American


Japanese American








Government & Legal


Government & Politics




Libraries, Museums, & Archives


Magazines & Periodicals


Names & Surnames

  • Surnames from Arkansas: Haynes family, Haines family, Stone family, Turner family, Haynes Surname Association (George, Washington), Hanes family, Andrews family, Austin family, Edgeworth family, Foster family, Han family, Hunt family, Quinn family



Postal & Shipping Guides


Prisons & Prisoners


Public Records


Slavery & Bondage









Military records Wars Veterans #OnGenealogy

Military Records


Revolutionary War


Mexican War, 1846-1848


US Civil War



Indian Wars


Spanish-American War, 1898


World War I


World War II


Korean War


Veterans, Enlistments, Pensions





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