Arkansas Heritage is the digital home of the Arkansas State Archives and has online and onsite collections for genealogy and family history research. Online records include searchable death indexes, Civil War and World War I records, slave records, land records, and more. The Archives have two regional archives, the Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives and the Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives, both of which have searchable collections at this site–Indexes, searches, and catalogs.


Birth Marriage and Death records #OnGenealogy

Arkansas State Archives Birth, Marriage, & Death Records


Arkansas death records index, 1812-2006


Dubisson Funeral Home records, 1925-1985





Residence records census land migration voting taxation #OnGenealogy

Arkansas State Archives Residence Records


Map collection inventory


Arkansas Department of Education school district maps, 1952-1954

County township maps, 1930

Historic maps collection

Land Records

Arkansas State Land records, 1822-1986








Military records Wars Veterans #OnGenealogy

Arkansas State Archives Military Records


Arkansas soldiers in the Mexican War index cards

Arkansas World War I discharge records

Confederate veterans records









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

Arkansas State Archives Daily Life Records


African American & Slavery

Arkansas-Missouri slave case records, 1849-1859

Leek Plantation Freedman’s Bureau ledger, 1867

Lowden Plantation records, 1922-1930




Colonel John Brown diaries, 1821-1865

Cynthia Earle Ward diary, 1865

George W. Paschal letterbook, 1838-1939

Charles Hillman Brough: Elaine riot and other events scrapbook, 1919-1920

Hattie Caraway 1938 Senatorial Race scrapbook, 1936-1942

Henry Brockman journal, 1862-1867

H. Lewis Dunn, Various Electrical Companies, scrapbook, 1907-1919

Thomas Jefferson Jobe diary, 1861

T.W. Hardison diaries, 1923-1957

Walter J. Lemke drawings collection

William Leon Russell scrapbook, 1940-1974

Works Progress Administration (WPA) Arkansas scrapbooks, 1933-1943


Government Records

County and local records

State government records

Arkansas and Missouri Union Army muster rolls, 1863-1864

Arkansas Civil Appointment records, 1819-1958

Arkansas Constitutions

Arkansas General Assembly composite images, 1866-2011

Arkansas Secession Ordinance, 1861 May 6

Arkansas Territory General Assembly records, 1819-1820; 1835

Arkansas Territory official correspondence, 1825-1828

Brooks-Baxter War telegrams, 1874

Civil War Maimed Soldiers lists, 1867

Independence County records, 1825-1852

Medical Board of the Trans-Mississippi Department of the Confederate States Army records, 1862-1865

Military Board of Arkansas records, 1861-1865

Quapaw Treaty, 1824 November 15

Register of Legal Voters, 1867-1868


NEARA finding aids

NEARA microfilm collection inventories

NEARA vertical files


SARA finding aids

SARA microfilm collection inventories

SARA vertical files


Libraries, Museums, & Archives

Archival collections

Home Demonstration Clubs of Arkansas, 1933-1966

John Hugh Reynolds materials, 1855-1923

Marion Reed Biddle collection, 1942-1943

Phillips County American Legion minutes, 1919

St. Louis, Iron Mountain, and Southern Railroad, Texarkana, Arkansas, station ledger, 1880

United States Western District Court of Arkansas records, 1839-1908

Guides and finding aids

Finding aids

Resource guides

Microfilm collection inventories

Vertical files


African Americans in Arkansas

Arkansas flag competition entries, 1913

Arkansas politics

Arkansas postcards

Arkansas schools

Arkansas Territory

Civil War Arkansas

Farming in Arkansas

Japanese American internment in Arkansas

Main Street Arkansas

Multicultural heritage

Ozark folklife and culture

Sports in Arkansas

Tales from the vault: treasures from ASA collections

Women’s history in Arkansas

World War I Arkansas




To see selected Arkansas titles from the State Archives holdings digitally, explore the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America collections

Newspapers in microfilm format are available for viewing at our three facilities and inventories can be searched at:

ASA newspaper microfilm inventory

NEARA newspaper microfilm inventory

SARA newspaper microfilm inventory.




Arkansas State Archives images collection, 1830s-current

Ozark Folk Center photograph collection, 1970-2000

Shrader Studio negatives collection, 1932-1979

Thomas Harding photograph collection, 1970s-1983




Educational resources

Lesson plans

Lesson plans supplemental materials



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