Arkansas substitute birth, marriage, and death records online lists alternate places to look for BMDs including family bibles, census records, cemetery records, funeral home records, obituaries, probate records, military records, naturalization and citizenship records, and more.

 

If you haven’t been able to find an ancestor in Arkansas Birth, Marriage, and Death Records online, these are some great substitute birth, marriage, and death record options.

 

Family Bibles
  • Family bibles often include a front page where family names, birth dates, and birth places are recorded
Census Records
  • US Census records from 1850 forward contain the age and state or country of birth for each member of a household
  • Some census records give the month and year of birth
  • Some census records give the relationship to the head of the household
Cemetery Records
  • Cemetery headstones usually give the birth and death year and sometimes the complete birth and death dates
  • Some tombstones include the country of birth
Funeral Home Records
  • Funeral home records may contain copies of obituaries or notes, records about the date of death, details about the grave location, information about the funeral service, and information about surviving family, residences, and more
Obituaries
  • Obituaries usually include the birth date and place, marriage date, death date and place, and biographical information for the deceased as well as family names
Probate Records
  • Probate records may include the date of death, last will and testament listing family relations, an inventory of possessions, deeds, and more
Military Records
  • Military records may include the birth date and place
  • Pension records may include the birth date and place
  • Military records may include a physical description of the person and names of a parent
Naturalization & Citizenship Records
  • These may include the birth date and place
  • Name changes and aliases
  • Residence prior to arrival, residence after arrival, and much more

 

 

 

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County level Arkansas substitute birth, marriage, and death collections online

 

See – Arkansas Cemetery Records online

See – Arkansas Census Records online

See – Arkansas Immigration Records online

See – Arkansas Military Records online

See – Arkansas Naturalization Records online

See – Arkansas Obituaries online

See – Arkansas Probate Records online

 

 

Ashley County – Bible Records – Family Bible Records of Ashley County, Arkansas

Baxter County – Guardianship – Probate Records, 1873-1949

Benton County – Guardianship – Probate Records (Benton County, Arkansas), 1837-1921

Carroll County – Guardianship – Probate Records, 1883-1920

Clark County – Bible Records – Records of Clark County, Arkansas

Columbia County – Minorities – Biographical Family Histories of Southwest Arkansas, Volume I

Crawford County – Guardianship – Registers of Wills in Tahlequah District in the Cherokee Nation, 1871-1898

Crawford County – Native Races – Registers of Wills in Tahlequah District in the Cherokee Nation, 1871-1898

Crawford County – Slavery and Bondage – Registers of Wills in Tahlequah District in the Cherokee Nation, 1871-1898

Crittenden County – Guardianship – Probate Estate Docket A, 1857-1898

Cross County – Pensions – Old Age Pension Records (Cross County, Arkansas), 1936-1937

Drew County – Guardianship – Drew County, Arkansas Court Fees; Annual Accounts, Final Settlements of Executors, Administrators & Guardians, 1848-1892

Faulkner County – Guardianship – Probate Records, 1873-1950

 

Franklin County – Guardianship – Administrator’s and Guardian’s Records, 1876-1904

Franklin County – Guardianship – Probate Records, 1891-1947

Garland County – Funeral Homes – Gross Mortuary Record Book, 1874-1922

Greene County – Guardianship – Probate Case Files (Greene County, Arkansas), 1905-1937

Independence County – Pensions – Pension Records, 1901-1939

Jackson County – Guardianship – Probate Files (Jackson County, Arkansas), 1835-1890

Madison County – Guardianship – Guardians Bonds and Letters (Madison County, Arkansas), 1860-1934

Mississippi County – Minorities – Marriage Records, (Mississippi County, Arkansas), 1861-1950

Pope County – Native Races – Cherokees “West”, 1794 to 1839

Saline County – Guardianship – Probate Records, 1842-1951

Scott County – Minorities – Slavery in Scott County, Arkansas

Scott County – Probate Records – Probate Court Records, 1882-1933

Scott County – Slavery and Bondage – Slavery in Scott County, Arkansas

Searcy County – Funeral Homes – Coffman Funeral Home (Marshall, Arkansas), 1937-1988

Searcy County – Funeral Homes – Records of Elbert E. Sibert, Undertaker in DeQueen, Arkansas

Searcy County – Guardianship – Guardians and Administrators Bonds and Letters, 1859-1916

Searcy County – History – Newspapers – Shootin’s, Obituaries, Politics, Emigratin’, Socializin’, Commercializin and the Press : News Items from and About Searcy County, Arkansas, 1866-1901

Searcy County – History – Periodicals – Searcy County Ancestor Information Exchange (Arkansas)

Sebastian County – Funeral Homes – Blaine Brothers Funeral Home Records (Fort Smith, Arkansas), 1882-1904

Sebastian County – Guardianship – Probate Records (Sebastian County, Arkansas), 1851-1910

Sevier County – Guardianship – Arkansas, Sevier County, Probate Records, 1830-1973

Stone County – Guardianship – Administrators and Guardians Bonds and Letters, 1873-1928

Stone County – Pensions – Court Record, 1873-1931

Washington County – Slavery and Bondage – Washington County, Arkansas Miscellaneous Record Book, Ca. 1840-1879

White County – Guardianship – Probate Records (White County, Arkansas), 1835-1940

Woodruff County – Guardianship – Records of Administrator, Executor & Guardian Bonds; Record of Letters of Guardianship; Record of Administrators and Curators, 1861-1904

 

 

City level Arkansas substitute birth, marriage, and death collections online

 

See – Arkansas Cemetery Records online

See – Arkansas Census Records online

See – Arkansas Immigration Records online

See – Arkansas Military Records online

See – Arkansas Naturalization Records online

See – Arkansas Obituaries online

See – Arkansas Probate Records online

 

 

Blytheville – Funeral Homes – Cobb Funeral Home Records

Blytheville – Funeral Homes – Holt Funeral Home Records, 24 May 1937-22 July 1955

Des Arc – Funeral Homes – Caskey Funeral Records (Des Arc, Arkansas), 1928-1978

DeWitt – Funeral Homes – Records of Essex Funeral Home, DeWitt, Ark., 1915-1943

England – Funeral Homes – Records of Wilson Funeral Home : England, Arkansas, 1934-1982

Hot Springs – Funeral Homes – Gross Funeral Home Records

Hot Springs – Funeral Homes – Gross Mortuary’s Oldest Records, 1874-1889

Little Rock – Minorities – Blue Book of Little Rock and Argenta, Arkansas

Little Rock – Minorities – Registers of Signatures of Depositors, 1871-1874

Pine Bluff – Funeral Homes – Records of Hale-South Funeral Home, 1954-1984

Pine Bluff – Funeral Homes – Records of McFadden Funeral Home, Pine Bluff, Ark., 1891-1954

Prescott – Funeral Homes – Records of Cornish Funeral Home, 1910-1977

 

 

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