Our Arkansas genealogists research on location. They will find and analyze the best records available to further your family history research. They can search the archives and libraries in Arkansas, as well as help with other special research requests.
Our researchers are available to visit local archives and libraries to access unique record collections to help with your research. Below is a list of a few of the archives our Arkansas genealogists can access to further your research:
The Arkansas State Archives hold approximately 13,000 cubic feet of state records and manuscripts which all focus on the history of the state and its people. These include immigration records and personal histories. The archive also maintains religious records, including records with information on African American churches.
The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies is a genealogy teaching center for the local residents, as well as a genealogical source for information. Notable records of their collection include the Freedmen’s Bureau Records, which are the perfect aid for researching African American ancestors and are available in Arkansas Studies Institute research room.
The Southwest Arkansas Regional Libraries Archives (SARA) is part of the Arkansas State Archives. SARA focuses on collecting primary and secondary sources related to the history of the southwest region of the state. The collection includes letters, diaries, maps, photographs, newspapers, and broadsides (a large sheet of paper, ex:posters, proclamations, etc.).
The SARA also has a general Arkansas reference library. Some of the interesting items in this collection includes the Robert B. Walz Photograph Collection which contains 2,500 photographs of the region over the past century or so, and the Nan Robson Brown Collection which has genealogical information and photographs of Arkansas’ first governor James Sevier Conway and his descendants.
The University of Arkansas’ Special Collections Library has genealogy records that include information concerning statewide sources, courthouse addresses, funeral homes, libraries, chamber of commerce records and newspapers. Our Arkansas Genealogists can search the library on campus in your behalf.
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