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United States Census Records to the 1940 Census are digitized and available through the Library’s Ancestry.com subscription or from the comfort of your home using  FamilySearch or HeritageQuest.

FamilySearch Microfilm Distribution Services – On September 8, 2017, FamilySearch discontinued its microfilm distribution services. The change is the result of significant progress in FamilySearch’s microfilm digitization efforts and the obsolescence of microfilm technology. Digital imaging has made it easier to find ancestors through the internet, mobile, and other technologies. Here are some commonly asked questions about the replacement of microfilm with digital access.

Although some Arkansas marriage records have been digitized and are available online, those records only represent a small portion of Arkansas counties.

  • Arkansas County (1839-1953)
  • Ashley County (1848-1951)
  • Baxter County (1873-1921)
  • Benton County (1861-1952)
  • Boone County (1869-1951)
  • Bradley County (1856-1992)
  • Calhoun County (1851-1993)
  • Carroll County (1870-1951)
  • Chicot County (1819-1951)
  • Clark County (1821- 1975)
  • Clay County (1891-1923)
  • Cleburne County (1883-1950)
  • Cleveland County (1873-1939)
  • Columbia County (1853-1988)
  • Conway County (1851-1952)
  • Craighead County (1819-1951)
  • Crawford County (1821-1975)
  • Crittendon County (1891-1923)
  • Cross County (1883-1950)
  • Dallas County (1873-1939)
  • Desha County (1853-1988)
  • Drew County (1851-1952)
  • Faulkner County (1878-1978)
  • Franklin County (1877-1908)
  • Fulton County (1837-1921)
  • Garland County (1863-1942)
  • Grant County (1846-1976)
  • Greene County (1855-1952)
  • Hempstead County (1847-1952)
  • Hot Spring County (1875-1952)
  • Howard County (1850-1951)
  • Independence County (1887-1925)
  • Izard County (1874-1951)
  • Jackson County (1877-1923)
  • Jefferson County (1876-1946)
  • Johnson County (1845-1901)
  • Lafayette County (1873-1952)
  • Lawrence County (1826-1921)
  • Lee County (1889-1967)
  • Lincoln County (1846-1923)
  • Little River County (1830-1927)
  • Logan County (1855-1924)
  • Lonoke County (1828-1952)
  • Madison County (1821-1922)
  • Marion County (1871-1923)
  • Miller County (1871-1995)
  • Mississippi County (1880-1952)
  • Monroe County (1873-1951)
  • Montgomery County (1901-1951)
  • Nevada County (1888-1957)
  • Nevada County (1875-1978)
  • Newton County (1901-1921)
  • Ouachita County (1846-1972)
  • Perry County (1902-1911)
  • Phillips County (1871-1953)
  • Pike County (1866-1920)
  • Poinsett County (1875-1952)
  • Polk County (1883-1902)
  • Pope County (1869-1921)
  • Prairie County (1895-1954)
  • Pulaski County (1973-1921)
  • Randolph County (1883-1952)
  • Saline County (1830-1922)
  • Scott County (1854-1924)
  • Searcy County (1838-1921)
  • Sebastian County (1837-1923)
  • Sevier County (1836-1951)
  • Sharp County (1882-1933)
  • St. Francis County (1881-1951)
  • Stone County (1865-1921)
  • Union County (1829-1951)
  • Van Buren County (1865-1928)
  • Washington County (1845-1926)
  • White County (1836-1919)
  • Woodruff County (1864-1921)
  • Yell County (1841-1961)

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The following Arkansas City Directories are available on microfilm as well as through the library’s Ancestry.com subscription (available at a CALS library) or HeritageQuest.com (available at home with your CALS library card).

Blytheville

  • 1956
  • 1958
  • 1960

El Dorado

  • 1927-1935
  • 1937-1946
  • 1949-1956
  • 1956-1960

Fayetteville

  • 1939
  • 1947
  • 1951
  • 1955
  • 1955
  • 1957
  • 1959

Fort Smith

  • 1907
  • 1910
  • 1911
  • 1930
  • 1925
  • 1926
  • 1928
  • 1929
  • 1938
  • 1951
  • 1953
  • 1955
  • 1957
  • 1959

Helena

  • 1909
  • 1911
  • 1912
  • 1917
  • 1929
  • 1930

Hot Springs

  • 1903
  • 1905
  • 1906
  • 1908
  • 1910
  • 1912
  • 1915
  • 1917
  • 1921
  • 1923
  • 1926
  • 1928
  • 1930
  • 1935
  • 1938
  • 1940
  • 1942
  • 1944
  • 1946
  • 1947
  • 1949
  • 1951
  • 1953
  • 1955
  • 1957
  • 1958
  • 1960

Jonesboro

  • 1936
  • 1939
  • 1947
  • 1951
  • 1953
  • 1956
  • 1959

Explore the catalog listing for Arkansas Tax Records on microfilm.

Arkansas County

  • Minutes of the Grand Jury, 1839-1855
  • Tax records, ca. 1818-1895

Benton County

  • Tax books, 1869-1900

Boone County

  • Deed records, 1869-1895; indexes, 1869-1942

Calhoun County

  • Personal property tax lists, 1868-1894

Carroll County

  • List of personal property assessed for taxation, 1881-1892

Chicot County

  • Personal property tax books, 1860-1894 approx.

Clark County

  • Personal property tax records, 1845-1917

Cleburne County

  • Personal property tax books, 1884-1894

Cleveland County

  • Real estate tax books, 1881, 1888, 1890

Crittenden County

  • Justice Court records, 1843-1846, 1857-1875
  • List of all lands subject to taxation in Crittenden County, 1868 (and other records)
  • List of persons and property assessed for taxation, 1839-1894

Cross County

  • Circuit Court records, 1872-1888 (and other records)
  • Real estate tax books, 1865-1869, 1890-1891

Dallas County

  • List of persons and property assessed for taxation 1865, 1867, 1870, 1885-1886, 1893

Desha County

  • Tax records, 1866-1869, 1871

Drew County

  • Drew County Arkansas Tax Records
  • Tax records, 1847-1900

Faulkner County

  • Tax records, 1873-1895

Franklin County

  • Tax records : 1845-1848, 1852, 1855-1858, 1860-1861, 1865-1867, 1869-1870, 1872-1875, 1879, 1882, 1884, 1886-1890, 1893-1894

Grant County

  • Personal property tax books, 1876-1879, 1883-1885, 1887, 1889, 1893
  • Registry of county warrants, 1886-1902

Greene County

  • Personal property tax records, 1876-1888, 1890-1894

Hempstead County

  • Justice of the Peace Court book, 1820-1824
  • List of persons and property assessed for taxation, 1865-1900
  • Order book, 1819-1830

Hot Spring County

  • List of persons and property assessed for taxation, 1862, 1866, 1868-1895
  • Township plat book, Hot Spring County, Arkansas Entry of govt. lands in Hot Spring County, 1869

Independence County

  • Personal property tax list, 1840-1883

Jackson County

  • Personal property tax books, 1859-1890

Johnson County

  • Tax records, 1875, 1877, 1880-1881, 1885, 1887-1894

Lafayette County

  • Real estate tax book, 1861-1862, 1865, 1867-1868, 1888-1889
  • U.S. government original surveys, list of all lands subject to taxation in Lafayette County field notes and plat book

Lawrence County

  • List of persons and property assessed for taxation

Lincoln County

  • Personal property tax books, 1871-1895

Lonoke County

  • List of persons and property assessed for taxation, 1876, 1878-1881, 1883-1891, 1893-1894

Miller County

  • Personal property tax, 1875-1876, 1878, 1880-1894

Mississippi County

  • Tax records, 1881-1882, 1889-1890

Newton County

  • Tax records, 1871, 1873-1894

Perry County

  • Tax records, 1883-1894

Phillips County

  • Plat book, 1816-1835
  • Tax records, 1860

Pike County

  • Tax records, 1883, 1893-1894

Poinsett County

  • Township plat book, 1922

Pope County

  • Tax records : 1866-1875, 1878-1880, 1883-1884, 1886-1894

Prairie County

  • List of property assessed for taxation, 1861-1863, 1866-1870, 1880, 1890

Randolph County

  • List of persons and property assessed for taxation, ca. 1854-1877, 1879-1900

St. Francis County

  • Tax records, 1867-1870, 1879-1880, 1882, 1889-1890

Sevier County

  • County Court records, 1830-1879

Sharp County

  • Personal property tax assessment lists, 1871-1891
  • Tax records, 1879 and 1890

Union County

  • Arkansas Real estate assessments, 1870
  • Surveyor’s records, 1897
  • Tax records, 1880, 1890

Van Buren County

  • Tax records, 1865-1894

Washington County

  • Tax records, ca. 1866-1899

White County

  • Tax records, 1857-1858, 1860-1862, 1865-1866, 1868-1869, 1870-1885, 1887-1893

Woodruff County

  • Persons and property subject to taxation, 1867-1868, 1873-1874, 1876-1878, 1880-1885, 1887-1888, 1890, 1894

Yell County

  • Tax records, 1866-1870, 1872-1873, 1879, 1885, 1887, 1889, 1893

Explore the catalog listing for court records. 

Explore the catalog listing for Arkansas Tax Records on microfilm.

Arkansas County

  • Chancery Court records, 1849-1951
  • Chancery Court records, 1841-1955
  • Chancery Court records, 1913-1970, Northern District
  • Circuit Court records, 1849-1865, 1869-1883
  • Circuit court records, 1819-1877
  • County Court records, 1849-1855
  • Issue docket records, 1819-1830
  • Justice of the Peace dockets, 1836-1839, 1843-1871
  • Law record, v. A, 1887-1901

Ashley County

  • County Court docket, 1869-1870

Baxter County

  • Court records, 1874-1889
  • Deeds, 1858-1955

Benton County

  • Chancery Court records, 1843-1952
  • Circuit Court records, 1837-1884, (index, 1861-1899)
  • County Court minutes, 1857-1880
  • Index, 1843-1860

Boone County

  • Chancery Court records, 1870-1954
  • Circuit Court record, v. A, 1869-1882
  • Index to Circuit Court records, v. A-H
  • Untitled court record, 1869-1896

Bradley County

  • Equity records, 1893-1958

Calhoun County

  • Circuit Court records, 1851-1878, (index, 1860-1878)
  • County Court record and index, Books A-B, 1851-1872
  • Deeds, 1851-1887, (index, 1851-1894)

Carroll County

  • Chancery Court records, 1870-1959, Eastern District of Carroll County
  • Chancery Court records, 1883-1955, Western District of Carroll County
  • County Court records, 1870-1877

Chicot County

  • County Court records, 1830-1835, 1840-1883
  • Territorial record 14, 1819-1828

Clark County

  • Chancery Court records, 1878-1951
  • County Court record, 1834-1873

Clay County

  • Arkansas Soldiers’ and sailors’ discharge records for World War I, 1919-1960
  • Chancery Court records, 1881-1962, Clay County, Western District
  • Chancery books, 1897-1957, Eastern District, Arkansas index, 1893-1962
  • Circuit Court records, 1842-1876
  • County Court records, 1885-1888, Eastern District
  • County Court record, 1825-1877

Cleburne County

Cleveland County

  • Chancery Court records, 1889-1952
  • County Court records, 1873-1882
  • Circuit Court records, book A, 1873-1885

Columbia County

  • Chancery Court records, 1860-1956
  • Circuit Court records, 1853-1883
  • County Court record, 1855-1867

Conway County

  • Court records, 1842-1961

Craighead County

  • Chancery books, 1878-1964
  • County Court records, 1878-1887
  • Municipal Court records, 1884-1900, Lake City District

Crawford County

  • Circuit Court records, 1877-1880 (index to record, 1877-1905

Crittenden County

  • Chancery Court records, 1882-1952
  • Circuit Court records, 1826-1910
  • County Court records, 1826-1878
  • Justice Court records, 1843-1846, 1857-1875

Cross County

  • Circuit Court records, 1872-1888
  • County Court records, 1865-1889
  • Court records, 1866-1953, 1955-1961

Dallas County

  • Chancery Court records, 1845-1952, 1957
  • Circuit Court record, 1861-1893
  • County Court record, 1852-1892

Desha County

  • Chancery Court records, 1886-1955
  • Circuit Court records, 1840-1861, 1865-1885
  • County Court records, 1858-188

Drew County

  • Chancery Court records, 1878-1955
  • Circuit Court records, 1847-1876
  • County Court records, 1847-1907
  • Justice Court records, 1860-1919

Faulkner County

  • Chancery Court records, 1873-1955
  • Circuit Court dockets and records, 1873-1912

Franklin County

  • Chancery Court records, 1891-1953, Charleston District
  • Chancery Court records, 1866-1957, Ozark District
  • Circuit Court records, 1852-1879
  • Index to Circuit Court records, 1867-1881
  • Justice of the Peace Court records, 1869-1872

Fulton County

  • Chancery Court records, 1871-1973
  • Circuit Court records, 1877-1885
  • County Court records, 1870-1886
  • Court docket, 1871-1973

Garland County

  • County Court records, 1874-1879
  • Chancery Court records, 1893-1951
  • Justice of the Peace Court records, 1870-1876
  • Tomlinson Township records, 1887-1901

Grant County

  • Chancery Court records, 1877-1954

Greene County

  • Chancery Court records, 1881-1893, 1895-1953
  • County Court records, 1876-1881

Hempstead County

  • Chancery Court records, 1839-1953
  • Circuit Court records, 1835-1879
  • County Court records, 1837-1912
  • Justice of the Peace Court book, 1820-1824
  • Order book, 1819-1830

Hot Spring County

  • Circuit Court records, 1843-1911, 1918-1953, (index, ca. 1847-1918)

Howard County

  • Chancery Court records, 1891-1951
  • County Court records, v. A-B, 1873-1882

Independence County

  • Court records, 1839-1953 (Indexes, 1879-1884, 1898-1900, 1907-1914)
  • Circuit Court records, 1821-1879
  • County court records, 1830-1877

Izard County

  • Chancery Court records, 1889-1956
  • County Court records, 1889-1895

Jackson County

  • Circuit Court records, 1830-1879
  • Circuit Court records, 1841-1845
  • County Court and Probate Court records, 1830-1878
  • Court records, 1845-1952
  • Justice of the Peace dockets, 1850-1882
  • Probate records, 1836-1886

Jefferson County

  • Chancery Court records, 1841-1864, 1869-1876, 1876-1920
  • Circuit Court records, 1830-1877

Johnson County

  • Circuit and Chancery Court records, 1841-1956
  • County Court records, 1848-1871

Lafayette County

  • Chancery Court records, 1840-1878
  • County Court records, 1838-1875

Lawrence County

  • Chancery records, 1852-1956
  • Circuit Court records, 1816-1871
  • Circuit Court dockets, 1818-1846
  • Justice of the Peace Court dockets, 1854-1906

Lee County

  • Chancery records, 1885-1928
  • County Court proceedings, 1873-1881

Lincoln County

  • County Court records, v. A, 1871-1873
  • Equity records, 1871-1960

Little River County

  • Chancery Court records, 1868-1879
  • Circuit Court records, 1868-1880
  • County Court records, v. B, 1876-1886

Logan County

  • Birth and death certificates, 1914-1923
  • Chancery Court records, 1877-1926, 1837-1966 (Northern District)

Lonoke County

  • Circuit and Chancery Court records, 1873-1880
  • Justice of the Peace records, 1873-1917

Madison County

  • Chancery Court records, 1866-1959

Marion County

  • Chancery Court records, 1888-1960

Miller County

  • Chancery Court records, 1886-1951(Index, 1890-1974)
  • Chancery Court records, v. A, 1875-1886
  • Circuit Court records, v. A, 1875-1878
  • County Court records, v. A, 1875-1879
  • Justice of the Peace docket, 1871-1910

Mississippi County

  • Chancery Court records, v. 1, 1865-1881
  • Chancery Court records, 1901-1939, (Blytheville District)
  • Chancery Court records, 1865-1944, (Osceola District)
  • Honorable discharge (from military service) papers signed and filed by the Court, ca. 1918, ca. 1944
  • County Court records, 1865-1899 (Osceola District)

Monroe County

  • Chancery Court records, 1859-1918, 1920-1928
  • Circuit Court records, 1830-1860, 1867-1871, 1875-1885

Montgomery County

  • Chancery Court records, 1858-1973
  • Circuit Court records, 1845-1883

Nevada County

  • Circuit Court records, v. A, 1871-1879
  • Circuit Court in Chancery records, v. A-O, 1871-1953

Newton County

  • Chancery Court records, 1866-1969
  • Circuit Court records, 1865-1921 (indexes, 1886-1898)
  • Deeds, 1866-1906

Perry County

  • County Court records, 1882-1884
  • Circuit Court records, 1874-1890

Phillips County

  • Chancery Court records, 1839-1862, 1865-1877
  • Chancery Court records, 1865-1936
  • Circuit Court records, 1821-1879
  • County Court records, 1837-1878
  • Ministers’ credentials, 1885-1930

Pike County

  • Chancery Court records, 1895-1962

Poinsett County

  • Chancery Court records, 1895-1928
  • Circuit Court records, 1873-1894
  • County Court records, 1871-1886
  • Survey records and plat books, 1880, 1901-1936
  • Township plat book, 1922

Polk County

  • Chancery Court records, 1885-1951
  • County Court records, 1876-1883
  • Justice of the Peace dockets, 1879-1904
  • Original land entry book, v. A, 1881-1905

Pope County

  • Chancery Court records, 1856-1953 (indexes, 1842-1953)
  • Circuit Court records, 1855-1881
  • Circuit Court meeting in Chancery, 1856-1876
  • County Court records, 1857-1877
  • Law dockets, v. A, 1870-1879

Prairie County

  • Chancery Court records, 1854-1876
  • Circuit Court records, 1854-1881
  • County Court records, 1854-1873
  • Justice of the Peace Court dockets, 1869-1879
  • School records, 1853-1869
  • Supervisors’ records, v. F, 1873-1878
  • Chancery Court records, 1885-1933, Southern District
  • Chancery Court records, 1876-1898, 1907-1929, Prairie County, Arkansas, Northern District

Pulaski County

  • Real estate bank cases, 1867-1902

Ouachita County

  • Chancery Court records, 1874-1959
  • County Court records, v. A, 1876-1878

Randolph County

  • Chancery Court records, 1881-1955 (index, ca. 1835-1999)
  • Circuit Court records, 1837-1879
  • County Court records, 1836-1880

St. Francis County

  • Chancery Court records, 1875-1930
  • Circuit Court records, 1860-1928
  • County Court records, v. E, 1872-1880

Saline County

  • Chancery court records, 1841-1952
  • Circuit Court records, 1836-1895
  • County Court records, 1836-1875

Scott County

  • Chancery Court records, 1882-1956
  • Plat book, 1882-1937

Sebastian County

  • Chancery Court records, 1866-1950, Fort Smith District
  • Chancery Court records, 1882-1957, Greenwood District
  • County Court records, 1851-1858, 1875-1884

Sevier County

  • Circuit Court records, 1835-1954
  • County Court records, 1830-1879
  • Justice of the Peace records, 1872-1874, 1881-1895

Sharp County

  • Chancery Court records, 1880-1965
  • County Court records, 1880-1884

Stone County

  • Circuit Court records, 1873-1951

Union County

  • Chancery records, v. A-D, 1840-1882
  • Circuit Court records, 1830-1877
  • County Court records, 1839-1877
  • Deeds and mortgages, 1844-1890, 1845-1928

Van Buren County

  • Chancery records, 1859-1959

Washington County

  • Chancery records, 1839-1951
  • County Court records, 1835-1878
  • Judgement dockets, 1833-1889, Circuit Court

White County

  • Circuit Court records, 1836-1892
  • County Court records, 1836-1877

Woodruff County

  • Circuit Court records, 1865-1954
  • County Court records, v. A-E, 1839-1879
  • County Court records, 1865-1879
  • Justice of the Peace Court records, 1845-1850, 1875-1901
  • Original land entries, ca. 1831-1869

Yell County

  • Chancery Court records, 1865-1968, Danville District
  • Chancery Court records, 1876-1952, Dardanelle District
  • Circuit Court records, 1865-1978
  • County Court dockets, v. A, 1873-1883
  • County Court records, v. A, 1865-1879