Property Research at the CALS Roberts Library

Whether you have been doing research on historic properties for years or are just now beginning, the CALS Roberts Library offers resources for researchers at all skill levels. Some of our resources and databases are only available for use at the CALS Roberts Library, while others are available at your neighborhood CALS branch library or accessible at home with your CALS library card.

Watch this VIDEO to learn how to get started using the resources below.

Genealogy Resources

  • City Directories  – available in ready reference at the CALS Roberts Library and through Ancestry Library edition at any CALS branch (link directs to Ancestry Library collection)
  • Census Records – available through Ancestry Library edition at any CALS branch
  • Historical Newspapers
    • – Arkansas newspapers through 1923 available online at any CALS branch
    • ChroniclingAmerica – Other Arkansas newspapers, various dates, available online from anywhere
    • Newspapers on microfilm – Arkansas Democrat and Arkansas Gazette from 1923 to 1993 available only at
      the CALS Roberts Library
    • NewsBankArkansas Democrat-Gazette from 1994 to the present
    • Quapaw Quarter Chronicle – available online anywhere through the Quapaw Quarter Association’s website

Architectural History Resources

Land Ownership Resources


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