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This is the online digital archive of the Arkansas History Commission, Arkansas’s official state archives, offering digitized documents, visuals, maps, broadsides, pamphlets, and three-dimensional objects significant to Arkansas history and culture, from the holdings of the Arkansas History Commission. Collections include:
“The mission of the Black History Commission of Arkansas is to collect materials pertaining to African American history for the Arkansas History Commission; to encourage research in the state’s African American history; and to cooperate with the Arkansas Department of Education to develop materials that support the teaching of African American history in our public schools.”
Courtesy Arkansas Records Catalog
“The Arkansas Records Catalog provides quick and easy access to detailed descriptions of primary source materials maintained by archives, special collections, libraries, historical societies, and museums across the state, bringing together collection guides from many of Arkansas’s repositories to help you to locate historical documents and learn where you can gain access to the physical records you seek.”
“Access to these collection guides, also known as finding aids, is essential in determining whether a repository holds the historical and genealogical documents you’re searching for. The Arkansas Records Catalog makes it easy to locate specific collections of historic documents by also providing location and contact information for the institution that maintains the records. The finding aids on this site include detailed descriptions of collections, their historical context, inventories, and other related facts, connecting researchers across the state to the historical materials you need, without ever having to leave home.”
To locate repositories, visit this map and click on the pins provided.
A partnership between the Central Arkansas Library System and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock providing access to millions of documents and photographs on Arkansas history. Some of these materials are accessible through the Online Collections.
Initiated by The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies at the Central Arkansas Library System. Educators, historians, librarians, and others review content and media for inclusion.
The Arkansas Gravestones Project is a privately sponsored, nonprofit, site, depending on volunteers who contribute photographs to be shared on the site. Search by surname or browse by surname or cemetery.
Founded in 1962, the Arkansas Genealogical Society offers the following:
“AGS published a series of 23 volumes of member-submitted ancestry charts and 16 volumes of family group sheets between 1975 and 1983. There are searchable indexes in pdf format.”
“Since 1991 AGS has been awarding Arkansas Ancestry Certificates to those who prove their ancestry to early residents of Arkansas. This is a searchable index of the ancestor and the person to whom the certificate was awarded along with information needed to find information about the lineage at the Arkansas History Commission and in The Arkansas Family Historian.”
State, county, and city vintage maps from USGenWeb Arkansas.
Other Arkansas Resources
That’s it for free Arkansas digital archives from Sassy Jane. Tune in 14 February for free California Digital Archives for Genealogy. Check out the other states in this series here.