A Guide to Genealogy
Research in Arkansas


The best collection of Arkansas newspapers is at the Arkansas History Commission. The Family History Library has not acquired copies of Arkansas newspapers, but the following guides can help you locate and search Arkansas newspapers:

Union List of Arkansas Newspapers, 1819-1942. Little Rock: Historical Records Survey, 1942. (FHL book 976.7 B3h; film 897,366, item 2.)

Morgan, James Logan. Arkansas Newspaper Index, 1819-1845: Index to Obituaries, Biographical Notes and Probate and Chancery Notes. Newport, Ark.: Morgan Books, 1981. (FHL book 976.7 B32m.)

Allsopp, Fred W. History of the Arkansas Press for a Hundred Years and More. 1922. Reprint. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1978. (FHL book 976.7 B3a.)


The major genealogical periodicals and magazines helpful for Arkansas research are:

The Arkansas Family Historian. 1962-. Published by Arkansas Genealogical Society, 4200 "A" St., Little Rock, AR 72205. (FHL book 976.7 B2a; vols. 1-4 on film 874,450; vols. 5-6 on film 873,991.)

Backtracker. 1972-. Published by Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society, P.O. Box "K", Rogers, AR 72756. (FHL book 976.7 B2bt.)

Flashback. 1951-. Published by Washington County Historical Society, P.O. Box 357, Fayetteville, AR 72701. (FHL book 976.714 B2f; an index for 1964 to 1970 is on film 844,958, item 8.)

The Melting Pot Quarterly. 1978-. Published by The Melting Pot Genealogical Society, 400 Winans Avenue, Hot Springs, AR 71901. (FHL book 976.7 D25m.)

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This page was compiled by Edward Hayden.

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