Hempstead County AR Links


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Contributed by Bill and Tina Cribbs:

Obituary archive and obituary search engine directory.

State-by-state directory of obituary resources and archives

Surname research tool; searchable library of data files.

Michelle Bardin's Hempstead Co. Photo Page
This is a page Michelle has generously provided on which are
placed photos relative to Hempstead County.

Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives
Established in 1978, a repository for archival material for twelve Arkansas counties. The board consists of two representatives from each of the twelve counties. Located next door to Old Washington Historic State Park. Faith Riley, Director,

Migrations.org seems to be acting as a central repository where you can enter the data for your ancestors who moved into, and out of, areas in the U.S. Data entry and display are standardized. Migrations.org appears to be without discrimination.

Revolutionary War Units
Maps for the Northeastern States
Maps for the SouthEastern States
Maps for Arkansas

Civil War Units John Rigdon - list of books available

Hempstead Co. CSA - Etter's Artillery Battery - Roster

Arkansas Cemetery Website goes hand in hand with the AR-Cemeteries mailing list. It is being updated daily thanks to Charlie Ward and the many volunteers who are out there gathering cemetery data and photos.

LinkPendium, links for all 50 states
LinkPendium is being developed by Karen Isaacson and Brian Leverich,
founders of the extremely popular "RootsWeb" genealogical community site.
At the time of its merger with "Ancestry" in June 2000, RootsWeb had about
600,000 registered users, was serving about 100,000,000 Web page
views monthly, and was delivering about 160,000,000 pieces of email
monthly to the subscribers of its 18,000 mailing lists. The company had
more than 40 employees and operated its own 7,000 square foot
network operations center in Bakersfield, CA.

Nationwide Lookup Volunteers

Arkansas Naturalization Records Index 1809-1906 .
Let pages load fully, then *read* the introduction and explanations before you begin clicking on links .

Thanks to Wendy for information posted to the ARGEN-L mail list, Wed, 25 Sep 2002 12:52:39


Obtaining Non-Identifying Information: Non-identifying information is available to adoptive parents or guardians and adopted adults age 18 or older.

Obtaining Identifying Information: Identifying information is provided through an Adoption Registry. Using the Adoption Registry: The State Department of Human Services maintains an adoption registry for DHS placements.

Licensed voluntary agencies also may establish and maintain registries. The DHS registry is a mutual consent registry in which both parties must be registered before identifying information can be released.

Adopted adults age 21 or older, birth parents, and individuals related within the second degree may register. Before release of information, parties requesting information are required to have 1 hour of counseling. Contact:

Arkansas Mutual Consent Voluntary Adoption Registry
PO Box 1437, Slot 808
Little Rock, AR 77203-1437
(501) 682-8462

Obtaining an Original Birth Certificate:
An adoptee must petition the court in which the adoption was finalized to receive

. http://www.adoptionlaws.org/arkansas.asp

According to the Handy Book for Genealogists:

Hempstead County Courthouse
P.O. Box 1420
Hope, AR 71801-1420

From: Sharon Goldman
Hempstead Genealogical Society has
their publications for sale.
Hempstead County Genealogical Society
P O Box 756
Hope Arkansas 71802-0756

Thanks to Lorene Walker Auld, on the maillist:

Hempstead County Library
500 South Elm, Hope, AR 71801
telephone 870-777-4564).

Betsy Mills Has moved her Arkansas Vital Records Information web site to a new location, Arkansas Vital Records Information

Primitive Baptist Library Website From: Robert L Webb
Thu, 7 Nov 2002 13:36:59

For about two years we have been working an on extensive website with history of Primitive Baptist Churches, county by county, in over thirty states, across the northern, eastern and western tier of our country. Some of these states have only sketchy information, others (such as Illinois and Iowa) are quite detailed, with lists of surnames of members which have been taken from our database of members, which now has nearly 40,000 entries. About half of these names are for Illinois.
To view our website, Prmiitive Baptist Churches
To go directly to the pages we are just beginning for Arkansas, go to
Arkansas Prmiitive Baptist Churches
We would be grateful for any assistance anyone can give us as we try to preserve our heritage, by obtaining and preserving old church records, association minutes, historical sketches, biographical sketches of ministers, photos, etc.
We have very limited staff, volunteer, but will do our best to respond as time permits.
Elder Robert Webb
The Primitive Baptist Library
416 Main Street
Carthage, IL 62321

Great Internet Resource Site From: Kathleen Burnett
Sun, 10 Nov 2002 15:40:44
I ran across this site and thought some of you might find it helpful in locating site that will help you with your genealogical research.
Internet Resources - for Genealogy

AccessGenealogy Web Site

We would like to bring to your attention the present
resources/pages we have for Arkansas that could
benefit Arkansas researchers.

a.. Arkansas Genealogy Resource Center
b.. Arkansas Census Resource Center (under construction)
c.. Arkansas Counties Map
d.. Arkansas Civil War Map
e.. Arkansas Military Resource Center
f.. Arkansas Native American Resource Center
1.. Proposals By Cherokee Indians
2.. Arkansas Federally Non-Recognized Tribes
g.. Arkansas Vital Records
1.. Cemetery Records of the Western District (Lawrence County)
h.. Arkansas World War II Casualties (images)
i.. Discover Arkansas Genealogy WebRing

All data and information found on AccessGenealogy is free.

Some Hempstead County Obituaries

Some Hempstead Co. Confederate Soldiers

The Diary of Clinton Harrison Moore Typed and Edited by: Larry and Kathryn Priest

Offering a "Next of Kin (tm)" search is Lineagesnet.com

Thanks to Larry and Kathryn Priest: You can find Arkansas land records here. If you search the archives you can find copies of land records.

This Tennessee site has information that might help find roots for People of Color
The site offers links and information for all colors of people, including Native Americans.
More like this

1860 slaveholders
Thomas M. Blake has done partial transcriptions of the 1860 slave census for over 130 Counties, including Hempstead. These transcriptions are part of a project he placed on Roots Web indexing the names of larger 1860 slaveholders and matching the surnames with African Americans on the 1870 census.

Some Old Time Photos Can be found at this site. It has some wonderful old photos, including some from Hempstead County.
Old Photos

Arkansas Genealogy

Original Arkansas Page
Cindy's List
Political Graveyard
Email to Hope-Hempstead Chamber of Commerce -hopeark@arkansas.net

Original Marriage Certificates and Miller Co. Treasures
Posted Mon, 13 Mar 2000 05:31:23
Texarkana USA Genealogical Society has in its possession more than 9,000 Original Marriage Certificates for marriages in Bowie County TX and 2,000 + Originals for Miller County AR. The majority of them are from about 1889 to 1935. A few older, some more recent. The Miller County are indexed by both Groom and Bride. The Bowie County are indexed by Groom only.They can be obtained a low cost, a SASE and a short lineage chart showing your relationship to the individuals.
If you had relatives who married in either of these counties in this time frame, I will be happy to check for availabilty of their certificates. If we have them, you will be notifed on where to send your information so that it will reach the proper person. Will also notify you if they are not available.
We would love to get all of these Certificates placed in the hands of family members as they would be a great addition to your family records. Please feel free to forward this mail to any list to which you subscribe.
Thanks, Doris Lindblad

From Bill Boulineau: Census online
This is the completed online census by Rootsweb. You might want to check this page from time to time to see if they have your county online. It is free, no CD required, and you can download and save the census data.

URL for the 1850 Hempstead census at Rootsweb 

  Mary in Wyoming adds: You can also find the USGW Census Project at Another source Both are free, and one just might have a census that the other doesn't.

Kathleen Burnett
I have started a new mailing list called AR-ROLLCALL. It is a mailing list for anyone who just wants to post surnames and dates in hopes of connecting with others researching the same surnames in Arkansas.
To subscribe to this list - send the word subscribe to
AR-ROLLCALL-L-request@rootsweb.com or
AR-ROLLCALL-D-request@rootsweb.com for the digest form. When you get your confirmation, you can then send your queries to AR-ROLLCALL-L@ROOTSWEB.COM
I look forward to helping this list become another tool for those researching in Arkansas. Kathleen Burnett

Mary Mc Coulskey Brooks Offers the links listed below.
Wedding Bells

United States Birth and Death Records
United States Obituary Records
United States Cemetery Records

And for a commercial site: Census CD-ROM Containing images of the Federal Census pages available by Year, State, and County rather than by roll of microfilm. Thus, you can get just what you need. Most records are either $4.95 or $9.95 and many are FREE with any other purchase.