Searcy County
Resources Online
Last updated:Tuesday, 19-Mar-2013 19:37:18 MDT

Searcy County Mailing List:  To join, just click on the link and type subscribe in the body of the message.  Mailing lists are a great way to make connections!
Searcy County Library:  Located in Marshall, the library has a wide selection of books on Searcy County and Searcy County families, as well as microfilm of Searcy County newspapers document collections and 1839-1866 tax records. There is a collection of Family Group Sheets collected through the bimonthly Searcy County Ancestor Information Exchange
Searcy County Courthouse:
P.O. Box 935
Marshall, AR 72650-0297
Telephone: (870) 448-3807
For Records, contact the County Clerk's office:
County Clerk
Searcy County Courthouse
Marshall, AR 72650
(870) 448-3554
Arkansas Vital Records Information
Archive and Manuscript Repositories in Arkansas
Searcy County Records:  List of records available on microfilm
History/genealogy books in print on Searcy County
North Arkansas Ancestor Fair- Information on the Ancestor Fair in Marshall & Leslie
History and Architectual Heritage of Searcy County: Publication by the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program.
             Contains early Searcy County history & information.
Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture- Fascinating history brief on Searcy County.
Community Conflict:  The Impact of the Civil War in the Ozarks
Leslie, AR, online:  Official website for Leslie, AR.
St. Joe, AR, online:  Website for St. Joe, AR
Collier Homestead, Buffalo National River
Searcy County Records/Books for sale:  Records & books on Searcy County which can be purchased.

Searcy County Records online:
*Note:  When you are researching records but can't find your ancestor, try the neighboring counties.  We often think of early ancestors showing up in surrounding counties, but rarely think that a "modern" one might have registered for something in another county:)  The Van Buren Co coordinator shared with me that she found several Searcy Co residents in the WWI draft registration information for Van Buren Co; just one more place to look if you're having trouble finding someone:)
Searcy County 1840 Federal Census Index
Searcy County  1850 Federal Census Index;
file 1: pg0163a.txt
file 2: pg0174a.txt
Searcy County 1860 Federal Census:  Transcribed by Grant Cole, with the permission of SK Publications; thanks Grant!
Searcy County 1870 Federal Census:  Transcribed by Wendy Fennell, with the permission of SK Publications; thanks Wendy!
Searcy County 1880 Federal Census:
Searcy County 1900 Federal Census:  Transcribed by Cal Castleberry & Pamela Coleman with the permission of SK
            Publications; thanks Cal & Pamelia!
Searcy County Cemeteries:  The "Find-A-Grave" website has listings of many Searcy County cemeteries and submitted gravesites. Some include photographs.
"Old Settler's Letters":  Nine letters submitted to the "Mountain Wave" newspaper in 1915 in response to a contest to determine the oldest resident of Searcy County.  Gives a fascinating look at Searcy Co life in the 1800's!  Donated by Tanya Watts- thanks, Tanya!
Obituaries:  If you have any obituaries you'd like to submit, please let me know!
Article & picture that appeared in the Searcy "Wave"  regarding Ossie (Austin) Layton. Gives more insight into daily life in the 1910's, Searcy County.  Donated by Sheryl Unrath- thanks, Sheryl!
Arkansas State Penetentiary index:  Index to prisoners from Searcy County, A-L, 1918-1920 online now.
World War II Casualties:  List of WWII casualties from Searcy County.
Hall Cemetery:  Courtesy of Find-A-Grace, Hall Cemetery in Eula
Watts Cemetery:  Leon Meyers has transcribed and photographed tombstones from Watts Cemetery.  Thanks, Leon!
Arkansas Land Records

Hightower Family Genealogical Database- Anthony Rockefeller's webpage with Bratton and Hamm descendants &
Searcy County connections
Beck's Creek:  Herrick-Vest-Beck-Guinn-Dowell-Tate- Candy Hill & Charles Vest's homepage; includes information on the Beck family, many of whom were from Searcy County.
A North-central Arkansas Family Tree Farm- Steve Bemrich's website with connections to Searcy County and surrounding areas.
Hale, Robertson, Hayes-  Karen Condley Barron's World Connect Family Tree with connection in Searcy & Newton Counties.
                                        Biographies for William Hale:  Here and here
Holstead Family Descent Chart
Ancestor Writing- Gilbert:  by Flossie Selby.  Grinders and Holt family history.
Renfroe, Standridge, &  Hensley Genealogy:  Betty Renfroe's website, which contains pictures and cemetery readings for these families.
Wallace-Wallis, Holt & Allied Families-  Connie Pearl's Family Tree Maker homepage, which includes information of the Wallace/Wallis & Holts families of Searcy County.
Edward G. Gerdes Arkansas Civil War website
The Original Searcy Co Genealogical Project

General Genealogy Tools
Arkansas Cherokee Indian Tribe- Information on Cherokee Indian tribe in Arkansas in early 1800's (scroll down to bottom of page)
Family Search:  LDS website with ability to search the records for information on a specific individual.  One note:  Genealogies are submitted by individuals; best to use as a guideline, and verify information.
US Census Mailing List: TO SUBSCRIBE: XX stands for the 2 letter state abbreviation. (Digest mode)- Put nothing on the subject line; write subscribe in the body.
You will be sent an e-mail with instructions after you subscribe. There are a few rules for this particular
mailing list:
NO General requests such as "all Smiths in all counties"; or "all Smiths in XXX county".
Cemetery Records Online - helpful site that allows you to submit cemetery listings, or check out ones that are already online.
Cyndi's List of Genealogical Sites on the InternetThe site for genealogical resources on the internet. 
GenForumis a wonderful place to begin researching a surname. They have a vast number of surnames listed, and users can post queries. Each surname listing is fully searchable.
US Government Land Patents- actual land patents are online for selected states.