Sunday, January 24, 2010

52 Weeks of Online American Digital Archives and Databases: Arkansas

This is the fourth post in a weekly series of Online American Digital Archives and Databases found for free at state, county, municipal, college and university history, library, and archive websites, as well as public and private library and museum sites, and historical and genealogical society sites.


Catalog of Arkansas Resources and Archival Treasures (CARAT) - http://www.ark-ives.com/documenting - search for many of the materials listed in the next six links

Arkansas County Records Database - http://www.ark-ives.com/documenting/county_records.asp - selected records from 1797-1950 are available from all Arkansas counties, including marriages, deeds, Circuit and Chancery court records, tax records (both personal property and real estate), probate records (wills, guardianships, executors and letters of administration) and some naturalization records

Newspapers - http://www.ark-ives.com/documenting/newspapers.asp - these do not have images or transcriptions; rather it is a database of what newspapers were printed in Arkansas, where, and for what time period

Photographs - http://www.ark-ives.com/photo/ - online digital images

Links - http://www.ark-ives.com/documenting/links.asp - list of repositories by counties

Confederate Pensions Database - http://www.ark-ives.net/documenting/confed_pensions.asp

Confederate Veterans Home Database - http://www.ark-ives.net/documenting/confederate_homes.asp

Arkansas Civil War Photo Gallery - http://arkansascivilwar.com/photo_gallery/

University of Arkansas Digital Collections - http://digitalcollections.uark.edu/ - campus and town photos, manuscripts, video clips, and oral histories

Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture - http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/ - free, authoritative source of information about the rich history, geography, and culture of Arkansas

Arkansas Digital Map Library - http://www.usgwarchives.org/maps/arkansas/ - state and county maps

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Forth Smith Public Library Genealogy Indexes Online - http://209.183.162.21/irgendbmenu.html - cemetery index, city birth and death records index, and county (Sebastian County) marriage records index

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