New Collections for Arkansas, North Carolina, and More

by Amy Johnson Crow

Posted on August 24, 2012

We've been busy adding more collections to help you with your family history research. Recently, we added collections from Arkansas, New York, and North Carolina, in addition to the completion of the 1940 census. All together, the total is more than 38.1 million records! Let's take a look at the new collections.

From Arkansas, we added Washington County marriage records. Washington County is located in northwest Arkansas, and the collection spans from 1845 to 1941. Each record includes the full names of the bride and groom, year, volume, page number, and an image of the original record. Be certain to look at the image, as this will often contain more information.

In addition, we added three new North Carolina collections:

  • Caldwell County marriages covers years 1878 to 1882. When available, the records contain the full name of the bride and groom, marriage date, and full names of the parents of the bride and groom. Having the parents' names will be a great benefit to people researching in this county. Caldwell County is in the northwest part of the state.
  • Haywood County marriages covers years 1857 to 1925. Records include the names of the bride and groom, marriage date, and license date. Haywood County is in western North Carolina and borders Tennessee.
  • Lenoir County divorce records covers years 1880 to 1914 and 1922 to 1969. These records include the names of both parties, judgement number, and the filing date. Lenoir County is in the eastern part of the state.

From New York comes the New York Death Index, which covers deaths from 1957 to 1962 that occurred outside of New York City. Information includes the person's name, date of death, age, and gender. This collection contains more than 485,000 records.

Last, but certainly not least, are the additions we've made to the 1940 census index! All 50 states, plus the District of Columbia, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Panama Canal Zone, are complete! These records are available for free at

We are excited to bring these collections to the community. We are continually adding new collections, so check this blog often for updates!

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