Arkansas Genealogy & LDS Family History Centers

Arkansas residents interested in tracing their family roots may not know where to start the process. Fortunately, Arkansas family history centers are ready to walk them through the process and find success. These branch facilities of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City are operated by the Arkansas LDS Churches and a skilled team of volunteers. The family history centers provide extensive research resources, including print materials, microfilm and microfiche and computer research material. Whether you are building a family tree or curious about your family's place within the LDS Church, the family history center near your Arkansas neighborhood is a good place to start your research.

If you have any questions or comments about family history centers, please send a message to [email protected].

LDS Family History Center
8712 Horan Dr
Ft Smith, Arkansas 72903
(501) 484-5373
Tue 9a-3p; Wed 6p-8p; Thu 9a-5p; Sat (2nd & 4th) 10a-12p

Jacksonville Arkansas Family History Center
Hwy 67 / 167 N
Jacksonville, Arkansas 72023
(501) 985-2501
Tues 9-8:30 - Thurs 9-9 - Sat 9-8:30

LDS Family History Center
13901 Quail Run Dr
Little Rock, Arkansas 72210
(501) 455-4998
T-W 9a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Thu 9a.m.-5p.m.; Fri 9a.m.-3p.m.; Sat 9:30a.m.-2p.m
Notes: Mailing Address

Magnolia Arkansas Family History Center
2504 Pearce St
Magnolia, Arkansas 71753
(870) 234-7609
Thursday 9-5 and Saturdays 9-1PM

Western Hills
Just off Hwy 62 W; Back of Parking Lot
Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653
(870) 425-7744
Tues aft 1-4, Thurs 9-4, Sat morn 9-12
Notes: Contact Dale for more info

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints / Quitman Family History Center
6599 Heber Springs Rd
Quitman, Arkansas 72131
(501) 589-3628
Tuesday 9 - 5 and by appointment
Notes: For appointments calll 501 825-7384

Rogers Arkansas Stake
2805 N Dixieland Rd
Rogers, Arkansas 72712
(501) 636-0740

LDS Family History Center
300 S Cumberland
Russellville, Arkansas 72801
(501) 968-3114
Tues. & Thur. 1pm-9pm, Sat. 9am-1pm

LDS Family History Center
922 E Emma, Rm 138
Springdale, Arkansas 72756
(501) 756-8090
Sun. 1- 5 p.m. Mon. 1-9 p.m. Tue., Thu. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Wed 6-9 p.m. Fri 10 a. m.-6 p.m. Sat 10 a.m. -4 p.m
Notes: The first Church sponsered FHC outside of an LDS meetinghouse

Arkansas Genealogy Resources

Arkansas is nicknamed "The Natural State" for its natural scenic beauty and land records are great way to track your AR ancestors as federal land offices opened as soon as the area became a US territory in 1819 (though it was part of the Louisiana and Missouri territories earlier). It also has a rich military history starting with the War of 1812 and continuing through the civil war and into modern-times. Besides the mentioned resources do know that there are several large regional archives and repositories that might have relevance as you research your Arkansas ancestors.

Some great Arkansas specific genealogy resources that you definitely want to check out are:

1. Arkansas History Commission and State Archives - check out CARAT (Catalog of Arkansas Resources and Archival Treasures) with confederate records, land records and other databases. You will also find great information on the states long and rich history of land ownership at the Historical Land Records web-site (Commissioner of State Lands).

2. Arkansas Genealogical Society - databases of the societies journal and the Arkansas Ancestry Certificate Index are invaluable.

3. Arkansas Gravestones has almost 500,000 images of gravestones across Arkansas.

4. The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture gives you context for your ancestors and their lives and it's invaluable to effectively doing Arkansas research.

Arkansas Record Collections

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