Arkansas Church Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Arkansas Church Marriages, 1860-1976
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- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection includes selected church marriages for the years 1860-1976. Many of the records are from Columbia and Woodruff counties. The collection may also have some other types of records mixed in.
Reading These Records[edit | edit source]
The records are written in German and English. For help reading these records see the following:
To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]
|You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Arkansas Church Marriages, 1860-1976.|
What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
- Birth year
- Birth place
- Parents’ names
- Marriage date
- Marriage place
- Marital status
- Previous spouse
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
Sample Images[edit | edit source]
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of the bride and groom
- The location or date of the event
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
View the Images[edit | edit source]
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
- Select the County, Town
- Select the Church and Parish
- Select the Record Type and Year Range to view the images.
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
- Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members
I Found the Person I was Looking for, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Use the age or estimated birth date to find other vital records, such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records
- Search census records to find additional family members
- Search for a civil marriage record
- Search for other county records, such as probate, land, and tax
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
- If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching a nearby locality
- Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names
- Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of California.
- California Guided Research
- Research Tips and Strategies
- Step-by-Step Research: 1850-1905 | 1905-Present
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
- Collection Citation
- "Arkansas Church Marriages, 1860-1976." Database with images. FamilySearch. https://FamilySearch.org : 6 December 2016. Various churches and Arkansas History Commission, Little Rock.
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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]
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