Arkansas Family History Societies (C-Z)

This section lists the county associations from Craighead to Stone giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County Societies

Craighead County Genealogy Society

Their aims are to preserve and publish genealogical and historical data and to assist members with their genealogical research.  They hope to give their members the knowledge they require to research their ancestry in the area and further afield.

The association's site contains an index to Divorce Records Eastern District: Lake City Courthouse 1884 - 1950 and Western District: Jonesobro Chancery Books 1878-1897.  There are also indexes to Cemeteries and a Marriage Index listing residents of the area who married in other counties in the state.


Little River County Genealogy Society

Their site has a page dedicated to Little River Area Courthouse Records, which include:

  • Confederate Pensioners
  • Early Post Offices
  • Executors Bonds and Letters
  • Indexes of Officials
  • Penitentiary Records 1918-1920

Their site also contains a list of surnames currently being researched by their members, along with Family Group Sheets for the families of:

  • Buster
  • Dollarhide
  • Fleming
  • Gill
  • Jester
  • Jordan
  • Lovewell
  • Maddox
  • Miller
  • Nolan
  • Pearce
  • Walker

There is also a list of Early Settlers.


Marion County Heritage Society

The association was established in 1990.  The Courthouse burned to the ground in 1887, with the loss of all resources prior to that date, so they have asked members who have marriage information about their Marion Co. families to share what information they have, which has been added to the site. 

Indexes are available on the site, including:

  • 1840-1900 Census Indexes
  • Court Records
  • Genealogies
  • Land Records
  • Maps
  • Marion Co. Cemeteries
  • Marriages 1857-1880
  • Newspaper Abstracts
  • Obituaries 1880-2002
  • Society Newsletters
  • War Records

Publications are available for sale, which include:

  • 1840-1890 Census Returns(Does not include 1860)
  • Early Days and War Times in Northern Arkansas
  • Genealogies
  • Izard Co. 1830 Federal Census
  • Marion Co. Early Days
  • Marriages 1887-1917

The site also contains details of people currently being researched by the members. 


River Valley Genealogy Society

The aims of the association are to develop an extensive library, publish and collect historical documents, and to preserve these documents for future generations.

Their site contains a list of Surnames currently being researched by members.


Saline County History and Heritage Society

The association was established in 1986 and aims to preserve the Saline Co. history.  Their Archive is located at 123 N. Market Street, Benton.  Their resources include manuscripts, photographs and objects.

Resources include:

  • AR Prior Birth Indexes 1849-1908
  • Chancery Docket Sheets
  • Civil Court Docket Sheets
  • Deed Record Books
  • Federal Census Indexes
  • Genealogies
  • Maps

For further information please peruse their on-line catalogue of their resources.


Stone County Historical Society

Their aim is to preserve the history of Stone County for future generations.  They maintain the Stone Co. Museum, the Edwin Luther Auditorium, and the Loy and Freda Daum Massey Research Room.

Their website contains:

  • Chancery Court Records Decree of Divorce 1874-1889
  • Civil War Pension Records
  • Civil War Veterans buried in Stone Co. Cemeteries
  • Civil War Widow's Pensions
  • Marriages from April 1873 to April 1874
  • Real Estate Tax Lists from 1877 and 1890

There is also a list of Cemeteries in the area.