Welcome to Arkansas Genealogy Trails!
Volunteers Dedicated to Free Genealogy
Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing
genealogical and historical data and placing it online for the free use of all researchers.
Many thanks to Anna Newell for all her work on this state.
She has been the host of this state since its beginning and we hope you appreciate her efforts as much as we have.
Though she has scaled back her workload, she is still hosting Randolph and Sharp counties for us.
This state site is now available for adoption!
If you are interested in joining Genealogy Trails as the host of this state site or any of our county websites,
view our Volunteer
Page for all the ins and outs of becoming a host.
(Enough knowledge to make a basic webpage and a desire to transcribe data
Check your attics!
Dust off your family scrapbooks!
We're looking for DATA for our sites!!!
We would very much like to make you part of this project.
If you have information that you'd like to share about any town, family, county or subject,
please send it to us
and we'll make sure it gets posted to the right county.
Types of Data We're Looking to Post Online
Send transcribedbiographies, obituaries, vital records, census records, newspaper gleanings, military records,
or if you have walked cemeteries and have transcribed those names and dates, and any other type of data you think would be helpful to researchers
Us with your Data
Regretfully, we do not have time to do research for anybody.
All data we come across will be added to these site.
We thank you for visiting and hope you'll come back again to view the updates we make to these sites.
Arkansas was originally a part of the province of Louisiana, and constituted a portion of that undefined region lying west of the Mississippi, which received not a tread of the white man until the present century, unless visited by De Soto, who explored the valley of the Mississippi in 1541. In the arrangement of territories it was separated from Louisiana and attached to Missouri. It remained in this connection till 1819, when it was erected into a district
under its present name. The Rocky mountains were its western limits; but by congressional acts in 1824 and by subsequent treaties with the Cherokee Indians, its area was curtailed. In 1836, a convention of the representatives of the people assembled at Little Rock, and adopted a state constitution; and the same year Arkansas was admitted into the Union as an independent state.
["Source: Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States..."Published by Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853]