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Arkansas, Church Records, 1922-1977
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Record Description
Record Type Church Records
Collection years 1922-1977
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Related Websites
Arkansas State History Commission, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock

What is in This Collection?Edit

This collection contains church records from St. John's Episcopal Church in Sebastian County, Arkansas for the years 1922-1977. The records include baptisms, marriages, deaths, and meeting minutes.

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What Can these Records Tell Me?Edit

Church records may contain:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The names of parents
  • The type of event
  • The date of the event
  • The location of event

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How Do I Search This Collection?Edit

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  • The name of the individual
  • The approximate date and or location of the event

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Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

How Do I Analyze the Results?Edit

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What Do I Do Next?Edit

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?Edit

  • Use the information found in the church records to locate the family in census records
  • Search for death or burial information, including obituaries and cemetery records
  • Search for probate and land records
  • Search for vital records, such as birth, marriage and death

I Can’t Find The Person I’m Looking For, What Now?Edit

  • 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 records of a nearby town or county
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names, or even initials

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Citing This CollectionEdit

Collection Citation:
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