Arkansas Family History Societies(M-Z)

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

County and other Societies

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 hold, which has been added to the site. 

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The aims of the association are to develop an extensive library, publish and collect historical documents, and to preserve these documents for future generations.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

Some publications are available for sale, incorporating:

  • Ancestor Charts
  • Along the Road to Glory
  • Census Transcripts
  • Cotton, Cornbread & Cape Jasmines: Early Day Life on the Plantations of the Arkansas River Delta
  • Dog Trots & Drawing Rooms: How Arkansans Lived in the Years Between the Two World Wars
  • Funeral Home Records
  • Marriage Books
  • Obituaries and Death Notices
  • Taxpayers Lists
  • Will and Probate Books

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.


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